In 2380, Dayton was in command of the USS Rubidoux. On stardate 57752.6, the Rubidoux was invaded by a space entity that fed on energy. Dayton and her crew shut down power to the Rubidoux so that the entity attacking them wouldn't be able to feed.
Later, the USS Cerritos, under the temporary command of Captain Amina Ramsey, found the Rubidoux adrift in space, and an away team from the Cerritos beamed to the Rubidoux in environmental suits, where they found Dayton and her crew hiding in the cargo bay. During the rescue, Dayton lost control of herself and began panicking, so Beckett Mariner had to knock her out in order to evacuate her and her crew to the Cerritos before the entity consumed the whole ship. (LD: "Much Ado About Boimler")
Later that year, Dayton was given command of the USS Solvang, a new California-class starship. The Solvang was attacked by Pakleds in the Kalla system, and her entire crew, including Dayton, was killed. (LD: "No Small Parts")