FARRAGUT Coast Torpedo Boat 5

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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.

    Farragut Class Torpedo Boat
    Keel Laid 26 July 1897 - Launched 16 July 1898

  1. USS FARRAGUT Torpedo Boat #11
    Commissioned 22 March 1899 - Decommissioned 4 September 1902
    Recommissioned (in reserve) 8 October 1904 - Recommissioned (Full) 28 March 1908
    Placed in Reserve 18 September 1909 - Recommissioned 10 May 1911
    Placed in Reserve 1 July 1912 - Placed into Ordinary 26 March 1914
    12 January 1915 to 14 April 1917 Assigned as a training ship
    Recommissioned (Full) 11 July 1917

  2. USS FARRAGUT Coast Torpedo Boat #5
    Renamed 1 August 1918 - Decommissioned 13 March 1919

    Sold 9 September 1919

Naval Covers

This section lists active links to the pages displaying covers associated with the ship. There should be a separate set of pages for each name of the ship (for example, Bushnell AG-32 / Sumner AGS-5 are different names for the same ship so there should be one set of pages for Bushnell and one set for Sumner). Covers should be presented in chronological order (or as best as can be determined).

Since a ship may have many covers, they may be split among many pages so it doesn't take forever for the pages to load. Each page link should be accompanied by a date range for covers on that page.

  1. Covers Page 1     (DATE RANGE)



This section lists examples of the postmarks used by the ship. There should be a separate set of postmarks for each name and/or commissioning period. Within each set, the postmarks should be listed in order of their classification type. If more than one postmark has the same classification, then they should be further sorted by date of earliest known usage.

A postmark should not be included unless accompanied by a close-up image and/or an image of a cover showing that postmark. Date ranges MUST be based ONLY ON COVERS IN THE MUSEUM and are expected to change as more covers are added.
>>> If you have a better example for any of the postmarks, please feel free to replace the existing example.


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Killer Bar Text

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Cover Image


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Ontario Canada



Picture post card


Other Information

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

The ships sponsor is Elizabeth Ashe, Admiral Farragut's niece.



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