Official: Admiralty: Telegrams.

Reference code: CHAR 13/39

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Date: 01 Oct 1914 - 31 Dec 1914

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File consists mainly of telegrams on the Battle of Coronel [Chile], and on activities in the Mediterranean, Egypt and the East Indies.

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CHAR 13/39/1 Telegram from Allan Maclean, [British Consul-General, Valparaiso, Chile] to Admiralty, reporting that HMS Glasgow and HMS Monmouth had left during the night, destination unknown. [Carbon]. 16 Oct 1914
CHAR 13/39/2 Telegram from Admiralty to Various Intelligence Officers, reporting that experience of the first two months of war showed that no increase in loss of merchant shipping was incurred by keeping trade routes open, and stressing the importance of keeping trade going. Initialled by Edward Heaton-Ellis [Assistant Director of Intelligence Division], Richard Webb [Director of Trade Division] and Vice- Admiral Sir [Frederick] Doveton Sturdee [Chief of Staff]. [Carbon]. 16 Oct 1914
CHAR 13/39/3 Telegram from Admiralty to the French Ministry of Marine, (Bordeaux [France]), reporting on British warship dispositions off South America, in case a German squadron from the Pacific succeeded in passing into the Atlantic. [Carbon]. 16 Oct 1914
CHAR 13/39/4 Telegram from [Rear-Admiral Sir Christopher Cradock], 4th Cruiser Squadron, to Admiralty, reporting that HMS Canopus had been delayed by bad weather and would arrive at Port Stanley [Falkland Islands], on 19 October. [Carbon]. 17 Oct 1914
CHAR 13/39/5 Telegram from [Rear-Admiral Sir Christopher Cradock], 4th Cruiser Squadron, to Admiralty, on the movements of the [German cruiser] Karlsruhe; also reporting that his squadron was restricted to a speed of 12 knots, owing to HMS Canopus, but trusting that circumstances would enable him to force an action. [Carbon]. 17 Oct 1914
CHAR 13/39/6 Telegram from Admiralty to the Intelligence Officer, Montevideo [Uruguay], reporting that a Spanish merchant ship had been stopped by the [German cruiser] Karlsruhe. Initialled by the Director of the Intelligence Division [Captain (William) Reginald Hall] and Vice-Admiral Sir [Frederick] Doveton Sturdee [Chief of Staff]. [Carbon]. 18 Oct 1914
CHAR 13/39/7 Telegram from William Allardyce, Governor of the Falkland Islands, to the Colonial Office, on the possibility of attack by a German squadron. [Carbon]. 22 Oct 1914
CHAR 13/39/8 Telegram from Intelligence Officer, Pernambuco [Brazil] to Admiralty, on movements of British warships and the [German cruiser] Karlsruhe. [Carbon]. 23 Oct 1914
CHAR 13/39/9 Telegram from HMS Carnarvon to Admiralty, with orders for HMS Bristol, HMS Edinburgh Castle and HMS Kent to search for the [German cruiser] Karlsruhe. [Carbon]. 23 Oct 1914
CHAR 13/39/10 Telegram from [Rear-Admiral Sir Christopher Cradock, 4th Cruiser Squadron], HMS Good Hope to Admiralty, recommending that Orange Bay and Cape Horn [Chile] be reconnoitred at frequent intervals by a fast cruiser. [Carbon]. 24 Oct 1914
CHAR 13/39/11 Telegram from [Rear-Admiral Sir Christopher Cradock], 4th Cruiser Squadron, reporting that the squadron had left for the West Coast of South America, asking for telegrams to be addressed via the Consular Intelligence Officer, Montevideo, [Uruguay]. [Carbon]. 24 Oct 1914
CHAR 13/39/12 Telegram from Admiralty to [Rear-Admiral Archibald Stoddart], HMS Carnarvon, 5th Cruiser Squadron, with orders not to proceed south until there was more definite news of the [German cruisers] Scharnhorst and Gneisenau. Initialled by Vice-Admiral Sir [Frederick] Doveton Sturdee [Chief of Staff]. [Carbon]. 24 Oct 1914
CHAR 13/39/13 Telegram from [Rear-Admiral Sir Christopher Cradock], 4th Cruiser Squadron, to Admiralty, reporting that the squadron was cut off from news, asking for permission for the Governor of the Falkland Islands [William Allardyce] to wireless the British Minister at Montevideo [Uruguay] with a summary of Foreign Office telegrams. [Carbon]. 26 Oct 1914
CHAR 13/39/14 Telegram from [Rear-Admiral Sir Christopher Cradock], 4th Cruiser Squadron, to Admiralty, asking for mails to be forwarded care of the British Minister, Montevideo [Uruguay], as he had received no mails since 10 July. [Carbon]. 26 Oct 1914
CHAR 13/39/15 Telegram from the Vice-Admiral Commanding Australian Squadron, (Suva [Fiji]), to Admiralty, predicting that a German squadron would coal at the Juan Fernandez islands [Chile]. [Carbon]. 27 Oct 1914
CHAR 13/39/16 Telegram from [Rear-Admiral Sir Christopher Cradock], 4th Cruiser Squadron, to Admiralty, on problems searching for [the German cruisers] Scharnhorst and Gneisenau due to the slow speed of HMS Canopus. He states that he had ordered HMS Defence to join the squadron, and would employ Canopus for escorting colliers. [Carbon]. 27 Oct 1914
CHAR 13/39/17 Telegram from [Rear-Admiral Archibald Stoddart], 5th Cruiser Squadron, to Admiralty, on the disposition of his squadron on the West Coast of South America, [to guard against the German cruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau]. [Carbon]. 28 Oct 1914
CHAR 13/39/18 Telegram from Admiralty to [Rear-Admiral Sir Christopher Cradock], 4th Cruiser Squadron, stating that HMS Defence was to remain with the 5th Cruiser Squadron, leaving sufficient forces on both sides of South America to deal with [the German cruisers] Scharnhorst and Gneisenau, and that no further ships were available for the vicinity of Cape Horn [Chile]. Initialled by Vice-Admiral Sir [Frederick] Doveton Sturdee [Chief of Staff]. [Carbon]. 28 Oct 1914
CHAR 13/39/19 Telegram from [Allan Maclean], British Consul-General at Valparaiso, [Chile], to Admiralty, reporting that a Chilean merchant ship had been stopped by the German cruiser Nurnberg 5 miles off Cape Carranza, and that two other German cruisers (one of them believed to be the Scharnhorst), lay about 10 miles further west. [Carbon]. 03 Nov 1914
CHAR 13/39/20 Telegram from [Rear-Admiral Christopher Cradock], 4th Cruiser Squadron, (Coronel [Chile]) to Admiralty, on the search for the [German cruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau]. [Carbon]. 01 Nov 1914
CHAR 13/39/21 Telegram from Admiralty to [Rear-Admiral Archibald Stoddart], 5th Cruiser Squadron, ordering HMS Defence to join Sir Christopher Cradock's 4th Cruiser Squadron on the West Coast of America "with all possible despatch". Initialled by Vice-Admiral Sir [Frederick] Doveton Sturdee [Chief of Staff], Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher [1st Sea Lord] and WSC. [Carbon]. 03 Nov 1914
CHAR 13/39/22 Telegram from Admiralty to [Rear-Admiral Sir Christopher Cradock], 4th Cruiser Squadron, with notification that HMS Defence had been ordered to join his squadron; also suggesting that HMS Glasgow be used to locate the [German cruisers] Scharnhorst and Gneisenau, with the rest of the squadron, including HMS Canopus, concentrated together. Initialled by Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher [1st Sea Lord] and WSC. [Carbon]. 03 Nov 1914
CHAR 13/39/23 Telegram from Allan Maclean, [British Consul-General], (Valparaiso, [Chile]) to Admiralty, on a report from a Chilean Admiral of an action off Coronel between [Rear-Admiral Sir Christopher Cradock's 4th Cruiser Squadron], and the German ships Scharnhorst, Gneisenau and Nurnberg, reporting that HMS Monmouth had turned over and sunk, and that the remainder of the British squadron had drawn off into the darkness, with HMS Good Hope on fire. [Carbon]. 04 Nov 1914
CHAR 13/39/24 Telegram from Admiralty to HMS Kent, with orders to join Rear-Admiral Archibald Stoddart's 5th Cruiser Squadron with all despatch. Includes acknowledgement. Initialled by Vice-Admiral Sir [Frederick] Doveton Sturdee [Chief of Staff] and WSC. [Carbon]. 04 Nov 1914 - 05 Nov 1914
CHAR 13/39/25 Telegram from Admiralty to the Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet [Admiral Sir John Jellicoe], ordering HMS Invincible and HMS Inflexible to coal, and to proceed to Berehaven [County Cork, Ireland] with all despatch, as they were urgently needed for foreign service. Initialled by Vice- Admiral Sir [Frederick] Doveton Sturdee [Chief of Staff], Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher [1st Sea Lord] and WSC. [Carbon]. 04 Nov 1914
CHAR 13/39/26 Telegram from Admiralty to [Rear-Admiral Archibald Stoddart, 5th Cruiser Squadron], ordering that in view of the reported sinking of HMS Good Hope and HMS Monmouth by the [German cruisers] Scharnhorst and Gneisenau, all armoured ships on the south east coast of America were ordered to concentrate at once. Initialled by WSC and Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher [1st Sea Lord]. [Carbon]. 04 Nov 1914
CHAR 13/39/27 Telegram from Admiralty to HMS Glasgow and HMS Otranto, with orders to join HMS Defence near Montevideo [Uruguay], avoiding being brought to action by superior force, following the defeat of Sir Christopher Cradock's 4th Cruiser Squadron off Coronel [Chile]. Initialled by WSC and [?] Admiral Sir Henry Jackson. [Carbon]. 04 Nov 1914
CHAR 13/39/28 Telegram from Admiralty to HMS Canopus, with orders to join HMS Defence off Montevideo [Uruguay], following the defeat of [Rear-Admiral Sir Christopher Cradock's 4th Cruiser Squadron] by [the German cruisers] Scharnhorst and Gneisenau. Initialled by WSC and Vice-Admiral Sir [Frederick] Doveton Sturdee [Chief of Staff]. [Carbon]. 04 Nov 1914
CHAR 13/39/29 Telegram from the Admiralty to the Japanese Admiralty, on fleet movements following the defeat of [Rear-Admiral Sir Christopher Cradock's squadron] off Coronel, Chile; also asking for a Japanese squadron to advance to Fiji, to guard Australia and New Zealand. Initialled by WSC and Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher [1st Sea Lord]. [Carbon]. 05 Nov 1914
CHAR 13/39/30-31 Telegram from [?] Rear-Admiral Sir [Frederick] Doveton Sturdee, HMS Invincible, to Admiralty, on the desirability of Invincible being docked and coated before going abroad [The ship had been ordered to the South Atlantic following the defeat of Rear-Admiral Sir Christopher Cradock off Coronel, Chile]. [2 carbon copies]. 05 Nov 1914
CHAR 13/39/32 Telegram from Allan Maclean [British Consul-General, Valparaiso, Chile] to Admiralty, with a further report on the defeat of [Rear-Admiral Sir Christopher Cradock's 4th Cruiser Squadron off Coronel]. [Carbon]. 05 Nov 1914
CHAR 13/39/33 Telegram from Mr Cooper [? British Consul-General, Coronel, Chile] to Admiralty, reporting two warships of unknown nationality slightly north of Coronel, steering in a northerly direction. [Carbon]. 05 Nov 1914
CHAR 13/39/34 Telegram from Admiralty to the Governor of the Falkland Islands [William Allardyce], warning that a German cruiser raid might take place, and asking for all Admiralty colliers to be concealed in unfrequented harbours, and for codes and supplies to be destroyed when enemy ships were sighted. Initialled by Hugh Sinclair, Vice-Admiral Henry Oliver [Chief of Staff] and WSC. [Carbon]. 05 Nov 1914
CHAR 13/39/35 Telegram from HMS Glasgow, Magellan Straits, to Admiralty, reporting on the defeat of [Rear-Admiral Sir Christopher Cradock's 4th Cruiser Squadron] off Coronel [Chile]. [Carbon]. 06 Nov 1914
CHAR 13/39/36 Telegram from Admiralty to HMS Glasgow, with orders for Glasgow, HMS Canopus and HMS Otranto to proceed to the River Plate and join HMS Carnarvon and HMS Defence, avoiding the Falkland Islands unless they were absolutely unable to go direct to the River Plate. Initialled by Vice- Admiral Henry Oliver [Chief of Staff], Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher [1st Sea Lord] and WSC. [Carbon]. 06 Nov 1914
CHAR 13/39/37 Telegram from Admiralty to the Commander-in-Chief, Devonport [? Rear-Admiral Godfrey Mundy], on the arrival of HMS Invincible for repairs [prior to her expedition to the South Atlantic]. Initialled by Rear-Admiral Arthur Leveson. [Carbon]. 06 Nov 1914
CHAR 13/39/38 Telegram from Admiralty to the Japanese Admiralty, on joint action with the Royal Navy off the South American coast and Fiji. Includes note of approval from WSC. [Draft]. 07 Nov 1914
CHAR 13/39/39 Telegram from Admiralty to Allan Maclean [British Consul-General, Valparaiso, Chile], ordering British ships to remain in Chilean ports until the German cruisers were further located, and also ordering that messages in cyphers 'M' and 'G' should not be sent by wireless, and other messages only if very urgent. Initialled by Vice-Admiral Henry Oliver [Chief of Staff]. [Carbon]. 07 Nov 1914
CHAR 13/39/40 Telegram from the Japanese Admiralty to the Admiralty, on joint action with the Royal Navy off the South American coast and Fiji [? to deal with the German cruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau]. Includes note of approval from WSC. [Carbon]. 07 Nov 1914
CHAR 13/39/41 Telegram from HMS Canopus to Admiralty, with a report of the ship's actions during the battle off Coronel [Chile], with note that the telegram had not been received by the Admiralty, but was quoted in Canopus's report of proceedings. [Carbon]. 07 Nov 1914
CHAR 13/39/42 Telegram from HMS Canopus, reporting damage to the ship's engines. [Carbon]. 08 Nov 1914
CHAR 13/39/43 Telegram from the British Consul, Honolulu to Admiralty, reporting that the [German ships] Geier and Locksun had been interned. [Carbon]. 08 Nov 1914
CHAR 13/39/44 Telegram from Admiralty to HMS Canopus and HMS Glasgow, ordering Canopus to remain in Port Stanley Harbour, [Falkland Islands], so that the ship's guns commanded the harbour entrance, and Glasgow to proceed to the River Plate. Initialled by Vice-Admiral Henry Oliver [Chief of Staff]. [Carbon]. 09 Nov 1914
CHAR 13/39/45 Telegram from Admiralty to [Rear-Admiral Archibald Stoddart, 5th Cruiser Squadron] on orders for HMS Canopus and HMS Glasgow, ordering Stoddart to concentrate his squadron off the River Plate until joined by Glasgow. Initialled by Vice-Admiral Henry Oliver [Chief of Staff], Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher [1st Sea Lord] and WSC. [Carbon]. 09 Nov 1914
CHAR 13/39/46 Telegram from Admiralty to the Commander-in-Chief, North America and West Indies, on the search for the [German cruiser] Karlsruhe. Initialled by Vice-Admiral Henry Oliver [Chief of Staff], with telegrams between HMS Dartmouth, Oliver and WSC on Dartmouth's movements. [Carbon]. 18 Dec 1914 - 26 Dec 1914
CHAR 13/39/47 Telegram from Admiralty to the Senior Naval Officer, West Indies (Jamaica), on orders for HMS Melbourne and HMS Dartmouth in the search for the [German cruiser] Karlsruhe. Initialled by Vice-Admiral Henry Oliver [Chief of Staff], Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher [1st Sea Lord] and WSC. [Carbon]. 26 Dec 1914
CHAR 13/39/48 Telegram from HMS Dartmouth to Admiralty, on the search for the [German cruiser] Karlsruhe, asking for authority to attack German ships in Brazilian or other neutral waters. Includes reply from Vice-Admiral Henry Oliver [Chief of Staff], giving permission for a ship to be attacked in an unfrequented river or bay, but not if lying in an inhabited and properly constituted port. [Carbon]. 27 Dec 1914
CHAR 13/39/49 Telegram from Admiralty to the Senior Naval Officer, Port Said, with orders for HMS Black Prince to proceed to Alexandria [Egypt] to watch and protect British interests, and for HMS Minerva to bombard and demolish the fort at Akaba [Aqaba, Jordan], and to prevent Turkish forces advancing on Egypt from Akaba. [Carbon]. 01 Nov 1914
CHAR 13/39/50 Telegram from Admiralty to the Commander-in-Chief, East Indies [Admiral Sir Richard Peirse] and the Senior Naval Officer, Aden [later South Yemen], with orders for HMS Minto to proceed up the Red Sea, to destroy every Turkish steamer and dhow she could find. Initialled by Vice-Admiral Sir [Frederick] Doveton Sturdee [Chief of Staff] and approved by the 1st Sea Lord [Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher]. [Carbon]. 02 Nov 1914
CHAR 13/39/51 Telegram from HMS Warrior to Admiralty, passing on a report from HMS Minerva that Akaba [Aqaba, Jordan] had been occupied by soldiers and armed natives, among whom one probable German officer was seen, and that after negotiations for surrender had failed, the fort had been destroyed by a British landing party. Includes copies of telegrams between WSC and Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher [1st Sea Lord], with Admiral Sir Edmond Slade [former Commander-in-Chief, East Indies] on keeping a ship at Akaba. [Carbon]. 03 Nov 1914
CHAR 13/39/52 Telegram from Admiralty to HMS Warrior and the Admiral Superintendent, Malta [Vice-Admiral Arthur Limpus], appointing [Captain George Borrett], HMS Warrior, Senior Naval Officer of the Egyptian Station. Initialled by Vice-Admiral Sir [Frederick] Doveton Sturdee [Chief of Staff], Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher [1st Sea Lord] and WSC. [Carbon]. 03 Nov 1914
CHAR 13/39/53 Telegram from Admiralty to [Captain George Borrett], Senior Naval Officer of the Egyptian Station, with suggested precautions for the defence of the Suez Canal. Initialled by Vice-Admiral Sir [Frederick] Doveton Sturdee [Chief of Staff], Admiral Sir Edmond Slade [former Commander-in-Chief, East Indies] and WSC. [Carbon]. 03 Nov 1914
CHAR 13/39/54 Telegrams from Admiralty to [Captain George Borrett], Senior Naval Officer of the Egyptian station, firstly instructing HMS Minto not to interfere with any ship at Jeddah, and secondly on the importance of keeping on friendly terms with the Arab Sheikhs, particularly Sheikh Idressi and the Iman on the Coast of Arabia in the Red Sea. Initialled by WSC and Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher [1st Sea Lord]. [Carbon]. 04 Nov 1914
CHAR 13/39/55 Telegram from Admiralty to [Captain George Borrett], Senior Naval Officer, Egypt, ordering HMS Warrior and HMS Black Prince to proceed to Gibraltar with moderate despatch. Includes copies of telegrams between Vice-Admiral Henry Oliver [Chief of Staff] and WSC, explaining why the ships were given their orders so soon. [Carbon]. 06 Nov 1914 - 09 Nov 1914
CHAR 13/39/56-57 Telegram from Milne Cheetham [Counsellor of the British Embassy, Cairo, Egypt] to Admiralty, on the political and military situation in the country, annotated with a note between WSC and Vice-Admiral Henry Oliver, Chief of Staff, that HMS Swiftsure should hurry to Suez. [Carbon]. 10 Nov 1914 - 11 Nov 1914
CHAR 13/39/58 Telegram from Admiralty to HMS Swiftsure and the Commander-in-Chief, East Indies [Admiral Sir Richard Peirse], with orders for Swiftsure to leave her convoy and proceed with despatch to Suez [Egypt]. Initialled by the Chief of Staff [Vice-Admiral Henry Oliver]. [Carbon]. 11 Nov 1914
CHAR 13/39/59 Telegram from HMS Duke of Edinburgh to Admiralty, on an unauthorised British attack on the fort at Sheik Syed, just outside the northern limit of the Aden Protectorate [later South Yemen]. Includes copies of telegrams between WSC and Admiral Sir Edmond Slade [former Commander-in-Chief, East Indies] on finding out who authorised the raid. [Carbon]. 11 Nov 1914 - 13 Nov 1914
CHAR 13/39/60 Telegram from the Viceroy of India [1st Lord Hardinge of Penshurst] to Admiralty, on a British attack on a Turkish fort at Sheik Syed, near the Aden Protectorate [later South Yemen]. [Carbon]. 11 Nov 1914
CHAR 13/39/61 Minute and telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, firstly to the Chief of Staff, Vice-Admiral Henry Oliver, Secretary to the Admiralty [Sir (William) Graham Greene], and Vice-Admiral Sir Edmund Slade [former Commander-in-Chief, East Indies], and secondly to the Senior Naval Officers at Aden [later South Yemen] and Port Said [Egypt] with orders that no vessels were to attack Turkish ports in the Red Sea without authorisation. [Carbon]. 11 Nov 1914 - 13 Nov 1914
CHAR 13/39/62 Minute by Vice-Admiral Henry Oliver, Chief of Staff, Admiralty, reporting that HMS Minto was proceeding to Hodeida [Al Hudaydah, Aden, later Yemen] at the request of the British Resident at Aden, and that there was no information that she was contemplating bombarding the port. Oliver states that the Bombay Government considered bombardment desirable, but that the Viceroy of India [1st Lord Hardinge of Penshurst] preferred a blockade. [Carbon]. 15 Nov 1914
CHAR 13/39/63 Telegram from HMS Duke of Edinburgh to Admiralty, reporting on the ship's actions in the British attack on the Turkish fort at Sheik Syed [near the Aden Protectorate, later South Yemen]. Includes note by WSC, ordering a precis to be prepared for publication of this "unauthorised exploit". [Carbon]. 12 Nov 1914
CHAR 13/39/64 Telegram from the Commander-in-Chief, East Indies [Admiral Sir Richard Peirse] to Admiralty, suggesting that the outward bound Territorial Convoy wait at Suez [Egypt] until the arrival of HMS Northbrook, unless HMS Minerva or HMS Prosperpine were available to bring them on. Includes copies of telegrams between WSC and Vice-Admiral Henry Oliver, Chief of Staff, on sending the convoy on with Minerva. [Carbon]. 12 Nov 1914 - 13 Nov 1914
CHAR 13/39/65 Telegram from the Intelligence Department, Cairo War Office [Egypt], to Admiralty, reporting an interview with a Greek doctor, who had served as a Turkish officer in the Mosul Army Corps, giving the views of German officers as imparted to Turkish officers, on the British bombardment of the Dardanelles, a possible Turkish attack on Egypt, and fears of a British attack at Alexandretta [Iraq]. Includes telegrams between Admiral Sir Henry Jackson, Vice-Admiral Henry Oliver, Chief of Staff, and WSC, on the possibilities of action against Alexandretta. [Carbon]. 13 Nov 1914 - 18 Nov 1914
CHAR 13/39/66 Telegram from HMS Duke of Edinburgh (Suez [Egypt]), to Admiralty, reporting the ship's safe arrival with her convoy. Includes telegrams between Admiral Sir Henry Jackson, Vice-Admiral Henry Oliver, Chief of Staff, and WSC, on bringing the Duke of Edinburgh on, whether there were any other warships with the convoy, and letting them continue without escort. [Carbon]. 16 Nov 1914 - 17 Nov 1914
CHAR 13/39/67 Telegrams from Admiralty to the Commander-in-Chief, East Indies [Admiral Sir Richard Peirse], firstly informing him that operations in the Red Sea would be directed by the Senior Naval Officer, Egypt [Captain George Borrett], and secondly stating that it was necessary for him to take charge of naval operations in Egypt as soon as possible, while retaining command of the East Indies station. Initialled by WSC and Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher [1st Sea Lord]. [Carbon]. 15 Nov 1914 - 16 Nov 1914
CHAR 13/39/68 Telegram from WSC to the Commander-in-Chief, East Indies [Admiral Sir Richard Peirse], stating that it was necessary for him to proceed to Egypt to take charge of naval operations as soon as possible, and detailing the forces at his command. [Carbon]. 17 Nov 1914
CHAR 13/39/69 Telegram from the Commander-in-Chief, East Indies [Admiral Sir Richard Peirse], to Admiralty, on his appointment to take charge of naval operations in Egypt, particularly the discharge of his duties on the East Indies station. [Carbon]. 18 Nov 1914
CHAR 13/39/70 Telegram from the Senior Naval Officer, Egypt [Captain George Borrett] to Admiralty, on reports that Turkish forces were assembling near El Arish, and also on movements of British ships. Includes reply from WSC, giving orders for Turkish troops at El Arish to be bombarded, if the General Officer Commanding wished it. [Carbon]. 19 Nov 1914
CHAR 13/39/71 Telegram from Admiralty to the Senior Naval Officer, Egypt, [Captain George Borrett] on the desirability that the coastal trade of Arabia in the Red Sea should not be interfered with. Initialled by Admiral Sir Henry Jackson, Vice-Admiral Henry Oliver [Chief of Staff], Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher [1st Sea Lord] and WSC. [Carbon]. 20 Nov 1914
CHAR 13/39/72 Telegram from Commander-in-Chief, East Indies [Admiral Sir Richard Peirse] to Admiralty, asking if an escort for the Indian convoy was necessary through the Mediterranean. Includes telegrams between WSC and Vice-Admiral Henry Oliver, Chief of Staff, on the need for an escort, preferably provided by the French. [Carbon]. 21 Dec 1914 - 24 Dec 1914
CHAR 13/39/73 Telegram from Admiralty to Commander-in-Chief, East Indies [Admiral Sir Richard Peirse], ordering postponement of operations against Sheik Said [? Egypt] and directing ships in the southern Red Sea to check for preparations for an attack on Persia [Iran]. Initialled by WSC and Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher [1st Sea Lord]. [Carbon]. 23 Dec 1914
CHAR 13/39/74 Telegram from Sir Francis Elliot, British Minister at Athens [Greece], on the purchase of armaments by the Turks in Italy. Includes telegrams between WSC and Vice-Admiral Henry Oliver, Chief of Staff, on capturing the arms at sea. [Carbon]. 23 Dec 1914 - 26 Dec 1914
CHAR 13/39/75 Telegram from the Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet [Admiral Sir John Jellicoe], to Admiralty, on prohibiting British and neutral trawlers from fishing in the North Sea [? because of the risk of enemy ships being disguised as trawlers]. [Carbon]. 01 Dec 1914