When we first got there we figured about 45 minutes to an hour, we ended up being there for over two and half hours, as it turned out there were three volunteers there and they must have been bored or we were the only visitors this day cause they took us on a private tour and made sure that we saw and understood everything in the museum.
Farragut entered the Navy in 1810 at the age of nine, yes nine years old. When he was 12 years old, he was given command of a prize ship that they had captures the "USS Essex" and safely brought it back to port.
It was at his victory in the Battle of Mobile Bay. While tied to the rigging of his ship that he shouted the famous phrase "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead".
The sketch on the left is the actual sketch made by someone on deck during the Battle of Mobil Bay, the painting on the right is just one of many that have been made from the sketch
Admiral Farragut was the first rear, vice, and full admiral of the Navy.
There have been five US Navy destroyers named USS Farragut
He was a pallbearer for Abraham Lincoln
The Admiral served in the Navy for over 50 years and died at the age of 69.