Damn the torpedoes — Full speed ahead.
Perhaps in the heat of the battle, he was channeling, this verse from Galatians vi:9
9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
David Glasgow Farragut, U.S. A. Naval Rear Admiral, War Between the States. You can read about this formidable naval hero over here. It is a nice writeup.
English: Print of an engraving of Admiral David Glasgow Farragut, along with his signature. The engraving must have been done after the admiral’s death in 1870, as the caption reads: “Likeness from the last photograph from life.” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)