Dame Sophia Wintz (1847-1929) was a Swiss-born woman (pictured right) and a great friend of Dame Agnes Weston. Together they co-founded the Sailors’ Rests in Plymouth (1876) and Portsmouth (1881).
Wintz also helped establish the Royal Naval Temperance Society, journals such as Monthly Letters and Ashore and Afloat, and a library for sailors which distributed literature to ships all over the world.
Wintz became a Dame in 1920. Like Weston, she was given a full naval funeral when she passed away. Apparently 400 Royal Naval officers and ratings attended.