Friday, February 25, 2011

USS Tecumseh Honored

From Feb. 24th Fox10 TV, Mobile. Alabama.

The USS Farragut, an Arleigh-Burke class guided missile destroyer, will make a stop at historic Fort Morgan in Mobile Bay to lay a wreath March 4th at the site where the monitor Tecumseh sank in action during the Battle of Mobile Bay Aug. 5, 1864.

The fated ship struck a Confederate torpedo (mine) and sank quickly becoming the final resting place of many of its crew.

The Farragut is on its way to Mobile to become the 2011 Mardi Gras ship.

An Honor. --Old B-Runner

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