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Richard Dickson

Rank(s): Able Seaman

Dates of Service: 11/20/1811 - 5/27/1814

Early Life

Dickson’s place and date of birth are unknown.

Richard Dickson joined Constitution ’s crew as an able seaman on November 20, 1811 in Portsmouth, England. He was discharged for the first time on December 26, 1811 in Cherbourg, France. He enlisted for a second time on May 23, 1812 at the Washington Navy Yard and joined the crew on May 27, 1812. On March 26, 1812, Dickson was sick for 14 days onboard Constitution and returned to duty afterwards. In 1814, he had the watch assignment of starboard, the station assignment of fore top, and was assigned to the no. 2 Carronade, 2nd Captain/Boarder as a part of the forecastle division. Dickson was discharged on May 27, 1814.

Battles and Engagements

Dickson participated in the battle with HMS Java and received $42.30 in prize money.

Dickson’s place and date of death are unknown.


Crew ID

3427