Admiralty: Dardanelles Telegrams.

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Date: 03 Jan 1915 - 25 May 1915

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CHAR 13/65/1 Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden, asking if he considered the forcing of the Dardanelles by Ships alone to be a practicable operation, stating that the importance of the result would justify severe loss [typescript copy]. 03 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/65/2 Telegram from Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, stating that he did not consider that the Dardanelles could be rushed, but that they might be forced by extended operations with a large number of ships [typescript copy]. 05 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/65/3 Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden, on his view that the Dardanelles could be forced by extended operations by a large number of ships. Asking for details of his plans [typescript copy]. 06 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/65/4 Telegram from Vice Admiral Sackville Carden to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, acknowledging receipt of telegram of 6 Jan [CHAR 13/65/3] [typescript copy]. 09 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/65/5-7 Telegram from Vice Admiral Sackville Carden to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, giving plans for Naval operations in the Dardanelles [typescript copy]. 11 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/65/8 Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden, o plan for the forcing of the Dardanelles [typescript copy]. 12 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/65/9 Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden, on plan for the forcing of the Dardanelles, asking if he meant that operations would take a month, or should begin in about a month [typescript copy]. 13 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/65/10 Telegram from Vice Admiral Sackville Carden to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, stating that he felt that his plan to force the Dardanelles would last about a month [typescript copy]. 13 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/65/11 Telegram from Vice Admiral Sackville Carden to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, reporting that high speed was necessary in the two capita ships required for meeting the "Goeben" in Marmara, Turkey [typescript copy]. 13 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/65/12 Telegram from Vice Admiral Sackville Carden to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, recommending that before commencing operations in the Dardanelles, HMS "Indefatigable" should have a short refit at Malta [typescript copy]. 14 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/65/13 Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Vice Admiral Sackville Carden, reporting that his scheme for forcing the Dardanelles had been approved in principle by the Cabinet War Committee [typescript copy]. 15 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/65/14 Telegram from Admiralty to Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden, stating that he was to retain Beagle class destroyers in the Dardanelles [typescript copy]. 15 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/65/15 Telegram from Vice Admiral Sackville Carden, Dardanelles, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, requesting permission to accompany HMS "Indefatigable" on refit in Malta, leaving Squadron under the command of Rear-Admiral Guepratte [typescript copy]. 15 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/65/16 Telegram from Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden, Dardanelles, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, submitting that two howitzers or high angle naval guns be fitted to each of the three old type battleships for use inside the Straits against concealed guns [typescript copy]. 15 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/65/17 Minute from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to the Chief of Staff, Admiralty, stating that when HMS "Inflexible" reached the Dardanelles, Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden should transfer his flag to her, and send HMS "Indefatigable" to Malta for a refit. If Carden needed to be at Malta to make his preparations, he should wait at the Dardanelles until relieved by Rear-Admiral John de Robeck, who would have the temporary rank of Vice--Admiral. Stating that it was imperative to keep a Battle-Cruiser and a Vice-Admiral off the Dardanelles "I can not run the risk of the French obtaining command" [handwritten by Edward Marsh, initialled by WSC]. 23 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/65/18 Telegram from Admiralty to Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden, Dardanelles, stating that when HMS "Inflexible" arrived he should transfer his Flag to her, and send HMS "Indefatigable" to Malta for refit. If he needed to be at Malta to make preparations, he should wait until relieved by Rear-Admiral John de Robeck, who would have temporary rank of Vice-Admiral. Stating that it was imperative for Britain to retain command off the Dardanelles, and retain a Battle Cruiser, and a V.A. there [typescript copy]. 24 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/65/19 Telegram from Admiralty to Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden, Dardanelles reporting that HMS "Agamemnon" was being sent out to relieve "Inflexible", which was required for the Battle Cruiser Squadron [typescript copy]. 10 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/65/20 Telegram from Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden to Admiralty, account of attack on forts at the entrance to the Dardanelles [typescript copy]. 20 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/65/21 Telegram from Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden to Admiralty, reporting that Naval operations in the Dardanelles had been delayed by bad weather [typescript copy]. 20 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/65/22 Telegram from Admiralty to Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden , asking him to report by telegram after each stage of the bombardment of the Dardanelles [typescript copy]. 21 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/65/23-24 Telegram from Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden to Admiralty, reporting that a gale had prevented any operations in the Dardanelles that day. Reporting that he felt that old battleships could not approach and engage coastal batteries at close range with secondary armament under cover of fire from supporting ships, with covering note by WSC , stating that a fair copy of the telegram should be circulated to the Prime Minister, Foreign Secretary and Secretary of State for War [typescript copy]. 22 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/65/25 Telegram from Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden to Admiralty, reporting on Naval operations in the Dardanelles [typescript copy, annotated by WSC]. 22 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/65/26 Telegram from French Ministry of Marine, Paris to French Naval Attacht, Admiralty, London, reporting that one French Division, comprising 18,000 men and 5,000 horses would be sent to the Dardanelles [typescript copy]. 23 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/65/27 Telegram from Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden to Admiralty, report on Naval operations in the Dardanelles, which had been hampered by south westerly gale [typescript copy]. 23 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/65/28 Telegram from Admiralty to Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden, on exchange of telegrams with General Sir William Birdwood on employment of military force in the Dardanelles [typescript copy]. 24 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/65/29 Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty and Henry Oliver, Chief of Staff, Admiralty, to Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden, on exchange of telegrams with General Birdwood on the employment of military forces in the Dardanelles [typescript copy]. 24 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/65/30 Telegram from Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden, to Admiralty, stating that if only 10,000 troops were sent to the Dardanelles, he would propose to base them at Mudros and make occasional feints in Xeros without actually landing troops [typescript copy]. 25 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/65/31 Telegram from Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden, Dardanelles, to Admiralty, stating that he did not intend to commence attack on forts in bad weather. Stating that he was convinced that given favourable weather conditions the reduction of the forts at the entrance to the Straits could be completed in a day [typescript copy]. 25 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/65/32 Telegram from Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden, Dardanelles, to Admiralty, reporting that weather had improved and he had recommenced attack on the Dardanelles Forts [typescript copy]. 25 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/65/33 Telegram from Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden, Dardanelles, to Admiralty, reporting on attack on forts at the entrance to the Straits [typescript copy]. 25 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/65/34 Telegram from Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden, Dardanelles, to Admiralty, reporting that the four of the forts at the entrance to the Dardanelles had been reduced [typescript copy]. 25 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/65/35 Telegram from Admiralty to Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden, Dardanelles, reporting that the Russian battleship "Askold" would shortly join his Flag to represent the Russian Navy. Her principal use would be for wireless communication with the Black Sea Fleet [typescript copy]. 25 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/65/36-37 Telegram from Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden, Dardanelles, to Admiralty reporting attack on Turkish forts at the entrance to the Straits [typescript copy]. 26 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/65/38 Telegram from Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden, Dardanelles, to Admiralty reporting attack on Turkish forts at the entrance to the Straits [typescript copy]. 27 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/65/39 Telegram from Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden, Dardanelles, to Admiralty, reporting worsening weather, and difficulties operating within the Straits [typescript copy]. 28 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/65/40 Telegram from Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden, Dardanelles, to Admiralty, reporting suspension of operations due to bad weather [typescript copy]. 01 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/41 Telegram from Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden, Dardanelles, to Admiralty, reporting improved weather, and resumption of operations [typescript copy]. 02 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/42 Telegram from Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden, Dardanelles, to Admiralty, reporting on attack on Turkish forts on 1 Mar [typescript copy]. 03 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/43 Telegram from Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden, Dardanelles, to Admiralty, reporting on attack on Turkish forts on 1 Mar [typescript copy]. 03 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/44 Telegram from Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden, Dardanelles, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, requesting permission to take HMS "Queen Elizabeth" inside the Straits [typescript copy]. 04 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/45 Telegram from Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden, Dardanelles, to Admiralty, report that operations were proceeding [typescript copy]. 04 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/46-47 Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden, Dardanelles, on plan of operations if he should succeed in entering the Sea of Marmora [typescript copy]. 04 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/48 Telegram from Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden, Dardanelles to Admiralty, report on bombardment of Turkish forts at the entrance to the Dardanelles [typescript copy]. 04 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/49 Telegram from Admiralty to Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden, Dardanelles, plan of Admiral Sir Henry Jackson for attack on the Bosphorus [Karadeniz Bogazi, Turkey] Forts from the South. [typescript copy]. 04 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/50 Telegram from Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden, Dardanelles, to Admiralty, report on attack on Turkish forts on 3 Mar [typescript copy]. 05 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/51 Telegram from Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden, Dardanelles, to Admiralty, report on attack on Turkish forts at entrance to Straits on 4 Mar [typescript copy]. 05 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/52 Telegram from Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden, Dardanelles, to Admiralty, report on attack on Turkish forts at entrance to Straits on 5 Mar [typescript copy]. 06 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/53 Telegram from Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden, Dardanelles, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, report Naval Operations [typescript copy]. 06 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/54 Telegram from Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden, Dardanelles, to Admiralty, report on operations against Turkish forts, requesting that no details of sweeping be published [annotated and initialled by WSC "Not to be circulated"]. 06 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/55 Telegram from Admiralty to Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden, Dardanelles, giving details of empty transports sent to Egypt, for carrying troops to the Dardanelles [typescript copy]. 06 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/56 Telegram from Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden, Dardanelles to Admiralty, reporting attack on Turkish forts [typescript copy]. 07 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/57 Telegram from Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden, Dardanelles to Admiralty, reporting attack on Turkish forts on 6 Mar [typescript copy]. 07 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/58 Telegram from Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden, Dardanelles to Admiralty, reporting attack on Turkish forts [typescript copy]. 08 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/59-60 Telegram from Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden, Dardanelles to Admiralty, reporting attack on Turkish forts on 7 Mar [typescript copy, with covering note on distribution, initialled by WSC]. 08 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/61 Telegram from Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden, Dardanelles to Admiralty, reporting that operations against the Turkish forts were proceeding, and that HMS "Queen Elizabeth" was going to the Straits for direct bombardment of the forts at the Narrows [typescript copy]. 08 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/62 Telegram from Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden, Dardanelles to Admiralty, report on operations against Turkish forts on 8 Mar [typescript copy]. 09 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/63 Telegram from Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden, Dardanelles to Admiralty, report that light was too bad for long range firing [typescript copy]. 09 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/64 Telegram from Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden, Dardanelles to Admiralty, report on bombardment of Turkish forts and the destruction of Bridge over the Mendere River [typescript copy]. 10 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/65 Telegram from Vice Admiral Sackville Carden, Dardanelles, to Admiralty, reporting that two battleships were watching inside the entrance and two were operating against batteries at Bulair [typescript copy]. 10 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/66-68 Telegram from Vice Admiral Sackville Carden to Admiralty, report on situation in the Dardanelles, particularly attacks on entrance forts [typescript copy]. 10 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/69 Telegram from Vice Admiral Sackville Carden Dardanelles, to Admiralty, reporting that weather was too thick for any firing at Bulair [typescript copy]. 11 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/70 Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Vice Admiral Sackville Carden Dardanelles, approving the skill and patience with which he had advanced without loss. Stating that the results to be gained were great enough to justify loss of ships and men [typescript copy]. 11 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/71 Telegram from Vice Admiral Sackville Carden Dardanelles to Admiralty, report on Bombardment of Bulair on 10 and 11 Mar [typescript copy]. 12 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/72 Telegram from HMS "Queen Elizabeth", Dardanelles, to Admiralty, giving details of expenditure of ammunition, 8-13 Mar [typescript copy]. 13 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/73-74 Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Vice Admiral Sackville Carden, Dardanelles, giving details of instructions given to the Russian Admiral Eberhardt, who was joining the Allied Fleet in the Dardanelles [two typescript copies]. 14 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/75 Telegram from Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden, Dardanelles, to Admiralty, report on unsuccessful French attack on minefields [typescript copy]. 14 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/76 Telegram from Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden, Dardanelles to Admiralty, agreeing that vigorous sustained action was necessary for success [typescript copy]. 14 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/77 Telegram from Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden, Dardanelles to Admiralty, report on minesweeping operations on the night of 13-14 Mar [typescript copy]. 14 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/78 Telegram from Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden, Dardanelles to Admiralty, report on air reconnaissance, which had located a number of loose mines [typescript copy]. 14 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/79-80 Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden, Dardanelles orders to concert any large scale military operations with General Sir Ian Hamilton, who was due to arrive shortly [typescript copy]. 15 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/81-82 Telegram from Vice Admiral Sackville Carden, Dardanelles, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on his intention to vigorously attack fortresses at the Narrows, clearing the minefields under cover of the attack [typescript copy]. 15 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/83 Telegram from French Naval Attache, Admiralty, London to Ministry of Marine, Paris, report on Naval operations in the Dardanelles [typescript copy]. 15 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/84 Telegram from Admiralty to Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden, Dardanelles, and Rear-Admiral Rosslyn Wemyss, [later Lord Wester Wemyss], Mudros, on troop movements [typescript copy]. 15 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/85 Telegram from Admiralty to Rear-Admiral Rosslyn Wemyss, [later Lord Wester Wemyss], Mudros, on water supplies for troops [typescript copy]. 15 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/86 Telegram from Rear-Admiral Rosslyn Wemyss, [later Lord Wester Wemyss], Mudros to Admiralty, reporting that the First Division of French Troops arrived that evening, and that there was sufficient water supply for troops at Lemnos, provided they were kept afloat [typescript copy]. 16 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/87 Telegram from Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden, Dardanelles, to Admiralty, reporting that he would shortly meet General Sir Ian Hamilton, and that he also intended to commence operations against the entrance forts as soon as weather permitted [typescript copy]. 16 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/88 Telegram from Rear-Admiral Rosslyn Wemyss, [later Lord Wester Wemyss], Tenedos to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on troop movements, suggesting that no decisions be made until arrival of General Sir Ian Hamilton [typescript copy]. 16 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/89 Telegram from Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, reporting that he had been forced to go on the sick-list, that Vice-Admiral John De Robeck had taken command and that he had fullest confidence in his judgment and determination. Also praising the work of Commodore Roger Keyes, and Captain Arthur Heyes Sadler [typescript copy]. 16 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/90 Telegram from Rear-Admiral Rosslyn Wemyss [later Lord Wester Wemyss] to Admiralty, on illness of Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden, reporting that he was quite prepared to serve under the orders of Rear-Admiral John De Robeck [although he was senior]. Stating that he and De Robeck were in "perfect accord" and could loyally co-operate [typescript copy]. 16 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/91 Telegram from Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden, Dardanelles, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, reporting that relations between Rear-Admiral John De Robeck and the French Rear-Admiral Guepratte were most cordial [typescript copy]. 17 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/92 Telegram from Rear-Admiral Rosslyn Wemyss, [later Lord Wester Wemyss], Mudros, to Admiralty, reporting that he was travelling to Tenedos to meet General Sir Ian Hamilton [typescript copy]. 17 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/93 Telegram from Rear-Admiral John De Robeck, Tenedos, to Admiralty, reporting on good aerial reconnaissance of the Dardanelles minefields [typescript copy]. 17 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/94 Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Rear-Admiral John De Robeck, on his appointment as command the Dardanelles Fleet, orders to execute Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden's plan to attack entrance forts, "provided he thought that plans were wise and practicable. Asking him to report day to day, and to work in closest harmony with General Sir Ian Hamilton [typescript copy]. 17 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/95 Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles to Admiralty, report on meeting with General Sir Ian Hamilton. Stating that no joint action could be contemplated pending results of attack on the Narrows [typescript copy]. 18 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/96 Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on his appointment to command the Dardanelles fleet, stating that he was in full agreement with the plans, and that operations would commence on 19 Mar, weather permitting [typescript copy]. 18 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/97 Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, reporting that the weather was fine and that attack on the Narrows was about to begin [typescript copy]. 18 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/98-99 Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles to Admiralty, report on attack on the Narrows. 19 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/100 Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles to Admiralty, report on attack on the Narrows [typescript copy]. 19 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/101 Telegram from Vice-Admiral John de Robeck, Dardanelles, to Admiralty, reporting that HMS "Inflexible" had been struck by a mine [typescript copy]. 19 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/102 Telegram from Vice-Admiral John de Robeck, Dardanelles, to Admiralty, on condition of HMS "Inflexible" and the French battleship "Gaulois" [typescript copy]. 19 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/103 Telegram from French Ministry of Marine, Paris to French Naval Attache, Admiralty, London, on British and French losses in the Dardanelles [typescript copy]. 20 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/104 Telegram from Admiralty to Vice Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, regretting losses in resolute attack on the Narrows, and sending "Their Lordships' approbation" of the conduct of the British and French Fleets. Reporting that "Implacable" and "Queen" would join him very soon, and that "London" and "Prince of Wales" would sail that night [typescript copy]. 20 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/105 Telegram from Vice Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, to Admiralty, report on condition of HMS "Inflexible", which had been struck by a mine. Also on plan for re-organisation of minesweeping programme [typescript copy]. 20 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/106-107 Telegram from Vice Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, to Admiralty, report on condition of HMS "Inflexible", and other ships damages in attack on the Narrows [typescript copy]. 20 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/108-111 Telegram from Vice Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, to Admiralty, report on condition of ships damaged in attack on the Narrows, praising the gallantry of the French squadron under Rear-Admiral Guepratte [typescript copy]. 20 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/112-113 Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, to Admiralty, on damage to forts from Naval bombardment [typescript copy]. 21 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/114 Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, to Admiralty, on preparations for minesweeping operations [typescript copy]. 21 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/115 Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles to Admiralty, reporting that officers and men of lost ships would be sent home at the first opportunity [typescript copy]. 21 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/116 Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles to Admiralty, report on meeting with General Sir Ian Hamilton and Major-General William Birdwood, who had stated that the army would not be in a position to undertake any military operations before 14 Apr. He also discusses the plan to land a force inside the Dardanelles to destroy guns guarding the Straits. [typescript copy]. 23 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/117 Telegram from Rear-Admiral Rosslyn Wemyss (later Lord Wester Wemyss), Mudros, to Admiralty, reporting loss of Torpedo Boat 064, wrecked during Northerly gale on East side of Lemnos [typescript copy]. 23 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/118 Telegram from Vice Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, to Admiralty, reporting that no operations were possible due to strong NE wind. Also reporting on repairs to HMS "Inflexible" [typescript copy]. 24 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/119-122 Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Vice Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, stating that it was clear that the army should prepare to attack the Kilid Bahr plateau at the earliest opportunity, and that the Admiralty had to decide whether the time had come to abandon the naval plan of forcing the Dardanelles without military assistance "It may be necessary to accept the check of he 18th as decisive and to admit that the task is beyond our powers" [typescript copy]. 24 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/123 Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, to Admiralty, reporting that date for military offensive [14 Apr] by be advanced by a few days. Stating that he intended to resume a vigorous naval offensive to clear the minefields and the howitzers defending the Narrows [typescript copy]. 25 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/124 Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, to Admiralty, reporting that he did not consider the defeat on 18 Mar decisive, but that he considered that a combined operation was essential to "obtain great results and object of campaign" [typescript copy]. 26 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/125-128 Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, stating that he did not consider the defeat of 18 Mar to be decisive, but that he felt that a combined operation would have the best chance of success. Giving options for Combined Operations [typescript copy]. 27 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/129 Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, to Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, accepting his reasons for proposing a combined operation, and stating that he intended him to remain in command irrespective of the recovery Vice Admiral Sackville Carden [typescript copy]. 27 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/130 Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, to Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, asking what action the Fleet would take if the army was checked at Kilid Bahr, and asking him not to be vexed by WSC's enquiries "the only thing is to win". 27 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/131 Telegram from Naval Base, Mudros to Admiralty requesting increase in supply of ordnance to 1000 6 inch and 2000 12 pounder shrapnel shells per day, for use supporting military operations in the Dardanelles [typescript copy]. 28 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/132 Telegram from Admiralty to C. in C., East Indies, repeated to Vice-Admiral Eastern Mediterranean Squadron, John De Robeck, orders to send all available ships from Egypt to operate outside the Dardanelles on the day troops were to be landed [typescript copy]. 28 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/133 Telegram from Admiralty to Rear-Admiral Rosslyn Wemyss (later Lord Wester Wemyss), Lemnos, orders to isolate the island and allow no communication with the "outer world" [typescript copy]. 28 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/134-135 Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on combined military and naval attack on the Narrows [typescript copy]. 29 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/136 Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, to Admiralty, reporting unsuccessful German air attack on HMS "Ark Royal" [typescript copy]. 29 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/137 Telegram from Rear-Admiral Rosslyn Wemyss, (later Lord Wester Wemyss), Mudros, to Admiralty, reporting condition of damaged turbine of HMS "Queen Elizabeth" [typescript copy]. 29 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/138 Telegram from Rear-Admiral Rosslyn Wemyss (later Lord Wester Wemyss) to Admiralty, on condition of turbine of HMS "Queen Elizabeth" [typescript copy]. 29 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/139 Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, to Admiralty, report in progress of minesweeping operations [typescript copy]. 31 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/65/140 Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, to Admiralty, situation report [typescript copy]. 01 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/65/141 Telegram from Admiralty to Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, asking for full details of preparations for landing the Army, and for mine sweeping [typescript copy]. 02 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/65/142 Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles to Admiralty, on preparations for landing the Army, which would require two Captains, 3 Commanders, 27 Lieutenants, 24 Warrant and Subordinate Officers and 700 men [typescript copy]. 02 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/65/143 Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on plan for combined attack on the Narrows [typescript copy]. 03 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/65/144 Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles to Admiralty, report in minesweeping operations inside the Straits [typescript copy]. 03 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/65/145 Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles to Admiralty, on collaboration with the Russian Fleet so that Russian attack on the Bosphorus [Karadeniz Bogazi, Turkey] should synchronize with British attack on the Dardanelles. [typescript copy]. 03 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/65/146 Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, asking for full report after meeting with General Sir Ian Hamilton. Stating that his special cipher "B" was absolutely secret and h could dismiss all ideas of leakage. Ordering him not to discuss WSC's "personal and secret" telegrams with anyone except his Chief of Staff, and General Hamilton [typescript copy]. 03 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/65/147 Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, to Admiralty, requesting that the 3 Monitors arrive at Mudros by 12 Apr [typescript copy]. 03 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/65/148-149 Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, to Admiralty, report on plans for landing troops, and on minesweeping operations in the Narrows [typescript copy]. 04 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/65/150 Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, to Admiralty, reporting that operations had been suspended due to strong Northerly gale [typescript copy]. 06 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/65/151 Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, to Admiralty, on exchange of telegrams with the Russian Admiral Aberhardt [typescript copy]. 04 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/65/152 Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, asking for details of protection of ships against mines. Also asking if he had considered use of smoke screens to cover landings, and if the lack of water on the Gallipoli Peninsula would restrict the numbers of the Turkish garrison [typescript copy]. 06 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/65/153-154 Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, reporting that he did not anticipate difficulties protecting ships against mines. Also reporting that smoke screens would be used to cover landings if they could be usefully employed, but they might be double edged weapons. Stating that intelligence reports indicated that there was a plentiful supply of water on the Gallipoli Peninsula, and that estimates of the number of Turkish troops on both sides of the Straits ranged from 50,000 - 100,000 [typescript copy]. 08 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/65/155 Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, to Admiralty, report on operations on 8 Apr [typescript copy]. 10 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/65/156-157 Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, report of work of the Naval Air Service, praising the work of Commander Charles Samson, and requesting that more aircraft be sent out [typescript copy]. 10 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/65/158 Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, reporting arrival of General Sir Ian Hamilton. Giving details of Hamilton's plan of operations, with the main landing at Cape Helles, supported by feints and diversions [typescript copy]. 11 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/65/159 Telegram from Admiralty to Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, reporting that the Germans were trying to arrange for a considerable quantity of fuel oil and lubricating oil to be sent from Constantinople [Istanbul] to Budrum, possibly for submarines [typescript copy]. 12 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/65/160 Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, to Admiralty, reporting that HMS "Agamemnon" had shelled various positions on the Northern and Southern shores of the Gulf of Xeres; that air reconnaissance had reported no movement of troops in the southern area of the Gallipoli Peninsula, and that the Army was practicing rapid landings on the beach at Mudros [typescript copy]. 13 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/65/161 Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Mudros, to Admiralty, reporting that the Captains of the "E" Class submarines had reconnoitered the Dardanelles in destroyers and aircraft, and would two or three days before the main attack they would undertake the passage of the Straits with a view to operating off Gallipoli town and cutting Turkish sea communications [typescript copy]. 14 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/65/162 Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles to Admiralty, reporting experimental bombardment of Turkish trenches and wire entanglements [typescript copy]. 14 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/65/163 Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, reporting meeting with Lt.-Col Henry Napier, (Temp. Military Attache, Sofia, Bulgaria), Gerald Fitzmaurice (formerly British Consul, Constantinople [Istanbul]) and General Sir Ian Hamilton, who suggested that Bulgaria would probably join the Allies against Turkey at an early date, and suggested postponement of operations until Bulgaria was ready. Reporting that Hamilton was firmly against postponement in the absence of a definite guarantee [typescript copy]. 17 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/65/164 Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles to Admiralty, on proposed attack on Budrum [typescript copy]. 17 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/65/165 Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, stating that the best way to bring Bulgaria into the war on the Allied side would be to make a successful attack on the Dardanelles, approving decision not to postpone operations [typescript copy]. 17 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/65/166 Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles to Admiralty, reporting the loss of Submarine E.15, wrecked off Kephez Point while attempting passage of the Dardanelles. Stating that Submarine E.6 had been ordered to torpedo the wreck and if unsuccessful a destroyer would attempt to destroy it. [typescript copy]. 17 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/65/167 Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles to Admiralty, reporting safe return of Submarine B.6, having torpedoed and sunk a Turkish tug. Also reporting bombardment of Taifurkeuia by HMS "Lord Nelson" and seaplane attack onthe town of Gallipoli [typescript copy]. 17 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/65/168 Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles to Admiralty, reporting that Submarine E.14 would attempt passage of the Straits on the first favourable day [typescript copy]. 18 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/65/169 Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles to Admiralty, reporting meeting of all principal officers, which decided that operations would start on Friday 23 April, weather permitting [typescript copy]. 19 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/65/170 Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Major John S Churchill, thanks for letters of 3 and 11 Apr. Considering that the prime responsibility of the Royal Navy was to spare the Army as much as possible. Stressing the importance of having a strong fleet in the Marmora even if the Gallipoli Peninsula was still defended by the enemy. Stating that he was sure that the forts would be quelled by two or three days hard action as they were running short of ammunition. "The vital thing is not to break off because of losses but to persevere. This is the hour in the World's history for a fine feet of arms and the results of victory will amply justify the price" [typescript copy]. 19 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/65/171-172 Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, to Admiralty. on Turkish attempts to salvage the British submarine E.15 on Kephez Point, praising the work of Lt-Cdr Eric Robinson, who attempted to destroy the submarine, recommending his promotion to Commander [typescript copy]. 20 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/65/173 Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, to Admiralty, reporting that the weather had improved sufficiently for transports, tugs and lighters to leave Mudros, and that the attack would start before dawn on 25 Apr [typescript copy]. 23 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/65/174 Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, to Admiralty, reporting that operations had commenced and the weather was favourable [typescript copy]. 25 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/65/175-177 Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, to Admiralty, account of Gallipoli landings on 25 Apr [typescript copy]. 26 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/65/178 Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Major John S Churchill, hoping that his "friend" [General Sir Ian Hamilton] would ask for more men if he needed them [typescript copy]. 27 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/65/179-181 Telegram from Vice Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, to Admiralty, situation report at 0200 hrs, following Gallipoli landings [typescript copy] [. 27 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/65/182-183 Telegram from Vice Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, to Admiralty, situation report at 2000 hrs on 27 Apr [typescript copy]. 28 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/65/184 Telegram from Vice Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, to Admiralty, report on operations on 28 Apr [typescript copy]. 29 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/65/185 Telegram from Vice Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, to Admiral Eberhardt, Commander of the Russian Fleet, asking for assistance [typescript copy]. 29 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/65/186 Telegram from Vice Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles to Admiralty, stating that it was impossible to send long wireless messages without seriously jeopardizing local W/T communications [typescript copy]. 29 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/65/187 Telegram from Vice Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles to Admiralty, reporting that the position was "quite satisfactory on shore", tat more troops and stores had been landed and the wounded embarked and sent to Egypt [typescript copy]. 29 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/65/188 Telegram from Vice Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles to Admiralty, reporting that the position was satisfactory on shore but that this did not permit naval support to be withdrawn . Also reporting shortage of officers and men for beach work [typescript copy]. 30 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/65/189 Telegram from Vice Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles to Admiral Eberhardt, Commander of the Russian Fleet, report on Gallipoli landings [typescript copy]. 30 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/65/190-191 Telegram from Vice Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles to Admiralty, report on Gallipoli landings [typescript copy]. 01 May 1915
CHAR 13/65/192 Telegram from Vice Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles to Admiralty, report on position on 30 Apr. Troops resting and entrenching, slight advance by ANZAC Corps, shelling of Chanak by HMS "Lord Nelson" [typescript copy]. 01 May 1915
CHAR 13/65/193-195 Telegram from Vice Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles to Admiralty, report on landing between Cape Tekeh and Cape Helles [typescript copy]. 01 May 1915
CHAR 13/65/196 Telegram from Vice Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles to Admiralty, report that the Army was consolidating its positions, preparing for advance [typescript copy]. 02 May 1915
CHAR 13/65/197-198 Telegram from Vice Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles to Admiralty, report on Gallipoli landings [typescript copy, annotated "read to Cabinet"]. 02 May 1915
CHAR 13/65/199 Telegram from Vice Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles to Admiralty, report on Turkish counter attack on night of 1-2 May [typescript copy]. 02 May 1915
CHAR 13/65/200 Telegram from Vice Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles to Admiralty, report from Submarine E.14 [typescript copy]. 03 [May] 1915
CHAR 13/65/201 Telegram from Russian Ministry of Marine, Petrograd to Admiralty, on Russian Black Sea Fleet support for the Allies in the Dardanelles [typescript copy]. 03 May 1915
CHAR 13/65/202-203 Telegram from Vice Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles to Admiralty, report on naval and military operations [typescript copy]. 04 May 1915
CHAR 13/65/204 Telegram from Russian Ministry of Marine, Petrograd to Admiralty, on Russian Black Sea Fleet support for the Allies in the Dardanelles [typescript copy]. 04 May 1915
CHAR 13/65/205 Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles to Admiralty, report on naval and military operations [typescript copy]. 05 May 1915
CHAR 13/65/206 Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles to Admiralty, report on naval and military operations [typescript copy]. 07 May 1915
CHAR 13/65/207-209 Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles to Admiralty, report on steps taken to protect the Fleet from German submarines [typescript copy]. 11 May 1915
CHAR 13/65/210 Telegram from C. in C., East Indies, Port Said, to Admiralty, on possible location of German oil store for submarines [typescript copy]. 11 May 1915
CHAR 13/65/211 Telegram from Admiral Superintendent, Malta to Admiralty, report on hostile submarines operating in the Eastern Mediterranean [typescript copy]. 11 May 1915
CHAR 13/65/212 Telegram from Admiral Superintendent, Malta to Admiralty, on search for German submarine off Malta [typescript copy]. 12 May 1915
CHAR 13/65/213 Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to General Sir Ian Hamilton, praising the Army's achievements in the Gallipoli Landings and reporting that a further Army Corps would be sent out to him as requested [typescript copy]. 12 May 1915
CHAR 13/65/214 Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, hoping that he would not be discouraged by the recall of HMS "Queen Elizabeth". Stating that the two Monitors that were being sent out could go anywhere, and were the last word in bombarding vessels. "I am determined to support you and the army in every way to the end of your task and I am quit sure that the result will amply repay the sacrifices and anxieties" [typescript copy]. 12 May 1915
CHAR 13/65/215-216 Telegram from Admiralty to Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, reporting that two more infantry divisions were to be sent out, and that the presence of German submarines in Turkish waters made it undesirable to expose "Queen Elizabeth", which was to sail for home at once with all despatch and utmost secrecy. and that instead he would have the older battleships "Exmouth" and "Venerable", and that the two new Monitors "Admiral Farragut" and "Stonewall Jackson" would be sent out before the end of the month [typescript copy]. 12 May 1915
CHAR 13/65/217 Telegram from French Ministry of Marine, Paris to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, thanks for praise of Rear-Admiral Guepratte. Stating that because of the increase of the French Fleet in the Dardanelles they were putting the French forces under Vice-Admiral Nicol, promoted from today, and therefore junior to the British Vice Admiral John De Robeck [typescript copy]. 13 May 1915
CHAR 13/65/218 Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck to Admiralty, reporting loss of HMS "Goliath", attacked by Destroyers and sunk by two torpedoes [typescript copy]. 13 May 1915
CHAR 13/65/219 Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles. Stating that the moment for an independent Naval attempt to force the Narrows had passed and would not arise again, and that his role was to support the Army "in its costly but sure advance" [typescript copy]. 13 May 1915
CHAR 13/65/220 Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Major-General Archibald Paris, Naval Division, Gallipoli, stating that officer casualties should be filled by promotion from lower ranks and from the ranks [typescript copy]. 13 May 1915
CHAR 13/65/221 Telegram from Senior Naval Officer, Bermuda to Admiralty, on withdrawal of cruisers [typescript copy]. 14 May 1915
CHAR 13/65/222 Telegram from Vice Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, to Admiralty, on watch on Budrum, and on the loss of HMS "Goliath" [typescript copy]. 14 May 1915
CHAR 13/65/223 Telegram from Vice Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, appreciating need to withdraw HMS "Queen Elizabeth" and to alter the composition of his squadron, urgently requesting submarines for the Sea of Marmora and more River Class destroyers to deal with enemy submarines [typescript copy]. 14 May 1915
CHAR 13/65/224 Admiralty telegram from WSC to Major General [Archibald] Paris with instructions for the retrieval of rifles from dead and wounded men "We are literally at the end of our store of charger loading rifles". 14 May 1915
CHAR 13/65/225 Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck to Admiralty, reporting that HMS "Queen Elizabeth" would leave for Britain on 15 May, and that he was transferring his flag temporarily to HMS "Dublin" [typescript copy]. 14 May 1915
CHAR 13/65/226 Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck to Admiralty, on possibility of decisive naval action in the Dardanelles, stating that he had never contemplated taking such action without first obtaining Admiralty sanction [typescript copy]. 14 May 1915
CHAR 13/65/227 Telegram from French Ministry of Marine to French Naval Attache, Admiralty, London, reporting that three French battleships were at the Dardanelles, and that three more would arrive shortly [typescript copy]. 14 May 1915
CHAR 13/65/228-229 Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck to Admiralty, on activities of the submarine E.14 in the Dardanelles, commending the Captain, Lt-Cdr Edward Boyle, with Admiralty note that the King had approved the award of the Victoria Cross to Boyle, and the DSC to Lt E G Stanley and Acting Lt R W Lawrence [typescript copy]. 13 May 1915
CHAR 13/65/230 Telegram from General Sir Ian Hamilton, Dardanelles, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, praising the work of his brother Jack [John S Churchill], and commenting that he could be proud of the Naval Division as a whole "The Navy have spared no effort to help us and without them we could neither have landed or maintained ourselves [typescript copy]. 15 May 1915
CHAR 13/65/231 Telegram from Vice Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, to Admiralty, on patrol between Smyrna and the Gulf of Makri [typescript copy]. 15 May 1915
CHAR 13/65/232 Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Vice Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, on appointment of officer to command the Italian campaign [typescript copy]. 15 May 1915
CHAR 13/65/233 Telegram from Vice Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, to Admiralty, on anti-submarine precautions [typescript copy]. 15 May 1915
CHAR 13/65/234 Telegram from Vice Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, to Admiralty, on landing of howitzers for infantry support [typescript copy]. 15 May 1915
CHAR 13/65/235 Telegram from Admiral Superintendent, Malta to Admiralty, reporting that e German submarine had attacked a French cruiser off Cape Bo, and that he considered that there were now three in the Mediterranean [typescript copy]. 16 May 1915
CHAR 13/65/236 Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, Admiralty to Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, on appointment of Vice Admiral Nicol to command the French Squadron in the Dardanelles. Stating that he had done his best to have a more junior officer appointed, but that he was junior to Dr Robeck [typescript copy]. 17 May 1915
CHAR 13/65/237 Telegram from Admiralty to Vice Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, on appointment of Rear-Admiral Nicholson to command squadron for service with the Italian Fleet. Confirming that Rear-Admiral Cecil Thursby would remain under his command [typescript copy]. 17 May 1915
CHAR 13/65/238 Telegram from Admiral Superintendent, Malta to Admiralty, on German submarine activity in the Mediterranean [typescript copy]. 18 May 1915
CHAR 13/65/239 Telegram from Senior Naval Officer, Mudros to Admiralty, reporting that Vice-Admiral De Robeck was anxious that all supply and ammunition ships should remain at Mudros [typescript copy]. 19 May 1915
CHAR 13/65/240 Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, to Admiralty, report on naval and military operations 18/19 May [typescript copy]. 20 May 1915
CHAR 13/65/242-245 Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, to Admiralty, reporting that the safety of the Army depended largely on covering ships, which were constantly under fire and taking damage. Also on collaboration with the French squadron [typescript copy]. 20 May 1915
CHAR 13/65/246 Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, to Admiralty, reporting sighting of enemy submarine by British submarine B.11, on patrol off Smyrna [typescript copy]. 20 May 1915
CHAR 13/65/247-250 Telegram from Vice Admiral John De Robeck to Admiralty, on hunting of enemy submarines in the Mediterranean [typescript copy]. 23 May 1915
CHAR 13/65/251-252 Telegram from Vice Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, to Admiralty, on collaboration with French forces [typescript copy]. 24 May 1915
CHAR 13/65/253 Telegram from John S Churchill to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on the situation at Gallipoli [typescript copy]. 25 May 1915
CHAR 13/65/254 Telegram from Vice Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, to Admiralty, report that Submarine E.11 had sunk a large Turkish gunboat. Also reporting that at Anzac Cove the Turks had requested a suspension of hostilities to bury their dead, that a suspension had been granted for 9 hours and that the Turks had buried over 3,000 mostly within a few yards of Allied lines [typescript copy]. 25 May 1915