The First Admiral in the United States Navy
In April of 1861, David Glasgow Farragut said to his wife “This act of mine may mean years of separation from your family, so you must decide quickly whether you will go north or remain here.”
|He is better known for his command while aboard the USS Hartford “Damn the torpedoes! Full Speed Ahead!” said at the Battle of Mobile Bay.|
From 1867 to 1868, his last active service was in command of the European Squadron aboard his flagship, the propeller driven frigate USS Franklin. Later this propeller was use to craft a statue of him, which now stands in Farragut Square, in downtown Washington, D.C.
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