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In 1867, Wintz saved an able seaman in {{UK-Terrible}} from drowning and was awarded a [[Royal Humane Society's Silver Medal]].
 
In 1867, Wintz saved an able seaman in {{UK-Terrible}} from drowning and was awarded a [[Royal Humane Society's Silver Medal]].
  
In December 1877 he would add a silver slasp to this medal for rescuing a seaman of the {{UK-1Raleigh|f=t}} who fell into the sea from aloft.
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In December 1877 he would add a silver clasp to this medal for rescuing a seaman of the {{UK-1Raleigh|f=t}} who fell into the sea from aloft.
  
 
Finally, in 1878 he would receive the [[Stanhope Medal]].<ref>Obituary.</ref>
 
Finally, in 1878 he would receive the [[Stanhope Medal]].<ref>Obituary.</ref>

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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 1867, Wintz saved an able seaman in Terrible from drowning and was awarded a Royal Humane Society's Silver Medal.

In December 1877 he would add a silver clasp to this medal for rescuing a seaman of the screw frigate Raleigh who fell into the sea from aloft.

Finally, in 1878 he would receive the Stanhope Medal.[1]

On 24 June, 1880, Wintz was appointed Flag-Lieutenant to the Senior Officer on the Coast of Ireland, Rear-Admiral Richard V. Hamilton.[2]

He commanded the composite screw sloop Elk from early 1884 until July 1885 when he was appointed in command of the gunboat Albacore in the Mediterranean.[3]

Wintz was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1886.[4]

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.[5]

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.[6] to mid-1902.

He was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List dated 26 October, 1909.[7]

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[8]
Succeeded by
Francis G. Jones
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Basilisk
24 Jun, 1890[9]
Succeeded by
Henry B. Elwyn
Preceded by
Daniel McN. Riddel
Captain of H.M.S. Charybdis
3 Aug, 1897[10] – 1 Jul, 1898[11]
Succeeded by
George A. Giffard
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Furious
1 Jul, 1898[12][13] – Mar, 1900[14][15]
Succeeded by
Francis J. Foley
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Goliath
27 Mar, 1900[16][17] – 28 Jun, 1902[18]
Succeeded by
Frank H. Henderson
Preceded by
?
Commodore-in-Command, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham
22 Oct, 1902[19]
Succeeded by
Frederick G. Stopford

Footnotes

  1. Obituary.
  2. The Navy List. (June, 1881). p. 235.
  3. Obituary.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 25604. p. 3189. 2 July, 1886.
  5. "Naval Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Jul 19, 1890; pg. 12; Issue 33068.
  6. Wintz Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/37. f. 1410.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 28306. p. 8246. 9 November, 1909.
  8. The Navy List. (July, 1886). p. 193.
  9. The Navy List. (March, 1892). p. 202.
  10. Wintz Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/37/1534. f. 1410.
  11. Wintz Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/37/1534. f. 1410.
  12. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 251.
  13. Wintz Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/37. f. 1410.
  14. The Navy List. (February, 1900). p. 253.
  15. Foley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 247.
  16. Wintz Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/37. f. 1410.
  17. The Navy List. (May, 1902). p. 260.
  18. Wintz Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/37. f. 1410.
  19. Wintz Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/37. f. 1410.