Dulany Forrest

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Dulany Forrest
Died October 1, 1825(1825-10-01)
Caribbean Sea
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Navy
Years of service 1809–25
Rank Lieutenant
Battles/wars Battle of Lake Erie

Dulany Forrest entered the United States Navy as a midshipman on 22 May 1809, and served in the frigates President and Essex. Attached to the Lake Erie Station in the War of 1812, Acting Lieutenant Forrest was severely wounded while serving in flagship Lawrence in the Battle of Lake Erie on 10 September 1813. His gallant action won him commendation from Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry.

Following the war he served in Java and John Adams, and commanded schooners Beagle and Porpoise in the campaign against West Indies pirates. Lieutenant Forrest died while in command of the store ship Decoy in the Caribbean on 1 October 1825.


In 1941, the destroyer USS Forrest (DD-461) was named in honor of Lt. Forrest, sponsored by his great-grandniece, Miss Eileen F. Thomson.


This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.