Sir John Louis, 2nd Baronet

Admiral Sir John Louis, 2nd Baronet (1785 – 31 March 1863) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Sir John Louis, 2nd Baronet
Died31 March 1863
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch Royal Navy
Commands heldMalta Dockyard
Sir John Louis' grave, Kensal Green Cemetery

Naval careerEdit

John Louis, son of Rear-Admiral Sir Thomas Louis, 1st Baronet, entered the Navy in 1795, was promoted to lieutenant in 1801, to commander in 1805 and to captain in 1806. He served during 1810 off the coast of Ireland and off Cadiz, was in the Mediterranean in 1811 and then went out to the West Indies. After several years on half-pay, he served again in the West Indies, 1826 to 1830. In 1837 he was appointed Captain Superintendent of Woolwich Dockyard and also to the command of the William and Mary yacht. Promoted to rear admiral in 1838, he was Admiral Superintendent of Malta Dockyard, 1838 to 1843, and Admiral Superintendent of Devonport, 1846 to 1850. Louis was promoted to vice-admiral in 1849 and to admiral in 1851.

He succeeded his father as 2nd Baronet on 17 May 1807.

He is buried with his wife, Maria Clementina Louis, and son, Thomas Louis, in Kensal Green Cemetery in London.


See alsoEdit

  • O'Byrne, William Richard (1849). "Louis, John" . A Naval Biographical Dictionary . John Murray – via Wikisource.
Military offices
Preceded by
Thomas Briggs
Admiral Superintendent, Malta Dockyard
Succeeded by
Lucius Curtis
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Thomas Louis
(of Chelston)
Succeeded by
John Louis