Official: Admiralty: Correspondence and Memoranda.

Reference code: CHAR 13/9

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CHAR 13/9/1 Letter from Sir Edward Grey [Foreign Secretary] to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty], on his conversation with Count Paul Metternich [German Ambassador to Britain], stating that negotiations with Germany were on an amicable footing, and he was reluctant to publish any papers about naval matters that might give rise to controversy. 13 Apr 1912
CHAR 13/9/2 Admiralty memorandum to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, asking for a discussion on dredging at Rosyth [Fife, Scotland] and Dover [Kent] before WSC has a meeting on Mexican oil. 18 Jun 1912
CHAR 13/9/3 Admiralty memorandum to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on alterations to HMS Lion; also suggesting that work should be given to the yards at Devonport [Devon], because of the political damage arising from the laying-off of men there. 12 Apr 1912
CHAR 13/9/4 Admiralty memorandum to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on implementation of the "B" scheme of exchange. 12 Apr 1912
CHAR 13/9/5 Letter from Thomas Macnamara, to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty], with thanks for his letter of support on Macnamara's work [as Parliamentary and Financial Secretary to the Admiralty]. 13 Apr 1912
CHAR 13/9/6 Draft letter from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty], to Sir Ernest Cassel, on German naval increases and the mutual strain of the situation for both sides. [Manuscript copy]. 14 Apr 1912
CHAR 13/9/7 Letter from 1st Lord Crewe [Secretary of State for India, earlier 2nd Lord Houghton] (India Office), to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty], asking him to find a "favourable billet" for Vice-Admiral Sir Colin Keppel, an "unusually level-headed and practical fellow"; stating that Keppel was afraid that the authorities would "ticket him" as simply a courtier, because of his family's links with the Royal Family, and commenting that "influence" was sometimes a distinct disadvantage to a man in his profession. 15 Apr 1912
CHAR 13/9/8 Letter from John Seely [Secretary of State for War, later 1st Lord Mottistone], to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty], confirming that it would be possible for naval officers to be taught flying at the Central Flying School [? Upavon, Wiltshire]. 17 Apr 1912
CHAR 13/9/9 Admiralty minute to WSC, on alterations to HMS Lion. 17 Apr 1912
CHAR 13/9/10 Letter from Sir Edward Grey, [Foreign Secretary] (Rosehall [Sutherland, Scotland]) to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty], on the use of Norwegian anchorages by the Royal Navy. 22 Apr 1912
CHAR 13/9/11 Minute from Prince Louis of Battenberg [2nd Sea Lord, later 1st Lord Milford Haven] to WSC, on terms of reference for and the composition of a committee to consider the best types of vessel to be created to cope with the "adequate discharge of multifarious duties which fall to HM Ships on foreign stations". 24 Apr 1912
CHAR 13/9/12-13 Minute by WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to the Secretary, Admiralty [Sir (William) Graham Greene], the 2nd Sea Lord [Vice-Admiral Sir John Jellicoe], the Controller of the Navy and the Additional Civil Lord of the Admiralty [Sir Francis Hopwood, later 1st Lord Southborough] on the establishment of a committee to consider the replacement of certain small vessels on Colonial Stations. [Typescript copy]. 24 Apr 1912
CHAR 13/9/14 Minute from Prince Louis of Battenberg [2nd Sea Lord, later 1st Lord Milford Haven] to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on the appointment of Admiral Sir William May as Chief Umpire at the forthcoming Manoeuvres, suggesting that he be provided with a headquarters at the Admiralty, or at Admiralty House, Devonport [Devon], rather than a flagship at sea; he also suggests that the press be banned from the Manoeuvres: "We have had bitter experiences with them in the past and I hope never to see them allowed on board ship again!". Annotated by WSC "Oh! Pray remember I was once one of those creatures". 24 Apr 1912
CHAR 13/9/15 Letter from Prince Louis of Battenberg [2nd Sea Lord, later 1st Lord Milford Haven] to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty], with apologies for his remark about journalists attending naval manoeuvres [see CHAR 13/9/14]. 24 Apr 1912
CHAR 13/9/16 Minute from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to the Controller of the Navy, asking for details of expenditure on submarines in 1912-13. [Hand-written, initialled by WSC, with note of estimated expenditure]. 25 Apr 1912
CHAR 13/9/17-18 Minute from Prince Louis of Battenberg [2nd Sea Lord, later 1st Lord Milford Haven] to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty], on the "Super Active" class of cruiser, commenting on the number of guns and crew on each cruiser. 26 Apr 1912
CHAR 13/9/19 Letter from P W J Mackenzie, Marine Parade, Dover [Kent], to George Wyndham [MP for Dover] complaining about night dredging of Dover Harbour. 29 Apr 1912
CHAR 13/9/20-21 Letter from George Wyndham, [MP for Dover, Kent], (35 Park Lane [London]), to WSC, asking if anything could be done to restrict dredging by night in Dover Harbour, with a note from Sir Edward Raban, Director of Works, Admiralty, stating that the work was very important, and would take two years to complete. 30 Apr 1912 - 02 May 1912
CHAR 13/9/22 Letter from Charles A'Court Repington, (Maryon Hall, Hampstead [London]), to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty], stating that the Times would support WSC's proposals about the Dominions and the Navy, but would say nothing until after his speech; he adds that the Times had also got wind of WSC's proposals for a "naval National Reserve" and asks for an interview in order to ensure that the Times keeps in line with WSC's policy. 02 May 1912
CHAR 13/9/23 Letter from Sydney Buxton, [President, Board of Trade], to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty], on his intention to appoint a "Bulkhead Committee"; Buxton asks WSC to allow Sir Philip Watts [Director of Naval Construction, Admiralty], to chair it. 03 May 1912
CHAR 13/9/24-25 Minute from Colonel Sir Edward Raban, Director of Works, Admiralty, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on WSC's remarks about the nature of Government Officials to play for safety and to do things in good style; Raban encloses a paper [not present] on the different attitude in his own department. 03 May 1912
CHAR 13/9/26-27 Letter from Lord Northcliffe [owner of the Times] (Elmwood, St Peters, Kent), to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty], agreeing to meet Herbert Vivian, also enclosing an extract from a private letter to Northcliffe from a naval officer, describing a meeting with WSC at "Battle Practice" aboard his ship. 03 May 1912
CHAR 13/9/28 Letter from Sir Francis Hopwood [Additional Civil Lord of the Admiralty, later 1st Lord Southborough], to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty], on Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher's decision to decline the chairmanship of the Oil Commission. 01 Jun 1912
CHAR 13/9/29 Recommendation from Admiral Lord Charles Beresford for Naval Cadet L P M Milner to be appointed to HMS Monarch, a modern battleship. [Jun] [1912]
CHAR 13/9/30 Letter from Sir Francis Hopwood [Additional Civil Lord of the Admiralty, later 1st Lord Southborough] to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] sending on a letter from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher [not present]. 03 Jun 1912
CHAR 13/9/31 Letter from "H of C" [1st Lord Haldane, Secretary of State for War] to WSC on naval policy in the Mediterranean, and its effect on the Foreign Office and War Office. 05 May 1912
CHAR 13/9/32 Letter from Admiral Lord Charles Beresford, (1 Great Cumberland Place, London) to WSC, recommending cadet L C M Milner (the grandson of an old friend) for service in HMS Monarch, or another modern battleship; Beresford also congratulates WSC on the reorganization of Fleet allocation. 04 May 1912
CHAR 13/9/33 Letter from Vice-Admiral Stanley Colville (45 Cadogan Place, [London]) to WSC, accepting the post of Vice-Admiral in the First Fleet. 05 May 1912
CHAR 13/9/34 Letter from Joseph Pease [President of the Board of Education, later 1st Lord Gainford], (Board of Education, Whitehall, London) to WSC, on the education of boys for the Royal Navy and the Mercantile Marine in training ships and training schools. 07 May 1912
CHAR 13/9/35 Admiralty minute to WSC, on the implications of the National Insurance Act for the Royal Navy. 08 May 1912
CHAR 13/9/36-37 Letter from 1st Lord Rothschild, (New Court [London]), to WSC, on the purchase of a "Super Dreadnought" by the Chilean Government, asking if five Chilean officers could be allowed to train on a modern British warship. 08 May 1912
CHAR 13/9/38 Minute from WSC, to Edward Marsh [Secretary to WSC], asking him to write to the Director of Works, Admiralty [Colonel Sir Edward Raban], regretting that it would not be possible to proceed with his scheme [unspecified]. [Hand-written, initialled by WSC]. 10 May [1912]
CHAR 13/9/39 Minute from Prince Louis of Battenberg, [2nd Sea Lord, later 1st Lord Milford Haven], (Admiralty), to WSC, agreeing that the Royal Navy should make an exception and train a number of Chilean officers [see CHAR 13/9/36-37]. 10 May [1912]
CHAR 13/9/40-42 Letter from Sir [William] Graham Greene, [Secretary, Admiralty], to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on the administration of the Controller's Department. 11 May 1912
CHAR 13/9/43 Letter from Rear-Admiral Christopher Cradock, (HMS Suffolk, 4th Cruiser Squadron, Devonport [Devon]) to WSC, on questions about the Squadron in the House of Commons, assuring WSC that nothing was amiss with the Squadron, and that his Flag Captain was doing his best to find the "Judas". [May] [1912]
CHAR 13/9/44 Letter from 1st Lord Rothschild, (London) to WSC, with thanks for agreeing that Chilean officers could receive training with the Royal Navy. 15 May 1912
CHAR 13/9/45 Letter from John S Churchill, (10 Talbot Square, Hyde Park [London]), to WSC, on a meeting with 1st Lord Rothschild, commenting on how impressed Arthur Balfour had been by WSC. Churchill adds that he and Rothschild had discussed the problem of officers of the Submarine Service not being able to insure their lives; also that Rothschild had called a meeting of the Alliance Life Committee, intending to press them to "move with the times and accept submarine lives"; he further comments that Rothschild knew that the next ship would have 15-inch guns, asking if "many people" were supposed to know that. 16 May [1912]
CHAR 13/9/46 Letter from John Seely [Secretary of State for War, later 1st Lord Mottistone] (War Office) to WSC, suggesting that the War Office and Admiralty work together on the question of pensions granted to the widows of servicemen. 17 May [1912]
CHAR 13/9/47-48 Letter from Admiral Sir George King-Hall [Commander-in- Chief, Australia Station], (Admiralty House, Sydney), to WSC, sending a copy [not present] of his speech in which he argued that the Commonwealth should contribute its fair share to Imperial defence; he also comments on the success of the Royal Australian Navy, and the execution of War Orders. 20 May 1912
CHAR 13/9/49 Minute by Rear-Admiral Sir Archibald Moore, Director of Naval Ordnance, Admiralty, on gunnery trials. 20 May 1912
CHAR 13/9/50-51 Minute from Prince Louis of Battenberg [2nd Sea Lord, later 1st Lord Milford Haven] (Admiralty), to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on the forthcoming naval manoeuvres to be umpired by Admiral Sir William May; also on the advantages of the new fast battleships. 21 May 1912
CHAR 13/9/52-53 Letter from the Urban District Council, Galway [Ireland], to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty], passing on their resolution recommending the suitability of Galway Harbour and Port as a naval base, and inviting him to inspect the facilities. 21 May 1912
CHAR 13/9/54-57 Letter from William Douglas (19 St James' Court, Buckingham Gate, London) to Sir [Alexander] Kay Muir, on the defenceless state of India from the sea. [Typescript copy]. 24 May 1912
CHAR 13/9/58-60 Memorandum by WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty], (Admiralty yacht [HMS Enchantress], Naples [Italy]), on the forthcoming naval manoeuvres, investigating the problem of intercepting the German Fleet before it could cover a landing of troops on the east coast. 25 May 1912
CHAR 13/9/61 Pamphlet by Captain C J B H Dressner, consisting of reprints from newspapers, 1894-99, on his aviation experiments. 26 May 1910
CHAR 13/9/62-63 Letter from Stephen Gwynn, [MP for Galway City, Ireland] (House of Commons), to WSC, [First Lord of the Admiralty], on Galway Harbour's suitability as a naval base; includes copy of resolution passed by Galway Urban District Council inviting WSC to inspect the harbour. 27 May [1912]
CHAR 13/9/64 Telegram from Sir Richard McBride [Prime Minister of British Columbia, Canada], to WSC (Admiralty) on a "long and satisfactory interview" with an unnamed individual. 08 Jun 1912
CHAR 13/9/65 Letter from Admiral Sir William May, (Admiralty House, Devonport [Devon]), to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty], recommending Commanders William Fisher and C K Lambert for promotion. 11 Jun 1912
CHAR 13/9/66 Letter from [?] Arthur Pollen, (14 Buckingham Street, Strand, London), to WSC, asking for an appointment to discuss whether his [naval gunnery] system is to continue "on a secrecy basis". 12 Jun [1912]
CHAR 13/9/67-69 Letter from [?] Arthur Pollen, (14 Buckingham Street, Strand, London), to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty], on the Admiralty's attitude to his gunnery control system; includes note between James Masterton-Smith [Private Secretary to WSC] and [?] Sir Francis Hopwood, Additional Civil Lord of the Admiralty [later 1st Lord Southborough]. 06 Jun [1912] - 12 Jun [1912]
CHAR 13/9/70 Letter from Herbert Asquith [Prime Minister, later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith] to WSC, reporting a meeting with 1st Lord Stamfordham [Private Secretary to King George V] on the Birthday Honours List, stating that the King was anxious to announce the two naval KCBs [Knight Commander of the Bath], and was "distressed" at the idea of a blank sheet for the Royal Navy. Asquith comments that he had made clear WSC's invidious position with 40 CBs [Commander of the Order of the Bath] at his potential disposal, and a number of able officers deserving reward, "but a legal disability to bring together supply and demand"; he assures WSC that the King, as a sailor, was sympathetic, and suggested the establishment of a Committee of Enquiry chaired by Prince Louis of Battenberg [2nd Sea Lord, later 1st Lord Milford Haven], suggesting that WSC should be content with this and submit the two KCBs without delay. 13 Jun 1912
CHAR 13/9/71 Letter from 1st Lord Cowdray, [Head of S Pearson and Son Limited] (47 Parliament Street, Westminster [London]), to WSC, (Admiralty), asking for meeting on Mexican Oil, due to the possibility of his company being obliged to sell their control in the Mexican Eagle Oil Company, with implications for the naval oil supply. 14 Jun 1912
CHAR 13/9/72 Letter from R M Prescott, Town Clerk, Sheffield [Yorkshire], to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on the City of Sheffield's request to have a first-class battleship named after the City, and the Admiralty's reply that this would not be possible but that they would be prepared to give the name of "Sheffield" to a cruiser. 14 Jun 1912
CHAR 13/9/73 Letter from Admiral William May, to WSC, recommending Rear-Admiral Sackville Carden. 15 Jun 1912
CHAR 13/9/74-76 Letter from Sir Richard McBride, Prime Minister of British Columbia [Canada], to WSC, on the visit of Robert Borden [Prime Minister of Canada] and a Canadian delegation to Britain to discuss defence. 18 Jun 1912
CHAR 13/9/77 Letter from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty], to King George V, on naval honours, complaining that it was unfair that 21 army officers were decorated with or advanced in the Order of the Bath, but that only one naval officer was so rewarded. [Manuscript copy, signed by WSC]. [25] [Jun] [1912]
CHAR 13/9/78-79 Letter from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty], to Admiral Sir William May, acknowledging receipt of his letter recommending Commanders William Fisher and C K Lambert for promotion [see CHAR 13/9/65], but stating that the general feeling was that their time had not yet come; also on preparations for May to act as Chief Umpire in the forthcoming Naval Manoeuvres. [Typescript copy]. 18 Jun 1912
CHAR 13/9/80 Admiralty memorandum on Admiral Sir William May's recommendation of Commander William Fisher for promotion, stating that there were many officers with a stronger claim. [Jun] [1912]
CHAR 13/9/81 Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Sir Gerard Noel, (Fincham, Downham Market, Norfolk) to WSC, on naval policy in the Mediterranean, particularly France's unwillingness to fight on Britain's behalf, and the withdrawal of too many British ships from foreign stations. 19 Jun 1912
CHAR 13/9/82 Letter from Admiral Sir William May, (Admiralty House, Devonport [Devon]) to WSC, asking for an appointment to discuss forthcoming naval manoeuvres. 20 Jun 1912
CHAR 13/9/83 Letter from General Sir Ian Hamilton, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Mediterranean and Inspector- General, Oversea Forces, to WSC, on a letter from William Douglas [see CHAR 13/9/54-57] to Sir [Alexander] Kay Muir on the defence of India from the sea. 21 Jun 1912
CHAR 13/9/84 Minute from WSC to the Controller of the Navy, [and Director of Naval Ordnance and Torpedoes], Admiral Sir Archibald Moore (Admiralty), on gun turrets in HMS Invincible, with reply from Moore. [Initialled by WSC]. 22 Jun 1912
CHAR 13/9/85-86 Letter from Sir Gerald Hohler, (3 Harcourt Buildings, Temple, [London]), to WSC, on the case of Sergeant- Major Edward Sullivan, Royal Marine Light Infantry, who had been passed over for promotion, despite strong recommendations from senior officers, with a note from the Deputy Adjutant-General, Royal Marines, Major-General William Nicholls, giving an explanation. 24 Jun 1912 - 27 Jun 1912
CHAR 13/9/87 Letter from Sir Gerald Hohler, (3 Harcourt Buildings, Temple [London]), to Edward Marsh [Secretary to WSC], on the promotion of Sergeant-Major Edward Sullivan [Royal Marine Light Infantry]. 01 Jul 1912
CHAR 13/9/88 Letter from Major-General William Nicholls, Deputy Adjutant-General, Royal Marines, to Edward Marsh, [Secretary to WSC], on the case of Sergeant-Major Edward Sullivan, [Royal Marine Light Infantry], who had been passed over for promotion to Quartermaster. 05 Jul 1912
CHAR 13/9/89-91 Letter from Admiral Sir [Archibald] Berkeley Milne [Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean], (HMS Good Hope, Mediterranean Station, Malta), to WSC, on naval policy in the Mediterranean, and particularly the need to reduce the naval establishment in the area. 24 Jun 1912
CHAR 13/9/92 Letter from King George V, (Windsor Castle [Berkshire]), to WSC, sympathising with WSC regarding the "unfairness of existing arrangements for the bestowal of honours on Officers of the Navy", and stating that he was prepared to agree to the appointment of a Committee to consider the institution of a special decoration for the Royal Navy. He also asks for WSC's assurance that there was a demand for the decoration among naval officers. 24 Jun 1912
CHAR 13/9/93 Note from WSC (Admiralty), to Herbert Asquith, Prime Minister [later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith], asking him to read a draft letter to King George V on naval honours, with Asquith's reply, suggesting that he accept the suggestion of a committee to consider the question. [Hand-written, initialled by Churchill and Asquith]. 24 Jun 1912
CHAR 13/9/94-95 Letter from Sir Hugh Graham, [later 1st Lord Atholstan] (Montreal [Canada]), to WSC, on a reasonable naval policy for Canada; includes a memorandum on possible conditions for Canada's provision of ships for Britain. 25 Jun 1912
CHAR 13/9/96 Letter from 1st Lord Crewe [Secretary of State for India, earlier 2nd Lord Houghton], (? Crewe House [London]), to WSC, on countering Parliamentary Questions in the House of Lords to be put forward by 2nd Lord Selborne [earlier Lord Wolmer] on naval subjects, including the disposition of the Fleet, and on the advantages of making a statement on the building programmes of other European Powers. 30 Jun 1912
CHAR 13/9/97-98 Letter from Prince Louis of Battenberg [2nd Sea Lord, later 1st Lord Milford Haven] to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty], with a report of a discussion with King George V, on naval honours and affairs in the Mediterranean: Battenberg states that the King was in complete ignorance of the naval aspect, and suggests that WSC should write to him on the matter, commenting that it was sad to think that "our Sailor King" stands on the level of Reginald McKenna [former First Lord of the Admiralty] as a naval strategist. 01 Jul 1912
CHAR 13/9/99 Letter from Admiral Sir William May (Admiralty House, Devonport [Devon]), to WSC, on the forthcoming naval manoeuvres [for which he was Chief Umpire], also congratulating WSC on the promotion of Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher [as Chairman of the Royal Commission on Oil Fuel], with draft note of WSC's reply. 04 Jul 1912
CHAR 13/9/100 Letter from 1st Lord Crewe [Secretary of State for India, earlier 2nd Lord Houghton] (India Office) to WSC, on answering Admiralty questions in the House of Lords [see CHAR 13/9/96], stating that he was thinking of asking 1st Lord Willingdon [earlier Freeman Freeman-Thomas] to deal with the ordinary ones, although he would rather have had "Ivor" [? Lord Wimborne, earlier Ivor Guest]. 08 Jul 1912
CHAR 13/9/101-102 Letter from WSC, Admiralty, to 7th Lord Beauchamp [First Commissioner of Works], on the status of reception rooms at Admiralty House, objecting to the Office of Works arranging a dinner there. [Typescript copy]. 13 Jul 1912
CHAR 13/9/103-104 Minute from Prince Louis of Battenberg [2nd Sea Lord, later 1st Lord Milford Haven], to WSC, on the current lack of ships available in the Mediterranean. 13 Jul 1912
CHAR 13/9/105 Letter from 7th Lord Beauchamp, [First Commissioner of Works], (Office of Works, Storey's Gate, Westminster) to WSC, with apologies for arranging a dinner in the Reception Rooms at Admiralty House, without consultation. 15 Jul 1912
CHAR 13/9/106 Admiralty minute to WSC, on a deputation of shipwrights to the House of Commons, complaining about wages in the outside yards on the Tyne, Clyde, Mersey and at Barrow [Lancashire]. 16 Jul 1912
CHAR 13/9/107 Letter from WSC (Admiralty), to 7th Lord Beauchamp [First Commissioner of Works], on the use of the receptions rooms at Admiralty House by other departments. [Hand-written draft, initialled by WSC]. 17 Jul 1912
CHAR 13/9/108 Letter from 7th Lord Beauchamp [First Commissioner of Works], (Office of Works, Storey's Gate, Westminster) to WSC, with thanks for withdrawing his objection to holding a Canadian dinner at Admiralty House. 17 Jul 1912
CHAR 13/9/109 Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Sir Gerard Noel, (Fincham, Downham Market, Norfolk), to WSC, asking if the withdrawal of battleships from the Mediterranean means that the defence of the country was inadequate, and suggesting the introduction of compulsory military service. 24 Jul 1912
CHAR 13/9/110-111 Letter from Rear-Admiral Sir Charles Ottley, (17 Queens Gate Gardens [London]), to WSC, regretting that he could not resign his directorship at "Armstrongs" and take a post in the public service for financial reasons. 27 Jul 1912
CHAR 13/9/112-121 Letter from Admiral Sir [Archibald] Berkeley Milne [Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean], (HMS Good Hope, Mediterranean Station, Alexandria [Egypt]), to WSC, on destroyer forces in the Mediterranean and keeping up the defences of Malta; includes note by Gerald Steel [Assistant Private Secretary to WSC] forwarding the letter to the 1st Sea Lord [Admiral Sir Francis Bridgeman] and 2nd Sea Lord [Prince Louis of Battenberg, later 1st Lord Milford Haven]. [Hand-written, with typescript copy, with draft of WSC's reply]. 14 Jul 1912 - 27 Jul 1912
CHAR 13/9/122 Copy of telegram from 3rd Lord Denman, Governor- General of Australia, to the Colonial Office, asking them to convey the thanks of the Government of Australia to the Admiralty for the loan of HMS Encounter for the training of the Australian Fleet Unit. [Typescript copy]. 27 Jul 1912
CHAR 13/9/123 Letter from WSC (Admiralty) to Admiral of the Fleet Sir Gerard Noel, on the advantages and disadvantages of compulsory military service as a defence against invasion [see CHAR 13/9/109 for Noel's letter]. [Typescript copy]. 27 Jul 1912
CHAR 13/9/124-126 Letter from Admiral Sir Alfred Winsloe, Commander-in-Chief, China (Wei, Hai, Wei) to WSC, asking to be considered for the post of Commander-in-Chief at Devonport [Devon], also on the political and military situation in China; includes covering note by WSC forwarding the letter to the 1st Sea Lord [Admiral Sir Francis Bridgeman], 2nd Sea Lord [Prince Louis of Battenberg, later 1st Lord Milford Haven] and Naval Secretary [Rear- Admiral Dudley de Chair], and newspaper cuttings on the political situation and unrest in China [at CHAR 13/9/134]. 11 Jun 1912 - 28 Jul 1912
CHAR 13/9/127 Note by Prince Louis of Battenberg [2nd Sea Lord, later 1st Lord Milford Haven] on the forthcoming naval manoeuvres, in which war with Germany would be reproduced. [Jul] [1912]
CHAR 13/9/128 Letter from Sidney Low, political correspondent (24 Marlborough Hill [London]), to WSC, in support of the Anglo-Austrian naval understanding proposed by the Hungarian journal, Pester Lloyd. 31 Jul 1912
CHAR 13/9/129 Letter from 1st Lord Brassey, Spithead [Hampshire], to WSC, with a report on a week spent at Kiel [Germany], and his discussions with German naval officers. 08 Jul 1912
CHAR 13/9/130-131 Letter from 1st Lord Roberts, (Englemere, Ascot, Berkshire), to WSC, objecting to the policy of withdrawing ships from the Mediterranean to strengthen the Home Fleet. 10 Jul 1912
CHAR 13/9/132 Minute from Prince Louis of Battenberg [2nd Sea Lord, later 1st Lord Milford Haven] to WSC, on the policy of withdrawing ships from the Mediterranean to strengthen the Home Fleet. 10 Jul 1912
CHAR 13/9/133 Letter from WSC, (Admiralty), to 1st Lord Roberts, defending the policy of withdrawing ships from the Mediterranean to strengthen the Home Fleet. [Hand-written copy]. 12 Jul 1912
CHAR 13/9/134 Newspaper cuttings on the political situation and unrest in China [see CHAR 13/9/124-126 for covering letter]. 11 Jun 1912 - 21 Jun 1912