Andrew Lewis (Royal Navy officer)

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Sir Andrew Lewis
Birth nameAndrew MacKenzie Lewis
Born24 January 1918[1]
Gilston, Hertfordshire, England
Died8 November 1993(1993-11-08) (aged 75)
Finchingfield, Essex
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch Royal Navy
Commands heldCommander-in-Chief Naval Home Command
Battles/warsWorld War II
AwardsKnight Commander of the Order of the Bath;
Knight of the Order of St John

Admiral Sir Andrew MacKenzie Lewis KCB JP (24 January 1918 – 8 November 1993) was Commander-in-Chief Naval Home Command.

Naval career[edit]

Lewis joined the Royal Navy and fought in World War II being mentioned in despatches for his service in HMS Ashanti.[2]

He was appointed Director-General, Weapons (Naval) at the Ministry of Defence in 1965[3] and Flag Officer, Flotillas for the Western Fleet in 1968.[4] He went on to be Second Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Personnel in 1970[5] and Commander-in-Chief Naval Home Command in 1972;[6] he retired in 1974.[7]

In retirement he became Chairman of the Essex Water Company, later Essex and Suffolk Water Company. Between 1976 and 1977 he was Chairman of the Royal Navy Club of 1765 & 1785 (United 1889).[8]

Lewis was also Lord Lieutenant of Essex from 1978 to 1992.[9] He died in 1993.[1]


In 1943 he married Rachel Elizabeth Leatham:[10] their elder son is the Very Reverend Christopher Lewis, Dean of Christ Church, Oxford.[10]


  1. ^ a b "Admiral Sir Andrew Lewis K.C.B., J.P." Essex Journal. Phillimore. 1994. p. 3.
  2. ^ "No. 35007". The London Gazette (Supplement). 3 December 1940. p. 6915.
  3. ^ Whitaker's Almanack 1966
  4. ^ Whitaker's Almanack 1969
  5. ^ Whitaker's Almanack 1970
  6. ^ Whitaker's Almanack 1973
  7. ^ Whitaker's Almanack 1975
  8. ^ Royal Navy Club of 1765 & 1785 (United 1889).
  9. ^ The Artists' General Benevolent Institution Annual Exhibition 1992 Catalogue Page 22[permanent dead link]
  10. ^ a b Lewis, Very Rev. Christopher Andrew PhD in Who's Who 2008 (A & C Black, 2008; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2007) online (subscription required). Retrieved 12 August 2008
Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Frank Twiss
Second Sea Lord
Succeeded by
Sir Derek Empson
Preceded by
Sir Horace Law
Commander-in-Chief Naval Home Command
Succeeded by
Sir Derek Empson
Preceded by
John Ruggles-Brise
Lord Lieutenant of Essex
Succeeded by
Lord Braybrooke