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CHAR 13/57 Admiralty - First Lord's correspondence with Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord.

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CHAR 13/57/1

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on Borkum, also on the Dardanelles, stating that no reinforcements should be sent to Vice-Admiral John de Robeck, for fear of weakening the Grand Fleet, "A failure or check in the Dardanelles would be nothing - a failure in the North Sea would be ruin".

1 folio
02 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/57/2

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on German commerce raiders in New York, stating that only British battle cruisers could deal with them, and there were none to be spared, also accusing WSC of concentrating on the Dardanelles to the exclusion of other matters "You are just simply eaten up with the Dardanelles and cant think of anything else! D--n the dardanelles! they'll be our grave".

1 folio
05 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/57/3

Minute from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, quotations from William Shakespeare (Hamlet Act III, Sc.1) and Napoleon Bonapate (after the Battle of Trafalgar) on the theme that war could not be waged without running risks [handwritten, initalled by WSC].

1 folio
08 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/57/4-5

Memorandum by Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, on the probability of Italy joining the Allied cause in the next few days. Suggesting that attack on the Dardanelles be postponed, as failure could have a most prejudicial effect on Italy's conduct.

1 folio
08 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/57/6

Note from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty "You have scored this time as "they" are coming out on Monday".

1 folio
10 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/57/7

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty , praising comments by Lord Sydenham, that "Naopeon did not care a d--n for Trafalgar, but he wanted Austerlitz and got it".

1 folio
11 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/57/8

Letter from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, on the Dardanelles Landings criticising his lack of support "Seriously my friend you are not a little unfair in trying to spite this operation by sidewinds &small points when you have accepted it in principle. It is hard on me....&it is not worthy of you or the great business we have in hand together" [handwritten copy].

1 folio
11 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/57/9

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on the Navy's failure to sink the German commerce raiders "Kronprinz Wilhelm" and "Konigsberg", also on the possibility of action in the North Sea, and the likely abolition of the monarchies of Greece, Bulgaria, Rumania and Italy.

1 folio
12 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/57/10

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on his "upbraiding letter" on Fisher's lack of support for the Dardanelles operations.

1 folio
12 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/57/11

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, reporting that he had asked the Director of Naval Ordnance to report in WSC's scheme for using spare 13.5 inch and 15 inch guns in Monitors.

1 folio
15 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/57/12

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on plan for operations in the North Sea.

1 folio
18 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/57/13

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to Edward Marsh, PS to WSC, Admiralty, on despatch of 10 submarines and destroyers from Harwich.

1 folio
22 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/57/14-15

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on the possibility of major action in the North Sea.

2 folios
23 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/57/16

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, reporting meeting with Admiral Sir Michael Seymour, who had been staying with his son, Captain Michael Seymour, aboard HMS "Centurion", who spoke of the trust and love of the Grand Fleet for Sir John Jellicoe. Also stating that "had it not been for the Dardanelles forcing me to stick to you through thick and thin I would have gone out of the Admiralty yesterday never to return".

1 folio
25 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/57/17

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on rumour that Gen Sir Ian Hamilton in the Dardanelles had carte blanche to send for more troops from Egypt.

1 folio
27 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/57/18-22

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, enclosing formal memorandum setting out his views on the Dardanelles. Stating that he had "looked with misgiving on the steady drain of our Naval force to the Dardanelles" over the past four months, and that a purely Naval action, unsupported by the Army , "would merely lead to heavy loss of ships and invaluable men".

5 folios
11 May 1915
CHAR 13/57/23

Letter from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, statng that he would never put forward a plan to "rush" the Dardanelles, and that he agreed with the views expressed in Fisher's memo of 11 May. Stating that they were now "committed to one of the greatest amphibious enterprises of history. You are now committted . Comradeship, resource, firmness, patience all in the highest degree will be needed to carry the matter through to victory.....I beg you to lend your whole aid &good will; &ultimately then success is certain" [handwritten copy].

1 folio
11 May 1915
CHAR 13/57/24

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on his opposition to a Naval attack on thge Dardanelles without military support [handwritten, with handwritten annotation by WSC].

1 folio
12 May 1915
CHAR 13/57/25-26

Letter from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, on his resignation as 1st Sea Lord, due to opposition to WSC's policy on the Dardanelles [handwritten draft].

2 folios
15 May 1915
CHAR 13/57/27

Minute from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, offering his resignation as 1st Sea Lord "I find it increasingly difficult to adjust myself to the increasingly daily requirements of the Dardanelles to meet yr views - As you truly said yesterday I am in the position if continually veto-ing yr proposals", stating that he was leaving for Scotland to avoid all questioning.

1 folio
15 May 1915
CHAR 13/57/28

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on his resignation as 1st Sea Lord, stating his opposition to the Dardanelles operation "from the beginning".

1 folio
16 May 1915
CHAR 13/57/29-30

Letter from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, on his resignation as 1st Sea Lord, their long friendship, and on future policy in the Dardanelles [handwritten draft].

2 folios
16 May 1915
CHAR 13/57/31

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on his resignation as 1st Sea Lord.

1 folio
16 May 1915
CHAR 13/57/32

Minute from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, on wireless [handwritten copy, initialled by WSC].

1 folio
18 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/57/33

Minute from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on German High Seas Fleet excursion into th North Sea.

1 folio
[Apr] 1915
CHAR 13/57/34

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, sending letter from Major general Charles Callwell.

1 folio
1915
CHAR 13/57/35-36

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on superiority of German submarine design, blaming the former Controller of the Navy, Vice Admiral Charles Briggs, also on coastwise coal traffic and North Sea fishing [typescript copy].

2 folios
02 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/57/37-38

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on forthcoming meeting of the War Council, and naval and military operations in the Dardanelles [typescript copy].

2 folios
03 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/57/39-40

Minute from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, setting out his views on British Naval Policy [typescript copy].

2 folios
04 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/57/41

Extract from letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty on threatened German Zeppelin raid on London. Stating that there was no defence against an air raid on London except reprisals to be announced beforehand to the German Government, and complaining that the British Government had not taken sufficient steps to warn Germany. Asking to be relieved of his official position as the Admiralty would be responsible for the massacre.

1 folio
04 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/57/42

Letter from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, on threatened German Zeppelin raid on London, and Fisher's proposal that German prisoners be killed in reprisal, stating that he would take his views to Cabinet , although he could not support them. Also commentng that he hoped that Fisher's threat to resign should not be taken seriously, although he had "made up his mind never to dissuade anyone..from resigning if they wish to do so" [handwritten copy].

1 folio
04 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/57/43

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to Commodore Charles de Bartolome, Naval Sec. to First Lord, on plans for bombardment of Zebrugge [typescript copy].

1 folio
08 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/57/44-45

Minute from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, opposing the forthcoming bombardment of Zebrugge [typescript copy].

2 folios
06 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/57/46-47

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to Commodore Charles de Bartolome, Naval Sec. to First Lord, on plans for bombardment of Zebrugge [typescript copy].

2 folios
08 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/57/48

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on proposed attack on Alexandretta, Egypt [typescript copy].

1 folio
09 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/57/49

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on the illness of Adm Sir John Jellicoe, who was suffering from sciatica, and cricicising Jellicoe's support of Adm Sir Stanley Colville, who had shown "utter want of energy and resource" in dealing with the submarine defences at Scapa Flow. Also cricicising Vice-Admiral Lewis Bayly over the loss of the "Formidable".

1 folio
14 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/57/50

Minute from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on scheme to broaden recruitment base for officers, stating that it would be better that offiers be selected from a popluation of 41.5 million, rather than 1.5 million [typescript copy].

1 folio
20 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/57/51

Extract from Minute from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, urging the recall of the Grand Fleet of HMS "Blenheim" and the Destroyer flotilla from the Dardanelles, stating that the Turkish Naval Force was "quite a negligible quantity", and French Destroyers and Submarines could be called upon to deal with it [typescript copy].

1 folio
20 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/57/52

Letter from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, on mining scheme, and on the health of Admiral Sir John Jellicoe [typescript copy].

1 folio
22 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/57/53

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, reporting that he had caught a cold in the head in WSC's room as his servant, Page had it "like an oven", urging WS not to catch it by attempting to see him. Also commenting on "spiffing" letter he had received from Queen Alexandra about Zeppelings, stating that she was buying rockets to fire at them, and wanted to join in [typescript copy].

1 folio
22 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/57/54-55

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on the appointment of the recently retired Vice-Admiral Nelson Ommanney to a position at the Admiralty, stating that he knew more about fleet handing than anyone else in the Navy, suggesting that he should be given a Battle Squadron, also on the bombardment of Zebrugge [typescript copy].

2 folios
23 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/57/56

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on the Dogger Bank action, urging him not to say that British wireless turned back the Germans, also criticising the movements of Rear-Admiral Archibald Stoddart's South East Coast of America Squadron, for failing to locate the German cruiser "Dresden" [typescript copy].

1 folio
25 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/57/57-58

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord to WSC, First Lord of the Admialty, on his resignation "I think it really desirable...that I should gracefully disappear and revert to roses at Richmond", and on the Dogger Bank action, which proved conclusively the "absolute necessity for a big prepondance" of battle cruisers [typescript copy].

1 folio
28 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/57/59-60

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, commenting on Admiral Sir Doveton Sturdee's despatch on the Battle of the Falklands, and his failure to sink the "Dresden".

2 folios
07 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/57/61

Extract from letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on question from Lord Stamfordham, PS to King George V., on the publication of Sir Doveton Sturdee's Falkland Island Despatches [2 typescript copies].

2 folios
16 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/57/63

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on Bulgaria [typescript, with handwritten annotations by WSC].

1 folio
26 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/57/64-65

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, advising that transport of troops be stopped during period of bright moon, also commenting on conversation with King George V, who praised the concept of the battle cruiser, the "all-on-Big-Gun" type [typescript copy].

2 folios
26 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/57/66

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on Bulgaria.

1 folio
26 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/57/67

Extract from letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, "The more I consider the Dardanelles, the less I like it".

1 folio
04 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/57/68

Letter from Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, stating that he would not press the four fast "light" battle cruisers as WSC seemed upset by them "you will greatly regret it hereafter", and on Intelligence Department paper on German battleship construction [typescript copy].

1 folio
05 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/57/69

Letter from Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on conversation with Admiral Sir Arthur Wilson, who wished to try the crew of the German submarine U.8 for murder, for attacking unarmed merchant ships [typescript copy].

1 folio
05 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/57/70

Letter from Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty reporting that three Monitors would leave Sheerness for the Danube in three days time [typescript copy].

1 folio
08 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/57/71

Letter from Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on British annexations in the Ottoman Empire, "Alexandretta to the Persian Gulf and Palestine also" [typescript copy].

1 folio
09 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/57/72

Minute from Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on the arrival of the German commerce raider "Eitel Friedrich" in an East Coast United States port, stating that she ould only have got there through the Panama Canal, and it was "beyond the bounds of human idiocy" that the British Consul General had failed to report the ship's arrival at both ends of the Canal [typescript copy].

1 folio
11 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/57/73

Minute from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher to WSC, reporting that 1st Lord Pirrie, Chairman of Harland and Wolff had succeeded, after numerous interviews with Trades Delegates, in arranging for the completion of six Monitors by 1 May [typescript copy].

1 folio
11 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/57/74

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on publication of despatches on th sinking of the "Dresden", also on suggestion raised by Captain Reginald Hall that the best German battleships rush the Dover Straits and get to the Dardanellles and "gobble up" all our ships there [typescript copy].

1 folio
12 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/57/75-76

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, sending copy of memorandum by Julian Corbett on "Nanshan and Bulair", dated 1 Mar, and asking if he intended to continue with assault on Constantinople [Instanbul] [typescript copy].

2 folios
15 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/57/77

Extract from Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on the "advanced state of preparedness" of the German High Seas Fleet, contrating this with the British Admiralty, which he described as "stagnant" [typescript copy].

1 folio
16 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/57/78

Extract from Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on the Dardanelles, but also reminding him "not to let our eyes be too much off the main theatre" [typescript copy].

1 folio
19 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/57/79

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, commenting on the 28 destroyers and torpedo boats in the Dardanelles, " a much bigger proportion than we have at home" suggesting that the French be asked to send more destroyers and light cruisers [typescript copy].

1 folio
20 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/57/80

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on naval appointments and the construction of battle cruisers [typescript copy].

1 folio
23 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/57/81

Extract from Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, stating that he should send Commodore Charles de Bartolome to the Dardanelles [typescript copy].

1 folio
24 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/57/82

Letter from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord,on the Prime Minister's disappointment that the Admiralty had not sent Vice Admiral John de Robeck a definite order to go on with his attack on the Dardanelles [typescript copy].

1 folio
25 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/57/83

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, sympathy on attack of influenza, also on submarines, blaming Admiral Sir Arthur Wilson for the fact that they were not developed during his time as 1st Sea Lord [typescript copy].

1 folio
26 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/57/84

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, sympathy on attack of influenza, also on action to be taken about Holland [typescript copy].

1 folio
27 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/57/85

Minute from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, agreeing to refer the question of Borkum to Admiral Sir Arthur Wilson, also on the Dardanelles [typescript copy].

1 folio
31 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/57/86-94

Memorandum by WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty on the capture of Borkum. the closure of the mouths of the Jade and Elbe. the entry to the Baltic, and the "decisive military stroke", the landing of a 500,000 strong army at Emden [typescript copy].

9 folios
24 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/57/95

Minute from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Admiral of the Fleet, Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, on need to receive a full statement from the War Office on the action to be taken by the Army in the Dardanelles, concluding "We cannot go back now" [typescript copy].

1 folio
28 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/57/96

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, sending two papers to WSC, on the Dardanelles [typescript copy].

1 folio
29 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/57/97

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on Borkum, also on the Dardanelles, stating that no reinforcements should be sent to Vice-Admiral John de Robeck, for fear of weakening the Grand Fleet, "A failure or check in the Dardanelles would be nothing - a failure in the North Sea would be ruin" [typescript copy, withhandwritten annotations by WSC].

1 folio
02 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/57/98

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on German commerce raiders in New York, stating that only British battle cruisers could deal with them, and there were none to be spared, also accusing WSC of concentrating on the Dardanelles to the exclusion of other matters "You are just simply eaten up with the Dardanelles and cant think of anything else! D--n the dardanelles! they'll be our grave" [typescript copy].

1 folio
05 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/57/99

Minute from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, quotations from William Shakespeare (Hamlet Act III, Sc.1) and Napoleon Bonapate (after ther Battle of Trafalgar) on the theme that war could not be waged without running risks [typescript copy].

1 folio
08 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/57/100

Note from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty "You have scored this time as "they" are coming out on Monday" [typescript copy].

1 folio
10 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/57/101

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty , praising comments by Lord Sydenham, that "Naopeon did not care a d--n for Trafalgar, but he wanted Austerlitz and got it" [typescript copy].

1 folio
11 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/57/102-103

Letter from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, on the Dardanelles Landings criticising his lack of support "Seriously my friend you are not a little unfair in trying to spite this operation by sidewinds &small points when you have accepted it in principle. It is hard on me....&it is not worthy of you or the great business we have in hand together" [typescript copy].

2 folios
11 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/57/104-105

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on the Navy's failure to sink the German commerce raiders "Kronprinz Wilhelm" and "Konigsberg", also on the possibility of action in the North Sea, and the likely abolition of the monarchies of Greece, Bulgaria, Rumania and Italy [typescript copy].

2 folios
12 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/57/106

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, reporting that he had asked the Director of Naval Ordnance to report in WSC's scheme for using spare 13.5 inch and 15 inch guns in Monitors [typescript copy].

1 folio
15 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/57/107

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on plan for operations in the North Sea [typescript copy].

1 folio
18 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/57/108

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to Edward Marsh, PS to WSC, Admiralty, on despatch of 10 submarines and destroyers from Harwich [typescript copy].

1 folio
22 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/57/109-110

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on the possibility of major action in the North Sea [typescript copy].

2 folios
23 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/57/111

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, reporting meeting with Admiral Sir Michael Seymour, who had been staying with his son, Captain Michael Seymour, aboard HMS "Centurion", who spoke of the trust and love of the Grand Fleet for Sir John Jellicoe. Also stating that "had it not been for the Dardanelles forcing me to stick to you through thick and thin I would have gone out of the Admiralty yesterday never to return" [typescript copy].

1 folio
25 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/57/112

Extract from Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on rumour that Gen Sir Ian Hamilton in the Dardanelles had carte blanche to send for more troops from Egypt.

1 folio
27 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/57/113

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on his resignation as 1st Sea Lord [typescript copy].

1 folio
16 May 1915
CHAR 13/57/114-115

Letter from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, on his resignation as 1st Sea Lord, their long friendship, and on future policy in the Dardanelles [typescript copy].

2 folios
16 May 1915
CHAR 13/57/116-117

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on his resignation as 1st Sea Lord, stating his opposition to the Dardanelles operation "from the beginning" [typescript copy].

1 folio
16 May 1915
CHAR 13/57/118-119

Letter from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, on his resignation as 1st Sea Lord, due to opposition to WSC's policy on the Dardanelles [typescript copy].

2 folios
15 May 1915
CHAR 13/57/120

Minute from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, offering his resignation as 1st Sea Lord "I find it increasingly difficult to adjust myself to the increasingly daily requirements of the Dardanelles to meet yr views - As you truly said yesterday I am in the position if continually veto-ing yr proposals", stating that he was leaving for Scotland to avoid all questioning [typescript copy].

1 folio
15 May 1915
CHAR 13/57/121

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on his opposition to a Naval attack on thge Dardanelles without military support [typescript copy].

1 folio
12 May 1915
CHAR 13/57/122

Letter from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, statng that he would never put forward a plan to "rush" the Dardanelles, and that he agreed with the views expressed in Fisher's memo of 11 May. Stating that they were now "committed to one of the greatest amphibious enterprises of history. You are now committted . Comradeship, resource, firmness, patience all in the highest degree will be needed to carry the matter through to victory.....I beg you to lend your whole aid &good will; &ultimately then success is certain" [typescript copy].

1 folio
11 May 1915
CHAR 13/57/123

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, sending formal memorandum setting out his views on the Dardanelles. [typescript copy].

1 folio
11 May 1915