FARRAGUT Coast Torpedo Boat 5
Ship Name and Designation History
This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.
Keel Laid 26 July 1897 - Launched 16 July 1898
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NAMESAKE - Admiral David Glasgow Farragut USN (July 5 1801 – August 14 1870)
Farragut was the first Senior Officer of The U.S. Navy during The American Civil War. He was the first Rear Admiral, Vice Admiral, and Full Admiral of the Navy. He is remembered in popular culture for his possibly apocryphal order at the Battle of Mobile Bay, usually paraphrased: "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!"
The US Navy has named three classes of ships after Farragut - the Farragut Class of Torpedo Boats, the Farragut Class Destroyer of 1934 and the Farragut Class Destroyer of 1958.
The US Navy has named five ships in his honor; USS FARRAGUT TB-11, USS FARRAGUT DD-300, USS FARRAGUT DD-348, USS FARRAGUT DLG-6/DDG-37
and USS FARRAGUT DDG-99.
The ships sponsor is Elizabeth Ashe, Admiral Farragut's niece.
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