Official: Admiralty: Telegrams - Cape.

Reference code: CHAR 13/69

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Date: 01 Jan 1915 - 29 May 1915

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CHAR 13/69/1 Telegram from C. in C., Cape to Admiralty, on movements of South African troops to Walfisch Bay for expedition to German South West Africa [later Namibia]. Asking for two additional cruisers to provide escorts [typescript copy]. 01 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/69/2 Telegram from Admiralty to C. in C., Cape, on movements of South African troops to Walfisch Bay for expedition to German South West Africa [later Namibia], regretting that no cruisers were available to provide escorts. Instructing him to retain armed storeship "Laconia" until further notice [typescript copy. 01 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/69/3 Telegram from Admiralty to C. in C., Cape, reporting that enemy ships in Portuguese East or West African waters could be captured as fighting had occurred between Germans and Portuguese [typescript copy]. 01 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/69/4 Telegram from Admiralty to Australian Navy Board, Melbourne, on desirability of using HMS "Protector" in East Africa to attack the German cruiser "Konigsberg", sheltering in the Rufigi River. Asking when the ship would be ready to leave Australia [typescript copy]. 01 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/69/5 Telegram from Australian Navy Board, Melbourne to Admiralty, reporting that the "Protector" was efficient and available for service in East African waters, but stating that two of her four inch guns had been removed [typescript copy]. 04 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/69/6 Admiralty Chief Censor's intercepted message from Reuter, Cape Town to Reuter, London, reporting bombardment of Dar-es-Salaam by HMS "Fox" and HMS "Goliath" [typescript copy]. 04 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/69/7 Telegram from Admiralty to C. in C., Cape, orders to send HMS "Hyacinth" to East Cast of Africa [typescript copy]. 04 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/69/8 Telegram from C. in C., Cape to Admiralty, on advisability of maintaining six inch naval guns mounted for the defence of Durban, South Africa [typescript copy]. 05 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/69/9 Telegram from Senior Naval Officer, East Africa to Admiralty, on hunt for German cruiser "Konigsberg", stating that the General Officer Commanding wished to retain HMS "Weymouth" for shelling strong German position [typescript copy]. 21 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/69/10 Telegram from Admiralty to Senior Naval Officer, East Africa stating that HMS "Weymouth" should remain at the disposal of the Army for shelling German positions for a few days [typescript copy]. 22 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/69/11-12 Telegram from HMS "Fox", Bombay to Admiralty, on attack on Dar-es-Salaam by HMS "Chatham" [typescript copy]. 28 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/69/13 Admiralty Historical Section Precis of telegrams on proposed blockade of East African coast [typescript copy]. 08 Feb 1915 - 09 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/69/14 Telegram from Admiralty to Senior Naval Officer, HMS "Weymouth", on proposed blockade of German East African coast [typescript copy]. 09 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/69/15 Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Senior Naval Officer, Mombasa, HMS "Weymouth", asking if force of 2000 Marines with artillery would be sufficient to "cut out" the German Cruiser "Konigsberg" in the Rufigi River [typescript copy]. 11 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/69/16 Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to General Louis Botha, asking if squadron of naval armoured cars would be useful on expedition on German South West Africa [later Namibia]. [typescript copy]. 11 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/69/17-18 Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to C. in C., Cape, notification that 2000 Royal Marines were being sent to clear our the Rufigi River Delta and destroy or capture the German Cruiser "Konigsberg" [typescript copy]. 11 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/69/19 Telegram from Admiralty to Senior Naval Officers, East African Coast, Cape, and Bombay, and C. in C., East Indies on blockade of German East African Coast [typescript copy]. 15 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/69/20 Telegram from Admiralty to C. in C., Cape, on postponement of operation against the "Konigsberg" at Rufigi, as the Royal Marine forces were required elsewhere for about six weeks. Asking if he could hoist flag in "Goliath" and go to East African Coast to conduct the blockade and any future operations [typescript copy]. 16 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/69/21-22 Telegram from C. in C., Cape to Admiralty, on political and military situation in South Africa, stating that if the situation in German South East Africa and South Africa developed satisfactorily he would be able to proceed to the East Coast of Africa to take charge of operations against the German cruiser, "Konigsberg" [typescript copy]. 17 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/69/23 Telegram from Senior Naval Officer, Mombasa, HMS "Weymouth", to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, proposing attack on the German cruiser "Konigsberg" from Dar Es Salaam in August [typescript copy]. 17 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/69/24 Telegram from Jan Smuts, Minister of Finance and Defence South Africa to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, stating that they would not require naval armoured cars for operations in German South West Africa [later Namibia]. [typescript copy]. 19 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/69/25 Telegram from Admiralty to C. in C., Cape, orders to transfer flag to HMS "Goliath" and proceed to take charge of operations against the German cruiser "Konigsberg" on the East Coast of Africa. 20 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/69/26 Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to C. in C., Cape, South Africa, stating that there was no foundation for alarming reports about the health of General Louis Botha, and that he should not make such statements without proper knowledge [typescript copy]. 20 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/69/27 Telegram from Admiralty to C. in C., Cape, South Africa, Stating that he would not be given acting rank, but was authorised to make uniform changes at once [typescript copy]. [Feb] 1915
CHAR 13/69/28 Telegram from Admiralty to Senior Naval Officer, HMS "Weymouth", Zanzibar", on air attack on the German cruiser, "Konigsberg" [typescript copy]. [Feb] 1915
CHAR 13/69/29 Admiralty History Section precis of telegrams on blockade of German South East Africa [typescript copy]. 21 Feb 1915 - 22 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/69/30 Telegram from Admiralty to Senior Naval Officers, Zanzibar and Bombay, and Commanders in Chief, Cape and East Indies, on blockade of German South East Africa [typescript copy]. 21 Feb 1915 - 22 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/69/31 Telegram from C. in C., Cape, South Africa to Admiralty, stating that his report on poor health of General Louis Botha had been obtained from Botha's wife [typescript copy]. 23 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/69/32-34 Telegram from Lord Buxton, Governor-General of South Africa to the Colonial Secretary, on supply of arms and ammunition to South Africa [typescript copy]. 25 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/69/35 Telegram from Senior Naval Officer Zanzibar to Admiralty, on blockade of German South East Africa [typescript copy]. 25 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/69/36 Admiralty Historical Section precis of telegrams on blockade of German South East Africa [typescript copy]. 01 Mar 1915 - 03 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/69/37 Telegram from WSC to C. in C., Cape, orders to shift his flag on promotion to Vice-Admiral [typescript copy]. 01 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/69/38 Telegram from C. in C., Cape to Admiralty, on blockade of German cruiser, "Konigsberg" in the Rufigi River delta [typescript copy]. 18 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/69/39 Telegram from Admiralty to C. in C., Cape, orders to send guns and ammunition from "Pegasus" home at the first opportunity [typescript copy]. 19 May 1916
CHAR 13/69/40-41 Telegram from C. in C., Cape to Admiralty, on blockade of German cruiser, "Konigsberg" in the Rufigi River delta [typescript copy]. 19 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/69/42-43 Telegram from C. in C., Cape, Mombasa to Admiralty, on plan for attack on German cruiser "Konigsberg" in the Rufigi River Delta [typescript copy]. 23 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/69/44 Telegram from Admiralty to C. in C., Cape, Mombasa, refusing to approve plan for attack on German cruiser "Konigsberg" in the Rufigi River Delta [typescript copy]. 23 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/69/45-47 Admiralty note on blockade of German cruiser "Konigsberg" in Rufigi River Delta [typescript copy]. 04 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/69/48 Telegram from Admiralty to C. in C., Cape, on attack on German cruiser, "Konigsberg" in Rufigi River Delta [typescript copy]. 04 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/69/49-50 Telegram from C. in C., Cape, to Admiralty, on attack on German cruiser, "Konigsberg" in Rufigi River Delta [typescript copy]. 06 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/69/51 Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to C. in C., Cape, ordering that the German cruiser "Konigsberg" should be blocked in or destroyed if she should attempt to leave the Rufigi River. 07 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/69/52 Telegram from Admiralty to HMS "Weymouth", stating that they required the rifles and ammunition from German supply ship to the "Konigsberg", and that the crew might attempt to scuttle her to avoid capture. Ordering that in order to prevent this a signal should be made that if the ship was scuttled or damaged, the crew would be left to drown, but that on no account were they to carry out this threat [typescript copy]. 12 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/69/53 Telegram from C. in C., Cape, Zanzibar, to Admiralty, reporting that German supply ship had been sunk in Manza Bay [typescript copy]. 14 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/69/54-55 Telegram from C. in C., Cape, Zanzibar, to Admiralty, account of sinking of German supply ship in Manza Bay, regretting that rifles and ammunition on board could not be salvaged [typescript copy]. 14 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/69/56 Telegram from C. in C., Cape, Zanzibar, to Admiralty, stating that as the tides suitable for the escape of the "Konigsberg" had passed, he proposed reverting to former dispositions, resuming coast blockade [typescript copy]. 16 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/69/57 Telegram from C. in C., Cape, Zanzibar, to Admiralty, on possible salvage of German supply ship [typescript copy]. 16 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/69/58 Telegram from C. in C., Cape, Zanzibar, to Admiralty, reporting aerial reconnaissance of German cruiser "Konigsberg" in the Rufigi River [typescript copy]. 25 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/69/59 Telegram from Admiralty to Senior Naval Officer, Simonstown, South Africa, on proposal to send two armed motor boats overland to Lake Tanganika. Asking if suitable boats were available at the Cape [typescript copy]. 26 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/69/60 Telegram from C. in C., Cape, Zanzibar, to Admiralty, proposing night-time torpedo attack on German cruiser "Konigsberg" in Rufigi Bay [typescript copy]. 05 May 1915
CHAR 13/69/61 Telegram from C. in C., Cape, Zanzibar, to Admiralty, ordering Monitors to proceed direct from Aden to Tirene, without calling at Mombasa or Zanzibar [typescript copy]. 09 May 1915
CHAR 13/69/62 Telegram from C. in C., Cape, Zanzibar, to Admiralty, on condition of HMS "Weymouth", which was possibly unfit for service. Asking for permission to retain HMS "Chatham" until "Weymouth" could be relied upon [typescript copy]. 14 May 1915
CHAR 13/69/63 Telegram from Admiralty, to Trent, Aden, stating that when ready for sea, Monitor Squadron should proceed to Tirene, Kafia, and that the presence of the Monitors should be kept secret [typescript copy]. 15 May 1915
CHAR 13/69/64 Telegram from Admiralty to C. in C., Cape, Zanzibar, asking for report on how he proposed to use Monitors destroy German cruiser, "Konigsberg" in the Rufigi River [typescript copy]. 24 May 1915
CHAR 13/69/65 Telegram from C. in C., Cape, Zanzibar, to Admiralty, reporting how he proposed to use Monitors to destroy German cruiser "Konigsberg" in the Rufigi River [typescript copy]. 24 May 1915
CHAR 13/69/66 Telegram from Admiralty to C. in C., Cape, Zanzibar approving plan for use of Monitors to destroy German cruiser "Konigsberg" in the Rufigi River [typescript copy]. 25 May 1915
CHAR 13/69/67-68 Telegram from C. in C., Cape, Zanzibar to Admiralty, on plan for use of Monitors to destroy German cruiser "Konigsberg" in the Rufigi River [typescript copy]. 27 May 1915
CHAR 13/69/69 Telegram from C. in C., Cape, Zanzibar to Admiralty, on stability of Monitors for use in attack on German cruiser "Konigsberg" [typescript copy]. 27 May 1915