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CHAR 13/23 Official: Admiralty: Cabinet and other prints.

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CHAR 13/23/1-3

Memorandum from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to the Cabinet, on the Navy Estimates, 1913-14 (Shipbuilding Programme). WSC proposes that an additional 4 destroyers should be provided, at a cost of approximately 500,000 pounds, and also comments on proposed savings of 975,000 pounds in the Capital Ships programme for 1914-15. Includes index of papers prepared in the Admiralty Department. [Printed].

7 folios
Jan 1913 - Feb 1913
CHAR 13/23/4

Admiralty memorandum showing comparison of increases of British naval armaments with those of other countries. [Printed].

2 folios
[1913]
CHAR 13/23/5

Forecast of the increased scale of the fleets maintained in commission compared to Germany, together with approximate annual cost of maintaining various ships in different conditions. [Printed].

3 folios
[1913]
CHAR 13/23/6

Statement on the increase in numbers and pay of personnel in British and foreign navies.

2 folios
[1913]
CHAR 13/23/7

Note by the 3rd Sea Lord [Rear-Admiral Archibald Moore] on the increase in size and cost of capital ships.

2 folios
[1913]
CHAR 13/23/8

Statement by the Accountant-General [Sir Alfred Eyles] on the automatic growth of non-effective charges in naval pay and pensions between 1904-05 and 1913-14.

2 folios
14 Dec 1912
CHAR 13/23/9

Note by the Engineer-in-Chief [Engineer Vice-Admiral Sir Henry Oram] on the increase in the Fleet's horse-power, 1905-16.

2 folios
02 Jan 1913
CHAR 13/23/10

Notes by the Director of Stores on the relation of coal expenditure to sea time and horse-power, fuel consumption and the estimated coal and oil consumption 1912-13 onwards.

4 folios
08 Nov 1911 - 1913
CHAR 13/23/11

Note by the Director of Naval Ordnance [Rear-Admiral Frederick Tudor, earlier Frederick Jones] on the increased cost of the armaments and ammunition of the Fleet.

5 folios
Nov 1911 - 1913
CHAR 13/23/12

Note by the Director of Naval Ordnance [Rear-Admiral Frederick Tudor, earlier Frederick Jones] on the increased cost of the armaments and ammunition of the Fleet.

2 folios
[1913]
CHAR 13/23/13

Notes by Heads of Departments on new services: oil provision; wireless telegraphy developments; net defence of harbours; and minelaying and minesweeping.

4 folios
02 Jan 1913
CHAR 13/23/14

Note by the Director of Works [Thomas Sims] on expenditure on items including works and docks, and note by the Director of Dockyards [Sir James Marshall] on yard machinery.

4 folios
[1913]
CHAR 13/23/15

Statement by the Director of Dockyards [Sir James Marshall] on the rise in numbers and wages of dockyard workmen since 1906.

2 folios
[1913]
CHAR 13/23/16

Note by the Director of Contracts on the effect of the rise in prices on the Navy Estimates.

2 folios
[1913]
CHAR 13/23/17

Note by the Accountant-General [Sir Alfred Eyles] on the influence of underspendings and underbudgetings on the Navy Estimates.

2 folios
21 Dec 1912
CHAR 13/23/18

Note by the Assistant Secretary (F), Admiralty [? Vincent Baddeley, Assistant Secretary for Finance Duties] on the comparative statistics and growth of armaments.

2 folios
[1913]
CHAR 13/23/19

Second copy of CHAR 13/23/15.

2 folios
[1913]
CHAR 13/23/20

Memorandum by WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] on the Navy Estimates, 1913-14 (Shipbuilding Programme).

1 folio
10 Feb 1913
CHAR 13/23/21

Tables showing how increased cost in the Navy Estimates arises from increase in ship speed, consumption of fuel and increase in horse-power.

6 folios
[1913]
CHAR 13/23/22

Copy of a letter from Sir (William) Graham Greene [Secretary to the Admiralty] to the Treasury, on the labour situation in the naval dockyards, particularly the growing agitation for higher wages; includes covering note by WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty].

5 folios
25 Apr 1913
CHAR 13/23/23

Correspondence between Sir (William) Graham Greene, Secretary to the Admiralty and Sir Thomas Holderness, Permanent Under-Secretary of State, India Office, with a copy of a telegram from the Secretary of State for India [1st Lord Crewe, earlier Robert Crewe-Milnes and 2nd Lord Houghton] to the Viceroy of India [1st Lord Hardinge of Penshurst] on the loss of the cutter and crew of HMS Perseus when engaged on service for the suppression of arms traffic in the Persian Gulf. [Printed copies, circulated to the Cabinet, with covering letter by WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty].

2 folios
25 Apr 1913 - 01 May 1913
CHAR 13/23/24

Correspondence between WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] and Robert Borden [Prime Minister of Canada] on Imperial naval defence, proposing the formation of an Imperial Squadron of five ships: three Canadian ships with the capital ships New Zealand and Malaya. [Printed for circulation to the Cabinet].

2 folios
19 Mar 1913 - 23 Mar 1913
CHAR 13/23/25

Memorandum from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to the Cabinet, on the Canadian gift of three ships for the Royal Navy. Includes appendix on British naval requirements for 1915. [Printed].

2 folios
29 Nov 1912 - Jun 1913
CHAR 13/23/26

Admiralty memorandum on military and naval aviation, including a summary of the situation in France, Italy, Russia and Germany, uses of airships and aeroplanes in naval warfare, airship design and construction and costs of new aircraft. [Printed, and circulated to the cabinet].

7 folios
Jun 1913
CHAR 13/23/27

Admiralty memorandum comparing the cost of accelerating the three contract battleships of the 1913-14 programme with the effect of laying down three extra battleships in September 1913. [Printed and circulated to the Cabinet].

1 folio
Jun 1913
CHAR 13/23/28

Admiralty memorandum on provision made by Germany for naval aviation for 1913-15. [Printed and circulated to the Cabinet].

1 folio
Jun 1913
CHAR 13/23/29

Admiralty memorandum on fleet strength of Britain and Germany, 1913-1918. [Printed].

2 folios
Jun 1913
CHAR 13/23/30

Admiralty memorandum on the financial effect of the adoption of oil fuel for all new vessels, or alternatively for light cruisers and destroyers only up to the year 1920. [Printed, annotated by WSC "not circulated"].

18 folios
14 Dec 1912 - 04 Feb 1913
CHAR 13/23/31

Admiralty memorandum on a proposed arrangement with the Anglo-Persian Oil Company for the supply of fuel oil. [Printed, and circulated to the cabinet].

2 folios
04 Jul 1913
CHAR 13/23/32

Report by Lieutenant-Colonel Alick Russell, Military Attache at the British Embassy, Berlin [Germany] on the development of the German Airship Fleet; includes covering note by WSC. [Printed, and circulated to the Cabinet].

3 folios
12 Jun 1913 - 14 Jul 1913
CHAR 13/23/33

Admiralty memorandum on the fleet strength of Britain and Germany, 1913-1918. [Printed].

2 folios
25 Jul 1913
CHAR 13/23/34

Memorandum from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to the Cabinet, on the Navy Estimates, 1914-15.

8 folios
05 Dec 1913
CHAR 13/23/35

Memorandum by Vice-Admiral Sir John Jellicoe, 2nd Sea Lord, on the manning requirements of the fleet, 1914-15; includes covering note by WSC. [Printed and circulated to the Cabinet].

3 folios
10 Dec 1913
CHAR 13/23/36

Memorandum from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to the Cabinet, on suggestions for reductions in the Naval Estimates. Includes: table on British and German fleet strength on the China Station; a comparative table of the fleet strength of Britain and Germany, 1913-1920, showing the 60 per cent margin of British superiority; comparison of ships maintained by Britain and Germany in full or active commission at home and abroad in the summer of 1911 and 1915; notes by the Intelligence Department, Admiralty, on the increase in naval personnel in Britain, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Italy and the United States; the cost of submarine construction in Britain and Germany; the cost of light cruisers; the requirements of light cruisers; and the cost of certain capital ships. [Printed proof, annotated by WSC].

10 folios
Dec 1913