Andrew Lewis (Royal Navy officer)

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Sir Andrew Lewis
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 (1918–1993) 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.[1]

He was appointed Director-General, Weapons (Naval) at the Ministry of Defence in 1965[2] and Flag Officer, Flotillas for the Western Fleet in 1968.[3] He went on to be Second Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Personnel in 1970[4] and Commander-in-Chief Naval Home Command in 1972;[5] he retired in 1974.[6]

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).[7]

Lewis was also Lord Lieutenant of Essex from 1978 to 1992.[8] He died in 1993.


In 1943 he married Rachel Elizabeth Leatham[9](died 1983): their elder son is the Very Reverend Christopher Lewis, Dean of Christ Church, Oxford,[10] and their younger son, David, is a shipbroker.


  1. ^ "No. 35007". The London Gazette (Supplement). 3 December 1940. p. 6915.
  2. ^ Whitaker's Almanack 1966
  3. ^ Whitaker's Almanack 1969
  4. ^ Whitaker's Almanack 1970
  5. ^ Whitaker's Almanack 1973
  6. ^ Whitaker's Almanack 1975
  7. ^ Royal Navy Club of 1765 & 1785 (United 1889).
  8. ^ The Artists' General Benevolent Institution Annual Exhibition 1992 Catalogue Page 22[permanent dead link]
  9. ^
  10. ^ 'LEWIS, Very Rev. Christopher Andrew PhD' in Who's Who 2008 (A & C Black, 2008; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2007)
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