Dauphin Island in Mobile County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Anchor From U.S.S. Hartford
This anchor came from the U.S.S. Hartford, Admiral Farragut's flagship during the Civil War "Battle of Mobile Bay" in August of 1864. It was there that he uttered the now famous words, "Damn the Torpedoes—Full Speed Ahead!"
Location. 30° 14.902′ N, 88° 4.529′ W. Marker is in Dauphin Island, Alabama, in Mobile County. Marker can be reached from Bienville Boulevard east of Albatross Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located in the center grounds of Fort Gaines. Marker is at or near this postal address: 51 Bienville Blvd, Dauphin Island AL 36528, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. “Damn the Torpedoes!” (within shouting distance of this marker); "To Be Blown To Kingdom Come" (within shouting distance of this marker); Storm Clouds Gather (within shouting distance of this marker); "Save Your Garrison." (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Gaines (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); British Occupation of Dauphin Island 19th Century Shipwreck (about 400 feet away); Energy from the Sands of Time (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dauphin Island.
Also see . . . Fort Gaines. (Submitted on August 16, 2015.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 16, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 296 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 16, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.