Frank Oswald Lewis

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Captain Frank O. Lewis, 1919.
Portrait: © National Portrait Gallery, London.

Captain Frank Oswald Lewis, C.B.E., R.N. (30 November, 1873 – ) was an officer of the Royal Navy. His evaluations indicate he was a smart officer who paid close attention.

Early Life & Career

Lewis was promoted to Lieutenant on 30 June, 1895.

Lewis was promoted to Commander on 31 December, 1905.

Lewis was promoted to Captain on 30 June, 1913.

When war broke out, Lewis was serving at Portsmouth as the Superintendent of Physical Training. He remained in that role until September 1916, when he was made captain of the armoured cruiser King Alfred, remaining with her until June 1917.

He was appointed in command of Bacchante in August 1917,[1] and served as Flag Captain until mid-January 1918.

Lewis was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 16 September, 1920.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
John D. Kelly
In Command, Physical Training School, Portsmouth
7 Apr, 1914[2] – 1 Aug, 1914
Succeeded by
Bernard T. Coote
Preceded by
Henry B. T. Somerville
Captain of H.M.S. King Alfred
Sep, 1916[3] – 1 Sep, 1917
Succeeded by
John G. Armstrong
Preceded by
John G. Armstrong
Captain of H.M.S. Bacchante
Aug, 1917[4] – 14 Jan, 1918
Succeeded by
Horace C. Watson


  1. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 736.
  2. The Navy List. (July, 1914). p. 392.
  3. The Navy List. (August, 1917). p. 394w.
  4. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 736.