Oswald Henry Dawson

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Rear-Admiral Oswald Henry Dawson, K.B.E., Royal Navy (9 March, 1882 – 11 May, 1950) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Rather than being educated in Britannia, Dawson entered the navy direct from Worcester.[1]

Dawson was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June, 1904.[2]

Dawson was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 June, 1912.[3]

Dawson was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1916.[4]

Post-War

Dawson was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1923.[5]

Dawson was appointed in command of the light cruiser Capetown in May, 1926.

In April, 1930, he was appointed in command of the battleship Warspite.

Dawson was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 21 July, 1935.[6]

World War II

Dawson was called up on 5 September, 1939 with a rank of Commodore, Second Class, Royal Naval Reserve. On 14 November, he was appointed to assist in the Liverpool Convoy Pool. Mentioned in despatches in 1942 for his three years of devoted duty, Dawson apparently worked there through the entire war and was reverted to the Retired list on 1 September, 1945.[7]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
James A. G. Troup
Master of the Fleet
15 Aug, 1922[8] – 15 Aug, 1923[9]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
John F. Finlayson
Captain of H.M.S. Diligence
15 Dec, 1924[10][11] – 15 Feb, 1926[12]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
George H. Knowles
Captain of H.M.S. Capetown
15 May, 1926[13] – 8 Aug, 1927[14]
Succeeded by
The Hon. E. Rupert Drummond
Preceded by
Alfred H. Norman
Director of Navigation
30 Nov, 1927[15]
Succeeded by
Kenelm E. L. Creighton
Preceded by
John C. Hamilton
Captain of H.M.S. Barham
26 Apr, 1930[16] – 6 Sep, 1930[17]
Succeeded by
Charles A. Scott
Preceded by
Arthur H. Walker
Captain of H.M.S. Warspite
6 Sep, 1930[18] – 25 Apr, 1931[19]
Succeeded by
Charles A. Scott
Preceded by
Wilbraham T. R. Ford
Captain of Portsmouth Navigation School
10 Jun, 1932[20]
Succeeded by
?

Footnotes

  1. Dawson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 384.
  2. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 21.
  3. Dawson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 384.
  4. Dawson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 384.
  5. Dawson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 384.
  6. Dawson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 384.
  7. Dawson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 384.
  8. Dawson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 384.
  9. Dawson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 384.
  10. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p . 232.
  11. Dawson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 384.
  12. Dawson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 384.
  13. Dawson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 384.
  14. Dawson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 384.
  15. Dawson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 384.
  16. Dawson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 384.
  17. Dawson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 384.
  18. Dawson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 384.
  19. Dawson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 384.
  20. Dawson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 384.