Rank(s): Able Seaman
Dates of Service: 10/28/1812 - 12/29/1812
Dawson’s place and date of birth are unknown.
William Dawson joined Constitution ’s crew as an able seaman before October 28, 1812. In 1812, he was assigned to gun no. 3, fire engine as a part of the first division, gun deck.
Battles and Engagements
Dawson participated in victory over HMS Java on December 29, 1812 and received $42.30 in prize money.
Around April 1813, Dawson was transferred to the Great Lakes and ultimately USS Lawrence. He was severely wounded in the Battle of Lake Erie on September 10, 1813 and received an additional $214.89 in prize money. His place and date of death are unknown.