USS Forrest (DD 461)
Destroyer of the Bristol class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Boston Navy Yard (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||12 Jun 1940|
|Laid down||6 Jan 1941|
|Launched||14 Jun 1941|
|Commissioned||13 Jan 1942|
|End service||30 Nov 1945|
Converted to High Speed Minesweeper DMS-24 15 November 1944.
Commands listed for USS Forrest (DD 461)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Merle van Metre, USN||13 Jan 1942||12 Mar 1943|
|2||T/Cdr. Kenneth Pearle Letts, USN||12 Mar 1943||11 Nov 1944|
|3||Sanford Elza Woodard, USN||11 Nov 1944||17 Nov 1945|
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Notable events involving Forrest include:
2 Sep 1943
HMS Tantivy (Cdr. M.G. Rimington, DSO, RN) conducted attack exercises at/off Scapa Flow with USS Ranger (Capt. G. Rowe, USN) that was escorted by USS Forrest (T/Cdr. K.P. Letts, USN), USS Hobson (Lt.Cdr. K. Loveland, USN) and USS Corry (T/Cdr. L.B. Ensey, USN). (2)
21 Oct 1943
HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted A/S exercises with HMS Royalist (Capt. M.H. Evelegh, RN), HMS Ashanti (Lt.Cdr. J.R. Barnes, RN) and USS Forrest (Lt.Cdr. K.P. Letts, USN). (3)
- File 2.12.03.6398 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/18199
- ADM 173/18313
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.