Charles Wilson Dyson
Rear Admiral, United States Navy
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
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, LILLIE HARRIS WIDOW OF CHARLES WILSON
Posted: 5 December 2006