Early Achiever Admiral David Farragut is remembered for famously shouting “Damn the torpedoes!” in the Civil War’s Battle of Mobile Bay. Earlier in life, he was given command of a captured British ship during the War of 1812—when he was only 12 years old. Share this:GoogleLinkedInEmailFacebookRedditTwitterPrintTumblrPocketPinterestLike this:Like Loading... Related Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.