Official: Cabinet: Naval Programme Committee: correspondence and memoranda.

Reference code: CHAR 22/68A-B

Part of: CHAR 22
Next record: CHAR 22/69
Previous record: CHAR 22/67

Date: 29 Nov 1923 - 24 Jul 1925

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Includes papers from various individuals on the naval programme, including: 1st Lord Cecil of Chelwood [Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, earlier Lord Robert Cecil] on the probable rejection of the Washington [United States] Conference on disarmament; Sir Eustace Tennyson-d'Eyncourt [former Director of Naval Construction and Chief Technical Advisor to Admiralty] on re-arming cruisers; 1st Lord Haldane; Vice-Admiral Sir Roger Keyes [Deputy Chief of Naval Staff] on protecting British interests in the Pacific against Japan (2); Sir Maurice Hankey [Secretary to the Committee of Imperial Defence] on the protection of Singapore (2); Edward Marsh [Secretary to WSC] on the protection of Singapore; Sir Philip Watts [former Advisor on Naval Construction to the Board of Admiralty] on re-arming battleships (9); 1st Lord Chelmsford [earlier Frederic Thesiger, former First Lord of the Admiralty] on re-arming battleships (3); William Bridgeman, First Lord of the Admiralty, on battleships (2); 1st Lord Sydenham [earlier George Clarke] on battleships.

Also includes: memoranda by WSC, Chancellor of the Exchequer, on Admiralty expenditure cuts, the contradiction between increased Navy Estimates and Britain's position on disarmament, the possibility of war with Japan, the gradual rebuilding of the Fleet, comparisons between the fleets of Britain, the United States and Japan, policy towards the French in Morocco, and amendments to Admiralty construction estimates; a Committee of Imperial Defence memorandum on the relative torpedo efficiency of the British and German Navies in the First World War.

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Physical: 2 bound files (173 folios)
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