Farragut, David USN

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Farragut, David USN

Admiral in U.S. Navy

Began seafaring service at age 12 during War of 1812.

During Civil War, commanded U.S. naval forces participating in capture of cities of New Orleans and Vicksburg. Also commanded U.S. naval forces at Battle of Mobile Bay.

The quote "**** the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!" is attributed to Farragut.
 

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