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Admiralty telegrams - Home Waters.

Reference code: CHAR 13/60

Part of CHAR 13; previous record CHAR 13/59; next record CHAR 13/61.

Date: 01 Jan 1915 - 08 Feb 1915

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CHAR 13/60/1-2 Telegram from Admiralty to Admiral Marseillaise, reporting that the British Channel Fleet had been attacked by a hostile submarine [typesript copy]. 01 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/3 Telegram from Senior Officer, Channel Fleet to Admiralty, reporting that HMS "Formidable" had been struck by mine or torpedo, and was sinking [typescript copy]. 01 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/4 Admiralty Press Statement, announcing the loss of the battleship, HMS "Formidable", sunk that morning in the Channel by mine or torpedo [typescript copy]. 01 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/5 Telegram from King George V to Flight Commander F E T Hewlett, offering congratulations on action against Zeppelin [typescript copy]. Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/6 Telegram from Admiralty to the C. in C., Plymouth and Portsmouth, reporting that destroyers from Harwich were going to sweep the Channel English side as far as Plymouth, asking for wireless guard on D. tune [typescript copy]. 01 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/7 Telegram from Admiralty to HMS "Minotaur", reporting that submarines were active in the Channel by night and day, and that passage from Ushant to Home Ports was to be made at high speed during dark hours [typescript copy]. 01 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/8 Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Flight Commander F E T Hewlett, expressing pleasure that he was safe following action against Zeppelin [typescript copy]. 01 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/9 Telegram from Rear-Admiral Dover to Admiralty, stating that HMS "Revenge" would be berthed in as safe a position as possible, but asking them to send no more big ships to Dover for the present [typescript copy]. 01 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/10 Admiralty Chief Censor intercepted message, from Dyson, Portland to "Daily Citizen", London, on the sinking of HMS "Formidable". 02 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/11 Telegram from Admiralty to Vice Admiral Commanding Channel Fleet, Sir Alexander Bethell, asking for report on the circumstances of the sinking of HMS "Formidable" [typescript copy]. 03 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/12 Telegram from Admiralty to Naval Air Stations in Southern england, reporting two enemy airships over Crowborough, Sussex, and an aircraft over Barking, Essex [typescript copy]. 03 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/13 Telegram from Admiralty to Admiral Superintendent, Portsmouth, reporting that the two German airships had turned back [typescript copy]. 03 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/14 Minute from Commodore Charles de Bartolome, Naval Sec. to First Lord to the 4th Sea Lord, request from WSC for four high speed drifters to be lent to Captain Carver for use in Indicating Net Trials at Dover [typescript copy]. 02 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/15 Telegram from Admiralty to Commodore (T) Reginald Tyrwhitt, confirming that reports of German cruisers in the North Sea were untrue [typescript copy]. 03 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/16 Admiralty Chief Censor Intercepted message from Schotel, Amsterdam to "Matin", paris, on reports that german reserve troops were being constantly sent into Belgium [typescript copy]. 03 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/17 Telegram from Admiralty to all Flag Officers and Senio Naval Officers in Home Waters, stating that Admiralty permission should be obtained before large ships were sent to sea, so that they could be protected from submarine attack [typescript copy]. 04 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/18 Telegram from Naval Sec. to First Lord to the Commodore (S) stating that WSC wished to see him when convenient [typescript copy]. 04 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/19 Telegram from Admiral Dover Patrol to Admiralty, suggesting that HMS "Revenge" should wait at Dover until moonlight mornings were over [typescript copy]. 05 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/20 Minute from Rear Admiral Henry Oliver to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, reporting that Rear-Admiral Dover was sending HMS "Revenge" to Sheerness after Dark and before the moon rose as there was 5.5 hours of darkness available, which was ample time. 06 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/21 Telegram from Admiral Sir John Jellicoe, C. in C., Home Fleet, to Chief of Staff, Admiralty, asking if it was possible for the German High Seas Fleet to pass out of the river from Schillig Roads at low tide [typescript copy]. 05 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/22 Admiralty Chief Censor intercepted message from Hartvig, Kjobenhaven to the Daily Mail, reporting that the British aerial raid on Cuxhaven [Germany] had forced the German Admiralty to remove the greater part of the High Seas Fleet from Cuxhaven to various places on the Kiel Canal. [Typescript copy]. 07 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/23 Telegram from Sir Henry Lowther, British Minister, Copenhgagen, Denmark, to Admiralty, on German Naval construction. [typescript copy]. 07 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/24 Telegram from the Rear-Admiral Dover to Admiralty, reporting German air raid on Dunkerque, suggesting that ships with anti-aircraft guns be moved there [typescript copy]. 08 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/25 Telegram from Admiralty to C. in C., Nore, suggesting a large scale hunt for submarines in the Thames Estuary, with a liberal reward to vessels directly contributing to the destruction of a submarine [typescript copy]. 09 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/26 Telegram from Admiralty to Rear-Admiral Dover, orders to arrange for Monitors a Dunkirk to return to Sheerness, with due precaution against submarine attack [typescript copy]. 09 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/27 Telegram from Admiralty to Rear-Admiral Dover, asking him to call on the 4th Sea Lord to discuss arrangements for reinforcing the Dover Patrols [typescript copy]. 09 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/28 Telegram from C. in C., Nore to Admiralty, on search for german submarines in the Thames Estuary [typescript copy]. 09 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/29 Telegram from Naval Sec. to First Lord to the C. in C., TheNore, and the Admirals, Superintendent, Chatham and Sheerness, on visit by WSC. 10 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/30 Telegram from Rear Admiral Horace Hood, Rear-Admiral Dover to Admiralty, on the use of armed drifters for operations on the Belgian coast. 10 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/31 Telegram from C. in C., Grand Fleet, Admiral Sir John Jellicoe to WSC, on ? Lord Fisher [typescript copy]. 10 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/32-33 Telegram from Divisional Transports, Dunkirk to Transport Department, Admiralty, , reporting severe air attack [typescript copy]. 11 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/34 Telegram from Admiralty to Commodore (T), Reginald Tyrwhitt, orders to have 16 fast destroyers and 2 light cruisers ready to sail within 24 hours [typescript copy]. 11 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/35 Telegram from Admiral Superintendent, Devonport to Admiralty, on strong evidence of sighting of German submarine off Otterton Head [typescript copy]. 11 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/36 Admiralty Chief Censor intercepted message from Wykes, New York to Central News, Washington, on belief that Greece, Romania and Italy were about to enter the War. [typescript copy]. 11 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/37 Telegram from Admiralty to Rear-Admiral Dover (Horace Hood) and the C. in C., Nore, orders for 12 armed drifters to be sent to Sheerness, for hunting submarines in the Thames Estuary [typescript copy]. 12 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/38 Telegram from Admiral Dover Patrol, to Admiralty, confirming that 12 armed drifters were starting for Sheerness as soon as possible. Asking him to ensue that they did not return to Dover, and that the remaining 8 left Dover [typescript copy]. 12 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/39 Telegram from Admiralty to C. in C. Grand Fleet, Admiral Sir John Jellicoe, repotring that ships of the Special Service Squadron would shortly come under his direction, and stating that they would not receive the private signals before then [typescript copy]. 12 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/40 Telegram from Admiralty to C. in C., The NNore and Admiral Superintendent, Chatham, on trials of anti-submarine net designed by Admiral Sir Arthur Wilson [typescript copy]. 12 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/41 Telegram from Admiralty to Rear-Admiral, Dover, orders to send armed drifters to Portsmouth, and to take charge of the indicator net trials [typescript copy]. 12 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/42 Minute by W Graham Greene, Secretary, Admiralty, on telegrams between the Admiralty and Vice Admiral Sur Lewis Bayly on the movements of his squadron on leaving the Nore. Stating that in his opinion the Admiralty tacitly concurred in his keeping the squadron at sea for tactical exercises for a day or two [typescript copy]. 12 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/43 Telegram from Admiralty to C. in C., Portsmouth, reporting that four destroyers from Harwich had been ordered to Portsmouth to assist in convoy of troops [typescript copy]. 13 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/44 Telegram from Sir George Buchanan, British Ambassador to Russia, to Admiralty, passing on reports from Russian secret agents reporting the number and composition of the German fleet at Kiel [typescript copy]. 12 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/45 Telegram from C. in C., The Nore to the Admiralty, on Monitors [typescript copy]. 13 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/46 Telegram from Admiralty to Rear-Admiral, Dover, on need for drifters to work in the Dover Straits [typescript copy]. 13 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/47 Telegram from C. in C., Home Fleeet, Admiral Sir John Jellicoe, to Admiralty , asking if prohibition of Atlantic commercial shipping passing round the North of ireland was intended to apply to Armed Merchant Cruisers and warships [typescript copy]. 14 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/48 Telegram from Commander Charles Samson, Naval Air Service, to Admiralty, reporting that attack on Bruges had failed on account of fog. 14 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/49 Telegram from Admiralty to Commodores (S) and (T), on postponement of "Z" [typescript copy]. 14 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/50 Telegram from Admiralty to C. in C., Grand Fleet, Admiral Sir John Jellicoe, reporting that United States steamship "City of Memphis", with a cargo of cotton, had left New York for Bremen [typescript copy]. 14 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/51 Telegram from Sir Henry Lowther, British Minister, Copenhagen, to Admiralty, reporting that 6 special trains had left Keil for Zebrigge, carrying about 1800 men to build barges for mines and floating hangers ALso repoting that Count Zeppelin was in Zebrugge with 23 Officers and 200 men from Frederickshaven [typescript copy]. 14 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/52 Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Admiral Sir John Jellicoe, C. in C., Grand Fleet, asking if the Fleet could spare a further 4,000 rifles for use by the Army [typescript copy]. 15 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/53 Telegram from Admiralty to Rear-Admiral Dover, warning that a considerable number of troops would be crossing for the next three nights. Asking hi to warn the Dover Patrol to be particularly vigilant [typescript copy]. 15 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/54 Telegram from Sir George Buchanan, British Ambassador to Russia, to the Admiralty, reports of Russian secret agents on the number of ships at Kiel [typescript copy]. 15 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/55 Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, to Vice Admiral David Beatty, congratulating the Battle Cruiser Fleet on success in the Dogger Bank action [typescript copy]. 26 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/56 Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, to Vice Admiral David Beatty, congratulatons from Lord Kitchener to the Battle Cruiser Fleet on success in the Dogger Bank action [typescript copy]. 26 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/57 Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, to Vice Admiral David Beatty, congratulatons from Field Marshal Sir John French (later Lord Ypres) to the Battle Cruiser Fleet on success in the Dogger Bank action [typescript copy]. 26 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/58 Telegram from Naval Centre, Rosyth to Admiralty, reporting that HMs "Indomitable" and HMS "Lion" arrived at 0525 [typescript copy]. 26 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/59-60 Telegram from Naval Attache, British Embassy, Russia, to the Admiralty, reports of Russian secret agents that pontoons were being sent west from Kiel to carry floating aeroplane sheds, which werebeing built in Belgium. Also reporting that morale in the German Navy was becoming bad, especially in destroyers and submarines "men being over tired through too much driving". 25 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/61 Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Vice-Admiral Sir David Beatty, asking for account of the Dogger Bank Action, so that he could decide how much shoudl be published [typescript copy]. 26 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/62-63 Admiralty Chief Censor - intercepted message from Berry, The Hague, Netherlands to Associated Press, London, on the Dogger Bank action [typescript copy]. 26 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/64 Admiralty Chief Censor - intercepted message from Salchow Stockholm, Sweden, to Associated Press, London, on sighting of German armoured cruiser "Friedrich Carl" in the Gulf of Bothnia [typescript copy]. 26 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/65 Telegram from Admiral, Superintendent, Rosyth to Admiralty, on the condition of HMS "Lion" following Dogger Bank action [typescript copy]. 26 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/66 Telegram from C. in C., Grand Fleet, Adm Sir John Jellicoe, to Admiralty, asking where HMS "Caroline" (Lt Cruiser) should be sent after relief by HMS "Swift" [typescript copy]. 26 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/67 Admiralty Chief Censor - intercepted message from Hartvig, Copenhagen, Denmark, to Daily Mail, London, on appearance of Russian submarines near the German Baltic naval base [typescript copy]. 26 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/68 telegram from Admiralty to C. in C., Portsmouth, on escort of HMS "Queen Elizabeth" [typescript copy]. 26 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/69 Telegram from C. in C., The Nore to Admiralty, confirming that he had ordered lights to be extinguished in Chatham and Sheerness Dockyards at 2000 hours,from 26-29 Jan, ue to special warnings of air attack [typescript copy]. 26 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/70 Telegram from Admiralty to Commonwealth Navy Board, on proposal for HMS "Australia" to serve as Flagship, with HMS "New Zealand" in a new battle cruiser squadron [typescript copy]. 26 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/71 Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Admiral Sir John Jellicoe, C. in C., Grand Fleet, hoping to meet during forthcoming visit to Scotland [typescript copy]. [26] Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/72-75 Telegram from Vice Admiral Sir David Beatty, Battle Cruiser Squadron, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, account of the Dogger Bank Action [typescript copy]. 26 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/76 Telegram from Vice Admiral Sir David Beatty, Battle Cruiser Squadron, to Admiralty, report on inspection of HMS "Lion" by Mr Payne, Naval Constructor [typescript copy]. 26 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/77-78 Admiralty press release on the Dogger Bank action [typescript copy]. 26 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/79 Telegram from Admiralty to Admiral Dover Patrol, orders to keep in touch with the Naval Bridage in Belgium, and to prevent any attempt by German motor boats to turn the allied flank at Nieuport [typescript copy]. [26] Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/80 Telegram from Intelligence Department, Admiralty, to C. in C,. Grand Fleet, , Admiral of Patrols and Admiral Superintendent, Rosyth, reporting that five or six German surface units with three submarines had passed into the North Sea, planning to bombard East Coast towns. Also that there was a possibility of an airship raid between Norfol and Yorkshire to precede the Naval raid [typescript copy]. 27 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/81 Telegram from Commonwealth Navy Board, Australia, to Admiralty, agreeing to use of HMS "Australia" and HMS "New Zealand" in new battle cruiser squadron [typescript copy]. 27 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/82 Telegram from Admiral Sir John Jellicoe, C. in C., Grand Fleet, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, stating that his Medical Officer was very anxious for him to have four days rest, and that he would bot be able to meet during WSC's visit to Scotland [typescript copy]. 27 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/83 Telegram from Admiral Commanding Dover Patrol to Chief of Staff, Admiralty, recommending that he discuss the bombardment of forts by ships with Captain H T Brand, who had experience of this in the East [typescript copy]. 27 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/84 Telegram from Admiral Superintendnt, Devonport to Admiralty, reporting that an army Officer, Lieut Haldking had been watching a submarine off Stoke Fleming (near Dartmouth), Devon [typescript copy]. 27 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/85 Telegram from Sir Henry Lowther, British Minister, Copenhagen, Denmark, to Admrialty, reporting that five transportable submarines were ready to be shipped from Kiel to the Belgian coast, also on movement of major German warships [typescript copy]. 27 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/86 Telegram from Admiralty to C. in C., The Nore on possibility of air attack, stating that work should continue at night, without interruption, and that lights should be kept burning until firing began [typescript copy]. 27 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/87 Telegram from Chief of Staff, Grand Fleet, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, reporting that the C. in C., Admiral Sir John Jellicoe was ill, and staying at the Caledonian Hotel, Inverness [typescript copy]. 28 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/88 Telegram from Admiral Dover Patrol to Chief of Staff, Admiralty, on operations off the Belgian coast [typescript copy]. 28 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/89-92 Telegram from C. in C., Grand Fleet, Admiral Sir John Jellicoe to Vice-Admiral, 1st Battle Cruiser Squadron, Sir David Beatty, orders for Operation Z.2 [typescript copy]. 28 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/93 Telegram from Admiral Dover Patrol to Admiralty, confirming that HMS "Adventure" had been detailed to take WSC across to France [typescript copy]. 28 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/94 Telegram from Admiralty to Vice-Admiral Commanding 1st Battle Squadron, Sir Cecil Burney, authority to take full command of the Grand Fleet during the temporary indisposition of the C. in C., Admiral Sir John Jellicoe [typescript copy]. 28 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/95 Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Rear-Admiral Charles Madden, Chief of Staff, Grand Fleet, confirming that Vice-Admiral Sir Cecil Burney should take command of the Fleet during the temporary indisposition of the C. in C,. Sir John Jellicoe [typescript copy]. 28 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/96 Telegram from Admiral, Dover Partol to Admiralty, on request from HMS "Majestic" to proceed to Devonport for fitting of instruments for Director Fire, and to give leave tro rew who had had none since mobilisation with Admiralty reply refusing because of bright moon and lack of destroyers available for escort [typescript copy]. 29 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/97 Telegram from Chief of Staff, Grand Fleet, Rear-Admiral Charles Madden, medical report on the C. in C., Adm Sir John Jellicoe, who was improving, but the doctor considered that five days in bed were still essential [typescript copy]. 29 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/98 Telegram from Admiralty to Vice-Admiral, 1st Battle Squadron, Sir Cecil Burney, reporting that a submarine had fired on Walney Island Battery, and that 3 submarines off Bardsey Island and 3 that were seen near Pembroke [typescript copy]. 29 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/99 Telegram from Commodoer (T), Reginald Tyrwhitt, to Chief of Staff, Admiralty, asking for permission to carry out operation Z.2, stating at 0800 on Sun 31 Jan [typescript copy]. 30 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/100 Admiralty Chief Censor - intercepted mesage from Glarner, Paris to Exchange Telegraph Co., on report in "Le Temps", Copenhagen, that German submarines were constantly cruising in Norwegian waters [typescript copy]. 30 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/101 Telegram from Chief of Staff, Admiralty to Commodore, (T), Reginald Tyrwhitt, stating that due to submarine activity in English and Irish channels, and the cancellation of all movements since 24 Jan, due to lack of destroyers, it was not possible to proceed with Operation Z.2 [typescript copy]. 30 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/102 Telegram from Admiralty to C. in C., The Nore, on sailings of minelaying vessels with destroyer escort [typescript copy]. 30 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/103 Telegram from Commodore (T.) Reginald Tyrwhitt to Admiralty, reporting that he had sufficient force to carry out operation Z.1, suggesting leaving on 31 Jan with 4 divisions of destroyers and 3 light cruisers [typescript copy]. 30 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/104 Telegram from Admiralty to Captain Superintendent, Pembroke Dock, reporting that enemy submarines had been cruising in area 15 for 48 hours unmolested. Asking for report on what patrols were doing to make it possible for submarines to lay off Linney Head without being attacked [typescript copy]. 30 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/105 Telegram from French Ministry of Marine to Admiralty, eporting that the British ss "Takomaru", travelling from New Zealand with a cargo of frozen meat had been torpedoed and sunk west of Capoe Antifer, and that the crew of 58 had been rescued by boats from Le Havre [typescript copy]. 30 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/106 Telegram from Admiralty to Senior Naval Officer, Fleetwood, reporting that a steamer had been sunk by a German submarine 14 miles off Fleetwood [typescript copy]. 30 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/107 Telegram from Admiralty to Commodore (T.), Reginald Tyrwhitt, orders to send 12 destroyers with a light cruiser under a Captain D to the Irish Channel to hunt for submarines, reporting that four steamers had been sunk off Fleetwood and Liverpool that day [typescript copy]. 30 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/108 Admiralty Chief Censor intercepted message from Tripp, Amsterdam to the "Daily Chronicle", London, reports of delicate negotiations between Dutch and german Governments "not unconnected with recent North Sea livliness". 30 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/109 Admiralty Chief Censor intercepted message from Wyles, New York to Central News, London, on British seizure and detention of the United States ship "Greenbriar" cerrying cotton to Bremen [typescript copy]. 30 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/110 Telegram from Government Secretary, Isle of Man to Admiralty, reporting the sinking of the steamer "Kilcoan" by a German submarine [typescript copy]. 31 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/111 Telegram from Admiralty to squadrons in home waters warning of mines between 51.6N and 51.215N and 1.41E and 2.25E [typescript copy]. 31 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/112 Telegram from Admiralty to all ships warning British merchant ships of submarine dangers, instructing them to wear a neutral ensign or no colours anywhere in the vicinity of the British Isles, except when meeting British or Allied warships [typescript copy]. 31 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/113 Telegram from Seniot Naval Officer, Inverness to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, reporting that operation on Admiral Sir John Jellicoe, C. in C. Grand Fleet had been a complete success [typescript copy]. 31 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/114 Admiralty Chief Censor intercepted message from Havas, Paris to Reuter, London on unrestricted German submarine warfare [typescript copy]. 31 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/115 Admiralty Chief Censor intercepted message from Nauen to Sayville, United States, text of telegram from the Emperor of germany, Wilhelm II to the US President [typescript copy]. 31 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/116 Telegram from Naval Secretary, Admiralty to Admiral Sir Robert Lowry, Rosyth, on WSC's visit to Scotland to see HMS "Lion" [typescript copy]. 31 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/117 Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Admiral Sir John Jellicoe, on visit to Scotland to meet Vice Admiral Sir David Beatty, hopng to also meet him during the visit if his doctors permitted it [typescript copy]. 31 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/118 Telegram from Naval Secretary, Admiralty to Vice Admiral Sir David Beatty, invitation to breakfast with WSC, First Lord, at South Queensferry [typescript copy]. 31 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/119 Telegram from C. in C. Grand Fleet, Admiral Sir John Jellicoe, to Admiralty, requesting an electrical engineer visit HMS "Indomitable" to advise on damage caused by fire [typescript copy]. 31 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/120 Telegram from Chief Censor, Admiralty, to Press Bureau, text of telegrams between the First Lord of the Admiralty and the Russian Minister of Marine, on sucessin the Dogger Bank action [typescript copy]. 31 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/121 Telegram from C. in C., Grand Fleet, Admiral Sir John Jellicoe to Admiralty, stongly recommending that director fire be installed in HMS "Superb" and HMS "Lion" while the ships were in dockhard hands [typescript copy]. 31 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/60/122 Telegram from Admiralty to French Ministry of Marine, details of cross Channel traffic that night [typescript copy]. 01 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/60/123 Telegram from Sir Henry Lowther, British Minister, Copenhagen, Denmark, to Admiralty, reporting that the "Seydlitz" had arrived in Wilhelmshaven, and that 250 wounded had been sent to Kiel, and on other German ship movements [typescript copy]. 01 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/60/124 Telegram from Admiralty to Vice Admiral Commanding, Queenstown, stating that it was undesirable for ships to be told that they were only allowed to procee d to sea at their own risk [typescript copy]. 01 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/60/125 Telegram from Chief of Staff, Grand Fleet to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, reporting that the C,. in C., Adm Sir John Jellicoe was making a most staisfactory recovery, and was very disappointed not to have seen WSC during his visit to Scotland [typescript copy]. 02 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/60/126 Telegram from Admiralty to Rear-Admiral Dover, orders to place anti-submarine indicator nets off Zebrugge, watched by drifters supported by destroyers [typescript copy]. 02 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/60/127 Telegram from Sir Allan Johnstone, British Minister, the Hague, Netherlands, on official notice by German Minister of Marine on the number of British troops being transported to France, reporting that they would proceed with every method of war at their disposal [typescript copy]. 02 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/60/128 Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Admiral Sir John Jellicoe, C. in C., Grand Fleet, on bad reports of Vice Admiral Sir Cecil Burney's health and vigour. Suggesting Rear-Admiral Rosslyn Wemyss [later Lord Wester Wemyss] to succeed him as VAC 1st Battle Squadron,. Stating that during Jellicoe's indisposition the Admiralty felt it necessary that Sir David Beatty should command the Grand Fleet, and they were giving him rank as Vice-Admiral and Acting Admiral accordingly [typescript copy]. 02 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/60/129 Admiralty Chief Censor - intercepted message from Agence Fournier, Paris to Central News, London, on reports that a German submarine had attacked the British hospital ship "Asturias", violating the hague Convention of 1907 [typescript copy]. 02 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/60/130 Telegram from Admiralty to Captain "D", Second Flotilla, orders for HMS "Undaunted" to take all Destroyers under her orders which were operating in the North Channel, Irish Channel and Bristol Channel [typescript copy]. 02 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/60/131 Telegram from Admiralty to Senior Naval Officers, stating that it was essential that shipping should not be held up in UK Ports through the submarine danger, except in cases of extreme urgency, and for as brief a time as possible. Reporting that the Government Insurance Scheme was designed to keep ships running and cover losses Ordering them to advise vessels, especially those of low speed to sail at dusk and make ports at dawn if possible [typescript copy]. 02 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/60/132 Admiralty intercepted press telegram on German intentions to disrupt transport of troops and war material from Britain to France [typescript copy]. 03 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/60/133 Admiralty Chief Censor intercepted press telegram from Reuter, Amsterdam to Reuter, London, on German warning to neutral shipping to avoild the northern and western coasts of France [typescript copy]. 04 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/60/134 Telegram from Transports to Admiralty Transports, London, on cross channel services, recommending that ships travel by night, with identifying marks obscured, and under a neutral flag except when approaching British or allord warship or port ptypescript copy]. 03 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/60/135 Telegram from Admiral Sir John Jellicoe, C.in C., Grand Fleet to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, stating that it was quite impossible for Sir David Beatty to command, or be second in command of the Grand Fleet, (during Jellicoe's indisposition) while retaining command of the Battle Cruisers, for which he was eminently suited. Strongly urging him to leave Beatty in command of the Battle Cruisers [typescript copy]. 03 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/60/136 Telegram from French Ministry of Marine to Admiralty, giving details of transports crossing from Britain to France that night [typescript copy]. 03 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/60/137 Telegram from Admiralty to Vice Admiral, 1st Battle Cruiser Squadron, Sir David Beatty, asking for evidence of fishing vessels under Dutch or other neutral colours acting as outposts in German waters [typescript copy]. 03 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/60/138 Telegram from Captain "D", HMS "Undaunted" to Admiralty, on search of the West Coast for German submarines [typescript copy]. 03 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/60/139 Admiralty Chief Censor - intercepted message fron "Nationaltidende", Copenhagen, Denmark, to Central News, London, on reports that some of the biggest and fastest German submarines had left Wilhelmshaven, in order to attack and disrupt transports between Britain and France [typescript copy]. 03 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/60/140-141 Admiralty note on the "Wilhelmina" formerly British ship "Pensacola" chartered by a German company carry foodstuffs from the United States to Germany. Stating that orders had been telegraphed for the ship to be brought into Falmouth or Kirkwall [typescript copy[. 03 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/60/142 Telegram from Admiralty to HMS "Jupiter" and the Admiral of Patrols, Immingham, orders for HMS "Jupoiter" to proceed to Archangel to act as icebreaker as the propoer ice breaker had broken down and the port was closing [typescript copy]. 04 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/60/143 Telegram from Vice Adm Commanding 1st Battle Cruiser Squadron, Sir David Beatty, to Admiralty, report on the condition of HMS "Lion" following Dogger Bank action [typescript copy]. 04 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/60/144 Telegram from Admiralty Transports to Principal Transports, le havre, sking if it was possible to use ships of over 500 feet al le Havre, as ships of the special type to resist submarine attack would exceed that length [typescript copy]. 04 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/60/145 Telegram from Admiralty to Admiral, Dover Patrol, orders to take responsibility for case and sinking of "Spanish Prince. Stating that this was of the greatest importance and only a definite military emergency should distract his attention from it [typescript copy]. 04 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/60/146 Telegram from I.O., St John's Newfoundland, to Admiralty, reporting that the steamship "Dacia" might change name on leaving Norfolk, United States, with a view of misleading British cruisers [typescript copy]. 04 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/60/147 Admiralty Chief Censor intercepted message from Vazdias, Amsterdam to Central News, London, on German declaration of British coastal waters as a war region [typescript copy]. 04 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/60/148 Telegram from Admiralty to Captain in Charge, Falmouth Naval Base, stating that it was essential that shipping should not be held up in UK Ports through the submarine danger, except in cases of extreme urgency, and for as brief a time as possible. Reporting that the Government Insurance Scheme was designed to keep ships running and cover losses Ordering them to advise vessels, especially those of low speed to sail at dusk and make ports at dawn if possible [typescript copy]. 04 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/60/149 Telegram from Admiralty to C. in C., Home Fleet, Vice-Admiral 1st Battle Squadron, Admiral Commanding Orkneys, on importance of intercepting American steamer, "Wilhelmina" [typescript copy]. 04 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/60/150 Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Admiral Sir John Jellicoe, C. in C., Grand Fleet, stating that in view of Jellicoe's advice, Vice-Admiral Sir Cecil Burney would command the Grand Fleet during his incapacity. Also on Battle Cruiser organisation [typescript copy]. 04 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/60/151 Telegram from British Minister, Copenhgagen to Admiralty, reporting comments of a German Naval Officer, that within a week there would be more than 20 German submarines in the Channe; with the object of disturbing communications between Britain and France [typescript copy]. 04 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/60/152 Admiralty Chief Censor intercepted message fron Nauen to Sayville, on reports in German newspapers that British merchant ships were to use neutral flags [typescript copy]. 04 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/60/153 Telegram from Admiralty Department of Transport to Admiralty Transports, Avonmouth, reporting that 17500 men and 6000 horses of the Canadian Expeditionary Force would embark at Avonmouth for conveyance to St Nazaire, France [typescript copy]. 04 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/60/154 Telegram from Commander Charles Samson, Dunkirk to Air Department, Admiralty, submitting that air raid should not be concentrated in one place, but should atack Zebrugge, Ostende and Middlekerke [typescript copy]. 04 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/60/155 Telegram from Admiral Sir John Jellicoe, C. in C., Grand Fleet to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on command of the Fleet during his incapacity [typescript copy]. 05 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/60/156 Telegram from Sir David Beatty, 1st Battle Cruiser Squadron to Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, on repairs to HMS "Lion" [typescript copy]. 05 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/60/157 Admiralty Chief Censor's intercepted message from Nauen to Sayville, on German declaration of bloackade over British and Irish Waters [typescript copy]. 05 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/60/158 Telegram from Commodore (S) Harwich to Admiralty, confirming that he would meet WSC that morning [typescript copy]. 06 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/60/159 Admiralty Chief Censor's intercepted message from Nauen to Sayville, on German declaration of bloackade over British and Irish Waters [typescript copy]. 06 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/60/160 Minute to 1st Sea Lord, Lord Fisher, on repairs to HMS "Lion" [typescript copy]. 06 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/60/161 Telegram from Admiralty to Vice-Admiral, 1st BCS (Sir David Beatty), C. in C., HF (Sir John Jellicoe) VAC 1st BS (Sir Cecil Burney) and others on repairs to HMS "Lion" on the Tyne [typescript copy]. 06 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/60/162 Admiralty Chief Censor's intercepted message from Reuter, Amsterdam to Reuter, London, on German government seizure of grain supplies [typescript copy]. 06 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/60/163 Telegram from Admiralty to Divisonal Transports, Marseilles, orders to warn Masters of all transports that there was a possibility of submarine attack in the Mediterranean [typescript copy]. 07 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/60/164 Telegram from Admiral, Dover Patrol to 4th Sea Lord, Admiralty, on detailed scheme for the defence of Dover [typescript copy]. 07 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/60/165 Telegram from Admiralty to Vice Admiral, 1st BCS, Sir David Beatty, on repairs to HMS "Lion" on the Tyne [typescript copy]. 07 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/60/166 Telegram from French Naval Attache, London to Ministry of Marine, Paris, on list of ports of refuge for merchant ships [typescript copies]. 07 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/60/167 Telegram from Senior Officer, 1st Battle Cruiser Squadron to HMS "Tiger", orders to exchange positions with HMS "Lion" at midnight [typescript copy]. 08 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/60/168 Telegram from Senior Naval Officer, Inverness to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralrt on medical condition of Admiral Sir John Jellicoe, who was "most satisfactory having had a good night" [typescript copy]. 08 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/60/169 Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Sir John Jellicoe, congratulations on award of GCB [typescript copy]. 08 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/60/170 Telegram from VAC 1st BCS, Sir David Beatty to Admiralty, reporting that HMS "Tiger" was leaving ythe Tyne for Scapa, and HMS Lion was leaving Rosyth for the Tyne [typescript copy]. 08 Feb 1915