Drayton, Percival | South Carolina Public Radio

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"D" is for Drayton, Percival [1812-1865] In 1864, he commanded Admiral David Farragut's flagship, the U.S.S. Hartford, at the Battle of Mobile Bay. It was to Percival Drayton that Farragut shouted the command famously associated with that action, "Damn the torpedoes, full steam ahead."