That would be Union Admiral David Farragut (Civil War) en route to Fort Morgan, Alabama. Another ship ahead struck a mine, then know as a torpedo. In response to the warning "torpedoes ahead!" he cried out "Damn the torpedoes! Go ahead!". Racing ahead in his flagship, he took the lead and blazed through the mine field unscathed and lead the fleet to victory against the Confederate fleet.

My hat's off the you, Sir. :CG:

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