Lewis Edmund Wintz

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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

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.[3]

He became Captain of the second class protected cruiser Furious in July, 1898.[4]

Wintz served as the first captain of Goliath from 27 March, 1900.[5] to mid-1902.

He was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List dated 26 October, 1909.[6]


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

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Naval Appointments
Preceded by
John M. McQuhae
Captain of H.M.S. Charybdis
3 Aug, 1897 – ?
Succeeded by
George A. Giffard
Preceded by
Captain of H.M.S. Furious
1 Jul, 1898 – ?
Succeeded by
Frederick T. Hamilton
Preceded by
Captain of H.M.S. Goliath
27 Mar, 1900 – ?
Succeeded by
Frank H. Henderson


  1. The Navy List (June, 1881). p. 235.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 25604. p. 3189. 2 July, 1886.
  3. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  4. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  5. Wintz Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/37. f. 1410.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 28306. p. 8246. 9 November, 1909.