US 1937 Navy Issue ; Admirals Farragut and Porter 3c. Scott. 792

US 1937 Navy Issue ; Admirals Farragut and Porter 3c. Scott. 792

Series: Navy Issue

Stamp details: Admirals David Glasgow Farragut and David Dixon Porter

Issued date: 18-02-1937 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 3c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 792
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 788
Michel (Germany): 397
Yvert et Tellier (France): 356

Dimensions (height x width):
25mm x 40mm

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Print Method: Rotary Press

Stamp Colors: Purple
Perforation: Perf 11 x 10

Themes: Famous People, Sailing Ships, Ships, Navigators

Total print: 93,291,650 (estimate)

Description:- David Glasgow Farragut (1801-1870) was a flag 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. He is remembered for his order at the Battle of Mobile Bay, usually paraphrased as "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead" in U.S. Navy tradition.

David Dixon Porter (1813-1891) was a United States Navy admiral and a member of one of the most distinguished families in the history of the U.S. Navy. Promoted as the second U.S. Navy officer ever to attain the rank of admiral, after his adoptive brother David G. Farragut, Porter helped improve the Navy as the Superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy after significant service in the American Civil War.