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CHAR 13/13/1 Minute from WSC [(Admiralty)], to the 1st Sea Lord, [Admiral Sir Francis Bridgeman], on training of Greek naval officers in Britain: stating that Rear-Admiral Mark Kerr [Vice- Admiral Commanding the Greek Navy] should be warned that the instruction and assistance being given to the Greek Navy was not intended to place them on the same level of naval science as Britain, and that the refinements of British gunnery, torpedo and submarine courses should not be disclosed, as information imparted to the Greek Government or the Greek Navy could be transmitted to Germany. [Carbon]. 19 Aug [1912]
CHAR 13/13/2 Minute from WSC, [First Lord of the Admiralty], to the 2nd Sea Lord [Rear-Admiral Prince Louis of Battenberg, later 1st Lord Milford Haven], on the "admirable" Lieutenant Lyne [? Thomas Lyne] of the Harwich Flotilla, who had been promoted from Warrant Rank 10 years earlier: WSC suggests that when the first batch of promotions from the lower deck was announced, they should at the same time promote Lyne, who had risen from the lower deck, to Commander. [Carbon]. 01 Sep 1912
CHAR 13/13/3-6 Minute by WSC, [First Lord of the Admiralty] to the 1st Sea Lord [Admiral Sir Francis Bridgeman], 2nd Sea Lord [Rear- Admiral Prince Louis of Battenberg, later 1st Lord Milford Haven], Secretary to the Board of Admiralty [Sir (William) Graham Greene], Chief of Staff, Admiralty [? Sir Henry Jackson] and [?] the Director of Dockyards [Sir James Marshall] on the Admiralty's response to letters from Robert Borden [Prime Minister of Canada], on Imperial defence. [Carbon]. 01 Sep 1912
CHAR 13/13/7-8 Minute from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to the 1st Sea Lord [Admiral Sir Francis Bridgeman] and 3rd Sea Lord [Vice-Admiral Charles Briggs], on repairs to HMS Terrible, pointing out that the ship had spent more than 6 years in dockyard hands in 15 years of service, and asking if the repairs were worthwhile. [Carbon]. 01 Sep 1912
CHAR 13/13/9-10 Minute by WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty], on the protection of naval magazines at Crombie [Forfarshire, Scotland], particularly against overhead attack, predicting that within a few years it would be possible for an aeroplane depot ship to come within range of the coast and launch aircraft which could easily destroy the magazines. [Carbon]. 01 Sep 1912
CHAR 13/13/11 Minute from WSC [(Admiralty)], to the 3rd Sea Lord [Vice-Admiral Charles Briggs], on the history of HMS Terrible, pointing out that she had been in Durban Harbour [South Africa], during the greater part of the Boer War, a fact not mentioned on the history sheet. [Carbon]. 01 Sep 1912
CHAR 13/13/12-13 Minute from WSC [(Admiralty)], to the Hydrographer of the Navy [Rear-Admiral Herbert Cust], requesting him to give more information in reports on anchorages and landing facilities. [Carbon]. 01 Sep 1912
CHAR 13/13/14 Minute from WSC, Admiralty, to the 2nd Sea Lord [Prince Louis of Battenberg, later 1st Lord Milford Haven], on manning requirements, particularly a proposal to send out 400 boys in the Mediterranean Armoured Cruisers, thus relieving 60 men per ship. 02 Sep 1912
CHAR 13/13/15 Letter from WSC to Major-General Henry Wilson, Director of Military Operations, War Office, sending a report by the Admiralty War Staff on landing facilities at Filey [Yorkshire], and asking for the views of the War Office. [Carbon]. 02 Sep 1912
CHAR 13/13/16-17 Letter from WSC to Walter Runciman [President, Board of Agriculture], on a proposal for the Board of Agriculture to take over the Admiralty Recruiting Office in Trafalgar Square [London]. [Carbon]. 02 Sep 1912
CHAR 13/13/18 Minute from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty], to the Chief of Staff, Admiralty [? Sir Henry Jackson], on his map showing all of the practicable landing places on the East Coast of Britain. [Carbon]. 02 Sep 1912
CHAR 13/13/19 Minute from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty], to the 1st Sea Lord [Admiral Sir Francis Bridgeman], asking which Armoured Cruisers would be used to relieve the County class in the Mediterranean. [Carbon]. 02 Sep 1912
CHAR 13/13/20-22 Letter from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty], to [? Lewis Harcourt, Secretary of State for the Colonies], on procedure followed by the Admiralty in dealing with Colonial and Dominion affairs. [Carbon]. 03 Sep 1912
CHAR 13/13/23 Minute from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty], to the 2nd Sea Lord [Prince Louis of Battenberg, later 1st Lord Milford Haven] and the Director of Naval Ordnance [Rear-Admiral Frederick Tudor, earlier Frederick Jones], asking for a report on serviceable guns of all marks and calibres mounted in ships both in and outside the War Fleet. [Carbon]. 03 Sep 1912
CHAR 13/13/24-27 Minute from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty], to the 1st Sea Lord [Admiral Sir Francis Bridgeman], and the Director of the Manning Department, on proposed fleet and ship movements. [Carbon]. 04 Sep 1912
CHAR 13/13/28 Minute from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty], to the 1st Sea Lord [Admiral Sir Francis Bridgeman], 2nd Sea Lord [Prince Louis of Battenberg, later 1st Lord Milford Haven] and 3rd Sea Lord [Vice-Admiral Charles Briggs], and the Chief of Staff, Admiralty [? Sir Henry Jackson], on the protection of Wireless Rooms in the ships of the First Fleet. WSC asks how many were unprotected, and if it were true that this defect existed in almost all battleships except the most modern ones. [Carbon]. 04 Sep 1912
CHAR 13/13/29 Minute from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty], to the 3rd Sea Lord [Vice-Admiral Charles Briggs], and Eustace Tennyson-D'Eyncourt [Director of Naval Construction], asking for a report on the Admiralty position on Anti-Rolling Tanks. [Carbon]. 04 Sep 1912
CHAR 13/13/30 Minute from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty], to the 2nd Sea Lord [Prince Louis of Battenberg, later 1st Lord Milford Haven] and the Director of Naval Manning, asking for a report on recruiting, particularly efforts to persuade short service men to re-engage. [Carbon]. 04 Sep 1912
CHAR 13/13/31 Minute from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to the 3rd Sea Lord [Vice-Admiral Charles Briggs] and the Director of Naval Ordnance [Rear-Admiral Frederick Tudor, earlier Frederick Jones], on reports of faults with the cordite hoists of HMS Natal, asking if it was true that she could not fire 30 rounds quickly from any guns because the little rollers in the cordite hoists were broken off or jammed. [Carbon]. 04 Sep 1912
CHAR 13/13/32-33 Minute by WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty], circulated to the 1st Sea Lord [Admiral Sir Francis Bridgeman], the 2nd Sea Lord [Prince Louis of Battenberg, later 1st Lord Milford Haven], the 3rd Sea Lord [Vice-Admiral Charles Briggs], the Additional Civil Lord [Sir Francis Hopwood, later 1st Lord Southborough], the Director of Naval Ordnance [Rear-Admiral Frederick Tudor, earlier Frederick Jones] and the Admiralty Chief of Staff [? Sir Henry Jackson] on the advantages of the Cromarty Firth as a war anchorage and emergency repair base for the Fleet and how to improve its defences. [Carbon]. 04 Sep 1912
CHAR 13/13/34-35 Minute from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty], to James Masterton-Smith [Private Secretary to WSC], on the Naval Honours List and proposals for the disrating of Petty Officers. [Carbon]. 04 Sep 1912
CHAR 13/13/36-37 Letter from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to Rear-Admiral Doveton Sturdee, confirming that it would be possible to give him command of the 2nd Cruiser Squadron in succession to Rear-Admiral Sir George Warrender in November. [Carbon]. 07 Sep 1912
CHAR 13/13/38 Minute from WSC to the Secretary, Board of Admiralty [Sir (William) Graham Greene], asking for papers on the capture of private property at sea. [Carbon]. 07 Sep 1912
CHAR 13/13/39 Minute by WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] on Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher's chairmanship of the Royal Commission on Oil Fuel. [Carbon]. 07 Sep 1912
CHAR 13/13/40 Minute from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to the Secretary, Board of Admiralty [Sir (William) Graham Greene], on steps to be taken to inform the Director of Naval Construction [Eustace Tennyson D'Eyncourt] about the future of his office. [Carbon]. 07 Sep 1912
CHAR 13/13/41-42 Minute from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty], to the Secretary, Board of Admiralty [Sir (William) Graham Greene], on alterations to be made to a secret memorandum on Canada [? and Imperial defence]. [Carbon]. 08 Sep 1912
CHAR 13/13/43-44 Letter from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to [? Herbert Asquith, Prime Minister, later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith], sending a corrected copy of a public memorandum on Canadian defence, asking for comments. [Carbon]. 08 Sep 1912
CHAR 13/13/45 Minute from WSC to the 1st Sea Lord [Admiral Sir Francis Bridgeman] and 2nd Sea Lord [Prince Louis of Battenberg, later 1st Lord Milford Haven], asking for their comments on a secret memorandum on defence for the Canadian Government. [Carbon]. 08 Sep 1912
CHAR 13/13/46-47 Minute from WSC to the 1st Sea Lord [Admiral Sir Francis Bridgeman], regretting that HMS Cumberland had visited Lisbon [Portugal], in spite of his instructions that British warships should not visit Portuguese ports. WSC states that it was very insulting to officers and men of the Royal Navy that they should be forced to exchange courtesies and hospitality with a "Government of ruffians who had murdered one King and driven out another" ... "Murder is openly done in the streets of Lisbon, and the Government maintains itself precariously by terror". [Carbon]. 10 [Aug] 1912
CHAR 13/13/48 Letter from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] (Dundee [Scotland]), to an unknown correspondent, on their letter of support for Cecil Maitland, who wished to join the Royal Fleet Reserve, regretting that he was unable to help as Maitland was not qualified. [Carbon]. 12 [Aug] 1912
CHAR 13/13/49 Letter from the Private Secretary to WSC, (Dundee [Scotland]), to the Editor of the Motor Ship and Motor Boat [? Alfred Chalkley], suggesting that he should write to Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher, as Chairman of the Royal Commission on oil fuel, concerning his query about warship fuel. 12 [Aug] 1912
CHAR 13/13/50 Letter from the Private Secretary to WSC (Dundee [Scotland]), to a Mr Watney, on Australian Naval forces in Britain. [Carbon]. 12 [Aug] 1912
CHAR 13/13/51 Letter from the Private Secretary to WSC (Dundee [Scotland]) to a Mr Fellowes-Prynne, on his failure in the entrance examination for Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth [Devon]: he regrets WSC's inability to intervene, and gives details of methods of entry to the Royal Marines, and the Accountant Branch of the Royal Navy. [Carbon]. 12 Sep 1912
CHAR 13/13/52-57 2 copies of minute from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty], to the Secretary, Board of Admiralty [Sir (William) Graham Greene], asking him to bring the memorandum [on Imperial defence for the Canadian Government] before the Board of Admiralty. WSC gives the text of a minute to be read to the Board if no agreement is reached on the memorandum, and gives details of appendices to the memorandum. [Carbon]. 13 Sep 1912
CHAR 13/13/58-60 Minute by WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] on the secret Canadian Memorandum [on Imperial Defence], stating that he found it difficult to understand why he received little support from his two principal naval colleagues [1st Sea Lord, Admiral Sir Francis Bridgeman, and 2nd Sea Lord, Prince Louis of Battenberg, later 1st Lord Milford Haven] and the Chief of Staff [? Rear-Admiral Ernest Troubridge]. [Carbon, annotated "not sent"]. 13 Sep 1912
CHAR 13/13/61-63 Minute by WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to [Herbert Asquith, Prime Minister, later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith], on alterations to the Canadian naval memorandum, and its dispatch to Robert Borden [Prime Minister of Canada] via Lewis Harcourt, Secretary of State for the Colonies. [Carbon]. 13 Sep 1912
CHAR 13/13/64-66 Letter from WSC [(Admiralty)] to [?] Lewis Harcourt [Secretary of State for the Colonies] [or to Sir Edward Grey, Foreign Secretary] on sending the memorandum on Canadian emergency contribution to the Royal Navy of 3 Dreadnoughts to Robert Borden [Prime Minister of Canada]. [Carbon, with hand-written annotations]. 13 Sep 1912
CHAR 13/13/67-70 Letter from WSC [(Admiralty)] to [Captain Horace Hood], Director of the Royal Naval College, Osborne [Isle of Wight], on mobilisation plans for the College: WSC suggests that on mobilisation, all Cadets not forward enough to go to sea should be sent home on leave, and that the staff should immediately (within six hours) be drafted to vessels of the Second Fleet at Portsmouth [Hampshire]. WSC also asks how many of the cadets were fit to serve afloat as Acting-Midshipmen. [Carbon]. 16 Sep 1912
CHAR 13/13/71-72 Minute by WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] on the visit of HMS Cumberland to Lisbon [Portugal], and the Admiralty's reluctance to dispute with the Foreign Office on Portugal. 16 Sep 1912
CHAR 13/13/73-74 Minute by WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to [Robert Borden, Prime Minister of Canada], enclosing memoranda [not present, on Canada's emergency contribution of 3 Dreadnoughts to the Royal Navy]. [Carbon]. 17 Sep 1912
CHAR 13/13/75-76 Minute from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty], to the Secretary, Board of Admiralty [Sir (William) Graham Greene], on sending memoranda [on Canada's emergency contribution of 3 Dreadnoughts to the Royal Navy] to Robert Borden [Prime Minister of Canada]. [Carbon]. 17 Sep 1912
CHAR 13/13/77-78 Minute by WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to [? Sir Edward Grey, Foreign Secretary] on memoranda [on Canada's emergency contribution of 3 Dreadnoughts to the Royal Navy]. [Carbon]. 17 Sep 1912
CHAR 13/13/79-80 Minute from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to the Financial Secretary to the Admiralty [Thomas Macnamara], replying to Macnamara's comments [not present] on [Canada's emergency contribution of 3 Dreadnoughts to the Royal Navy]. [Carbon]. 17 Sep 1912
CHAR 13/13/81 Minute from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to the Civil Lord of the Admiralty [George Lambert] with thanks for his memorandum: WSC states that he had incorporated several of Lambert's points in the final draft [not specified, possibly the memorandum to Canada on Imperial Defence]. [Carbon]. 16 Sep 1912
CHAR 13/13/82 Minute by WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] (Oban [Argyllshire, Scotland]) on the substitution of internal combustion engines for steam engines in oil tankers. [Carbon]. 22 Sep 1912
CHAR 13/13/83 Minute from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to the 2nd Sea Lord [Prince Louis of Battenberg, later 1st Lord Milford Haven], on a scheme [unspecified] affecting the Royal Marines. [Carbon]. 23 Sep 1912
CHAR 13/13/84-86 Minute by WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty], to an unknown correspondent, enclosing a memorandum by the Chief of Staff, Admiralty [? Sir Henry Jackson], on the importance of developing the Territorial Forces in the Orkney and Shetland Isles [Scotland], to counter German influence and protect a naval wireless station on the Shetlands. WSC requests that the memorandum be shown to General Sir John French [Chief of Imperial General Staff, later 1st Lord Ypres]. [Carbon]. 25 Sep 1912
CHAR 13/13/87-95 Minute from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to the 1st Sea Lord [Admiral Sir Francis Bridgeman] on the naval manoeuvres, including the working of the Cruiser Cordon, coastal patrols and unsatisfactory coaling measures. [Typescript, initialled by WSC, with carbon copy]. 27 Sep 1912
CHAR 13/13/96-100 Minute by WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty], commenting on a secret paper [not present] on harbour and coast defences [? in Canada], including a suggested Canadian flotilla for the Pacific and Atlantic coasts of Canada, possibilities of war with Japan and the importance of having a dock for a fleet on the Pacific coast of Canada in case of such a war. [Carbon]. [Sep] [1912]
CHAR 13/13/101-102 Minute from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to the Director of the Intelligence Division, Admiralty [Rear-Admiral Alexander Bethell], asking for comment on a letter from "Captain" Tupper, one of the most violent and competent of the strike leaders in the ports in 1912, who had written to WSC about espionage in the ports. WSC asks Bethell to meet Tupper and not to hand him over to Commander Mansfield Cumming [of the Secret Intelligence Service, MI6]. [Carbon]. 01 Oct 1912
CHAR 13/13/103 Minute from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to the Secretary, Board of Admiralty [Sir (William) Graham Greene] and Chief of Staff, Admiralty [? Sir Henry Jackson], sending letters from Robert Borden [Prime Minister of Canada, on Canada's gift of 3 dreadnoughts to Britain. [Carbon]. 13 Oct 1912
CHAR 13/13/104-106 Letter from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to Robert Borden [Prime Minister of Canada], on making Canada's [emergency contribution of 3 Dreadnoughts to the Royal Navy] public. [Carbon]. [Oct] 1912
CHAR 13/13/107-109 Minute from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to the 1st Sea Lord [Admiral Sir Francis Bridgeman], and the Chief of Staff, Admiralty [Sir Henry Jackson] commenting on the paper "War allocation of Patrol Flotillas": WSC particularly notes the lavish appropriation by the flotillas of cruisers of various kinds but uniformly low fighting power, commenting that it should be necessary to have just one cruiser ateach base, rather than one for each senior officer. [Carbon]. 24 Oct 1912
CHAR 13/13/110-111 Minute from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to the Prime Minister [Herbert Asquith, later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith], Sir Edward Grey [Foreign Secretary] and the Chancellor of the Exchequer [David Lloyd George], on a report by the Naval Intelligence Division on relative German and British naval strength. [Carbon]. 24 Oct 1912
CHAR 13/13/112 Minute from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to the Director of the Naval Intelligence Division [Rear-Admiral Alexander Bethell], querying his report on German naval strength. [Carbon]. 24 Oct 1912
CHAR 13/13/113-114 Minute from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to James Masterton-Smith [Private Secretary to WSC], sending papers on pay and the increase in wages and prices to be sent on to the Chancellor of the Exchequer [David Lloyd George]. [Carbon]. 25 Oct 1912
CHAR 13/13/115-118 Minute from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to the 1st Sea Lord [Admiral Sir Francis Bridgeman], on the desirability of issuing an Admiralty memorandum on the naval manoeuvres to Flag Officers; WSC also comments on the memorandum itself and various points for praise or criticism. [Annotated typescript, initialled by WSC]. 25 Oct 1912
CHAR 13/13/119-120 Letter from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to Robert Borden [Prime Minister of Canada] on the necessity for encouragement of the shipbuilding industry in Canada, particularly the construction of warships in Canadian shipyards. [Oct] 1912
CHAR 13/13/121 Minute from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to the 3rd Sea Lord [? Rear-Admiral Archibald Moore] on the increase in spending on ammunition in the Naval Estimates. [Carbon]. 02 Nov 1912
CHAR 13/13/122-124 Minute from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to the Financial Secretary to the Admiralty [Thomas Macnamara], on the increase in spending on victualling and conveyance of seamen, officers and marines in the Naval Estimates. [Carbon]. 03 Nov 1912
CHAR 13/13/125 Minute from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to the 1st Sea Lord [Admiral Sir Francis Bridgeman] on the distribution and publication of a communique [unspecified] to the Press and embassies. [Carbon]. 03 Nov 1912
CHAR 13/13/126-129 Minute from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to the Civil Lord of the Admiralty [George Lambert], the Additional Civil Lord [Sir Francis Hopwood, later 1st Lord Southborough] and the Director of Works, Admiralty [Thomas Sims], on spending on construction and development works in the Naval Estimates. [Carbon]. 03 Nov 1912
CHAR 13/13/130 Letter from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to [Sir Edward Grey, Foreign Secretary], on naval movements in the Mediterranean. [Typescript copy]. 08 Nov 1912
CHAR 13/13/131-132 Letter from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to [1st Lord Stamfordham, Private Secretary to King George V, earlier Arthur Bigge], defending the proposal to name a new battleship after Oliver Cromwell. [Carbon]. 16 Nov 1912
CHAR 13/13/133 Minute from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to the Director of Naval Construction [Eustace Tennyson-D'Eyncourt], asking for rough estimates for the cost of various types of battleship. [Carbon]. 18 Nov 1912
CHAR 13/13/134 Minute from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to the Director of Naval Intelligence [Rear-Admiral Alexander Bethell], asking for the estimated dates needed to begin ship construction in order to maintain 60 per cent superiority over the German navy. [Carbon]. 28 Nov 1912
CHAR 13/13/135-143 Minute from Rear-Admiral Alexander Bethell, Director of Naval Intelligence, to WSC, on the naval construction programme, 1912-1919, necessary to maintain Britain's 60 per cent superiority over the German navy. [Carbon]. 28 Nov [1912]
CHAR 13/13/144-145 Minute from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to the Secretary to the Board of Admiralty [Sir (William) Graham Greene], on a draft letter [not present] to the India Office on the naval defence of India. [Carbon]. 01 Dec 1912
CHAR 13/13/146 Minute from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to the 3rd Sea Lord [? Rear-Admiral Archibald Moore], asking about progress of trials of HMS Centurion. [Carbon]. 07 Dec 1912
CHAR 13/13/147 Minute from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to Prince Louis of Battenberg [1st Sea Lord, later 1st Lord Milford Haven], on naval aviation, suggesting that it should be the responsibility of the 2nd Sea Lord, Admiral Sir John Jellicoe. [Carbon]. 07 Dec 1912
CHAR 13/13/148-149 Letter from WSC [(Admiralty)] to Sir Robert Chalmers [Permanent Secretary of the Treasury] opposing the retirement of Sir James Marshall, the Director of Dockyards. [Carbon]. 07 Dec 1912
CHAR 13/13/150-151 Minute from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to the Secretary to the Board of Admiralty [Sir (William) Graham Greene] on Sir James Marshall's wish to retire as Director of Dockyards, and the possibility of awarding him a gratuity for service after his retirement. [Carbon]. 07 Dec 1912
CHAR 13/13/152 Minute from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to the Secretary to the Board of Admiralty [Sir (William) Graham Greene] and the Chief of Staff, Admiralty [Sir Henry Jackson] asking for his minute on the re-organisation of Cruiser Squadrons. [Carbon]. 07 Dec 1912
CHAR 13/13/153 Minute from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to Prince Louis of Battenberg [1st Sea Lord, later 1st Lord Milford Haven], asking him to give directions that any ship in Greek waters which received a message for WSC or the Chancellor of the Exchequer [David Lloyd George] from "Miss Noel", should accept the message, and transmit it in cypher without delay. [Carbon]. 08 Dec 1912
CHAR 13/13/154-159 Minute by WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to [the Chancellor of the Exchequer, David Lloyd George] forecasting the Naval Estimates for 1913-14. 08 Dec 1912
CHAR 13/13/160-165 Minute by WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to the 1st Sea Lord [Prince Louis of Battenberg, later 1st Lord Milford Haven], 2nd Sea Lord [Admiral Sir John Jellicoe], 3rd Sea Lord [? Rear-Admiral Archibald Moore] and Chief of Staff, Admiralty [Sir Henry Jackson], forecasting the Naval Estimates for 1913-14. [Carbon]. 08 Dec 1912
CHAR 13/13/166 Minute from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to the Chief of Staff, Admiralty [Sir Henry Jackson], asking for a report on the strategic value of the Faeroe Islands and Iceland: in particular, WSC asks for a comparison of a line of blockade vessels from the Orkneys or Shetlands [Scotland] through the Faeroes to Iceland, with the alternative of a line from the Shetlands to the Norwegian coast. [Carbon]. 27 Dec 1912
CHAR 13/13/167-169 Minute from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to the Prime Minister [Herbert Asquith, later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith] on the report [not present] of the Royal Commission on Oil Fuel and the planned oil reserve; includes minute from WSC to the 4th Sea Lord [Captain William Pakenham], Additional Civil Lord of the Admiralty [Sir Francis Hopwood, later 1st Lord Southborough] and the Accountant General [Alfred Eyles], asking for the relevant figures. [Carbon]. 28 Dec 1912
CHAR 13/13/170-172 Letter from WSC [(Admiralty)] to 1st Lord Crewe [Secretary of State for India, earlier Robert Crewe-Milnes and 2nd Lord Houghton] on India's contribution to Imperial naval defence. [Carbon]. Dec 1912
CHAR 13/13/173-176 Letter from WSC [(Admiralty)] to the Prime Minister [Herbert Asquith, later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith] on India's contribution to Imperial naval defence and the cost of naval services in Indian waters. [Carbon]. Dec 1912
CHAR 13/13/177-178 Admiralty memorandum on methods of dealing with hostile operations. [Carbon]. c 1912
CHAR 13/13/179-182 Speech by WSC, in reply to a Parliamentary Question on a series of articles in the Globe on the Navy's oil fuel contracts, concerning the Shell Company and Mexican Eagle Company. WSC comments particularly on the risk of becoming reliant upon Shell as a Dutch-owned company based in the Netherlands and the links between Shell and the Globe Publishing Company. [Carbon]. [1912]
CHAR 13/13/183 Final page of a carbon copy of a letter from [WSC to ? Sir Edward Grey, Foreign Secretary, on sending the memorandum on Canadian emergency contribution to the Royal Navy of 3 Dreadnoughts to Robert Borden, Prime Minister of Canada]. [Carbon, with hand-written annotations; copy of folio at CHAR 13/13/66]. 13 Sep 1912
CHAR 13/13/184-186 Minute [by WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty] on proposals for further reducing the Admiralty scheme of Navy Pay. [Carbon]. [1912]
CHAR 13/13/187-189 Minute from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to the Secretary to the Board of Admiralty [Sir (William) Graham Greene] on the public and secret memoranda for Canada concerning the Canadian emergency contribution of 3 Dreadnoughts to the Royal Navy. [Carbon]. [1912]