Luis Gómez Carreño

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Luis Gómez Carreño

Luis Esteban Gómez Carreño (26 January 1865, isla Guar — 6 January 1930) was a Chilean naval officer. Having joined the navy aged 15 on board the Huáscar, he later served as squadron commander in chief, director of the Naval School and Minister of War and the Navy under the September Junta. He was involved in a car accident on one of the bends of the 'El Olivar' road between Quilpué and Viña del Mar on 1 January 1930 and died 5 days later. He is buried in Cemetery Number 2 in Valparaiso.