Arthur Trevor Dawson

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Commander SIR Arthur Trevor Dawson, First Baronet, M.I.C.E., M.I.M.E., R.N., Emergency List (1 May, 1866 – 19 May, 1931) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

At the examinations for naval cadetships in June 1879, Dawson placed seventh out of thirty-seven successful candidates.[1]

Dawson was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 20 November, 1887.

Dawson was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 20 November, 1895.

Dawson resigned his commission on 21 February, 1896 and joined Vickers as ordnance superintendent. He would become a director in 1898, and then a managing director in 1906.

Dawson was knighted by the King on 13 November, 1909, retroactively effective to 9 November.

Dawson was promoted to the rank of temporary Commander on 3 March, 1915 while retained on Admiralty service.


Dawson was promoted to the rank of Commander on the Emergency List on 11 November, 1918.

Dawson was created a Baronet for public service in connection with Home Office, War Office and Admiralty, gazetted 30 December, 1919.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
The Hon. Stanley C. J. Colville
Captain of H.M. T.B. 55
22 Jul, 1890[2] – Sep, 1890
Succeeded by
George B. Hutton


  1. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 25 June, 1879. Issue 29603, col E, p. 7.
  2. "Naval Intelligence". The Times. Friday, 19 July, 1890. Issue 33068, col C, p. 12.