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==Early Life & Career==
 
==Early Life & Career==
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]].<ref>''The Navy List'' (June, 1881).  p. 235.</ref>
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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's Silver Medal]] and Clasp and the [[Stanhope 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}}
  
 
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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Wintz commanded the {{UK-2Basilisk|f=t}} in the [[Annual Manoeuvres of 1890]].  His ship acted as part of Fleet Number 1 which was itself playing the role of the Royal Navy fending off attacks on British trade routes.{{ToL|Naval Intelligence|Saturday, Jul 19, 1890; pg. 12; Issue 33068}}
  
He became Captain of the {{UK-1Furious|f=t}} in July, 1898.{{MackieRNW}}
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In August 1897, he assumed command of the {{UK-Charybdis|f=t}}.
  
Wintz served as the first captain of {{UK-Goliath}} from March 1900 to July 1902.{{MackieRNW}}
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He became Captain of the {{UK-1Furious|f=t}} in July, 1898.
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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.
  
 
He was advanced to the rank of {{ViceRN}} on the Retired List dated 26 October, 1909.<ref>''The London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/28306/pages/8246 no. 28306.  p. 8246.]  9 November, 1909.</ref>
 
He was advanced to the rank of {{ViceRN}} on the Retired List dated 26 October, 1909.<ref>''The London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/28306/pages/8246 no. 28306.  p. 8246.]  9 November, 1909.</ref>
 
==Footnotes==
 
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==Bibliography==
 
==Bibliography==
 
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*"Vice-Admiral Wintz" (Obituaries).  ''The Times''.  Wednesday, 7 June, 1933.  Issue '''46464''', col B, pg. 14.
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*"Vice-Admiral Wintz" (Obituaries).  ''The Times''.  Wednesday, 7 June, 1933.  Issue '''46464''', col B, p. 14.
 
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==Service Records==
 
==Service Records==
 
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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's Silver Medal and Clasp and the Stanhope 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]

Wintz commanded the screw sloop Basilisk in the Annual Manoeuvres of 1890. His ship acted as part of Fleet Number 1 which was itself playing the role of the Royal Navy fending off attacks on British trade routes.[3]

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.[4] to mid-1902.

He was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List dated 26 October, 1909.[5]

Bibliography

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

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Palmer K. Smythies
Captain of H.M.S. Albacore
4 Jul, 1885[6]
Succeeded by
Francis G. Jones
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Basilisk
24 Jun, 1890[7]
Succeeded by
Henry B. Elwyn
Preceded by
Daniel McN. Riddel
Captain of H.M.S. Charybdis
3 Aug, 1897[8] – 1 Jul, 1898[9]
Succeeded by
George A. Giffard
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Furious
1 Jul, 1898[10][11] – Mar, 1900[12][13]
Succeeded by
Francis J. Foley
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Goliath
27 Mar, 1900[14][15] – 28 Jun, 1902[16]
Succeeded by
Frank H. Henderson
Preceded by
?
Commodore-in-Command, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham
22 Oct, 1902[17]
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. "Naval Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Jul 19, 1890; pg. 12; Issue 33068.
  4. Wintz Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/37. f. 1410.
  5. The London Gazette: no. 28306. p. 8246. 9 November, 1909.
  6. The Navy List. (July, 1886). p. 193.
  7. The Navy List. (March, 1892). p. 202.
  8. Wintz Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/37/1534. f. 1410.
  9. Wintz Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/37/1534. f. 1410.
  10. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 251.
  11. Wintz Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/37. f. 1410.
  12. The Navy List. (February, 1900). p. 253.
  13. Foley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 247.
  14. Wintz Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/37. f. 1410.
  15. The Navy List. (May, 1902). p. 260.
  16. Wintz Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/37. f. 1410.
  17. Wintz Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/37. f. 1410.