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Who said 'Damn the torpedoes Full speed ahead'?
Admiral David Glasgow Farragut (1801-1870), the first senior officer of the U.S. Navy at the time of the American Civil War. Aboard Hartford, Farragut entered Mobile Bay, Alabama, 5 August 1864, in two columns, with armored monitors leading and a fleet of wooden ships following. When the lead monitor Tecumseh was demolished by a mine, the wooden ship Brooklyn stopped, and the line drifted in confusion toward Fort Morgan. As disaster seemed imminent, Farragut gave the orders embodied by these famous words. He swung his own ship clear and headed across the mines, which failed to explode. The fleet followed and anchored above the forts, which, now isolated, surrendered one by one. The torpedoes to which Farragut and his contemporaries referred would today be described as tethered mines.
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"Damned the Torpedoes, Full Speed Ahead!" is an apocryphal phrase said to be uttered by Rear Admiral David G Farragut of the US Navy, during the Battle of Mobile in the Americ…an Civil War, August 5, 1864. It is most likely that Farragut actually said "Damn the Torpedoes, Four Bells, Captain Drayton!" (the commander of the ship he was on). He likely shouted to the captain of the nearest Union ship: "Go ahead, Jouett, Full Speed!" The two phrases have become united in common memory now, into the single phrase above. In the context of the time "Torpedo" was what we now refer to as a "naval mine", not the self-propelled anti-ship weapon of today. So, more accurately for today's audience, Farragut was stating: "Ignore the minefield, press on at full speed!" He said this as part of his invading fleet was slowed due to one of the ships hitting a previously unknown mine; Farragut was hoping to press the attack into Mobile Bay quickly, so as to flank the shore batteries. He was successful, and the Union won the battle. In a modern context, "Damn the Torpedoes!" is usually meant as "forget any problems we're having, press onward!" That is, ignore the problems you might be experiencing, under the assumption that you can complete the task anyway, after which those problems become irrelevant.
Union Gen. John Sedgwick and I believe it was reversed Put the Vermonters ahead and keep the columns well closed up. The order was given to the Old Vermont Brigade (1st Brigad…e) comprising of the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th Vermont infantry regiments. This order was given on their way to Gettysburg VA. where they stood their ground and helped hold Little Round Top,.
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Admiral David Farragut is reported to have said this at the Battle of Mobile Bay on 5 August 1864. The torpedoes, to which he was referring, are what we now call mines!
It's kind of a missile that runs in water. It's got a warhead, an engine, a means of propulsion and a tank of fuel. Since the 20th century that is essentially correct. Earlier… a Torpedo was What today would be called a mine. IN the civil war the submarine CSS Hunely had a torpedo on a long pole. Earlier , in 1776, the the Submarine Turtle used a Spar Torpedo in the revolutionary war. Today. A torpedo is most likely to be a self guiding, electrically driven weapon that could be compared to an underwater missile.
What is the name of the song with the lyrics 'Don't look down full speed ahead. Don't look back the voices said. Don't look back yesterday's gone. Don't look back just carry on'?
Name That Song "Voices" by Russ Ballard but the right lyrics are: 'Don't look back, look straight ahead, don't turn away, then the voice it said Don't look back, yeste…rday's gone, don't turn away, you can take it on'
Various attributions are current, including Winston Churchill, Arnold Toynbee and Edna St Vincent Millay. Confusion also arises as the quote "Life is one damn thing after anot…her" is also floating around, usually attributed to Elbert Hubbard.
In Macbeth, Lady Macbeth said "Out damned spot! Out, I say!" (V.i.19).
What page of Fahrenheit 451 is this quote Cram them full of non-combustible data chock them so damned full of 'facts' they feel stuffed but absolutely 'brilliant' with informationand who said it?
Page 61 It was said by Captain Beatty when explaining to Guy Montag about the society that it Fahrenheit 451 society. Specifically, he is explaining how… the government keeps people from getting upset about politics or any other thing that requires brain power.
A torpedo is a miltary weapon which is shot from a submarine, ship or patrol boat or dropped form an aircraft. Once dropped it races towards its target where its warhead explo…des on contact with its target, usually another ship (although they have been fired against dams before, such as the Chosin reservoir.) Torpedoes are long and cylindrical in shape with propellors at one end to provide propulsion. They are still used by virtually every modern Navy. Torpedoes are named after a fish called the torpedo ray, so sailors refer to the torpedo weapon as a fish. Prior to the invention of the Whitehead Torpedo (the first modern torpedo), the term "torpedo" was often used for what we now term a naval mine. (Adm Farragut's famous quote "Damned the torpedos! Full speed ahead!" was in reference to a minefield).
This refers to the controls of a steam engine on a ship. "Full steam" means full power, or wide open throttle, and "ahead" means in forward gear.
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The cast of Full Speed Ahead - 1936 includes: Arthur Brander as Alec Goodhill Syd Crossley as Muggridge Dorothy Dewhurst as Mrs. Meddlecott Victor Hagen as Smith Moira Lynd as… Jean Hunter George Mozart as Chief Smith Paul Neville as Captain Murton Richard Norris as Tim Brent Arthur Seaton as Irving Hunter George Turner as Oily Short Julian Vedey as Mendoza