Commodore French Forrest (1796 – 22 December 1866), the first and only flag officer of the Second Virginia State Navy. The Virginia Navy existed twice: once during the American Revolutionary War and again briefly from 17 April 1861, when the Commonwealth seceded from the Federal Union, until she joined the Confederate States of America on 8 June 1861, at which point the Virginia Navy was absorbed by the Confederate Navy.

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