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Forrest

 

(StTug: a. 2 guns, 1 32-pdr.)

 

Forrest, known originally as Edwards, was bought at Norfolk in 1861. Edwards/Forrest operated off the North Carolina coast in 1861-62. She participated in the battle of Roanoke Island on February 7, 1862 during which her commanding officer, Lt. J. L. Hoole, CSN, was seriously wounded. Forrest was disabled during the action and towed to Elizabeth City, N.C., for repairs. There, 3 days later, while out of water on the marine railway, she was burned to prevent capture by Union forces.