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CHAR 13/21 Official: Admiralty: Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher: Correspondence.

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CHAR 13/21/1-3

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher [Chairman, Royal Commission on Oil Fuel] to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] on oil fuel, with a copy of a press cutting on the use of oil motors in German shipyards. [Carbon copy].

3 folios
18 Jan 1913
CHAR 13/21/4

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher [Chairman, Royal Commission on Oil Fuel] to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] sending an article [at CHAR 13/21/38-42, 44] by George Beilby [member of the Commission] on "Alcohol as Fuel". Fisher also suggests that WSC should meet Admiral Sir Reginald Henderson [member of the Commission], and praises Henderson's scheme of Australian naval defence. [Carbon copy; see CHAR 13/21/43-44 for original].

1 folio
27 Jan 1913
CHAR 13/21/5

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher [Chairman, Royal Commission on Oil Fuel] to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] stating that he was making a "d--d mess" by not obeying his original impulse for "swifter 'Swifts'", instructing him to read a newspaper article on "Supremacy in Speed and conversion from coal to oil". [Carbon copy; see CHAR 13/21/45 for original and article].

1 folio
07 Mar 1913
CHAR 13/21/6

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher [Chairman, Royal Commission on Oil Fuel] to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] sending a press cutting on the Channel Tunnel [not present] in which he was a firm believer, as a way of bringing in oil and food in wartime; includes note by WSC that he was also in favour. [Carbon copy; see CHAR 13/21/46-47 for original and cutting].

1 folio
10 Mar 1913
CHAR 13/21/7

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] urging him not to support Compulsory Military Service, describing it as "veiled conscription", and stating that it would ruin him. [Carbon copy; see CHAR 13/21/48-49 for original].

1 folio
31 Mar 1913
CHAR 13/21/8-9

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher [Chairman, Royal Commission on Oil Fuel] to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] with congratulations on his speech [in the House of Commons] on the Navy Estimates; Fisher also encourages WSC to continue putting obsolete guns in merchant ships and comments on the bid by the Standard Oil Company for China oil. [Carbon copy; see CHAR 13/21/51-55 for original].

2 folios
31 Mar 1913
CHAR 13/21/10

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher [Chairman, Royal Commission on Oil Fuel] to Edward Marsh [Private Secretary to WSC] with his apologies for not lunching with WSC, and asking him to ensure that WSC read the draft resume of the work of the Commission. [See CHAR 13/21/56-62 for original].

1 folio
11 Apr 1913
CHAR 13/21/11

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] on allegations in the London Mail that Fisher was benefiting financially from his position as Chairman of the Royal Commission on Oil Fuel. [Carbon copy; see CHAR 13/21/64-65 for original].

1 folio
20 Apr 1913
CHAR 13/21/12

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher [Chairman, Royal Commission on Oil Fuel] to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] on the need to complete the Californian oil bargain, for a million tons of oil a year at 53 shillings a ton. [Carbon copy; see CHAR 13/21/66 for original].

1 folio
24 Apr 1913
CHAR 13/21/13-14

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher [Chairman, Royal Commission on Oil Fuel] to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] on oil supply, urging him not to quarrel with Henri Deterding [Director, Shell Oil Company], "The greatest man I have met", suggesting that WSC make a contract with him for the use of his fleet of 64 oil tankers in case of war. Fisher also comments on a conversation with Sir Marcus Samuel [later 1st Lord Bearsted] about attacks on WSC by Admiral Lord Charles Beresford. [Carbon copy; see CHAR 13/21/67 for original].

2 folios
13 Jul 1913
CHAR 13/21/15

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] with thanks for dealing with allegations by John Gretton, that Fisher had benefited financially from his Chairmanship of the Royal Commission on Fuel and Engines. [Typescript copy; see CHAR 13/21/68 for original].

1 folio
18 Jul 1913
CHAR 13/21/16

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] praising Vice-Admiral Sir John Jellicoe [2nd Sea Lord]: "the sacred fire of originality burns in him. He has the four Nelsonic attributes". Fisher also advises WSC to make use of the oil tankers of Henri Deterding [Director, Shell Oil Company]. [Typescript copy; see CHAR 13/21/69 for original].

1 folio
30 Jul 1913
CHAR 13/21/17

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher [Chairman, Royal Commission on Oil Fuel] to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] on the need to make a contract with Henri Deterding [Director, Shell Oil Company] to secure the use of Shell oil tankers in time of war. [Typescript copy; see CHAR 13/21/71-73 for original].

1 folio
06 Aug 1913
CHAR 13/21/18-19

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] on the interim report of the Royal Commission on Fuel and Engines. [See CHAR 13/21/70 for original].

2 folios
19 Aug 1913
CHAR 13/21/20-21

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] on the work of the Royal Commission on Fuel and Engines, advising him to read the report of the technical and scientific committee on blending and mixing of oils; Fisher also mentions the proposed installation of improved engines for battleships and attacks critics who "cast a stone at the Dreadnought type". [Typescript copy; see CHAR 13/21/74-78 for original].

2 folios
18 Oct 1913
CHAR 13/21/22

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] on the Board of Admiralty. [Typescript copy; see CHAR 13/21/82 for original].

1 folio
13 Nov 1913
CHAR 13/21/23

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] with congratulations on WSC's speech [10 November] on naval affairs at the Guildhall [London], thanking WSC for his kind reference to Fisher over submarines "because from 1904 to 1910 I was so vehemently and even malignantly assailed in being their sole upholder"; Fisher also comments on the work of the Royal Commission on Fuel and Engines. [Typescript copy; see CHAR 13/21/79 for original].

1 folio
11 Nov 1913
CHAR 13/21/24

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] asking for a meeting. [Typescript copy; see CHAR 13/21/84 for original].

1 folio
18 Nov 1913
CHAR 13/21/25

Letter from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty], to Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher, with thanks for his "epoch making" memorandum about submarines. WSC also states that there is no question of abandoning Chatham Dockyard [Kent], "in which scores of millions have been sunk, and which is the home of one-third of the Fleet, and almost its best recruiting ground" and comments on the rights of the dockyard workmen. [Typescript copy; see CHAR 13/21/80 for original].

1 folio
12 Nov 1913
CHAR 13/21/26

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] suggesting that the Royal Commission on Fuel and Engines be terminated on 31 December. He asks WSC to write thanking his "illustrious colleagues" on the Commission, describing them as "300 guinea men" who had given their services for nothing, contrasting this with Lord Mersey [earlier John Bigham] who had received thousands of guineas for chairing the Titanic enquiry. [Typescript copy; see CHAR 13/21/83 for original].

1 folio
16 Nov 1913
CHAR 13/21/27

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on submarines, noting that 21 submarines had been removed from the Navy List since his retirement as 1st Sea Lord in 1910, and only 12 added; Fisher comments that Britain was falling behind Germany in large submarines. He also comments on the work of the Royal Commission on Fuel and Engines, recommending that it should "die" on 31 Dec 1913. Includes a note by WSC stating that the Commission must continue for the present. [Typescript copy; see CHAR 13/21/85-86 for original].

1 folio
13 Dec 1913
CHAR 13/21/28

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] on the work of the Royal Commission on Fuel and Engines. Fisher also comments on submarines, strongly advising WSC not to go for steam power and pointing out that he could build at least 20 big submarines for one Dreadnought. [Typescript copy; see CHAR 13/21/87 for original].

1 folio
[Oct] 1913
CHAR 13/21/29

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] on the Navy Estimates, stating that if he were 1st Sea Lord he would guarantee a saving of 4 million pounds for 1914-15 and adding that the Estimates should be the job of the 1st Sea Lord rather than the First Lord. [Typescript copy; see CHAR 13/21/88 for original].

1 folio
[10] [Dec] [1913]
CHAR 13/21/30

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] on a "scare" about German vessels with guns; also advising him not to let anyone know what he was doing. [Typescript copy; see CHAR 13/21/89 for original].

1 folio
[Nov] [1913]
CHAR 13/21/31

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] on the evidence of 1st Lord Cowdray [earlier Weetman Pearson] to the Royal Commission on Fuel and Engines on supplying the Navy with oil. [Typescript copy; see CHAR 13/21/90 for original].

1 folio
[Aug] [1913]
CHAR 13/21/32

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] on the work of the Royal Commission on Fuel and Engines. [Typescript copy].

1 folio
[1913]
CHAR 13/21/33-37

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] on oil fuel. Includes press cuttings on the use of oil motors in German shipyards and a letter from Sir [Thomas] Boverton Redwood [Adviser on Petroleum to the Admiralty] to Fisher.

5 folios
17 Jan 1913 - 18 Jan 1913
CHAR 13/21/38-42

Memorandum by Dr George Beilby [Member of the Royal Commission on Fuel and Engines for the Navy] on "Alcohol as Fuel". [Duplicate typescript].

5 folios
22 Jan 1913
CHAR 13/21/43-44

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] sending an article by George Beilby [Member of the Royal Commission on Fuel and Engines for the Navy] on "Alcohol as Fuel" [see CHAR 13/21/38-42 and 44]. Fisher also suggests that WSC should meet Admiral Sir Reginald Henderson, [member of the Commission], and praises Henderson's scheme of Australian naval defence." [See CHAR 13/21/4 for typescript copy].

2 folios
27 Jan 1913
CHAR 13/21/45

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty, stating that he was making a "d--d mess" by not obeying his original impulse for "swifter" Swifts", instructing him to read newspaper article on Supremacy in Speed and conversion from coal to oil. [See CHAR 13/21/5 for typescript copy and CHAR 13/21/122-123 for copy of article].

2 folios
07 Mar 1913
CHAR 13/21/46-47

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] sending a press-cutting on the Channel Tunnel, reporting a letter from Major-General Sir Reginald Talbot to the Times, with note by WSC that he was also in favour. [Initialled by WSC; typescript copies at CHAR 13/21/6, CHAR 13/21/118-121 and CHAR 13/16/41].

2 folios
10 Mar 1913
CHAR 13/21/48-50

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] urging him not to support "Compulsory Military Service", describing it as "veiled conscription", and stating that it would ruin him. [See CHAR 13/21/7 for typescript copy].

3 folios
31 Mar 1913
CHAR 13/21/51-55

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher [Chairman, Royal Commission on Oil Fuel] to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] with congratulations on his speech [in the House of Commons] on the Navy Estimates; Fisher also encourages WSC to continue putting obsolete guns in merchant ships and comments on the bid by the Standard Oil Company for China oil. Includes press-cutting from the Fleet on the need to adopt oil as a naval fuel and a cutting from the Daily Telegraph on WSC's speech. [See CHAR 13/21/8-9 for typescript copy; and CHAR 13/21/110-117 for copy of cutting from the Fleet].

5 folios
31 Mar 1913
CHAR 13/21/56-62

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher to Edward Marsh [Private Secretary to WSC] with apologies for not lunching with WSC, and asking him to ensure that WSC read the attached draft resume of the work of the Royal Commission on Fuel and Engines. [Initialled by WSC; see CHAR 13/21/10 for typescript copy].

7 folios
11 Apr 1913
CHAR 13/21/63

Cutting from the Fleet of an article on a dispute between Admiral Sir Percy Scott and Admiral Lord Charles Beresford.

1 folio
Apr 1913
CHAR 13/21/64-65

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] on allegations in the London Mail that Fisher was benefiting financially from his position as Chairman of the Royal Commission on Fuel and Engines. [See CHAR 13/21/11 for typescript copy].

2 folios
20 Apr 1913
CHAR 13/21/66

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher [Chairman, Royal Commission on Oil Fuel] to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] on the need to complete the Californian oil bargain, for a million tons of oil a year at 53 shillings a ton. [See CHAR 13/21/12 for typescript copy].

1 folio
24 Apr 1913
CHAR 13/21/67

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher [Chairman, Royal Commission on Oil Fuel] to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] on oil supply, urging him not to quarrel with Henri Deterding [Director, Shell Oil Company], "The greatest man I have met", suggesting that WSC make a contract with him for the use of his fleet of 64 oil tankers in case of war. Fisher also comments on a conversation with Sir Marcus Samuel [later 1st Lord Bearsted] about attacks on WSC by Admiral Lord Charles Beresford. [See CHAR 13/21/13-14 for typescript copy].

1 folio
13 Jul 1913
CHAR 13/21/68

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] thanks for dealing with allegations by John Gretton, that Fisher had benefited financially from his Chairmanship of the Royal Commission on Fuel and Engines. [See CHAR 13/21/15 for typescript copy].

1 folio
18 Jul 1913
CHAR 13/21/69

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] praising Vice-Admiral Sir John Jellicoe [2nd Sea Lord]: "the sacred fire of originality burns in him. He has the four Nelsonic attributes". Fisher also advises WSC to make use of the oil tankers of Henri Deterding [Director, Shell Oil Company]. [See CHAR 13/21/16 for typescript copy].

1 folio
30 Jul 1913
CHAR 13/21/70

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] on the interim report of the Royal Commission on Fuel and Engines. [See CHAR 13/21/18-19 for typescript copy].

2 folios
19 Aug 1913
CHAR 13/21/71-73

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher [Chairman, Royal Commission on Oil Fuel] to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] on the need to make a contract with Henri Deterding [Director, Shell Oil Company] to secure the use of Shell oil tankers in time of war. [See CHAR 13/21/17 for typescript copy].

4 folios
06 Aug 1913
CHAR 13/21/74-78

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] on the work of the Royal Commission on Fuel and Engines, advising him to read the report of the technical and scientific committee on blending and mixing of oils; Fisher also mentions the proposed installation of improved engines for battleships and attacks critics who "cast a stone at the Dreadnought type". [See CHAR 13/21/20-21 for typescript copy].

5 folios
18 Oct 1913
CHAR 13/21/79

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] with congratulations on WSC's speech [10 November] on naval affairs at the Guildhall [London], thanking WSC for his kind reference to Fisher over submarines "because from 1904 to 1910 I was so vehemently and even malignantly assailed in being their sole upholder"; Fisher also comments on the work of the Royal Commission on Fuel and Engines. [See CHAR 13/21/23 for typescript copy].

1 folio
11 Nov 1913
CHAR 13/21/80

Letter from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty], to Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher, with thanks for his "epoch making" memorandum about submarines. WSC also states that there is no question of abandoning Chatham Dockyard [Kent], "in which scores of millions have been sunk, and which is the home of one-third of the Fleet, and almost its best recruiting ground" and comments on the rights of the dockyard workmen. [Hand-written copy; see CHAR 13/21/25 for typescript copy].

1 folio
12 Nov 1913
CHAR 13/21/81

Annotated envelope from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher [Chairman, Royal Commission on Oil Fuel] to [WSC] containing press cutting [not present] that was to be sent to David Lloyd George [Chancellor of the Exchequer] to stop him worrying about Welsh coal; Fisher hopes that Lloyd George will accompany WSC to Glasgow [Scotland] to see the production of oil from coal. [See CHAR 13/21/131-133 for copy of press cutting].

1 folio
[1913]
CHAR 13/21/82

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] on the Board of Admiralty. [Hand-written; see CHAR 13/21/22 for typescript copy].

1 folio
13 Nov 1913
CHAR 13/21/83

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] suggesting that the Royal Commission on Fuel and Engines be terminated on 31 December. He asks WSC to write thanking his "illustrious colleagues" on the Commission, describing them as "300 guinea men" who had given their services for nothing, contrasting this with Lord Mersey [earlier John Bigham] who had received thousands of guineas for chairing the Titanic enquiry. [See CHAR 13/21/26 for typescript copy].

1 folio
16 Nov 1913
CHAR 13/21/84

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] asking for a meeting. [See CHAR 13/21/24 for typescript copy].

1 folio
18 Nov 1913
CHAR 13/21/85-86

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on submarines, noting that 21 submarines had been removed from the Navy List since his retirement as 1st Sea Lord in 1910, and only 12 added; Fisher comments that Britain was falling behind Germany in large submarines. He also comments on the work of the Royal Commission on Fuel and Engines, recommending that it should "die" on 31 Dec 1913. Includes a note by WSC stating that the Commission must continue for the present. [Initialled by WSC; see CHAR 13/21/27 for typescript copy].

1 folio
13 Dec 1913
CHAR 13/21/87

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] on the work of the Royal Commission on Fuel and Engines. Fisher also comments on submarines, strongly advising WSC not to go for steam power and pointing out that he could build at least 20 big submarines for one Dreadnought. [See CHAR 13/21/28 for typescript copy].

1 folio
[Oct] [1913]
CHAR 13/21/88

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] on the Navy Estimates, stating that if he were 1st Sea Lord he would guarantee a saving of 4 million pounds for 1914-15 and adding that the Estimates should be the job of the 1st Sea Lord rather than the First Lord. [See CHAR 13/21/29 for typescript copy].

1 folio
[10] [Dec] [1913]
CHAR 13/21/89

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] on a "scare" about German vessels with guns; also advising him not to let anyone know what he was doing. [See CHAR 13/21/30 for typescript copy].

1 folio
[Nov] [1913]
CHAR 13/21/90

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] on the evidence of 1st Lord Cowdray [earlier Weetman Pearson] to the Royal Commission on Fuel and Engines on supplying the Navy with oil. [See CHAR 13/21/31 for typescript copy].

1 folio
[Aug] [1913]
CHAR 13/21/91-93

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] on the Royal Commission on Fuel and Engines, sending proof of evidence given to the Commission about Scottish shale being already leased.

3 folios
02 Jul [1913]
CHAR 13/21/94

Cutting from the Fleet, "Service Notes" on WSC's statement on allegations that Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher had made financial gains through his chairmanship of the Royal Commission on Fuel and Engines. [See CHAR 13/21/99-103 for typescript copy].

1 folio
Aug 1913
CHAR 13/21/95-98

Biographical note on Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher. [Two typescript copies; see CHAR 13/21/104 for original].

4 folios
[Aug] [1913]
CHAR 13/21/99-103

Cutting from the Fleet, "Service Notes" on WSC's statement on allegations that Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher had made financial gains through his chairmanship of the Royal Commission on Fuel and Engines. [Typescript copy; see CHAR 13/21/94 for cutting].

5 folios
Aug 1913
CHAR 13/21/104

Press-cutting with biographical note on Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher. [See CHAR 13/21/95-98 for typescript copies].

1 folio
[Aug] [1913]
CHAR 13/21/105

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] sending a verbatim report of a speech [on battleship design] by Rear-Admiral Reginald Bacon [Managing Director of the Coventry Ordnance Works] at a meeting of naval architects, stating that this left Admiral Sir Reginald Custance "riddled and gutted ... sic transit gloria popguns". [See CHAR 13/21/124-130 for typescript copy and Bacon's speech].

1 folio
[1913]
CHAR 13/21/106

Letters from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher to the Secretary of the Admiralty [Sir (William) Graham Greene] and the First Lord of the Admiralty [WSC] on supplies of oil fuel, also recommending that the Royal Commission on Fuel and Engines be wound up on 31 December. [Printed].

1 folio
[1913]
CHAR 13/21/107-117

Article from the Fleet, "Milestones and Motors" on oil fuel, sent to WSC by Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher, with CHAR 13/21/51-55.

11 folios
Apr 1913
CHAR 13/21/118-121

Newspaper cutting of a letter from Major-General Sir Reginald Talbot to the Times, in favour of a Channel Tunnel, sent to WSC by Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher. [Typescript copy; see CHAR 13/21/46-47 for original].

4 folios
[Mar] 1913
CHAR 13/21/122-123

Newspaper cutting with article on naval building programme, "Supremacy in Speed". [Typescript copy; see CHAR 13/21/45 for accompanying letter].

2 folios
[Mar] 1913
CHAR 13/21/124-130

Address by Rear-Admiral Reginald Bacon [Managing Director of the Coventry Ordnance Works] to the [Institute of Naval Architects] on battleship design, sent to WSC by Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher with covering note. [Typescript copy; see CHAR 13/21/105 for original note].

6 folios
[Mar] 1913
CHAR 13/21/131-133

Press-cutting on the advantages of oil over coal as fuel for warships, with copy of envelope from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher to WSC, directing it to be sent to David Lloyd George [Chancellor of the Exchequer] to stop him worrying about Welsh coal. Fisher hopes that Lloyd George will accompany WSC to Glasgow [Scotland] to see the production of oil from coal. [Typescript copy; see CHAR 13/21/81 for original envelope].

3 folios
[Jan] 1913