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Mobile Bay

Battle Name : Mobile Bay

Date(s) : 05 August 1864

Part of : American Civil War , Naval Operations, 1864 ,

Outcome : A victory for American Union Forces over American Confederate Forces

Type of battle : Sea


The famous naval action when Union Admiral David Farragut and 18 ships forced a way through the bombardment and defences of Mobile Bay to take the city.

Notable for Farragut's exhortation to 'Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!'