Official: Admiralty: Telegrams.

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CHAR 13/36/1 Telegram from Prince Louis of Battenberg [1st Sea Lord, later 1st Lord Milford Haven] to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] on the importance of bringing the crew of HMS Triumph to full strength, suggesting paying off smaller sloops and river gunboats on the China Station in order to achieve this. Includes WSC's reply. [Carbon]. 28 Jul 1914
CHAR 13/36/2 Telegram from Admiralty to the Governor-General of Australia [? 3rd Lord Denman, or Ronald Munro-Ferguson, later 1st Lord Novar], asking him to arrange for Australian ships to take up their War Stations, with HMAS Australia proceeding to West Australia ready to proceed to Hong Kong. Initialled by Vice-Admiral Sir (Frederick]) Doveton Sturdee [Chief of Staff, Admiralty], Prince Louis of Battenberg [1st Sea Lord, later 1st Lord Milford Haven] and WSC. [Carbon]. 30 Jul 1914
CHAR 13/36/3 Telegram from the Senior Naval Officer, New Zealand, to Admiralty, on the New Zealander expeditionary force to Apia [Western Samoa]; includes note from WSC to the Chief of Staff Vice-Admiral Sir (Frederick]) Doveton Sturdee asking if it was necessary for the whole force to remain at Apia after it has been taken. [Carbon]. 01 Sep 1914
CHAR 13/36/4 Telegram from Admiralty to Major-General Sir George Aston, [Royal Naval Division] (Dunkirk [France]), reporting large enemy cavalry forces within 60 miles, and urging caution in using British Yeomanry cavalry as they were deficient in equipment. [Carbon]. 20 Sep 1914
CHAR 13/36/5 Telegram from Lieutenant-Colonel Alfred Ollivant [General Staff Officer, Admiralty], (Dunkirk [France]) to Admiralty, on the position of the Royal Naval Division. [Carbon]. 20 Sep 1914
CHAR 13/36/6 Telegram from Major-General Sir George Aston, [Royal Naval Division] (Dunkirk [France]), to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, reporting his interview with the Governor of Dunkirk [Charles Bidon], on the employment of the Division. [Carbon]. 20 Sep 1914
CHAR 13/36/7-8 Telegram from Admiralty to Major-General Sir George Aston, [Royal Naval Division] on the defence of Antwerp [Belgium] and Dunkirk [France]. [Carbon]. 21 Sep 1914
CHAR 13/36/9 Telegram from Major-General Sir George Aston [Royal Naval Division] (Dunkirk [France]), to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on a request from French Territorial Forces at Douai for cavalry support. [Carbon]. 24 Sep 1914
CHAR 13/36/10 Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, to Major-General Sir George Aston [Royal Naval Division], (Dunkirk [France]), on the request from French Territorial Forces at Douai for cavalry support, stating that he should not move until Monday 28 September, when 20 armoured cars, six aircraft and 50 charabancs would be available. 24 Sep 1914
CHAR 13/36/11-12 Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, to Major-General General Sir George Aston [Royal Naval Division], placing him on the sick list, and ordering him home to London for a rest before resuming his duties, handing over command to Major-General Archibald Paris. Further temporary command changes are detailed. [Carbon]. 29 Sep 1914
CHAR 13/36/13 Telegram from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to General Officer Commanding, Dunkirk Force [Major- General Archibald Paris, Royal Naval Division], on the military situation in and around Antwerp [Belgium]. [Carbon]. 30 Sep 1914
CHAR 13/36/14 Telegram from Major-General Archibald Paris [General Officer Commanding, Royal Naval Division], (Dunkirk [France]) to Admiralty, on his position, including the withdrawal of a French force from Tournai to Orchies, and the unsound position of the battalion at Lille, which Paris proposes to withdraw to Cassel. [Carbon]. 30 Sep 1914
CHAR 13/36/15 Telegram from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to Major-General Archibald Paris, [General Officer Commanding, Royal Naval Division] (Dunkirk [France]) on the movement of the Marine Brigade of the Naval Division. [Carbon]. 01 Oct 1914
CHAR 13/36/16 Telegram from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to Major Eugene Gerrard, Royal Naval Air Service, (Antwerp [Belgium]), ordering him to concentrate his efforts on spotting the fall of shot for British naval guns. [Carbon]. 01 Oct 1914
CHAR 13/36/17 Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, to SS Engadine, wishing "good fortune and god speed" to officers and men of the Royal Navy about to go into action at Antwerp [Belgium]. [Carbon]. 02 Oct 1914
CHAR 13/36/18 Telegram from the Director of Intelligence [Rear-Admiral Henry Oliver, Admiralty] to Major-General Archibald Paris [General Officer Commanding, Royal Naval Division] (Dunkirk [France]) reporting the statement of the Belgian Minister of War, that the Germans were taking the siege of Antwerp [Belgium] seriously and that it is not intended as a diversion; also stating that German forces had moved towards Mons [France] and that German reserve troops intended to occupy positions on the Meuse [France]. Printed, carbon. 02 Sep 1914
CHAR 13/36/19 Telegram from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to Major-General Archibald Paris [General Officer Commanding, Royal Naval Division], (Dunkirk [France]) ordering him not to allow the Battalion to be cut off in Lille, but to concentrate his force at Cassel or Hazebrouck. [Carbon]. 02 Oct 1914
CHAR 13/36/20 Telegram from Major-General Archibald Paris [General Officer Commanding, Royal Naval Division] to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, stating that the battalion at Lille [France] was fairly secure, and had orders to retire on Cassel if the French were to evacuate Lille, and proposing to keep his main force in Cassel for the present. [Carbon]. 02 Oct 1914
CHAR 13/36/21 Telegram from Admiralty to Major-General Archibald Paris [General Officer Commanding, Royal Naval Division] ordering him to bring back his battalion from Lille [France], and concentrate his brigade, and to be ready to move to Antwerp [Belgium] during the morning. The telegram states that the First Lord of the Admiralty [WSC] would arrive at Dunkirk at 0500 hours. [Carbon]. 03 Oct 1914
CHAR 13/36/22 Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty (Antwerp [Belgium]) to the Admiralty, approving the use of British transports to convey Belgian refugees from Antwerp to Tilbury [Essex]. [Carbon]. 04 Oct 1914
CHAR 13/36/23 Telegram from Admiralty to Commodore T [Commodore Reginald Tyrwhitt] and Commodore S [Roger Keyes, Captain and Commodore in charge of the Submarine Service] on the protection of a troop convoy from Dover [Kent] to Zeebrugge [Belgium]. [Carbon]. 05 Oct 1914
CHAR 13/36/24 Telegram from Major-General Archibald Paris [General Officer Commanding, Royal Naval Division] to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on the military situation in Antwerp [Belgium]. [Carbon]. 08 Oct 1914
CHAR 13/36/25 Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, to the Commanding Officer, Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars, Dunkirk [France] ordering him to remain in Dunkirk with the Royal Marine Artillery, to assist with local security. Printed, carbon. 08 Oct 1914
CHAR 13/36/26 Telegram from Commanding Officer, Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars (Dunkirk [France]) to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, applying to rejoin the Royal Naval Division at Antwerp [Belgium], with WSC's reply, stating that there was no scope for cavalry action at Antwerp. [Carbon]. 07 Oct 1914 - 08 Oct 1914
CHAR 13/36/27 Telegram from Admiralty to Major-General Archibald Paris, [General Officer Commanding, Royal Naval Division] on the defence of Antwerp [Belgium]. [Carbon]. 08 Oct 1914
CHAR 13/36/28 Telegram from Admiralty to Major-General Archibald Paris, General Officer Commanding, Royal Naval Division, on the evacuation of his troops from Belgium to Britain. [Carbon]. 09 Oct 1914
CHAR 13/36/29 Telegram from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to Major-General Archibald Paris [General Officer Commanding, Royal Naval Division] asking for a report on the condition of the division following its withdrawal from Antwerp [Belgium]. [Carbon]. 10 Oct 1914
CHAR 13/36/30 Telegram from Major-General Archibald Paris [General Officer Commanding, Royal Naval Division] to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on the condition of the division following its withdrawal from Antwerp [Belgium]. [Carbon]. 01 Oct 1914
CHAR 13/36/31-32 Telegram from Admiralty to Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleets [Admiral Sir George Callaghan] with orders that no ships of the First Fleet or Flotillas were to leave Portland [Dorset] until further notice. [2 carbons]. 26 Jul 1914
CHAR 13/36/33 Telegram from Admiralty to Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleets [Admiral Sir George Callaghan] with orders to complete the First Fleet with coal, and to continue gunnery practices from Portland [Dorset]. [Carbon]. 26 Jul 1914
CHAR 13/36/34 Telegram from the Admiralty on the possibility of war between Triple Alliance and Triple Entente powers, ordering naval commanders to be prepared to shadow possible hostile men of war, and consider dispositions of ships under their command. [Carbon]. 27 Jul 1914
CHAR 13/36/35 Telegram from the Admiralty to the Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleets [Admiral Sir George Callaghan] ordering the First Fleet to leave Portland [Dorset] for Scapa Flow [Orkney Islands, Scotland] with the destination to be kept secret except to flag and commanding officers. Initialled by the 1st Sea Lord [Prince Louis of Battenberg, later 1st Lord Milford Haven] and First Lord of the Admiralty [WSC]. [Carbon]. 28 Jul 1914
CHAR 13/36/36 Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Vice-Admiral Sir John Jellicoe, on his appointment [as Commander-in-Chief, Grand Fleet], stating that he must be ready to assume command within 48 hours of joining the Fleet. [Carbon]. 02 Aug 1914
CHAR 13/36/37 Telegram from Admiralty to Commanders-in-Chief on a note handed to French and German Ambassadors, stating that the British Government would not allow the passage of German ships through the English Channel or the North Sea. [Carbon]. 02 Aug 1914
CHAR 13/36/38 Telegram from Admiral, Home Fleets [? Admiral Sir George Callaghan] to WSC, stating that WSC's personal telegram to him was of so grave a nature that he was replying to it officially to the Board of Admiralty. [Carbon]. 03 Aug 1914
CHAR 13/36/39 Telegram from Admiralty to [Vice-Admiral Sir John Jellicoe] Vice-Admiral, HMS Centurion, (Kirkwall [Orkney Islands, Scotland]) ordering him to open his secret and personal envelope, and act on the imperative orders inside it. Initialled by WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty]. [Carbon]. 03 Aug 1914 - 04 Aug 1914
CHAR 13/36/40 Telegram from Admiralty to Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleets [Admiral Sir George Callaghan], on the appointment of Vice-Admiral Sir John Jellicoe to succeed him, ordering him to strike his flag forthwith, and report to the Admiralty. Initialled by WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty]. [Carbon]. 03 Aug 1914 - 04 Aug 1914
CHAR 13/36/41 Telegram from Admiralty to Vice-Admiral Sir John Jellicoe, appointing him Acting Admiral, and ordering him to hoist his flag in HMS Iron Duke accordingly. Initialled by WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty]. [Carbon]. 04 Aug 1914
CHAR 13/36/42 Telegram from Admiralty to All Ships, stating that the War Telegram would be issued at midnight, authorising the commencement of hostilities against Germany and warning that German ships might open fire at any moment. [Carbon]. 04 Aug 1914
CHAR 13/36/43 Telegram from Admiralty to all Commanders-in-Chief on establishing close co-operation with the French Navy. Initialled by WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty]. [Carbon]. 04 Aug 1914
CHAR 13/36/44 Telegram from Admiralty to the Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet [Admiral Sir John Jellicoe], ordering him to remain north of 57.30 N, except for tactical reasons, and stating that the domination of the northern entrance to the North Sea was most desirable. [Carbon]. 04 Aug 1914
CHAR 13/36/45 Telegram from Admiralty to the Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet [Admiral Sir John Jellicoe] on the seizure of German steamers, asking if Jellicoe wished to use them to go ahead of the Fleet as a precaution against mines: "It is better than finding them with warships". Initialled by WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty]. [Carbon]. 08 Aug 1914
CHAR 13/36/46 Telegram from Henry Chilton, Second Secretary at the Hague [the Netherlands] to the Admiralty, warning that German ships were laying mines before all ports where a landing of British troops would be possible. Includes reply from WSC to the Chief of Staff [Vice-Admiral Sir (Frederick) Doveton Sturdee] on investigating the warning. [Carbon]. 10 Aug 1914
CHAR 13/36/47 Telegram from Admiralty to Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleets [Admiral Sir John Jellicoe] (Kirkwall, Scapa Flow [Orkney Islands]) on the need for an alternative fleet anchorage on the north west coast of Scotland, at Loch Ewe, or Loch Broom [Ross and Cromarty]. [Carbon]. 10 Aug 1914
CHAR 13/36/48 Telegram from Admiralty to Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleets [Admiral Sir John Jellicoe], stating that a search of Norwegian fjords would raise awkward neutrality questions. [Carbon]. 10 Aug 1914
CHAR 13/36/49 Telegram from Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleets [Admiral Sir John Jellicoe] to the Admiralty, on orders to Rear-Admiral commanding 3rd Cruiser Squadron [Rear-Admiral (William) Lowther Grant] to search Norwegian fjords for German submarines. [Carbon]. 11 Aug 1914
CHAR 13/36/50 Telegram from Admiralty to Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleets [Admiral Sir John Jellicoe] on the provision of colliers for the fleet. [Carbon]. 07 Aug 1914
CHAR 13/36/51 Telegram from Admiralty, to Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleets [Admiral Sir John Jellicoe], on the dangers of a German landing supported by the High Sea Fleet. Initialled by WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] and Prince Louis of Battenberg [1st Sea Lord, later 1st Lord Milford Haven]. [Carbon]. 12 Aug 1914
CHAR 13/36/52 Telegram from Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleets [Admiral Sir John Jellicoe], to Admiralty, on Grand Fleet movements. [Carbon]. 13 Aug 1914
CHAR 13/36/53 Telegram from Admiralty to [Rear-Admiral Arthur Christian, 7th Cruiser Squadron], and Commodore T. [Commodore Reginald Tyrwhitt], on patrols to support submarines. [Carbon]. 18 Aug 1914
CHAR 13/36/54 Telegram from Admiralty to [Rear-Admiral Arthur Christian, 7th Cruiser Squadron], ordering the withdrawal of the watching patrol on the "Broad Fourteen", and the return of destroyers to Harwich [Essex]. Initialled by Rear-Admiral Arthur Leveson and Vice-Admiral Sir (Frederick) Doveton Sturdee [Chief of Staff]. [Carbon]. 23 Aug 1914
CHAR 13/36/55 Telegram from Admiralty to Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleets [Admiral Sir John Jellicoe], sending the text of a telegram from Field Marshal Sir John French [Commander- in-Chief, British Expeditionary Force, later 1st Lord Ypres] to the War Office, on the retreat from Mons [France]. [Carbon]. 24 Aug 1914
CHAR 13/36/56 Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleets [Admiral Sir John Jellicoe], on the Admiralty's desire to defend Dunkirk, Calais and Boulogne [France] as long as possible. [Carbon]. 24 Aug 1914
CHAR 13/36/57 Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleets [Admiral Sir John Jellicoe], on bad military news from France, asking him to consider the possibility of Germany controlling Calais and the French coasts. [Carbon]. 24 Aug 1914
CHAR 13/36/58 Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleets [Admiral Sir John Jellicoe], on military news from France, reporting that the general impression was more favourable. [Carbon]. 25 Aug 1914
CHAR 13/36/59 Telegram from Admiralty to Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleets [Admiral Sir John Jellicoe], on the decision to send the Naval Division to defend Ostend [Belgium]. Initialled by Vice-Admiral Sir [Frederick] Doveton Sturdee [Chief of Staff]. [Carbon]. 26 Aug 1914
CHAR 13/36/60 Telegram from Admiralty to the Senior Naval Officer present and Major-General Sir George Aston [Royal Naval Division], with orders that if they found Ostend [Belgium] occupied by the enemy they should avoid bringing calamity on the town for the sake of a minor operation, suggesting a convenient landing at some point near by. [Carbon]. 26 Aug 1914
CHAR 13/36/61 Telegram from the Admiralty to Rear-Admiral Ernest Troubridge, HMS Indefatigable, with orders to attack and destroy the [German cruisers] Goeben and Breslau, if they left the Dardanelles, whatever national colours they were flying. [Carbon]. 27 Aug 1914
CHAR 13/36/62 Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleets [Admiral Sir John Jellicoe], on small arms ammunition, asking if 5 million rounds from the Home Fleet could be transferred to the Army. [Carbon]. 28 Aug 1914
CHAR 13/36/63 Telegram from the Ministry of Marine, Paris [France] to Admiralty, on the transport of 16,000 Belgian troops from Le Havre to Ostend [Belgium]. Includes replies from Vice-Admiral Sir (Frederick]) Doveton Sturdee [Chief of Staff, Admiralty], Prince Louis of Battenberg [1st Sea Lord, later 1st Lord Milford Haven] and WSC. [Carbon]. 28 Aug 1914
CHAR 13/36/64 Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, to Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleets [Admiral Sir John Jellicoe], on small arms ammunition, asking if 5 million rounds from the Home Fleet could be transferred to the Army. Copy of CHAR 13/36/62. [Carbon]. 28 Aug 1914
CHAR 13/36/65 Telegram from Admiralty to Admiral Commanding 7th Battle Squadron, on the defence of Ostend [Belgium]. [Carbon]. 28 Aug 1914
CHAR 13/36/66 Telegram from Admiralty to Ministry of Marine, Paris [France], asking for information on the defences of Calais and Dunkirk. Initialled by Vice-Admiral Sir [Frederick] Doveton Sturdee [Chief of Staff]. [Carbon]. 31 Aug 1914
CHAR 13/36/67 Telegram from Admiralty to Major-General Sir George Aston [Royal Naval Division], stating that a force would be withdrawn at his earliest convenience. [Carbon]. 31 Aug 1914
CHAR 13/36/68 Telegram from Admiralty to Rear-Admiral, 4th Cruiser Squadron, ordering great care in the diversion of neutral ships with neutral cargo, stressing the importance of keeping the United States as a friendly neutral. [Carbon]. 17 Aug 1914
CHAR 13/36/69 Telegram from Admiralty to [Admiral Sir (Archibald) Berkeley Milne], HMS Inflexible, stating that there would be no change in the Nore Command for the present, and ordering him to strike his flag, and report to the Admiralty on arrival at Devonport [Devon]. Initialled by Prince Louis of Battenberg [1st Sea Lord, later 1st Lord Milford Haven] and WSC. [Carbon]. 18 Aug 1914
CHAR 13/36/70 Telegram from Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleets [Admiral Sir John Jellicoe], on plans for the fleet's next movement south: a sweep towards Heligoland [Germany], involving co-operation with the 1st and 3rd Flotillas. Initialled by WSC for discussion. [Carbon]. 18 Aug 1914
CHAR 13/36/71 Telegram from Admiralty to [Rear-Admiral Arthur Christian], reporting that: the Home Fleet's southern sweep had been deferred; ordering him to maintain a watching force on the Broad Fourteens for a further week; and notifying him that a division of the Expeditionary Force would be crossing at the weekend. Initialled by Vice-Admiral Sir [Frederick] Doveton Sturdee [Chief of Staff]. [Carbon]. 20 Aug 1914
CHAR 13/36/72 Telegram from Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet [Admiral Sir John Jellicoe] to Admiralty, reporting that German trawlers in the Heligoland Bight were taking part in military operations by acting as scouts. Jellicoe states that this justified treating any trawlers found in the Bight as warships, and asks if the German government should be warned. Initialled by WSC, asking for recommendations. [Carbon]. 20 Aug 1914
CHAR 13/36/73 Note by Admiral Sir Edmond Slade on German use of wireless equipped trawlers as scouts, stating that these should be regarded as warships, liable for capture or destruction. Includes notes of agreement by Vice-Admiral Sir [Frederick] Doveton Sturdee, Chief of Staff, Prince Louis of Battenberg [1st Sea Lord, later 1st Lord Milford Haven] and WSC. [Carbon]. 21 Aug 1914
CHAR 13/36/74 Telegram from Prince Louis of Battenberg [1st Sea Lord, later 1st Lord Milford Haven] to Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleets [Admiral Sir John Jellicoe], ordering that no sweeping movements were to be carried out for the present and for the fleet to be rested, and also detailing ship movements. [Carbon]. 20 Aug 1914
CHAR 13/36/75 Telegram from WSC to "Commodore S" [Roger Keyes, Captain and Commodore in charge of the Submarine Service] conveying the appreciation of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty for the "enterprise, daring and resource" of the 8th Flotilla in recent reconnaissances of the Emden and Heligoland approaches [Germany]. [Carbon]. 19 Aug 1914 - 20 Aug 1914
CHAR 13/36/76 Telegram from WSC to [Rear-Admiral Arthur Christian], and "Commodore T" [Reginald Tyrwhitt], ordering a light cruiser and two divisions of destroyers to "make a demonstration" at Ostend [Belgium], and ordering them not to fire on the town, but giving permission to fire on significant enemy formations in the open. [Carbon]. 21 Aug 1914
CHAR 13/36/77 Telegram from Prince Louis of Battenberg [1st Sea Lord, later 1st Lord Milford Haven] to [Rear-Admiral Arthur Christian], and the Commander-in-Chief, The Nore [Admiral Sir Richard Poore], ordering a Field Force of Royal Marines to embark on ships of Cruiser Force C and HMS Euryalus. [Carbon]. 25 Aug 1914
CHAR 13/36/78-79 Minute from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to the Secretary, [Sir (William) Graham Greene], 1st Sea Lord [Prince Louis of Battenberg, later 1st Lord Milford Haven] and Chief of Staff, Admiralty [Vice-Admiral Sir (Frederick) Doveton Sturdee] on the deployment of the Marine Brigade in Ostend [Belgium]. [Carbon]. 25 Aug 1914
CHAR 13/36/80 Minute from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to the Secretary, Admiralty [Sir (William) Graham Greene], with orders for Colonel Sir George Aston, Royal Marine Brigade, ordering him to occupy and fortify Ostend [Belgium], to create a diversion favourable to the Belgians advancing from Antwerp, and to threaten the western flank of the German southward advance; also giving him the temporary rank of Brigadier-General. [Carbon]. 25 Aug 1914
CHAR 13/36/81 Report from H W Wilson, correspondent for the Daily Mail, on the situation in Ostend [Belgium], following the removal of the garrison to Antwerp. [Carbon]. 25 Aug 1914
CHAR 13/36/82 Telegram from Admiralty to Brigadier-General Sir George Aston [Royal Naval Division], with orders that if he found Ostend [Belgium] occupied by the enemy they should avoid bringing calamity on the town for the sake of a minor operation, and suggesting a convenient landing at some point near by. Initialled by Prince Louis of Battenberg [1st Sea Lord, later 1st Lord Milford Haven], WSC, and Vice-Admiral Sir [Frederick] Doveton Sturdee [Chief of Staff]. [Carbon]. 26 Aug 1914
CHAR 13/36/83 Telegram from the Admiralty to the French Ministry of Marine (Paris [France]), stating that they would regard the German occupation of Calais as a "serious Naval disadvantage", and that energetic measures were required to ensure the safety of the town. [Carbon]. 26 Aug 1914
CHAR 13/36/84 Telegram from Vice-Admiral Sir [Frederick] Doveton Sturdee [Chief of Staff] to the Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet, [Admiral Sir John Jellicoe] on the military situation in Belgium and the deployment of the Naval Division, predicting that this might cause some movement in the German High Sea Fleet. [Carbon]. 26 Aug 1914
CHAR 13/36/85 Telegram from the Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet, [Admiral Sir John Jellicoe], to the Admiralty, suggesting support for the landing of the Royal Naval Division in Belgium. [Carbon]. 26 Aug 1914
CHAR 13/36/86 Telegram from [Rear-Admiral Arthur Christian] passing on the report by [Brigadier-General Sir George Aston, Royal Naval Division] to Admiralty on his deployment around Ostend [Belgium]. [Carbon]. 27 Aug 1914
CHAR 13/36/87 Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to the Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet, [Admiral Sir John Jellicoe], with thanks for agreeing to the transfer of [5 million rounds] of rifle ammunition to the army. [Carbon]. 30 Aug 1914
CHAR 13/36/88 Letter from the Admiralty to H A Beckenham [Private Secretary to WSC], sending copies of WSC's telegrams as First Lord of the Admiralty, 1914. 10 Sep 1921
CHAR 13/36/89-90 Telegram from Sir Edward Grey [Foreign Secretary], to Sir Cecil Spring-Rice [British Ambassador to the United States], on German liners in American ports which were capable of conversion into armed cruisers. Includes comments by WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] and Sir [William] Graham Greene [Secretary to the Admiralty]. [Carbon]. 04 Nov 1914 - 08 Nov 1914
CHAR 13/36/91-92 Telegram from Sir Cecil Spring-Rice [British Ambassador to the United States] (Washington) to the Foreign Office, on arrangements for German ships in American ports, particularly the ship Magdeburg. [Carbon]. 06 Nov 1914
CHAR 13/36/93 Telegram from WSC and Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher [1st Sea Lord] to [? Rear-Admiral Robert Hornby, Commander- in-Chief, North American Station], on the possibility of the [German cruisers] Scharnhorst and Gneisenau coming through the Panama Canal, ordering him to place two of his fastest cruisers watching the Canal. [Carbon]. 08 Nov 1914
CHAR 13/36/94 Minute by WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] ordering three ships fitted with wireless to cover the German liners in ports of the United States. [Carbon]. 10 Nov 1914
CHAR 13/36/95 Telegram from Admiralty to Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet [Admiral Sir John Jellicoe], on the German intention to send cruisers into the Atlantic, considering it imperative to send a Battle Cruiser, preferably HMS Princess Royal, to New York [United States]. Initialled by WSC, Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher [1st Sea Lord] and Vice-Admiral Henry Oliver [Chief of Staff]. [Carbon]. 10 Nov 1914
CHAR 13/36/96 Telegram from Admiralty to Commander-in-Chief, North America and West Indies [? Rear-Admiral Robert Hornby], on the transfer of HMS Princess Royal to Jamaica. Initialled by WSC, Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher [1st Sea Lord] and Vice-Admiral Henry Oliver [Chief of Staff]. [Carbon]. 30 Nov 1914
CHAR 13/36/97 Telegrams from Vice-Admiral Henry Oliver [Chief of Staff] to the Commander-in-Chief, North America and West Indies [? Rear-Admiral Robert Hornby], and the Senior Naval Officer, West Indies, on the pursuit of the [German cruisers] Scharnhorst and the Gneisenau. Includes note by WSC to Oliver cancelling telegram. [Carbon]. 03 Dec 1914 - 09 Dec 1914
CHAR 13/36/98 Telegram from Admiralty to Senior Naval Officer, Halifax [Nova Scotia, Canada], on cruiser deployment. Initialled by Vice-Admiral Henry Oliver [Chief of Staff] and WSC. [Carbon]. 11 Dec 1914 - 12 Dec 1914
CHAR 13/36/99 Telegram from Vice-Admiral Sir [Frederick] Doveton Sturdee to "Commodore T" [Reginald Tyrwhitt], and Rear-Admiral, Dover, on reports that German submarines were following the Flushing [Netherlands] steamer, warning destroyers to look out for the steamers, and to attack the submarines. [Carbon]. 02 Nov 1914
CHAR 13/36/100 Telegram from Admiralty to Rear-Admiral John de Robeck, ordering him to take command of a new African cruiser squadron to oppose the [German cruisers] Scharnhorst and Gneisenau and 3 light cruisers, if they should come to West Africa. Initialled by Vice-Admiral Henry Oliver [Chief of Staff], WSC and Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher [1st Sea Lord]. [Carbon]. 12 Nov 1914
CHAR 13/36/101 Telegram from Vice-Admiral Henry Oliver [Chief of Staff] to Senior Naval Officer, Gibraltar, on the decision not to send an armoured cruiser squadron to West Africa; also ordering Rear-Admiral John de Robeck to resume command of the 9th Cruiser Squadron, and regretting the personal inconvenience caused to him by the transfer. [Carbon]. 19 Nov 1914
CHAR 13/36/102-103 Telegram from Lieutenant-General Sir Arthur Barrett, General Officer Commanding, Expeditionary Force D (Basra [Mesopotamia, later Iraq]) to Admiralty, describing the state of Basra after its annexation by British troops, and thanking the Navy for its assistance. Includes note by WSC to the Chief of Staff [Vice-Admiral Henry Oliver] requesting that HMS Ocean be withdrawn from the area and ordered to Egypt. [Carbon]. 24 Nov 1914 - 26 Nov 1914
CHAR 13/36/104 Telegram from Senior Naval Officer, Persian Gulf, to Admiralty, reporting that it was impossible to repair HMS Odin's rudder, and that he was sending her to Bombay [India] for repair; also requests permission to employ other ships. Includes comments by WSC on the importance of using HMS Odin's guns [in the Kurma expedition], even without a rudder. [Carbon]. 29 Nov 1914
CHAR 13/36/105 Telegrams from Vice-Admiral Henry Oliver [Chief of Staff] to Senior Naval Officer, Persian Gulf, stating that HMS Odin should take part in the Kurma expedition, as a floating battery, with a tug used to steer her; also on moving HMS Ocean to Suez [Egypt]. Includes acknowledgement. [Carbon]. 30 Nov 1914