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CHAR 13/61 Admiralty - Home Waters Telegrams.

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CHAR 13/61/1

Telegram from Tynemouth Wireless Station to Admiralty, reporting that HMS "Lion" had entered the Tyne [typescript copy].

1 folio
09 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/2

Telegram from French Naval Attache, London to Ministry of Marine, Paris, reports of transports crossing from England to France that night [typescript copy].

1 folio
09 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/3

Telegram from Admiral Sir John Jellicoe to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, thanks for telegram of congratulations on award of GCB [typescript copy].

1 folio
09 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/4

Admiralty Chief Censor intercepted message from Gill, London to Civil Military Gazette, Lahore, on report in the "New York Herald" that the Hamburg-Amerika ship "Bohemia" had decieved British warships by flying White Star Line house flag [typescript copy].

1 folio
09 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/5

Telegram from Admiralty to C. in C., Devonport, on report that the United States steamer "Wilhelmina" had arrived in Falmouth and should be detained [typescript copy].

1 folio
09 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/6-7

Admiralty Chief Censor intercepted message from Andrews, New York to Daily Mail, London, on concern over the use of the United States flag by the RMS "Lusitania".

1 folio
09 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/8

Telegram from Admiralty to Senior Nava Officer, Malta, stating that HMS "Agamemnon" was being sent out to relieve "Inflexible", which was required for the Battle Cruiser Squadron [typescript copy].

1 folio
10 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/9

Telegram from Senior Naval Officer, Inverness, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on the health of Admiral Sir John Jellicoe, reporting that he was up, and felt fit [typescript copy].

1 folio
10 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/10

Telegram from Admiral Dover Patrol to 4th Sea Lord, Admiralty, reporting that the hulk, "Spanish Prince"" had been sunk successfully in the proper place [typescript copy].

1 folio
10 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/11

Telegram from Admiralty to C. in C,. Devonport, reporting that the cargo of the United States steamer "Wilhelmina" had been placed in Prize Court and the Admiralty Marshal would give directions abouther port of discharge [typescript copy].

1 folio
10 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/12

Telegram from I.O. St John's Newfoundland, Canada to Admiralty, report of the British Ambassador in Washington that the steamer "Dacia" had been delayed in Norfolk, United States, owing to the refusal of 12 of the crew to sail. Stating that new men of unknown nationality had been signed on [typescript copy].

1 folio
11 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/13

Telegram from British Naval Attache, Russia to Admiralty, report of Russian secret intelligence of ships at Kiel [typescript copy].

1 folio
10 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/14

Telegram from French Naval Attache, London to Ministry of Marine, Paris, asking of they would have any objection to restrictions on navigation in the English Channel [typescript copy].

1 folio
11 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/15

Admiralty Chief Censor intercepted message from Wykes, New York to Central News, London, reporting that the United States State Department would protest against Germany concerning war zone decree and against Britain concerning use of the US Flag [typescript copy].

1 folio
11 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/16

Admiralty Chief Censor intercepted message from Reuter, Amsterdam to Reuter, London, report that the Master of the British steamer "Laertes" had been shelled by a German submarine U2 between the Meuse Lightship and the Schouwen Bank [typescript copy, annotated "stopped"].

1 folio
11 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/17

Telegram from Admiralty to C. in C., Devonport, request of Admiralty Marshal that prize crew be sent to take the United States steamer "Wilhelmina" to Sharpeness to unload. Stating that the cargo would be put in the Prize Court but not the vessel, which should continue to fly the US Flag [typescript copy].

1 folio
11 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/18

Telegram from French Ministry of Marine to French Naval Attache, London, reporting that they had no objections in principle to navigation restrictions in the Straits of Dovver by drifting nets [typescript copy].

1 folio
11 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/19

Minute to the Director of the Air Department, Admiralty, asking him to arrange for Calshott aircraft to be sent to patrol the Bay de la Seine to search for submarines [typescript copy].

1 folio
[Feb] 1915
CHAR 13/61/20-21

Minute from Director of the Air Department, Admiralty, to the 1st Lord, WSC, and Chief Staff, on patrol of the Bay de la Seine to search fior submarines, stating that an airship from Kingsnorth would be best for the work, and that seaplanes from Calshott would also search, but could not reach the French coast. Asking if any Brish submarines would be in the area as this affected the question of bomb dropping, with draft of Admiralty telegram [typescript copy].

2 folios
[Feb] 1915
CHAR 13/61/22

Admiralty Chief Censor intercepted message from Duckworth, Copenhagen to "Daily News", London, reporting that German submarines had been forced into Norwegian ports by bad weather [typescript copy, annotated "passed"].

1 folio
11 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/23

Telegram from Admiralty to C. in C., Grand Fleet, reporting that HMS "Indefatigable" had been ordered to leave Malta and to proceed to Scapa Flow before joining the Battle Cruiser Squadron [typescript copy].

1 folio
12 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/24

Telegram from British Vice-Consul, Norfolk, Virginia, United States to Admiralty, reporting that the steamship "Dacia" sailed that morning with a largely American crew.

1 folio
11 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/25

Admiralty Chief Censor Intercepted message from Holland-America Line, Rotterdam to Holland-America Line, New York, stating that they were painting ships names and port of registry in large white letters midships on each side, and making similar signs for electrical illumination at night, suggesting that they do likewise. [annotated "passed"].

1 folio
10 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/26

Telegram from Commander Charles Samson, Dunkirk to Admiralty, reporting successful air attack on Ostende and Zebrugge [typescript copy].

1 folio
12 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/27

Telegram from Admiralty to Commander Charles Samson, Dunkirk asking for report on successful air attack on Ostende and Zebrugge [typescript copy].

1 folio
12 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/28

Telegram from Senior Naval Officer, Inverness to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, reporting that Admiral Sir John Jellicoe's health was very satisfactory [typescript copy].

1 folio
12 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/29

Telegram from C.C.M.L., Sheerness to Admiralty, on minelaying operations [typescript copy].

1 folio
12 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/30

Telegram from Senior Officer Cruiser Force E to Admiralty on movements of the steamer "Dacia" [typescript copy].

1 folio
12 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/31

Telegram from Orlock Hill to Admiralty, reporting imitation battleship entering the Port [typescript copy].

1 folio
13 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/32

Admiralty Chief Censor intercepted message from Kerr, The Hague to New York Herald, Paris, on German blockade of the Netherlands [typescript copy].

1 folio
12 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/33

Telegram from Vice-Admiral Commanding Channel Fleet to Admiralty, on proposal that HMS "London" leave Portland for Chatham, suggesting that HMS "Venerable" rejoin his Flag, as he would be reduced to four battleships [typescript copy].

1 folio
12 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/34

Admiralty Chief Censor intercepted message from Tewson, London to Hearstite, New York, on German invitation to United States, Italian and Austrian war correspondents to join submarines during attack on British merchant vessels in the English Channel [typescript copy].

1 folio
13 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/35

Telegram from Admiral Dover Patrol to Admiralty, on bad weather in the Straits of Dover which was delaying the movement of buoys [typescript copy].

1 folio
13 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/36

Telegram from HMS "Lion" to Admiralty, report on condition [typescript copy].

1 folio
13 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/37

Telegram from Admiralty to Senior Naval Officer, Liverpool, on decision to arm merchant ships for defence against submarine attack, asking for names of ships plying to Liverpool which would be suitable [typescript copy].

1 folio
14 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/38

Telegram from Admiralty to Captain, 4th Destroyer Flotilla, on damage received by Destroyers aground at Barrow-in-Furness [typescript copy].

1 folio
14 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/39

Telegram from Admiral, Devonport to Admiralty, on steamship "Wilhelmina" [typescript copy].

1 folio
14 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/40

Telegram from Senior Naval Officer, Inverness to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, reporting that Admiral Sir John Jellicoe had moved to Balmoral Lodge to complete his convalescence [typescript copy].

1 folio
14 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/41

Telegram from Admiralty to Intelligenbce Officers, instructions to warn British ships against German submarines in the English Channel and the Irish Channel [typescript copy].

1 folio
14 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/42

Telegram from Admiralty to C. in C., Channel Fleet, reporting that it was necessary to send HMS "Lord Nelson" to the Mediterranean, instructing him to transfer his Flag to "Prince of Wales" [typescript copy].

1 folio
14 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/43

Admiralty Press Statement, on award of Distinguished Service Cross to Captain William Henry Probert (Temp Lt. RNVR) for defence of his unarmed ship "Laertes" against a German submarine, and other awards to his officers and crew [typescript copy].

1 folio
14 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/44

Telegram from French Naval Attache, London, to Franch Ministry of Marine, Paris, sending a silhouette of the steamship "Dacia" for use by French Patrols [typescript copy].

1 folio
14 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/45

Admiralty Chief Censor intercepted message from Feibalman, Amsterdam to Exchange Telegraph Co., report in British air raid on the Belgian coast [typescript copy].

1 folio
14 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/46

Circular telegram from Admiralty to British Diplomatic Representatives in maritime countries, on use of neutral flags by British merchant shipping [typescript copy].

1 folio
14 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/47

Telegram from French Naval Attache, London to French Ministry of Marine, Paris, on Admiralty warnings to British shipping of German submarines operating in the Channel and Irish Sea [typescript copy].

1 folio
15 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/48

Telegram from Admiralty to C. in C., Grand Fleet (Sir John Jellicoe), Vice-Admiral. 1st B.C.S., (Sir David Beatty), Commodore (T.) and Vice-Admiral 1st B.S., ordering sweep of light cruisers to counter German minelayers [typescript copy].

1 folio
17 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/49

Telegram from Admiralty to C. in C., Grand Fleet (Sir John Jellicoe), Vice-Admiral. 1st B.C.S., (Sir David Beatty), Commodore (T.) and Vice-Admiral 1st B.S., ordering sweep by Light Cruisers and Destroyers [typescript copy].

1 folio
17 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/50

Telegram from British Naval Attache, Petrograd to Admiralty, report from Russian Admiralty on conditions off Archangel [typescript copy].

1 folio
16 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/51

Telegram from Senior Naval Officer, Inverness to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on the health of Admiral Sir John Jellicoe, reporting that his convalescence was progressing steadily, and that he had been on board the Flagship transacting business [typescript copy].

1 folio
17 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/52

Telegram from Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord to Admiral Sir John Jellicoe, on publication of Falkland Islands and Dogger Bank despatches, asking him to cut out any material revealing or reflecting fighting arrangements [typescript copy].

1 folio
17 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/53

Telegram from British Naval Attache, Petrograd to Admiralty, reporting Russian intelligence on German submarine disposition in the North Sea [typescript copy].

1 folio
18 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/54

Telegram from Admiralty to all homeward bound British ships, reporting that German submarines were working in the English and Irish Channels, and that if attacked, they should run away at full speed [typescript copy].

1 folio
19 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/55

Telegram from Admiralty toSenior Naval Officers, Liverpool, Tyne, and Glasgow and Superintendent Transport Officer, Cardiff, on arming of merchant ships against submarine attack [typescript copy].

1 folio
19 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/56

Telegram from Sir Henry Lowther, British Minister, Copenhagen, to Admiralty, report on disposition of German warships [typescript copy].

1 folio
20 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/57

Telegram from Admiral, Dover Patrol to Naval Secretary, Admiralty, on use of anti-submarine nets in the Straits of Dover [typescript copy].

1 folio
20 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/58

Admiralty Chief Censor Intercepted Message from Rielsma, Paris to Reiuwerrotterdamache Courant, Rotterdam, on imports into Germany [annotated "Stopped"].

1 folio
20 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/59

Telegram from Senior Officer, Cruiser Force 'E' to to HMS "Venus" and "Iris", orders to bring in American (formerly German) steamer "Dacia [typescript copy].

1 folio
21 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/60

Admiralty Chief Censor Intercepted Message from steamship "Dacia" to New York, on intention to pass through the Straits of Dover to evade capture [typescript copy].

1 folio
21 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/61

Telegram from Belfast Telegraph to Admiralty, asking for statement on the sinking of the steamer, Downshire, stating that it was a matter of universal knowledge in the city [typescript copy].

1 folio
21 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/62

Telegram from C. in C. Grand Fleet, Admiral Sir John Jellicoe to Admiralty, reporting that new organisation for the Battle Fleet and Liht Cruiser Squadron had been brought into force [typescript copy].

1 folio
21 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/63

Telegram from C. in C. Grand Fleet, Admiral Sir John Jellicoe to WSC and Lord Fisher, Admiralty, reporting that he had been examined by Sire William MacEwan, and found fit for duty [typescript copy].

1 folio
21 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/64

Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Rear-Admiral, Dover, on use of anti-submarine nets in the Straits of Dover [typescript copy].

1 folio
21 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/65

Telegram from Admiralty to C. in C., Grand Fleet, Admiral Sir John Jellicoe, on decision to send a number of pre-Dreadnought ships to the Mediterranean, hoping to convince the Germans that the Home Fleets were weakened to tempt their Fleet out. Advising him t keep the Fleet coaled and ready [typescript copy].

1 folio
21 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/66

Telegram from Sir Henry Lowther, British Minister, Copenhagen, Denmark, to Admiralty, on German fleet dispositions.

1 folio
21 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/67

Telegram from Admiral Dover Patrol to Admiralty on use of anti-submarine nets in the Dover Strats [typescript copy].

1 folio
21 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/68

Telegram from Naval Secretary, Admiralty to Commander in Chief, Grand Fleet, Admiral Sir John Jellicoe, stating WSC's view that no change should be made between the Captains of HMS Neptune and HMS Temeraire [typescript copy].

1 folio
22 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/69

Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Rear-Admiral Dover, on use of anti-submarine nest in the Dover Straits [typescrpt copy].

1 folio
22 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/70

Telegram from Admiral, Dover Patrol to Admiralty, reporting on use of anti-submarine nest in the Dover Straits [typescript copy].

1 folio
22 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/71

Telegram from Admiralty to steamship "Dacia", stating that ships of all countrries wishing to trade to and from Norway, the Baltic, Denmark and Holland were advised to travel by the English Channel and the Straits of Dover [typescript copy].

1 folio
22 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/72

Telegram from C. in C., Grand Fleet, Admiral Sir John Jellicoe to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, reporting that he was fit for work nd would go slowly for two weeks in accordance with his doctors wishes [typescript copy].

1 folio
22 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/73

Telegram from Admiral, Dover Patrol to Admiralty, on use of anti-submarine nets in the Dover Straits [typescript copy].

1 folio
22 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/74

Telegram from Tolpedn Penwith to Admiralty, reporting sighting of the cable ship "Dacia" with four auxiliary patrol vesssels [typescript copy].

1 folio
22 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/75

Admiralty Chief Censor Intercepted Message from Feibelman, Amsterdam [Netherlands] to Exchange Telegraph, London, on reported unease in Cuxhaven [Germany] as two large German submarines had not returned to base, and it was feared that they had been sunk. [Typescript copy].

1 folio
22 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/76

Telegram from Sir Henry Lowther, British Minister, Copenhagen, Denmark to Admiralty, reporting that a German Naval Officer, with a crew of 25 had passed through Copenhagen on route to Bergen where they would man a German trawler, equipped that a gun and wireless apparatus [typescript copy].

1 folio
22 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/77

Telegram from Portland Dockyard to Admiralty, report that the United States steamer "Gulf Light" had been in wireless contact with the "Dacia" [typescript copy].

1 folio
23 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/78

Admiralty Chief censor Intercepted Message from United States steamship "Dacia" asking for details of pilotage arrangements for the English Channel [typescript copy].

1 folio
23 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/79

Telegram from C. in C., Grand Fleet, Admiral Sir John Jellicoe to Admiralty, on movements of the Fkleet between Scapa Flow and Cromarty [typescript copy].

1 folio
23 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/80

Admiralty Chief censor Intercepted Message from Yde, Copenhagen, Denmark to Exchange Telegraph Co., London, on Scandinavian Governments' joint Conference on the situation in the North Sea [typescript copy].

1 folio
23 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/81

Telegram from Admiral Superintendent, Devonport to Admiralty, reporting message from steamer "Dacia" asking about ilotage for the English Channel [typescript copy].

1 folio
24 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/82

Telegram from Admiralty to C. in C., Portsmouth, on escort for cross channel steamers [typescript copy].

1 folio
24 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/83

Telegram from Admiralty to C. in C. Grand Fleet (Sir John Jellicoe) and others, reporting that a member of the crew of the United States steamer "Dacia" was the former Captain of an interned German warship, with a stolen US passport [typescript copy].

1 folio
24 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/84

Telegram from C. in C., Portsmouth to Admiralty, reporting that eight transports would cross to France the following night, and he did not have sufficient destroyer escorts [typescript copy].

1 folio
24 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/85

Admiralty Chief Censor Intercepted Message from Associated Press, London to Associated Press, New York, reporting that a large flotilla of German trawlers loaded with mins passed Skaw, 24 Feb, heading westwards [annotated "passed"].

1 folio
25 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/86

Telegram from Admiralty to Vice Admiral Commanding Queenstown, and Rear Admirals commanding Cruiser forces E and G, asking if they had information on the couse and speed of the United States steamer "Dacia" [typescript copy].

1 folio
25 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/87

Telegram from Sir Henry Lowther, British Minister, Copenhagen, Denmark, to Admiralty, report on German ship and airship dispositions [typescript copy].

1 folio
26 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/88

Telegram from Admiral, Queenstown to Admiralty, reporting no information about the US steamer "Dacia" [typescript copy].

1 folio
25 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/89

Telegram from French Naval Attache, London to Ministry of Marine, Paris, reporting that the USsteamer "Dacia" had contacted Valencia by wireless, asking where she could pick up a Channel pilot, suggesing that this was a reason for thinking that the sip would try to pass to the north of Scotland [typescript copy].

1 folio
25 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/90

Telegram from Ministry of Marine, Paris to French Naval Attache, London. reporting that a British Hospital Ship had been chased by a hostile submarime 10 miles north, 60 west of Boulogne [typescript copy].

1 folio
25 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/91

Admiralty Press Statement listing arrivals of merchant ships at United Kingdom Ports 31 Dec 1914 - 24 Feb 1915, with list of seven British vessels sunk by German submarines since 18 Feb [typescript copy].

1 folio
25 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/92

Telegram from Vice Admiral commanding Battle Cruisers to Admiralty, reporting that HMS "Indomitable" was ready for sea at 4 hours notice [typescript copy].

1 folio
26 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/93

Admiralty Chief Censor Intercepted Message from Relief Commission, Rottherdam to Hoover, London, reporting that the Germans were refusing to give return passes to steamers employed by the Commission [annotated "passed"].

1 folio
26 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/94

Telegram from Admiral, Queenstown to Admiralty, description of United States steamer "Dacia", reporting that several Germans on board had taken out US naturalization papers [typescript copy].

1 folio
26 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/95

Telegram from Naval Centre, Portsmouth to Admiralty. on condition of SS "Harpalion" [typescript copy].

1 folio
26 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/96

Telegram from Admiral, Portsmouth to Admiralty, on escort of transports to France [carbon].

1 folio
26 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/97

Telegram from Admiralty to C. in C. Grand Fleet and others, reporting that the US steamer "Dacia" had not been sighted in the Channel, and it was to be assumed that she had gone to the North of Scotland [typescript copy].

1 folio
27 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/98

Telegram from Admiralty to C. in C. Grand Fleet, on need for troop transports to France to be the fastet steamers available, asking if he could spart "Cambria" or "Anglia" if they were replaced by slightly slower vessels [typescript copy].

1 folio
27 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/99

Telegram from Admiralty to C. in C. Grand Fleet, reporting damage to cruisers "Carnarvon" and "Bristol", ordering him to send "Liverpool" and "Gloucester" to deal with German commerce raiders "Dresden" and "Kronprinz Wilhelm" off SE coast of America [typescript copy].

1 folio
26 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/100

Telegram from the Director of Transports, Admiralty to the Director of the Operations Division, Admiralty, with details of the transport of the expeditionary force to France. [typescript copy].

1 folio
27 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/101

Telegram from French Ministry of Marine, Paris to French Naval Attache, London, reporting that the US steamer "Dacia" had been arrested and would arrive at Brest later that day [typescript copy].

1 folio
28 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/102

Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to C. in C., Grand Fleet, Admiral Sir John Jellicoe, reporting that Vice-Admiral Sir George Patey had been appointed to command the North American and West Indies Squadrons, and Rear-Admiral William OPakenham would be given the 2nd Battle Cruiser Squadron [typescript copy].

1 folio
28 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/61/103

Telegram from French Naval Attache, London to Ministry of Marine, Paris, reporting that the Admiralty were looking for two or three fast mail steamers for transport of troops to France, asking if it would be possible for them to have ships such as the "Charles Roux" [typescript copy].

1 folio
28 Feb 1915