Charles Wilson Dyson – Rear Admiral, United States Navy

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Rear Admiral Charles Wilson Dyson was an American naval officer and engineer. He was born 2 December 1861 in Cambridge, Maryland, and died 25 October 1930 in Washington, D.C.

Dyson graduated from the United States Naval Academy in June 1883. He was well known for his achievements in the field of engineering. His designs covered machinery for naval vessels of all types, including Saratoga (CV-3) and Lexington (CV-2). He wrote extensively for technical magazines and revised Durand's treatise on Marine Engineering. For his meritorious service while in charge of the Division of Design of the Bureau of Steam Engineering during World War I, he was awarded the Navy Cross and the Distinguished Service Medal.

Dyson was retired 2 December 1925, and died in Washington, D.C., 25 October 1930.

In 1942, the destroyer USS Dyson (DD-572) was named in his honor.


DYSON, CHARLES W.
Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy
Division of Design, Bureau of Steam Engineering
Date of Action: World War I

Citation:

The Navy Cross is presented to Charles W. Dyson, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility in charge of the Division of Design of the Bureau of Steam Engineering, and in immediate charge of work on the design of machinery for destroyers, Eagles, submarine chasers, and mine sweepers, and of the alterations and additions to merchant vessels, yachts, etc., to make them suitable for service with the Navy.


DYSON, CHARLES WILSON
REAR ADM USN
DATE OF DEATH: 10/25/1930
BURIED AT: SECTION 7  SITE 9071
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

DYSON, LILLIE HARRIS WIDOW OF CHARLES WILSON
DATE OF DEATH: 02/03/1944
BURIED AT: SECTION 7  SITE 9071
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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