From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Charles Dyer, Jr. '46

Date of birth: May 20, 1825

Date of death: August 23, 1850

Age: 25

Lucky Bag

The Lucky Bag was first published in 1894.


From the Naval History and Heritage Command:

Passed Midshipman Charles Dyer Jr. drowned at Pensacola, Florida, on 23 August 1850.

Unable to find any other details. He is buried in Connecticut.


From the Naval History and Heritage Command:

Midshipman, 23 January, 1840. Passed Midshipman, 11 July, 1846. Drowned In Pensacola Bay, 23 August, 1850.

He was a part of the naval infantry that took part in the Second Battle of Tabasco, Mexico, in 1847.

Memorial Hall Error

Memorial Hall lists his rank as Master (a rank that existed until 1883 when it was replaced by Lieutenant junior grade), but there is no evidence to support this.

Class of 1846

Charles is one of 13 members of the Class of 1846 on Virtual Memorial Hall.