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CHAR 13/31 Official: Admiralty: Cabinet and Other Prints.

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CHAR 13/31/1

Minute by the Director of Transport, Admiralty, on the time required to disembark a hostile force at various points in Britain. [Printed for circulation to the Cabinet].

1 folio
17 Nov 1914
CHAR 13/31/2

Admiralty memorandum on additions to shipbuilding and aircraft production since the beginning of the war. Includes comparative tables of warship production by Britain and Germany since 1906. [Printed for circulation to the Cabinet].

3 folios
Dec 1914
CHAR 13/31/3-4

Memoranda by the Admiralty War Staff comparing the armour protection and principal characteristics of the battle cruiser HMS Queen Mary and the German battle cruiser Seydlitz, and also of the battleships HMS Iron Duke and Konig. [Printed].

2 folios
14 Jan 1914
CHAR 13/31/5

Memorandum by the Admiralty on the Auxiliary Patrol Service. [Printed].

1 folio
29 Oct 1914
CHAR 13/31/6

Documents on the Canadian contribution of three Dreadnoughts to the Royal Navy, including extracts from speeches, letters and statements by WSC and Robert Borden [Prime Minister of Canada]. [Printed for circulation to the Cabinet, Jan 1914].

4 pp. 1-7
11 Jul 1912 - 21 Jan 1914
CHAR 13/31/7

Memorandum by the Admiralty War Staff, giving an explanation of the difference between the Navy Estimates, 1914-15 and "the Canadian Memorandum". [Printed].

1 folio
30 Jan 1914
CHAR 13/31/8

Memorandum by the Admiralty on fuel for the Fleet. It includes statements on: economy in fuel consumption; fuel expended by different classes of ships; particulars of fuel consumption; number of steaming days; aggregate expenditure on fuel; comparisons of consumption in typical squadrons. [Printed].

9 pp. 1-16
24 Dec 1911 - 30 Jan 1914
CHAR 13/31/9

Memorandum by WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] on fuel consumption. [Printed for circulation to the Cabinet].

2 pp. 1-3
30 Jan 1914
CHAR 13/31/10

Memorandum by WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] on practice ammunition. [Printed for circulation to the Cabinet].

1 folio
Feb 1914
CHAR 13/31/11

Admiralty memorandum on Vote 9: Maintenance, on the increase in the cost of ammunition. [Printed; with annotations.].

4 pp. 1-7
31 Jan 1914
CHAR 13/31/12-13

Memorandum by Thomas Macnamara, Financial Secretary to the Admiralty, on the increased cost of repairs and alterations; includes covering memorandum by WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty]. [Printed for circulation to the Cabinet].

3 folios
30 Jan 1914 - 02 Feb 1914
CHAR 13/31/14

Memorandum by WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] reviewing the number of ships in commission. [Printed for circulation to the Cabinet].

2 pp. 1-3
30 Jan 1914
CHAR 13/31/15

Admiralty memorandum comparing sketch estimates, 1914-15. [Printed for circulation to the Cabinet].

2 folios
30 Jan 1914
CHAR 13/31/16

Admiralty memorandum comparing sketch estimates, 1914-15 and 1915-16. [Printed for circulation to the Cabinet].

2 folios
28 Jan 1914
CHAR 13/31/17

Memorandum on "Mr Borden and the Naval Holiday" giving an extract from a speech by Robert Borden [Prime Minister of Canada], 19 January 1914, quoting statements by WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] between 1912 and 1913, offering to stop warship production if Germany did likewise. [Printed].

3 pp. 1-5
06 Feb 1914
CHAR 13/31/18

Memorandum by WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] on naval requirements for 1914-1915; includes reprint of memorandum from 1912. [Printed for circulation to the Cabinet].

4 folios
29 Nov 1912 - 06 Feb 1914
CHAR 13/31/19

Memorandum by Vice-Admiral Sir John Jellicoe [2nd Sea Lord] on manning numbers for naval personnel, particularly as compared to Germany; includes covering note by WSC. [Printed, annotated "not circulated"].

4 pp. 1-6
07 Feb 1914 - 09 Feb 1914
CHAR 13/31/20

Admiralty memorandum on the requirements of officers for 1920, containing minutes by WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, and Vice-Admiral Sir John Jellicoe, 2nd Sea Lord, Aug-Sept 1913.

9 pp.1-17
28 Aug 1913 - Apr 1914
CHAR 13/31/21

Admiralty memorandum on Austro-Hungarian and Italian shipbuilding programmes, consisting of extracts from statements and reports, Dec 1913-Apr 1914. [Printed].

3 pp.1-4
21 Apr 1914 - 26 Apr 1914
CHAR 13/31/22

Memorandum by Admiralty War Staff, on British and German Light Cruisers. [Printed].

2 folios
29 Apr 1914
CHAR 13/31/23

Admiralty memorandum on the new Austro-Hungarian naval programme. [Printed for circulation to the Cabinet].

3 pp. 1-3
06 May 1914 - 09 May 1914
CHAR 13/31/24

Proposed agreement with the Anglo-Persian oil company, for the Government to subscribe capital to the company in return for an oil supply contract. Includes: covering memorandum by WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty], explanatory Admiralty memorandum, extracts from speeches by WSC on oil fuel, Mar 1913 and Mar 1914; report of the Admiralty commission on the Persian Oilfields [later Iran]; and the covering letter from the Treasury on the draft financial agreement. [Printed for circulation to the Cabinet].

22 folios
06 Apr 1914 - 11 May 1914
CHAR 13/31/25-25a

Two letters from Sir Marcus Samuel [later 1st Lord Bearsted], to Sir Francis Hopwood [later 1st Lord Southborough], Additional Civil Lord of the Admiralty, on the Government's agreement with the Anglo-Persian Oil Company for a naval fuel supply; includes covering note by WSC. [Printed for circulation to the Cabinet].

3 folios
29 May 1914 - 09 Jun 1914
CHAR 13/31/26-26a

Minute by George Lambert, Civil Lord of the Admiralty, on housing of Government employees; includes covering note by WSC. [Printed for circulation to the Government].

2 folios
06 Jun 1914 - 09 Jun 1914
CHAR 13/31/27

Admiralty memorandum listing British and German Dreadnought battleships in June 1917. [Printed].

1 folio
20 Jun 1914
CHAR 13/31/28

Memorandum by WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on the Channel Tunnel. [Printed].

1 folio
12 Jun 1914
CHAR 13/31/29-29a

Report of the committee chaired by Frederick Huth Jackson on finding an agreement between the Government and the Shipowners' War Risks Associations; includes covering note by WSC. [Printed for circulation to the Cabinet].

2 folios
31 Jul 1914
CHAR 13/31/30-30a

Letter from Sir [William] Graham Greene [Secretary to the Admiralty] to the Treasury, on the Emergency War Programme of new construction of destroyers and submarines; includes covering note by WSC. [Printed for circulation to the Cabinet].

2 folios
15 Aug 1914
CHAR 13/31/31

Report by Commodore George Ballard, Admiral of Patrols, on the Patrol Flotillas. [Printed for circulation to the Cabinet].

1 folio
04 Sep 1914
CHAR 13/31/32

Minutes by WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on the formation and development of the Royal Naval Division (August and September 1914). [Printed for circulation to the Cabinet].

8 pp. 1-16
16 Aug 1914 - 03 Sep 1914
CHAR 13/31/33

Admiralty memorandum consisting of collected orders and telegrams relating to the escape of the German cruiser Goeben in the Mediterranean, 27 July to 12 Aug 1914. [Printed for circulation to the Cabinet].

5 pp. 1-9
Nov 1914
CHAR 13/31/34

Admiralty memorandum consisting of collected telegrams relating to the concentration of ships under Rear-Admiral Sir Christopher Cradock, off the West Coast of South America, 3 Sept to 17 Nov 1914, leading up to the action off Coronel [Chile]. [Printed for circulation to the Cabinet].

5 pp. 1-10
Dec 1914