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Farragut's Flagship Hartford
Farragut's Flagship Hartford scraped the mines, but didn't set them off

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The Union Navy Captured Fort Morgan, Alabama
August 23, 1864

In reply to the warning, "Torpedoes ahead!" given by the ships ahead, Farragut called out, "Damn the torpedoes!" and taking the lead with his flagship the Hartford, sailed over the double row of mines and into Mobile Bay in Alabama. The bottom of the ship even scraped the mines. But none exploded. The rest of the fleet followed Farragut's flagship into the bay, and to victory against the Confederate fleet.
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