Official: Admiralty: Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher: Correspondence.

Reference code: CHAR 13/15

Part of: CHAR 13
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Date: 21 Aug 1912 - 31 Dec 1912

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CHAR 13/15/1 Letter from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher [Chairman, Royal Commission on Oil Fuel] (Kilverstone Hall, Thetford, Norfolk) to Sir Francis Hopwood [Additional Civil Lord of the Admiralty, later 1st Lord Southborough] expressing pleasure at the Admiralty's decision to build oil tankers with oil engines and referring to an earlier letter from Fisher to Hopwood [CHAR 13/15/2-16] which Hopwood may decide to show to WSC. [Signed manuscript; see CHAR 13/16/87 for typescript copy]. 31 Aug 1912
CHAR 13/15/2-16 Transcript of a letter from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher [Chairman, Royal Commission on Oil Fuel] to Sir Francis Hopwood [Additional Civil Lord of the Admiralty, later 1st Lord Southborough] on oil storage, the fleet's peacetime consumption of oil, the work of the Commission, equipment for the storage of oil, the need for reserves and the price of oil. Encloses copy of information sent to Fisher [at CHAR 13/15/17-48]. [Manuscript (not in Fisher's handwriting) on Admiralty notepaper. See also CHAR 13/15/1 and CHAR 13/16/88-92 for typescript copy]. 31 Aug 1912
CHAR 13/15/17-48 Transcript of replies from Captain William Pakenham, 4th Sea Lord and President of the Admiralty Oil Fuel Committee, to questions by Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher [Chairman, Royal Commission on Oil Fuel] on the oil supply and consumption, including: reduction in temperature of the flash point; the Standard Oil Company and the Shell Transport Company; oil production by various countries; and the consumption of oil by various naval stations. [Manuscript on Admiralty note paper. Sent with CHAR 13/15/2-16]. [Aug 1912]
CHAR 13/15/49-51 Letter from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher [Chairman, Royal Commission on Oil Fuel] to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] on oil fired battleships. [See CHAR 13/16/93-94 for typescript copy]. 04 Sep 1912
CHAR 13/15/52-55 Letter from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher [Chairman, Royal Commission on Oil Fuel] to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] on oil fired ships. [See CHAR 13/16/95-96 for typescript copy]. 05 Sep 1912
CHAR 13/15/56-57 Letter from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher [Chairman, Royal Commission on Oil Fuel] to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] on the work of the Commission, particularly the possibility of distilling oil from coal. Encloses a cutting on a 15,000 ton oil-fired vessel being built in Germany. [See CHAR 13/16/97-98 for typescript copy]. 11 Sep 1912
CHAR 13/15/58 Letter from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher [Chairman, Royal Commission on Oil Fuel], (Kilverstone Hall, Thetford, Norfolk) to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] on the proposed oil-fired battleship "The Incomparable", which would be able to go around the earth without refuelling. [See CHAR 13/16/99 for typescript copy]. 13 Sep 1912
CHAR 13/15/59-62 Telegram from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher [Chairman, Royal Commission on Oil Fuel], (Kilverstone Hall, Thetford, Norfolk) to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] on oil tankers. [See CHAR 13/16/100 for typescript copy]. 16 Sep 1912
CHAR 13/15/63-64 Letter from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher [Chairman, Royal Commission on Oil Fuel] to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty], on the work of the Commission, enclosing a leaflet showing the composition of sub-committees on "Engines and Hulls of Warships and Oil tank Vessels", the "Quality and Supply of Oil" and "Storage". [See CHAR 13/16/101 for typescript copy]. 22 Sep 1912
CHAR 13/15/65-66 Letter from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher [Chairman, Royal Commission on Oil Fuel], (Reston Lodge, Petersham, Surrey) to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] on the production of oil and smokeless domestic fuel from coal. Includes leaflet on smokeless fuel. [See CHAR 13/16/102 for typescript copy]. 06 Oct 1912
CHAR 13/15/67-68 Letter from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher [Chairman, Royal Commission on Oil Fuel] to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] on the work of the Commission and oil supply. Includes cutting on the European success with diesel engine production. [See CHAR 13/16/103 for typescript copy]. 10 Oct 1912
CHAR 13/15/69-71 Letter from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher [Chairman, Royal Commission on Oil Fuel] to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] reporting a meeting with the Chairman of the Gas Light and Coke Company, who stated that he could deliver 500,000 tons of oil a year to the Admiralty from the English Gas Companies. [See CHAR 13/16/104-105 for typescript copy]. 18 Oct 1912
CHAR 13/15/72 Letter from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher [Chairman, Royal Commission on Oil Fuel] to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] on oil engines, also on warship construction, advising him not to "fiddle about Destroyers etc" but to concentrate on the submarine. [See CHAR 13/16/106 for typescript copy]. 08 Nov 1912
CHAR 13/15/73 Letter from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher [Chairman, Royal Commission on Oil Fuel] to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] on the Commission: Fisher states that he had no financial interest in oil, as he had sold his shares on the day that the Commission was promulgated, and asks WSC to refute any insinuations in the press. [Initialled by WSC and Herbert Asquith, Prime Minister, later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith; see CHAR 13/16/107 for typescript copy]. 21 Nov 1912
CHAR 13/15/74 Letter from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] recommending Captain George Cayley to succeed Captain Horace Hood in command of the Royal Naval College, Osborne [Isle of Wight]. [See CHAR 13/16/108 for typescript copy]. 29 Nov 1912
CHAR 13/15/75-78 Letter from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher [Chairman, Royal Commission on Oil Fuel] to Edward Marsh [Private Secretary to WSC] on the Commission's report, recommending oil storage on a basis of peace-time expenditure; Fisher asks Marsh to show it to WSC. Includes note from WSC saying that 4 years peacetime oil supply is excessive and would be the strongest argument for continuing to rely on coal. [See CHAR 13/16/109-110 for typescript copy]. 27 Nov 1912 - 28 Nov 1912
CHAR 13/15/79-83 Letter from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher [Chairman, Royal Commission on Oil Fuel] to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] on the Parsons Turbine Engine developed by Sir Charles Parsons. [See CHAR 13/16/111-112 for typescript copy]. 28 Dec 1912