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](died 1983): their elder son is the Very Reverend Christopher Lewis, Dean of Christ Church, Oxford.[11]


  1. ^ a b "Admiral Sir Andrew Lewis K.C.B., J.P." Essex Journal. Phillimore. 1994. p. 3. Retrieved 16 May 2019.
  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. ^
  11. ^ '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
Preceded by
John Ruggles-Brise
Lord Lieutenant of Essex
Succeeded by
Lord Braybrooke