Official: Admiralty: Telegrams.

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CHAR 13/35/1 Telegram from Admiralty to the Commander-in-Chief, East Indies [Vice-Admiral Sir Richard Peirse], on convoys, stating that the minimum escort should be two ships, one of which must be superior to the German warship Konigsberg. Initialled by Vice-Admiral Sir (Frederick]) Doveton Sturdee [Chief of War Staff] and WSC. [Carbon]. 04 Sep 1914
CHAR 13/35/2 Telegram from Admiralty to Senior Naval Officers, Malta, and Port Said [Egypt], on the escort for troop transports from Egypt to Britain, instructing HMS Weymouth to escort them to Malta. Initialled by Vice-Admiral Sir (Frederick]) Doveton Sturdee [Chief of War Staff]; includes query from WSC. [Carbon]. 07 Sep 1914
CHAR 13/35/3 Telegram from the Admiralty to the Rear-Admiral Commanding HMS Indefatigable, ordering him to hand over command to his Senior Captain, strike his flag, and return to England forthwith; initialled by [?] Prince Louis of Battenberg [1st Sea Lord, later 1st Lord Milford Haven] and WSC. [Carbon]. 08 Sep 1914
CHAR 13/35/4 Telegram from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] and [?] Prince Louis of Battenberg [1st Sea Lord, later 1st Lord Milford Haven] to the Senior Naval Officer, Dardanelles [? Rear-Admiral Ernest Troubridge], stating that his sole duty was to sink the Goeben and the Breslau under whatever flag, if they left the Dardanelles: "Enemy must be destroyed at all costs by night or day". [Carbon]. 08 Sep 1914
CHAR 13/35/5 Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, to Vice-Admiral Arthur Limpus [Naval Adviser to the Turkish Government], praising his work, and ending the mission, as the Turkish Navy was "paralysed by German intrigues". [Carbon]. 09 Sep 1914
CHAR 13/35/6 Telegram from Admiralty to Rear-Admiral Sackville Carden, ordering him to hoist his flag in HMS Defence, and assume temporary command of the Squadron in the Eastern Mediterranean. WSC also appoints Vice- Admiral Arthur Limpus as temporary Admiral Superintendent, Malta Dockyard. [Carbon]. 20 Sep 1914
CHAR 13/35/7 Despatch from the British Ambassador to Turkey [Sir Louis Mallet], reporting his advice to the Turkish Government that they would be mad to go to war with Russia. [Carbon]. 20 Sep 1914
CHAR 13/35/8 Telegram from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to the Director of the Intelligence Division, Admiralty [Captain (William) Reginald Hall], asking him to compare the [French and Russian ships] Dupleix and Askold with the [German cruiser] Emden. [Carbon]. 29 Sep 1914
CHAR 13/35/9 Telegram from Commander G O Stephenson, Intelligence Division, Admiralty, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, comparing the French ship Dupleix, Russian ship Askold and the German cruiser Emden. [Carbon]. 30 Sep 1914
CHAR 13/35/10 Telegram from HMS Triumph (Wei Hai Wei [China Station]), to Admiralty, reporting on the bombardment of Tsing Tao, 12 Oct, and casualties sustained; includes reply from WSC, asking for a report on the practicability of ships bombarding modern forts. [Carbon]. 15 Oct 1914
CHAR 13/35/11 Telegram from HMS Triumph (Wei Hai Wei [China Station]), to Admiralty, on the bombardment of the fort at Tsing Tao, and the general practicability of naval bombardments against forts. [Carbon]. 18 Oct 1914
CHAR 13/35/12 Telegram from Commander-in-Chief, China Station [Vice- Admiral Sir (Thomas) Martyn Jerram], to Admiralty, on co-operation between Japanese and British navies in the Far East, particularly the formation of a new Japanese squadron. [Carbon]. 24 Oct 1914
CHAR 13/35/13 Minute from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to the Secretary [Sir (William) Graham Greene], Chief of Staff [Vice-Admiral Sir (Frederick]) Doveton Sturdee], and 1st Sea Lord [Prince Louis of Battenberg, later 1st Lord Milford Haven], on co-operation with the Japanese Navy, stating that their aid was invaluable, and that they would respond to courtesy and goodwill. [Carbon]. 24 Oct 1914
CHAR 13/35/14-16 Draft Admiralty telegram to the Japanese Navy, on methods of dealing with the German cruiser, Emden, proposed by Rear-Admiral Arthur Leveson, Director of Operations, and Prince Louis of Battenberg, 1st Sea Lord, later 1st Lord Milford Haven. 20 Oct 1914
CHAR 13/35/17 Telegram from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to the Japanese Naval Attache, on methods of dealing with the German squadron off South America. WSC asks for a Japanese squadron to be sent eastwards to intercept the German squadron, and prevent its return to Asiatic or Australian waters. [Carbon]. 03 Nov 1914
CHAR 13/35/18 Telegram from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] and Vice-Admiral Henry Oliver [Chief of Admiralty War Staff] to the Commander-in-Chief, China, [Vice-Admiral Sir (Thomas) Martyn Jerram] on the capture of the German cruiser Emden, stating that the crew were entitled to all the honours of war, and that the officers should be permitted to retain their swords. [Carbon]. 11 Nov 1914
CHAR 13/35/19 Telegram from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to the Commander-in-Chief, China [Vice-Admiral Sir (Thomas) Martyn Jerram] instructing him not to pay off his submarines, as their future use would be decided in a few days; includes texts of previous telegrams between Jerram and the Commodore, Hong Kong, on whether to keep the submarines. [Carbon]. 17 Nov 1914
CHAR 13/35/20 Telegram from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] and Vice-Admiral Henry Oliver [Chief of Admiralty War Staff] to the Commander-in-Chief, China [Vice- Admiral Sir (Thomas) Martyn Jerram], instructing him to send all of his River Class destroyers to Egypt. [Carbon]. 17 Nov 1914
CHAR 13/35/21 Precis of Admiralty Paper O.D. 232/14 on HMS Cumberland's squadron on the South American station. [Carbon]. 27 Nov 1914
CHAR 13/35/22 Telegram from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to HMS Triumph (China Station), giving instructions to report the results of the bombardment of Tsing Tao. [Carbon]. 02 Nov 1914
CHAR 13/35/23 Telegram from HMS Triumph (China Station), to Admiralty, on the shore bombardment of the Tsing Tao area by the combined Anglo-Japanese fleet. [Carbon]. 06 Nov 1914
CHAR 13/35/24 Telegram from Senior Officer, 2nd Battle Squadron, to Admiralty, advising against sending the 1st and 3rd Flotillas to Heligoland because of the weather conditions. [Carbon]. 16 Dec 1914
CHAR 13/35/25 Telegram from Senior Officer, 2nd Battle Squadron to Admiralty, reporting a sighting of enemy cruisers and destroyers in the North Sea. [Carbon]. 16 Dec 1914
CHAR 13/35/26 Telegram from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to Senior Officer, 2nd Battle Squadron, confirming that 20 destroyers of the 1st and 3rd Flotillas were awaiting orders off Gorleston [Norfolk]; also giving him authority to direct [? Commodore Reginald Tyrwhitt] to take them to the vicinity of Heligoland [Germany] to attack enemy shipping during the hours of darkness. [Carbon]. 16 Dec 1914
CHAR 13/35/27 Telegram from Vice-Admiral Henry Oliver [Chief of Admiralty War Staff] to Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleets [Vice-Admiral Sir John Jellicoe], reporting that the enemy were shelling Scarborough [Yorkshire] and Hartlepool [County Durham], ordering him to bring the fleet out in case they were chased north. [Carbon]. 16 Dec 1914
CHAR 13/35/28 Telegram from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] and Vice-Admiral Henry Oliver [Chief of Admiralty War Staff] to Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleets [Vice- Admiral Sir John Jellicoe], ordering the Battle Cruiser Squadron and light cruisers to Rosyth [Fife, Scotland] to guard against future German raids on East Coast towns; also detailing command of the fleets in future raids. [Carbon]. 20 Dec 1914
CHAR 13/35/29 Telegram from Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet [Vice-Admiral Sir John Jellicoe], to Admiralty, on the interception of German raiders. Carbon]. 16 Dec 1914
CHAR 13/35/30 Telegram from Vice-Admiral Henry Oliver [Chief of Admiralty War Staff] to Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleets [Vice-Admiral Sir John Jellicoe], reporting that Commodore T [Commodore Reginald Tyrwhitt] and destroyers had already been placed at the disposal of the Vice-Admiral, 2nd Battle Squadron [Vice-Admiral Sir George Warrender]. [Carbon]. 16 Dec 1914
CHAR 13/35/31 Telegram from Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleets [Vice-Admiral Sir John Jellicoe] to Admiralty, asking for permission to order Commodore T [Commodore Reginald Tyrwhitt] to meet him at daylight tomorrow. [Carbon]. 16 Dec 1914
CHAR 13/35/32 Telegram from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to Vice-Admiral Sir Cecil Burney, on changes in high command following the victory off the Falkland Islands: WSC offers Burney command of the 1st Battle Squadron, with Vice-Admiral Sir Lewis Bayly succeeding him as Vice-Admiral Commanding Channel Fleet. [Carbon]. 17 Dec 1914
CHAR 13/35/33 Telegram from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty], to the Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleets [Vice-Admiral Sir John Jellicoe], asking for a report on a signal from the 1st Light Cruiser Squadron on the previous day, that they were engaging enemy cruisers and destroyers. [Carbon]. 17 Dec 1914
CHAR 13/35/34 Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, to Vice-Admiral Sir Lewis Bayly, offering him the post of Vice-Admiral Commanding Channel Fleet. [Carbon]. 17 Dec 1914
CHAR 13/35/35-36 Telegram from Vice-Admiral, 2nd Battle Squadron [Vice-Admiral Sir George Warrender] to Admiralty, reporting an attempt to intercept German ships following their raid on Hartlepool [County Durham] and Scarborough [Yorkshire]. [Carbon]. 18 Dec 1914
CHAR 13/35/37 Telegram from Admiralty to the Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet [Vice-Admiral Sir John Jellicoe], ordering him to investigate the circumstances of the escape of German battle cruisers following their raid on Scarborough [Yorkshire] and Hartlepool [County Durham]. [Carbon]. 19 Dec 1914
CHAR 13/35/38 Telegram from Captain, 4th Destroyer Flotilla, via the Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleets [Vice-Admiral Sir John Jellicoe], reporting an engagement between 2nd Battle Squadron and German battle cruisers following the raid on Scarborough [Yorkshire] and Hartlepool [County Durham]. [Carbon]. 19 Dec 1914
CHAR 13/35/39 Telegram from Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleets [Vice-Admiral Sir John Jellicoe], to Admiralty, on his suspicions of a German base in either the Hebrides or Skye [Inverness-shire, Scotland]: Jellicoe requests a thorough search, reporting that he had given orders that no telegrams detailing movements of ships be accepted. 19 Dec 1914
CHAR 13/35/40 Minute from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty], to the Secretary [Sir (William) Graham Greene], 1st Sea Lord [Prince Louis of Battenberg, later 1st Lord Milford Haven] and Chief of Staff, Admiralty [Vice-Admiral Henry Oliver], on the transport of the 3rd Division from India to France. [Carbon]. 15 Sep 1914
CHAR 13/35/41 Telegram from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] and Prince Louis of Battenberg [1st Sea Lord, later 1st Lord Milford Haven] to the Senior Naval Officer, Dardanelles [? Rear-Admiral Ernest Troubridge], stating that his sole duty was to sink the [German cruisers] Goeben and Breslau under whatever flag, if they left the Dardanelles: "Enemy must be destroyed at all costs by night or day". [Carbon]. 08 Sep 1914
CHAR 13/35/42 Telegram from the Admiral Dover Patrols to Admiralty, reporting on damage to a destroyer flotilla by shore batteries [off the Belgian coast]. [Carbon]. 28 Oct 1914
CHAR 13/35/43 Telegram from the Admiral Dover Patrols to Admiralty, on his bombardment of the Belgian coast. [Carbon]. 28 Oct 1914
CHAR 13/35/44 Telegram from WSC to the Commander-in-Chief, Devonport [? Rear-Admiral Godfrey Mundy], on the need for HMS Inflexible and HMS Invincible to be prepared for war service as quickly as possible. [The ships were to be part of Vice-Admiral Sir (Frederick) Doveton Sturdee's squadron in the Falklands]. [Carbon]. 10 Nov 1914
CHAR 13/35/45 Telegram from Admiral Superintendent, Devonport [? Rear-Admiral Godfrey Mundy], to the Operations Divisions, Admiralty, reporting that the earliest date for the completion of repairs to HMS Invincible and HMS Inflexible was midnight, 13 November. [Carbon]. 09 Nov 1914
CHAR 13/35/46 Telegram from WSC to the Commander-in-Chief, Cape [Rear-Admiral Herbert King-Hall], ordering him to keep his ships together and not to engage the [German cruisers] Scharnhorst or the Gneisenau unless both HMS Albion and HMS Minotaur were present. [Carbon]. 22 Nov 1914
CHAR 13/35/47 Telegram from Admiralty to [Rear-Admiral Robert Hornby, Commander-in-Chief, North American Station], on the possibility of the [German cruisers] Scharnhorst and Gneisenau coming through the Panama Canal: WSC orders Hornby to place two of his fastest cruisers watching the Canal. [Carbon]. 08 Nov 1914
CHAR 13/35/48 Telegram from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to the Japanese Naval Attache, on methods of dealing with the German squadron off South America: WSC asks for a Japanese squadron to be sent eastwards to intercept the German squadron, and prevent its return to Asiatic or Australian waters. [Carbon]. 03 Nov 1914
CHAR 13/35/49 Telegram from British Naval Attache (Petrograd), to Admiralty, reporting that the Russian Admiralty had acquired several German signal books and cyphers: he suggests that a British cruiser or destroyer be sent to Russia to collect copies; includes Admiralty responses. [Carbon]. 06 Sep 1914
CHAR 13/35/50 Telegrams from WSC and Vice-Admiral Henry Oliver [Chief of War Staff, Admiralty] to Vice-Admiral Sir (Frederick) Doveton Sturdee, and the British Consul at Punta Arenas [Chile], on the escape of the Dresden following the battle of the Falklands. [Carbon]. 13 Dec 1914
CHAR 13/35/51 Telegrams from Admiralty to [?] Vice-Admiral Sir (Frederick) Doveton Sturdee, ordering him to return to Britain at once with his two battle cruisers, and to HMS Australia, arranging for the Japanese to watch for the cruiser Dresden. [Carbon]. 17 Dec 1914 - 18 Dec 1914
CHAR 13/35/52 Intercepted German wireless message on the Battle of the Falklands, showing that they had heard from the escaped cruiser, Dresden, with note from WSC to 1st Sea Lord [Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher], suggesting that a fuller account of the battle be given. [Carbon]. 18 Dec 1914
CHAR 13/35/53 Telegram from Alfred Mitchell-Innes [British Minister to Uruguay] to Admiralty, reporting the departure of the German ship Sierra Cordoba from Montevideo; includes copy of note from WSC to the Chief of Staff [Vice-Admiral Henry Oliver] remarking that [Montevideo] would be a likely place for the [German cruiser] Dresden. [Carbon]. 19 Dec 1914 - 20 Dec 1914
CHAR 13/35/54 Telegram from Vice-Admiral Sir (Frederick) Doveton Sturdee to the Admiralty reporting strong evidence that several German battle cruisers were within wireless range of Montevideo [Uruguay]. [Carbon]. 20 Dec 1914
CHAR 13/35/55 Minute from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher [1st Sea Lord], to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, and the Chief of Staff, Vice-Admiral Henry Oliver, with a draft of his telegram to Vice-Admiral Sir (Frederick) Doveton Sturdee, asking why he did not cable the Admiralty immediately following the Battle of the Falklands. [Carbon]. 21 Dec 1914
CHAR 13/35/56 Telegram from [Rear-Admiral Archibald Stoddart] (HMS Carnarvon) to Admiralty, on the strong possibility that the German cruiser Dresden was hiding inside territorial waters, and asking if he could attack. Includes note by WSC, that the doctrine of "hot pursuit" would cover the sinking of the Dresden in neutral waters, but that she should not be sunk in a legal or inhabited harbour. [Carbon]. 25 Dec 1914
CHAR 13/35/57 Foreign Office memorandum on the possibility of the Austrian fleet entering the Black Sea with the connivance of Turkey. [Carbon]. 08 Aug 1914
CHAR 13/35/58 Telegram from Henry Beaumont, [Counsellor, British Embassy, Constantinople (later Istanbul)] reporting his conversation with the Grand Vizier, on Turkey's undertaking to remain neutral in the European War, and also on the German presence in Turkish ships. Includes note by WSC stating that this uncertainty would not do, and that a protest must be made to the Foreign Office. [Carbon]. 16 Aug 1914
CHAR 13/35/59 Telegram from WSC and Prince Louis of Battenberg [1st Sea Lord, later 1st Lord Milford Haven] to [? Rear- Admiral Ernest Troubridge], (HMS Defence), on the importance of showing no sign of hostile intention towards Turkey. The telegram states that Troubridge's duty was to prevent the [German cruisers] Goeben and Breslau from leaving the Dardanelles, ordering him to use no threats and to keep in touch with the British Ambassador to Turkey [Sir Louis Mallet], at Constantinople [later Istanbul]. [Carbon]. 18 Aug 1914
CHAR 13/35/60 Telegram from Admiralty to the Governor-General of Australia [? 3rd Lord Denman, or Ronald Munro- Ferguson, later 1st Lord Novar], asking him to arrange for Australian ships to take up their war stations. [Carbon]. 30 Jul 1914
CHAR 13/35/61-63 Minute from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to the 1st Sea Lord [Prince Louis of Battenberg, later 1st Lord Milford Haven] and Chief of Staff, Admiralty [Vice-Admiral Henry Oliver], on the disposition of ships in the Pacific. [Carbon]. 20 Aug 1914
CHAR 13/35/64-67 Minute from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, to the Secretary, Admiralty [Sir (William) Graham Greene], 1st Sea Lord [Prince Louis of Battenberg, later 1st Lord Milford Haven] and Chief of Staff, Admiralty [Vice-Admiral Henry Oliver], on ship dispositions in the Pacific and Indian Ocean. [Carbon]. 01 Oct 1914
CHAR 13/35/68 Telegram from Vice-Admiral Commanding Australian Squadron to Admiralty, on the pursuit of the German South American squadron by the Australian fleet. [Annotated and initialled by WSC, asking for a photograph of the document.]. 13 Oct 1914
CHAR 13/35/69-70 Telegram from 2nd Lord Liverpool [earlier Arthur Savile-Foljambe], Governor of New Zealand, to the Secretary of State for the Colonies [Lewis Harcourt] asking if it was desirable to form a New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Includes copies of telegrams between the Colonial Office, [?] Rear-Admiral Arthur Leveson, Vice-Admiral Sir (Frederick) Doveton Sturdee, Chief of Staff, Prince Louis of Battenberg [later 1st Lord Milford Haven, 1st Sea Lord] and WSC. [Carbon]. 02 Aug 1914 - 03 Aug 1914
CHAR 13/35/71-72 Minute from Admiral Sir Henry Jackson to the Chief of Staff [Vice-Admiral Sir (Frederick) Doveton Sturdee], 1st Sea Lord [Prince Louis of Battenberg, later 1st Lord Milford Haven] and First Lord of the Admiralty [WSC], on a proposed New Zealand expeditionary force to Samoa. Includes copies of replies. [Carbon]. 08 Aug 1914
CHAR 13/35/73 Telegram from WSC and Prince Louis of Battenberg [1st Sea Lord, later 1st Lord Milford Haven] to the Senior Naval Officer, New Zealand, on New Zealand expeditionary force to Samoa. [Carbon]. 14 Aug 1914
CHAR 13/35/74 Telegram from WSC and Prince Louis of Battenberg [1st Sea Lord, later 1st Lord Milford Haven] to Rear- Admiral Commanding, Australia, ordering him to proceed at once to Noumea [New Caledonia] and join the New Zealand expeditionary force for Samoa. [Carbon]. 15 Aug 1914
CHAR 13/35/75 Telegram from WSC and Prince Louis of Battenberg [1st Sea Lord, later 1st Lord Milford Haven] to [Rear- Admiral Commanding, Australia], on the protection of the New Zealand expeditionary force. [Carbon]. 15 Aug 1914
CHAR 13/35/76 Telegram from WSC and Prince Louis of Battenberg [1st Sea Lord, later 1st Lord Milford Haven] to the Naval Board, Melbourne [Australia], with orders to seize and occupy Rabaul [New Britain] as a base, and to seize and occupy Mauru Yap and Anguar in order to break enemy lines of intelligence in the Pacific. [Carbon]. 19 Aug 1914
CHAR 13/35/77 Telegram from Prince Louis of Battenberg [1st Sea Lord, later 1st Lord Milford Haven], Vice-Admiral Sir (Frederick) Doveton Sturdee [Chief of Staff] and WSC to Rear-Admiral Commanding, Australia, and the Senior Naval Officer, New Zealand, on offensive operations against German possessions. [Carbon]. 20 Aug 1914
CHAR 13/35/78-79 Report by Admiral Sir Henry Jackson, on escorting transports in the Pacific. [Carbon]. 24 Aug 1914
CHAR 13/35/80-81 Report by Admiral Sir Henry Jackson, on the execution of the programme of the 1st Sea Lord [Prince Louis of Battenberg, later 1st Lord Milford Haven] in the Pacific. [Carbon]. 08 Sep 1914
CHAR 13/35/82 Telegram from Prince Louis of Battenberg [1st Sea Lord, later 1st Lord Milford Haven], Vice-Admiral Sir (Frederick) Doveton Sturdee [Chief of Staff] and WSC to Rear-Admiral Commanding, Australia, on the escort of an Australian troop convoy. [Carbon]. 10 Sep 1914
CHAR 13/35/83 Telegram from Prince Louis of Battenberg [1st Sea Lord, later 1st Lord Milford Haven], Vice-Admiral Sir (Frederick) Doveton Sturdee [Chief of Staff] and WSC to the Senior Naval Officer, New Zealand, on an escort for Australian and New Zealand troop convoys. [Carbon]. 10 Sep 1914
CHAR 13/35/84 Telegram from the Commander-in-Chief, China Station [Vice-Admiral Sir (Thomas) Martyn Jerram] to Admiralty, on the naval defence of Australia while Australian cruisers were away escorting troop convoys. [Carbon]. 14 Sep 1914
CHAR 13/35/85-86 Minute by Admiral Sir Henry Jackson on the defence of a New Zealand troop convoy. [Carbon]. 19 Sep 1914
CHAR 13/35/87 Telegram from Vice-Admiral, Australia, to Admiralty, on the occupation of Friedrich Wilhelm harbour [German New Guinea, later Papua New Guinea]; includes telegram from WSC to the Chief of Staff [Vice-Admiral Sir (Frederick) Doveton Sturdee] and Admiral Sir Henry Jackson, on the time that ships would take to reach Wellington [New Zealand]. [Carbon]. 24 Sep 1914
CHAR 13/35/88 Minute by Prince Louis of Battenberg, [1st Sea Lord, later 1st Lord Milford Haven] suggesting that the Australia and the Montcalm should hunt for Germans in the Marshall Islands; includes note of agreement by WSC. [Carbon]. 25 Sep 1914
CHAR 13/35/89 Letter from 1st Lord Crewe [Secretary of State for India, earlier Lord Houghton and Robert Crewe- Milnes] to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] on the use of HMS Weymouth to protect Bombay. [Carbon]. 01 Oct 1914
CHAR 13/35/90 Minute from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to the Secretary of Admiralty [Sir (William) Graham Greene], Chief of Staff [Vice-Admiral Sir (Frederick) Doveton Sturdee] and 1st Sea Lord [Prince Louis of Battenberg, later 1st Lord Milford Haven], on using a cruiser to defend Bombay [India]. WSC states that HMS Weymouth could not be diverted from the hunt for the [German cruiser] Konigsberg, and asks if HMS Fox or HMS Minerva could be made available about the middle of October. Includes reply from Admiral Sir Henry Jackson on using HMS Minerva. [Carbon]. 01 Oct 1914
CHAR 13/35/91 Telegram from Admiralty to Commander-in-Chief, East Indies [Vice-Admiral Sir Richard Peirse], on a naval escort for the military expedition to the Persian Gulf, asking him to detach HMS Duke of Edinburgh for this purpose. Initialled by Vice-Admiral Sir (Frederick]) Doveton Sturdee [Chief of War Staff] and WSC. [Carbon]. 22 Oct 1914
CHAR 13/35/92 Minute from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to the Secretary [Sir (William) Graham Greene], 1st Sea Lord [Prince Louis of Battenberg, later 1st Lord Milford Haven] and Chief of Staff, Admiralty [Vice-Admiral Sir (Frederick]) Doveton Sturdee], on an escort for an Australian troop convoy. Includes replies from Sturdee and Battenberg. [Carbon]. 25 Oct 1914
CHAR 13/35/93 Telegram from Admiralty to the Navy Board, Melbourne [Australia], stating that an Australian and New Zealand convoy would travel to Britain by the Cape of Good Hope route [South Africa], giving arrangements for its escort. Initialled by Vice-Admiral Sir (Frederick) Doveton Sturdee [Chief of War Staff] and WSC. [Carbon]. 26 Oct 1914
CHAR 13/35/94-95 Minute from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to the Secretary [Sir (William) Graham Greene], Chief of Staff, Admiralty [Vice-Admiral Sir (Frederick]) Doveton Sturdee] and 1st Sea Lord [Prince Louis of Battenberg, later 1st Lord Milford Haven] on arrangements for the escort of an Australian and New Zealand troop convoy to Britain. [Carbon]. 27 Oct 1914
CHAR 13/35/96-97 Minute by Admiral Sir Henry Jackson to the Chief of Staff [Vice-Admiral Sir (Frederick]) Doveton Sturdee] on an escort for an Australian and New Zealand troop convoy sailing to Britain. [Carbon]. 30 Oct 1914
CHAR 13/35/98 Minute from WSC to the Secretary [Sir (William) Graham Greene], 1st Sea Lord [Prince Louis of Battenberg, later 1st Lord Milford Haven], Chief of Staff, Admiralty [Vice-Admiral Sir (Frederick]) Doveton Sturdee] and Admiral Sir Henry Jackson, on the Australian and New Zealand troop convoy sailing to Britain. [Carbon]. 30 Oct 1914
CHAR 13/35/99 Telegram from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to the Navy Board, Melbourne [Australia] on an escort for an Australian and New Zealand troop convoy to Britain; telegram is also sent to the Commander-in-Chief, China [Vice-Admiral Sir (Thomas) Martyn Jerram] and Commander- in-Chief, East Indies [Vice-Admiral Sir Richard Peirse]. [Carbon]. 30 Oct 1914
CHAR 13/35/100 Telegram from the Commander-in-Chief, China Station [Vice-Admiral Sir (Thomas) Martyn Jerram] to the Admiralty, on the escort for an Australian and New Zealand troop convoy to Britain. Includes replies from Vice-Admiral Henry Oliver [Chief of Admiralty War Staff] and WSC. [Carbon]. 13 Nov 1914