Dimensions / Weight
Dimensions: 34" H x 16" W
Blue wool jacket with gold trim on sleeves and gold colored buttons. Navy wool cap with a leather brim and leather trim. Adorned with a metal star.
Service jacket and cap worn by Rear Admiral David G. Farragut while directing the fire of the flagship Hartford during the Battle of Mobile Bay on 5 August 1864. It was during the Battle of Mobile Bay that Farragut uttered the infamous words, “Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead.”
Farragut was born in Tennessee, raised in Louisiana and lived in Virginia but at the outbreak of war he moved his family to New York and fought for the Union. The Battle of Mobile Bay was the culmination of a long naval career which began as an 11 year old midshipman during the War of 1812. In 1866 Farragut became the first person in the history of the United States Navy to be awarded the rank of Admiral.