David Farragut

United States Navy admiral

David Glasgow Farragut (July 5, 1801 in Knoxville, Tennessee - August 14, 1870 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire) was an American officer of the United States Navy during the American Civil War. He was the first rear admiral, vice admiral, and admiral in the United States Navy.[1][2] He commanded the naval forces of the Union Navy in the Battle of Mobile Bay.

David Farragut
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branchUnited States Navy
Union Navy
Years of service1810–1870
Rank Admiral

David Farragut was the son of George Farragut, a naval officer during the American Revolutionary War.


  1. Farragut, Loyall (1879). The life of David Glasgow Farragut, first admiral of the United States navy: embodying his journal and letters. D. Appleton and Company, New York. p. 586. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
  2. * Hickman, Kennedy. "Admiral David G. Farragut: Hero of the Union Navy". New York Times; about.com. Archived from the original on 27 September 2011. Retrieved 20 July 2016.