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.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. “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); 19th Century Shipwreck (about 400 feet away); First Battle of Fort Bowyer (approx. 3.4 miles away); Second Battle of Fort Bowyer (approx. 3.4 miles 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 266 times since then and 18 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.