David Glasgow Farragut

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Admiral David Glasgow Farragut, (5 July, 1801 – 14 August, 1870) served in the United States Navy. A hero of the Battle of Mobile Bay well noted for a chilly disdain for torpedo defences, Farragut became the first American to be promoted to the ranks of Rear-Admiral, Vice-Admiral, and Admiral.

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Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Louis M. Goldsborough
Commanding European Squadron
c. Jul, 1867 – 10 Nov, 1868
Succeeded by
Alexander M. Pennock