Name / Description

Mobile Bay


Banks, Bays and Sounds



Additional Notes

arm of the Gulf of Mexico, SW Ala., extending c.35 miles from the Gulf to the mouth of the Mobile R.; 8-18 miles wide. A ship channel connects Mobile Bay with the Gulf. The Intracoastal Waterway passes through the S part of the bay. Mobile is on the NW shore. Admiral David Farragut, a Civil War naval hero, won the celebrated Battle of Mobile Bay on Aug. 5, 1864.