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Born at Berbice, Switzerland.
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In December 1877, Wintz saved someone from drowning and was awarded a [[Royal Humane Society]] Silver Medal and Clasp and the [[Stanhope Gold Medal]].
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On 24  June, 1880, Wintz was appointed Flag-Lieutenant to the [[Senior Officer on the Coast of Ireland]], Rear-Admiral [[Richard Vesey Hamilton|Richard V. Hamilton]].{{NLJun81|p. 235}}
 
On 24  June, 1880, Wintz was appointed Flag-Lieutenant to the [[Senior Officer on the Coast of Ireland]], Rear-Admiral [[Richard Vesey Hamilton|Richard V. Hamilton]].{{NLJun81|p. 235}}
  
 
Wintz was promoted to the rank of {{CommRN}} on 30 June, 1886.<ref>''The London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/25604/pages/3189 no. 25604.  p. 3189.]  2 July, 1886.</ref>
 
Wintz was promoted to the rank of {{CommRN}} on 30 June, 1886.<ref>''The London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/25604/pages/3189 no. 25604.  p. 3189.]  2 July, 1886.</ref>
  
In August 1897, he assumed command of the {{UK-Charybdis|f=t}}.{{MackieRNW}}
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In August 1897, he assumed command of the {{UK-Charybdis|f=t}}.
  
He became Captain of the {{UK-1Furious|f=t}} in July, 1898.{{MackieRNW}}
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He became Captain of the {{UK-1Furious|f=t}} in July, 1898.
  
 
Wintz served as the first captain of {{UK-Goliath}} from 27 March, 1900.<ref>Wintz Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/37.}}  f. 1410.</ref> to mid-1902.
 
Wintz served as the first captain of {{UK-Goliath}} from 27 March, 1900.<ref>Wintz Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/37.}}  f. 1410.</ref> to mid-1902.

Revision as of 09:21, 29 December 2017

Vice-Admiral Lewis Edmund Wintz, Royal Navy, Retired (5 July, 1849 – 5 June, 1933) was an officer of the Royal Navy before the First World War.

Early Life & Career

Born at Berbice, Switzerland.

In December 1877, Wintz saved someone from drowning and was awarded a Royal Humane Society Silver Medal and Clasp and the Stanhope Gold Medal.

On 24 June, 1880, Wintz was appointed Flag-Lieutenant to the Senior Officer on the Coast of Ireland, Rear-Admiral Richard V. Hamilton.[1]

Wintz was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1886.[2]

In August 1897, he assumed command of the second class protected cruiser Charybdis.

He became Captain of the second class protected cruiser Furious in July, 1898.

Wintz served as the first captain of Goliath from 27 March, 1900.[3] to mid-1902.

He was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List dated 26 October, 1909.[4]

Bibliography

  • "Vice-Admiral Wintz" (Obituaries). The Times. Wednesday, 7 June, 1933. Issue 46464, col B, p. 14.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Albacore
4 Jul, 1885[5]
Succeeded by
Francis G. Jones
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Basilisk
24 Jun, 1890[6]
Succeeded by
Arthur C. Woods
Preceded by
Daniel McN. Riddel
Captain of H.M.S. Charybdis
3 Aug, 1897[7]
Succeeded by
Frederick St. G. Rich
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Furious
1 Jul, 1898[8][9] – Mar, 1900[10][11]
Succeeded by
Francis J. Foley
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Goliath
27 Mar, 1900[12][13] – 11 Jul, 1902[Inference]
Succeeded by
Frank H. Henderson
Preceded by
?
Commodore-in-Command, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham
22 Oct, 1902[14]
Succeeded by
Frederick G. Stopford

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (June, 1881). p. 235.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 25604. p. 3189. 2 July, 1886.
  3. Wintz Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/37. f. 1410.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 28306. p. 8246. 9 November, 1909.
  5. The Navy List. (September, 1885). p. 193.
  6. The Navy List. (March, 1892). p. 202.
  7. Wintz Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/37. f. 1410.
  8. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 251.
  9. Wintz Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/37. f. 1410.
  10. The Navy List. (February, 1900). p. 253.
  11. Foley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 247.
  12. Wintz Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/37. f. 1410.
  13. The Navy List. (May, 1902). p. 260.
  14. Wintz Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/37. f. 1410.