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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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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'?
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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.
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David Farragut is remembered for this order at the Battle of Mobile Bay.
Rolf Harris This expression is not an idiom.
elija hunt rhodes was the union commander who stated this...
It is a nautical term used primarily on ships. From memory I believe that it comes from arbitary settings of speed from Stop to Full Speed and any change of speed is communica…ted from the Bridge to the Engine Room. Hence full speed ahead is a change to maximum speed on the ships present heading.
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!
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Damn the Torpedoes - album - was created on 1979-10-19.
Full Speed Ahead - D.R.I. album - was created in 1994.
Fire Watch - 2011 Damn the Torpedoes 1-2 was released on: USA: 24 July 2011
Full Speed Ahead - 1923 was released on: USA: 30 September 1923