William Dayton Salter
Dates of Service: 11/15/1809 - 8/30/1812
Birth Date: 1794
Death Date: 1869
William Dayton Salter was born in 1794 in Elizabeth, New Jersey.
Salter received his commission as a midshipman on November 15, 1809, and entered USS Constitution on June 25, 1810 at Norfolk, Virginia. He departed USS Constitution on August 30, 1812.
Battles and Engagements
Salter was on board for the battles with HMS Guerriere and HMS Java.
Salter went on to serve on board USS Independence, USS Prometheus, USS President, and USS Macedonian. In 1831, he was appointed master commandant of the Pensacola Navy Yard. From 1856 to 1859, he served as captain of the Brooklyn Navy Yard. He retired as commodore on July 16, 1862. Salter died in 1869 in New York, New York. He was the last living member of Isaac Hull’s crew during the battle with HMS Guerriere.