Samuel Hood Walker

Died 1780. He was the second son of Alderman Edward Walker, a mayor of Exeter, and his second wife, Elizabeth Hood, the daughter of the Reverend Samuel Hood, vicar of Butleigh in Somerset. He was thus the nephew of Admiral Viscount Hood and Admiral Viscount Bridport. His brother, Captain William Hood Walker of the Artillery, lost his life in the expedition to Ostend in 1798.

Walker was promoted commander of the brig Badger 14 on 22 March 1780, serving on the Jamaican station and succeeding Captain Cuthbert Collingwood.

On 26 August 1780 he was posted captain of the Scarborough 20, but she was lost without trace in the Great Hurricanes of October 1780 whilst on passage to the Spanish Main.