Admiralty - First Lord's correspondence with Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord.

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CHAR 13/57/1 Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on Borkum, also on the Dardanelles, stating that no reinforcements should be sent to Vice-Admiral John de Robeck, for fear of weakening the Grand Fleet, "A failure or check in the Dardanelles would be nothing - a failure in the North Sea would be ruin". 02 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/57/2 Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on German commerce raiders in New York, stating that only British battle cruisers could deal with them, and there were none to be spared, also accusing WSC of concentrating on the Dardanelles to the exclusion of other matters "You are just simply eaten up with the Dardanelles and cant think of anything else! D--n the dardanelles! they'll be our grave". 05 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/57/3 Minute from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, quotations from William Shakespeare (Hamlet Act III, Sc.1) and Napoleon Bonapate (after the Battle of Trafalgar) on the theme that war could not be waged without running risks [handwritten, initalled by WSC]. 08 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/57/4-5 Memorandum by Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, on the probability of Italy joining the Allied cause in the next few days. Suggesting that attack on the Dardanelles be postponed, as failure could have a most prejudicial effect on Italy's conduct. 08 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/57/6 Note from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty "You have scored this time as "they" are coming out on Monday". 10 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/57/7 Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty , praising comments by Lord Sydenham, that "Naopeon did not care a d--n for Trafalgar, but he wanted Austerlitz and got it". 11 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/57/8 Letter from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, on the Dardanelles Landings criticising his lack of support "Seriously my friend you are not a little unfair in trying to spite this operation by sidewinds & small points when you have accepted it in principle. It is hard on me....& it is not worthy of you or the great business we have in hand together" [handwritten copy]. 11 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/57/9 Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on the Navy's failure to sink the German commerce raiders "Kronprinz Wilhelm" and "Konigsberg", also on the possibility of action in the North Sea, and the likely abolition of the monarchies of Greece, Bulgaria, Rumania and Italy. 12 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/57/10 Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on his "upbraiding letter" on Fisher's lack of support for the Dardanelles operations. 12 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/57/11 Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, reporting that he had asked the Director of Naval Ordnance to report in WSC's scheme for using spare 13.5 inch and 15 inch guns in Monitors. 15 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/57/12 Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on plan for operations in the North Sea. 18 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/57/13 Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to Edward Marsh, PS to WSC, Admiralty, on despatch of 10 submarines and destroyers from Harwich. 22 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/57/14-15 Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on the possibility of major action in the North Sea. 23 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/57/16 Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, reporting meeting with Admiral Sir Michael Seymour, who had been staying with his son, Captain Michael Seymour, aboard HMS "Centurion", who spoke of the trust and love of the Grand Fleet for Sir John Jellicoe. Also stating that "had it not been for the Dardanelles forcing me to stick to you through thick and thin I would have gone out of the Admiralty yesterday never to return". 25 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/57/17 Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on rumour that Gen Sir Ian Hamilton in the Dardanelles had carte blanche to send for more troops from Egypt. 27 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/57/18-22 Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, enclosing formal memorandum setting out his views on the Dardanelles. Stating that he had "looked with misgiving on the steady drain of our Naval force to the Dardanelles" over the past four months, and that a purely Naval action, unsupported by the Army , "would merely lead to heavy loss of ships and invaluable men". 11 May 1915
CHAR 13/57/23 Letter from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, statng that he would never put forward a plan to "rush" the Dardanelles, and that he agreed with the views expressed in Fisher's memo of 11 May. Stating that they were now "committed to one of the greatest amphibious enterprises of history. You are now committted . Comradeship, resource, firmness, patience all in the highest degree will be needed to carry the matter through to victory.....I beg you to lend your whole aid & good will; & ultimately then success is certain" [handwritten copy]. 11 May 1915
CHAR 13/57/24 Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on his opposition to a Naval attack on thge Dardanelles without military support [handwritten, with handwritten annotation by WSC]. 12 May 1915
CHAR 13/57/25-26 Letter from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, on his resignation as 1st Sea Lord, due to opposition to WSC's policy on the Dardanelles [handwritten draft]. 15 May 1915
CHAR 13/57/27 Minute from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, offering his resignation as 1st Sea Lord "I find it increasingly difficult to adjust myself to the increasingly daily requirements of the Dardanelles to meet yr views - As you truly said yesterday I am in the position if continually veto-ing yr proposals", stating that he was leaving for Scotland to avoid all questioning. 15 May 1915
CHAR 13/57/28 Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on his resignation as 1st Sea Lord, stating his opposition to the Dardanelles operation "from the beginning". 16 May 1915
CHAR 13/57/29-30 Letter from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, on his resignation as 1st Sea Lord, their long friendship, and on future policy in the Dardanelles [handwritten draft]. 16 May 1915
CHAR 13/57/31 Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on his resignation as 1st Sea Lord. 16 May 1915
CHAR 13/57/32 Minute from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, on wireless [handwritten copy, initialled by WSC]. 18 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/57/33 Minute from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on German High Seas Fleet excursion into th North Sea. [Apr] 1915
CHAR 13/57/34 Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, sending letter from Major general Charles Callwell. 1915
CHAR 13/57/35-36 Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on superiority of German submarine design, blaming the former Controller of the Navy, Vice Admiral Charles Briggs, also on coastwise coal traffic and North Sea fishing [typescript copy]. 02 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/57/37-38 Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on forthcoming meeting of the War Council, and naval and military operations in the Dardanelles [typescript copy]. 03 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/57/39-40 Minute from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, setting out his views on British Naval Policy [typescript copy]. 04 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/57/41 Extract from letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty on threatened German Zeppelin raid on London. Stating that there was no defence against an air raid on London except reprisals to be announced beforehand to the German Government, and complaining that the British Government had not taken sufficient steps to warn Germany. Asking to be relieved of his official position as the Admiralty would be responsible for the massacre. 04 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/57/42 Letter from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, on threatened German Zeppelin raid on London, and Fisher's proposal that German prisoners be killed in reprisal, stating that he would take his views to Cabinet , although he could not support them. Also commentng that he hoped that Fisher's threat to resign should not be taken seriously, although he had "made up his mind never to dissuade anyone..from resigning if they wish to do so" [handwritten copy]. 04 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/57/43 Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to Commodore Charles de Bartolome, Naval Sec. to First Lord, on plans for bombardment of Zebrugge [typescript copy]. 08 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/57/44-45 Minute from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, opposing the forthcoming bombardment of Zebrugge [typescript copy]. 06 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/57/46-47 Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to Commodore Charles de Bartolome, Naval Sec. to First Lord, on plans for bombardment of Zebrugge [typescript copy]. 08 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/57/48 Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on proposed attack on Alexandretta, Egypt [typescript copy]. 09 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/57/49 Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on the illness of Adm Sir John Jellicoe, who was suffering from sciatica, and cricicising Jellicoe's support of Adm Sir Stanley Colville, who had shown "utter want of energy and resource" in dealing with the submarine defences at Scapa Flow. Also cricicising Vice-Admiral Lewis Bayly over the loss of the "Formidable". 14 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/57/50 Minute from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on scheme to broaden recruitment base for officers, stating that it would be better that offiers be selected from a popluation of 41.5 million, rather than 1.5 million [typescript copy]. 20 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/57/51 Extract from Minute from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, urging the recall of the Grand Fleet of HMS "Blenheim" and the Destroyer flotilla from the Dardanelles, stating that the Turkish Naval Force was "quite a negligible quantity", and French Destroyers and Submarines could be called upon to deal with it [typescript copy]. 20 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/57/52 Letter from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, on mining scheme, and on the health of Admiral Sir John Jellicoe [typescript copy]. 22 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/57/53 Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, reporting that he had caught a cold in the head in WSC's room as his servant, Page had it "like an oven", urging WS not to catch it by attempting to see him. Also commenting on "spiffing" letter he had received from Queen Alexandra about Zeppelings, stating that she was buying rockets to fire at them, and wanted to join in [typescript copy]. 22 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/57/54-55 Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on the appointment of the recently retired Vice-Admiral Nelson Ommanney to a position at the Admiralty, stating that he knew more about fleet handing than anyone else in the Navy, suggesting that he should be given a Battle Squadron, also on the bombardment of Zebrugge [typescript copy]. 23 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/57/56 Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on the Dogger Bank action, urging him not to say that British wireless turned back the Germans, also criticising the movements of Rear-Admiral Archibald Stoddart's South East Coast of America Squadron, for failing to locate the German cruiser "Dresden" [typescript copy]. 25 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/57/57-58 Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord to WSC, First Lord of the Admialty, on his resignation "I think it really desirable...that I should gracefully disappear and revert to roses at Richmond", and on the Dogger Bank action, which proved conclusively the "absolute necessity for a big prepondance" of battle cruisers [typescript copy]. 28 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/57/59-60 Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, commenting on Admiral Sir Doveton Sturdee's despatch on the Battle of the Falklands, and his failure to sink the "Dresden". 07 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/57/61 Extract from letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on question from Lord Stamfordham, PS to King George V., on the publication of Sir Doveton Sturdee's Falkland Island Despatches [2 typescript copies]. 16 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/57/63 Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on Bulgaria [typescript, with handwritten annotations by WSC]. 26 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/57/64-65 Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, advising that transport of troops be stopped during period of bright moon, also commenting on conversation with King George V, who praised the concept of the battle cruiser, the "all-on-Big-Gun" type [typescript copy]. 26 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/57/66 Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on Bulgaria. 26 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/57/67 Extract from letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, "The more I consider the Dardanelles, the less I like it". 04 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/57/68 Letter from Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, stating that he would not press the four fast "light" battle cruisers as WSC seemed upset by them "you will greatly regret it hereafter", and on Intelligence Department paper on German battleship construction [typescript copy]. 05 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/57/69 Letter from Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on conversation with Admiral Sir Arthur Wilson, who wished to try the crew of the German submarine U.8 for murder, for attacking unarmed merchant ships [typescript copy]. 05 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/57/70 Letter from Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty reporting that three Monitors would leave Sheerness for the Danube in three days time [typescript copy]. 08 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/57/71 Letter from Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on British annexations in the Ottoman Empire, "Alexandretta to the Persian Gulf and Palestine also" [typescript copy]. 09 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/57/72 Minute from Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on the arrival of the German commerce raider "Eitel Friedrich" in an East Coast United States port, stating that she ould only have got there through the Panama Canal, and it was "beyond the bounds of human idiocy" that the British Consul General had failed to report the ship's arrival at both ends of the Canal [typescript copy]. 11 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/57/73 Minute from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher to WSC, reporting that 1st Lord Pirrie, Chairman of Harland and Wolff had succeeded, after numerous interviews with Trades Delegates, in arranging for the completion of six Monitors by 1 May [typescript copy]. 11 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/57/74 Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on publication of despatches on th sinking of the "Dresden", also on suggestion raised by Captain Reginald Hall that the best German battleships rush the Dover Straits and get to the Dardanellles and "gobble up" all our ships there [typescript copy]. 12 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/57/75-76 Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, sending copy of memorandum by Julian Corbett on "Nanshan and Bulair", dated 1 Mar, and asking if he intended to continue with assault on Constantinople [Instanbul] [typescript copy]. 15 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/57/77 Extract from Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on the "advanced state of preparedness" of the German High Seas Fleet, contrating this with the British Admiralty, which he described as "stagnant" [typescript copy]. 16 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/57/78 Extract from Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on the Dardanelles, but also reminding him "not to let our eyes be too much off the main theatre" [typescript copy]. 19 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/57/79 Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, commenting on the 28 destroyers and torpedo boats in the Dardanelles, " a much bigger proportion than we have at home" suggesting that the French be asked to send more destroyers and light cruisers [typescript copy]. 20 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/57/80 Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on naval appointments and the construction of battle cruisers [typescript copy]. 23 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/57/81 Extract from Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, stating that he should send Commodore Charles de Bartolome to the Dardanelles [typescript copy]. 24 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/57/82 Letter from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord,on the Prime Minister's disappointment that the Admiralty had not sent Vice Admiral John de Robeck a definite order to go on with his attack on the Dardanelles [typescript copy]. 25 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/57/83 Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, sympathy on attack of influenza, also on submarines, blaming Admiral Sir Arthur Wilson for the fact that they were not developed during his time as 1st Sea Lord [typescript copy]. 26 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/57/84 Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, sympathy on attack of influenza, also on action to be taken about Holland [typescript copy]. 27 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/57/85 Minute from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, agreeing to refer the question of Borkum to Admiral Sir Arthur Wilson, also on the Dardanelles [typescript copy]. 31 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/57/86-94 Memorandum by WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty on the capture of Borkum. the closure of the mouths of the Jade and Elbe. the entry to the Baltic, and the "decisive military stroke", the landing of a 500,000 strong army at Emden [typescript copy]. 24 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/57/95 Minute from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Admiral of the Fleet, Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, on need to receive a full statement from the War Office on the action to be taken by the Army in the Dardanelles, concluding "We cannot go back now" [typescript copy]. 28 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/57/96 Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, sending two papers to WSC, on the Dardanelles [typescript copy]. 29 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/57/97 Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on Borkum, also on the Dardanelles, stating that no reinforcements should be sent to Vice-Admiral John de Robeck, for fear of weakening the Grand Fleet, "A failure or check in the Dardanelles would be nothing - a failure in the North Sea would be ruin" [typescript copy, withhandwritten annotations by WSC]. 02 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/57/98 Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on German commerce raiders in New York, stating that only British battle cruisers could deal with them, and there were none to be spared, also accusing WSC of concentrating on the Dardanelles to the exclusion of other matters "You are just simply eaten up with the Dardanelles and cant think of anything else! D--n the dardanelles! they'll be our grave" [typescript copy]. 05 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/57/99 Minute from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, quotations from William Shakespeare (Hamlet Act III, Sc.1) and Napoleon Bonapate (after ther Battle of Trafalgar) on the theme that war could not be waged without running risks [typescript copy]. 08 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/57/100 Note from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty "You have scored this time as "they" are coming out on Monday" [typescript copy]. 10 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/57/101 Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty , praising comments by Lord Sydenham, that "Naopeon did not care a d--n for Trafalgar, but he wanted Austerlitz and got it" [typescript copy]. 11 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/57/102-103 Letter from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, on the Dardanelles Landings criticising his lack of support "Seriously my friend you are not a little unfair in trying to spite this operation by sidewinds & small points when you have accepted it in principle. It is hard on me....& it is not worthy of you or the great business we have in hand together" [typescript copy]. 11 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/57/104-105 Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on the Navy's failure to sink the German commerce raiders "Kronprinz Wilhelm" and "Konigsberg", also on the possibility of action in the North Sea, and the likely abolition of the monarchies of Greece, Bulgaria, Rumania and Italy [typescript copy]. 12 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/57/106 Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, reporting that he had asked the Director of Naval Ordnance to report in WSC's scheme for using spare 13.5 inch and 15 inch guns in Monitors [typescript copy]. 15 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/57/107 Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on plan for operations in the North Sea [typescript copy]. 18 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/57/108 Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to Edward Marsh, PS to WSC, Admiralty, on despatch of 10 submarines and destroyers from Harwich [typescript copy]. 22 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/57/109-110 Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on the possibility of major action in the North Sea [typescript copy]. 23 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/57/111 Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, reporting meeting with Admiral Sir Michael Seymour, who had been staying with his son, Captain Michael Seymour, aboard HMS "Centurion", who spoke of the trust and love of the Grand Fleet for Sir John Jellicoe. Also stating that "had it not been for the Dardanelles forcing me to stick to you through thick and thin I would have gone out of the Admiralty yesterday never to return" [typescript copy]. 25 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/57/112 Extract from Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on rumour that Gen Sir Ian Hamilton in the Dardanelles had carte blanche to send for more troops from Egypt. 27 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/57/113 Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on his resignation as 1st Sea Lord [typescript copy]. 16 May 1915
CHAR 13/57/114-115 Letter from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, on his resignation as 1st Sea Lord, their long friendship, and on future policy in the Dardanelles [typescript copy]. 16 May 1915
CHAR 13/57/116-117 Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on his resignation as 1st Sea Lord, stating his opposition to the Dardanelles operation "from the beginning" [typescript copy]. 16 May 1915
CHAR 13/57/118-119 Letter from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, on his resignation as 1st Sea Lord, due to opposition to WSC's policy on the Dardanelles [typescript copy]. 15 May 1915
CHAR 13/57/120 Minute from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, offering his resignation as 1st Sea Lord "I find it increasingly difficult to adjust myself to the increasingly daily requirements of the Dardanelles to meet yr views - As you truly said yesterday I am in the position if continually veto-ing yr proposals", stating that he was leaving for Scotland to avoid all questioning [typescript copy]. 15 May 1915
CHAR 13/57/121 Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on his opposition to a Naval attack on thge Dardanelles without military support [typescript copy]. 12 May 1915
CHAR 13/57/122 Letter from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, statng that he would never put forward a plan to "rush" the Dardanelles, and that he agreed with the views expressed in Fisher's memo of 11 May. Stating that they were now "committed to one of the greatest amphibious enterprises of history. You are now committted . Comradeship, resource, firmness, patience all in the highest degree will be needed to carry the matter through to victory.....I beg you to lend your whole aid & good will; & ultimately then success is certain" [typescript copy]. 11 May 1915
CHAR 13/57/123 Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, sending formal memorandum setting out his views on the Dardanelles. [typescript copy]. 11 May 1915