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CHAR 13/63 Admiralty - Home Waters Telegrams [typescript copies].

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CHAR 13/63/1

Note by Alexander Le Maitre, Admiralty, on copying of Home Waters Telegrams, 1914-15 for WSC.

1 folio
24 Mar [1925]
CHAR 13/63/2

Telegram from Admiralty to C. in C., Grand Fleet, Admiral Sir John Jellicoe, on desirability of the Fleet being ready for all eventualities by 8 Apr [typescript copy].

1 folio
01 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/63/3

Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to C. in C., Grand Fleet, Admiral Sir John Jellicoe, on command of the 7th Cruiser Squadron [typescript copy].

1 folio
01 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/63/4

Telegram from French Naval Attache, London to Ministry of Marine, Paris, passing on reports of the British Naval Attache in Petrograd, Russia, that the Vulcan workshops at Stettin had three large destroyers and seven submarines under construction [typescript copy].

1 folio
01 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/63/5-6

Telegram from Newcastle Evening Mail to Chief Censor, Admiralty, on sinking of three Tyne trawlers by the German submarine U.10.

2 folios
02 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/63/7

Telegram from Admiral Sir John Jellicoe, C.in C., Grand Fleet, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, preferring Rear-Admiral Herbert Heath, Admiral Superintendent, Portsmouth Dockyard, over Rear-Admiral Henry Tottenham, for command of the 7th Cruiser Squadron, as there would be much less inconvenience caused by a change in the Dockyard than by changing command afloat [typescript copy].

1 folio
02 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/63/8

Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to C. in C., Grand Fleet, Admiral Sir John Jellicoe, stating that he could not agree to moving Rear Admiral Herbert Heath from Portsmouth Dockyard, and that he had no reason to supose that Rear Admiral Henry Tottenham would not work loyally under Rear-Admiral Somerset Calthorpe [typescript copy].

1 folio
02 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/63/9-11

Admiralty Chief Censor's intercepted message from [George] Steward, Rotterdam to Daily News, London, on story of German submarine U.10 burning a Norwegian ship and giving "impudent certificate" that it had been done under the provisions of the Declaration of London [typescript copy].

3 folios
02 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/63/12

Telegram from Admiralty to Vice Admiral Commanding 3rd Battle Squadron, criticising his signal ordering officers to remain within easy reach of their ships, suggesting that he should use other methods which would have drawn less attention to possible fleet movements [typescript copy].

1 folio
02 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/63/13

Admiralty Chief Censor's intercepted message from Tripp, Amsterdam to the "Daily Chronicle, London, on mysterious movements of a German trawler, flying British colours off the Dutch coast [typescript copy, annotated "passed"].

1 folio
02 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/63/14-17

Admiralty Chief Censor's intercepted message from Pitney, London, to "Tribune", New York, on United States diplomatic note protesting against economic reprisals [typescript copy., annotated "passed by Foreign Office"].

4 folios
03 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/63/18

Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Rear-Admiral Henry Tottenham, offering command of the 7th Cruiser Squadron in succession to Rear-Admiral Arthur Waymouth [typescript copy].

1 folio
[03] Apr 1915
CHAR 13/63/19

Telegram from Rear-Admiral Henry Tottenham to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, accepting command of the 7th Cruiser Squadron [typescript copy].

1 folio
04 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/63/20

Telegram from C. in C., Grand Fleet, Admiral Sir John Jellicoe to Admiralty, reporting that heavy gales had forced him to postpone fleet exercises [typescript copy].

1 folio
04 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/63/21-24

Central News account of British air raid on the Hoboken Shipyards near Antwerp, Belgium [typescript copy].

4 folios
05 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/63/25-26

Admiralty Chief Censor's intercepted message from Nauen to Sayville, statement from German Embassy on sinking of steamer "Falaba" by German submarine, and the loss of civilian lives [typescript copy].

2 folios
05 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/63/27

Telegram from Admiralty to Vice Admiral, Channel Fleet, on decision to attach "Russell", "Albemarle" and "Diamond" to the 3rd Battle Squadron at Rosyth, ordering him to transfer his Flag to Venerable pending the return of his proper Flagship [typescript copy].

1 folio
05 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/63/28

Admiralty Chief Censor's intercepted message from Hartwig, Copenhagen, Denmark, to "Daily Mail, London, on German naval activity in the Baltic [typescript copy].

1 folio
05 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/63/29

Admiralty Chief Censor's intercepted message from Nelson Page, United States Ambassador, Italy, to U.S. Secretary of State, Washington, on export of dyestuffs from the United States to Germany [typescript copy].

1 folio
07 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/63/30-31

Telegram from C. in C., Grand Fleet, Admiral Sir John Jellicoe to Admiralty, reporting that bad weather was preventing the mine sweeping of firing area west of the Orkeny Islands, asking for permission to postpone fleet firing practice until 9 Apr, with note by WSC and Lord Fisher, agreeing [typescript copy].

2 folios
07 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/63/32

Telegram from C. in C., Grand Fleet, Admiral Sir John Jellicoe to Admiralty, on interception of British merchant ships by the "Teutonic" off the Norwegian coast, proposing to station Cruisers to patrol from the North of Iceland to Molde and North of Faroe Islads to Nord Fjord [typescript copy].

1 folio
07 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/63/33

Telegram from C. in C., Grand Fleet, Admiral Sir John Jellicoe to Admiralty, reporting that he had been forced to abandon idea of firing at rocks West of the Orkney Islands because of heavy weather, making mine sweeping and a submarine screen impossible. Statoing that canvas targets were bein prepared for use when the weather was suitable [typescript copy].

1 folio
07 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/63/34

Telegram from Admiralty to C. in C., Grand Fleet, Admiral Sir John Jellicoe, approving request for Cruisers to partol in Icelandic and Norwegian waters [typescript copy].

1 folio
07 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/63/35

Telegram from Admiralty to C. in C., Grand Fleet, Admiral Sir John Jellicoe, on gunnery practice, asking him to give notice before he left harbour, in case the situation had changed [typescript copy].

1 folio
07 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/63/36

Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Colonel Tom Bridges, British Military Mission to Belgium, asking him to convey birthday greetings to King Albert of the Belgians, hoping and believing that he would celebrate the next in his Capital [typescript copy].

1 folio
07 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/63/37

Telegram from Admiralty to Commodore (T.), on reports that Germans were sending supples for Ostende and Zebrugge by sea in fishing vessels, suggesting that a destroyer be sent to intercept these vessels, making sure that she had strict orrders to respect the three mile limit [typescript copy].

1 folio
09 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/63/38

Telegram from Admiralty to C. in C., Grand Fleet, Admiral Sir Jon Jellicoe, approvin plans for refit of HMS "Orion" and "Princess Royal" [typescript copy].

1 folio
09 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/63/39

Telegram from Admiralty to Captain (S.), ordering four E. Class submarines to proceed to Heligoland Bight that evening to attack any German warships venturing out.

1 folio
10 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/63/40

Telegram from Admiralty to C. in C., Grand Fleet, Admiral Sir John Jellicoe, on gunnery practice [typescript copy].

1 folio
10 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/63/41

Telegram from Admiralty to C. in C., Home Fleet and others, notification of areas of the North Sea to be avoided because of danger from mines [typescript copy].

1 folio
19 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/63/42

Telegram from C.in C., Grand Fleet, Admiral Sir John Jellicoe to Admiralty, reporting that HMS "Orion" would shortly leave for refit [typescript copy].

1 folio
10 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/63/43-44

Telegram from C.in C., Grand Fleet, Admiral Sir John Jellicoe to Admiralty, on his wireless instructions to the Fleet [typescript copy].

2 folios
11 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/63/45

Telegram from Admiralty to Commodore (T.) and Commodore (S.), orders for Light Cruisers and Destroyers to sail that evening and patrol off Terschelling [typescript copy].

2 folios
11 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/63/46

Admiralty Chief Censor's intercepted message from Skinner, United States Consul-General, London to the Secretary of State, Washington, on the sinking of the unarmed British steamer "Falaba" by the German submarine U.28, with the loss of civilian lives [annotated "passed"].

1 folio
11 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/63/47-49

Telegram from HMS "Warspite" to Engineer in Chief, Admiralty, on trials [typescript copy].

3 folios
13 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/63/50

Telegram from Admiralty to C.in C., Portsmouth and Rear-Admiral, Dover, on decision to alter limits of Auxiliary Patrol Areas [typescript copy].

1 folio
13 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/63/51-52

Admiralty Chief Censor's intercepted message from Skinner, United States Consul-General, London to the Secretary of State, Washington, on the sinking of the unarmed British steamer "Falaba" by a German submarine, with the loss of many civilian lives [typescript copy].

2 folios
09 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/63/53

Telegram from Admiralty to C. in C., Portsmouth, reporting that HMS "Hermione" was required as a depot ship for the Auxiliary Patrol in Larne Harbour [typescript copy].

1 folio
14 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/63/54

Telegram from Admiralty to C. in C., Grand Fleet, Admiral Sir John Jellicoe, ordering the fleet to remain in harbour in a state of readiness [typescript copy].

1 folio
15 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/63/55

Telegram from Admiralty to Rear-Admiral, Dover, stating that investigations among fishermen at Beachy Heas lead to the conclusion that German submarines were hiding at night in an 11 fathom hole 2 miles west of the "Horse of Willingdon" shoal [typescript copy].

1 folio
15 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/63/56

Telegram from C.in C., Grand Fleet, Admiral Sir John Jellicoe to Admiralty, on fleet rendezvous [typescript copy].

1 folio
15 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/63/57

Telegram from French Ministry of Marine, Paris to French Naval Attache, Admiralty, London, on location of German wireless stations in the North Sea [typescript copy].

1 folio
16 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/63/58-59

Telegram from C.in C., Grand Fleet, Admiral Sir John Jellicoe to Admiralty, on refit of HMS "Orion" [typescript copy].

2 folios
16 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/63/60

Telegram from the C. in C., Home Fleet, Admiral Sir John Jellicoe to Admiralty, asking if the "Dreadnought" Fleet could leave for target practice North of the Shetland Islands on Sun 18 Apr, returning Tuesday 20 Apr,.

1 folio
17 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/63/61

Telegram from Admiralty to C. in C., Home Fleet, Admiral Sir John Jellicoe giving approval for the "Dreadnought" Fleet to leave for target practice North of the Shetland Islands on Sun 18 Apr, returning Tuesday 20 Apr [typescript copy].

1 folio
17 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/63/62

Telegram from Admiralty to C. in C., Home Fleet, Admiral Sir John Jellicoe, on refit of HMS "Orion" [typescript copy].

1 folio
17 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/63/63

Telegram from C. in C., Home Fleet, Admiral Sir John Jellicoe to Admiralty, on speed trials of HMS "Warspite" [typescript copy].

1 folio
17 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/63/64-65

Admiralty Chief Censor's intercepted message from Bryan, Washington to United States Embassy, London, extract from the "North German Gazette" on the sinking of the unarmed British steamer "Falaba" by a German submarine, with the loss of civilian lives [typescript copy].

2 folios
17 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/63/66-67

Admiralty Chief Censor's intercepted message Tower, Berne to "Daily Mail", London, on German submarine blockade of Britain [typescript copy].

2 folios
18 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/63/68

Telegram from Admiralty to C.in C., Grand Fleet, and Naval Cpommanders from Cromarty to Sheerness, on reports from the British Minister to Norway of dummy preiscope attached to mines recently sighted in the North Sea [typescript copy].

1 folio
18 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/63/69

Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to C.in C., Grand Fleet, Admiral Sir John Jellicoe, proposing to visit him at Scapa Flow at the end of the week, commenting there were many things that it was "worse than useless" to write about, and that the Germans were as "shy as squirrels" [typescript copy].

1 folio
19 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/63/70

Minute from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, to Chief of Staff, Admiralty, asking him to find out if any "wireless on power" was made between dawn and noon on 18 Apr by any ship of the Grand Fleet [typescript copy].

1 folio
[Apr] [1915]
CHAR 13/63/71

Admiralty minute on reports of German submarine activity, suggesting that a submarine would probably be travelling South through the Irish Channel than evening [typescript copy].

1 folio
[Apr] [1915]
CHAR 13/63/72

Admiralty press statement on the sinking of the British trawler "Vanilla" by a German submarine, with the loss of civilian lives, commenting on killing of "fisher--folk for no military purpose", the secon dmurder of this character committeed within a week [typescript copy].

1 folio
19 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/63/73

Telegram from Admiralty Press Bureau to Chief Censor, extract from German wireless on seizure of British fishing steamer "Glencarse" by a German submarine [typescript copy].

1 folio
22 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/63/74-75

Telegram from Sir Henry Lowther, British Minister, Copenhagen, Denmark, to Admiralty, reporting on German ship movements in Kiel and Danzig [typescript copy].

1 folio
23 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/63/76

Telegram from C.in C., Grand Fleet, Admiral Sir John Jellicoe to Admiralty, reporting that there were 19 capital ships, 4 cruisers and 6-8 light cruisers at Rosyth, stating that 30 colliers would be needed there to ensure that the Fleet could be coaled simultaneously [typescript copy].

1 folio
24 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/63/77

Telegram from Admiralty to C. in C., Channel Fleet, ordering HMS "Venerable" to raise steam and prepare for sea, as she was needed for firing on the Belgian coast [typescript copy].

1 folio
24 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/63/78

Telegram from Admiralty to Rear-Admiral, Dover, advising against using "Bustard" and "Excellent" for unsupported operations off the Belgian coast, reporting that "Venerable" would be placed under his command [typescript copy].

1 folio
24 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/63/79

Telegram from Admiralty to C. in C., Channel Fleet, orders for HMS "Venerable" to report to Rear-Admiral, Dover, for firing operations off the Belgian coast [typescript copy].

1 folio
25 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/63/80

Telegram from Naval Centre, Sheerness to Admiralty , reporting that HMS "Venerable" had struck the flag of C. in C., Channel Fleet, and sailed [typescript copy].

1 folio
23 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/63/81

Telegram from Admiralty to C. in C., Grand Fleet, Admiral Sir John Jellicoe, on advisability of making a demonstration each time the German High Seas Fleet was a sea, so that the Grand Fleet could also be reported at sea by neutral merchant ships [typescript copy].

1 folio
25 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/63/82

Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Field Marshal Sir John French [later Lord Ypres], on arrangements for bombardment of Ostende from the sea [typescript copy].

1 folio
25 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/63/83

Telegram from Admiralty to Rear-Admiral, Dover, reporting that HMS "Victoria" and HMS "Prince Edward" would not be ready for operations off the coast of Belgium for a few days [typescript copy].

1 folio
25 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/63/84

Telegram from Admiralty to Royal Naval College Dartmouth, reporting that Lieut-Commander Hancock of the Hydrographic Department would arrive the next day, and that he shoudl be supplied with a steamboat and sounding gear, in order to sound outside the harbour to select a position for submarine traps [typescript copy].

1 folio
25 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/63/85

Telegram from Sir Henry Lowther, British Minister, Copenhagen, Denmark to Admiralty, reporting intelligence from a well informed source that the Germans were concentrating ships for an early Naval movement in the North Sea [typescript copy].

1 folio
26 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/63/86

Telegram from C. in C., Grand Fleet, Admiral Sir John Jellicoe to Admiralty, on the Sepecial Service Squadron, stating that before the squadron made a cruise it would be necessary for them to practice at sea together, as in his opinion thay would probably ram each other if cruising without lights at night [typescript copy].

1 folio
26 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/63/87

Telegram from Rear-Admiral, Dover to Admiralty, on use of HMS "Venerable" for bombardment of the Belgian coast [typescript copy].

1 folio
27 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/63/88

Telegram from Rear-Admiral, Dover to Admiralty, on use of HMS "Venerable" for bombardment of the Belgian coast [typescript copy].

1 folio
27 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/63/89

Telegram from Admiralty to Rear-Admiral, Dover, approving request to bring HMS "Venerable" back to Dover [typescript copy].

1 folio
27 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/63/90

Telegram from Admiralty to C. in C., Grand Fleet, Admiral Sir John Jellicoe, approving his request to send out cruisers and destroyers to search ahead of the line of approach of the Fleet for ememy trawlers [typescript copy].

1 folio
27 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/63/91

Telegram from French Naval Attache, Admiralty, London, French Ministry of Marine, Paris, rporting that during May 160,000 troops would be crossing from Britain to France, using the Folkestone-Boulogne route, asking them to ensure the transports safety at the entrace to Boulogne [typescript copy].

1 folio
28 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/63/92

Telegram from Admiralty to Commodore (T.), reporting that a Seaplane Observer from Dunkirk has sighted a number of enemy cruisers and destroyers off the Belgian coast, suggesting that he be ready to mov at short notice [typescript copy].

1 folio
29 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/63/93

Telegram from C.in C., Grand Fleet, Admiral Sir John Jellicoe to WSC, on increase in number of German submarines passing North of Scotland, stressing the importance of the Orkney Islands and Stornoway Patrol [typescript copy].

1 folio
29 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/63/94

Telegram from Admiralty to Captain (S.), Harwich, orders to send three submarines to the Heligoland Bight [typescript copy].

1 folio
29 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/63/95

Admiralty Chief Censor's intercepted message from United States Minister, Copenhagen to the United States Ambassador, London, on refusal of the British Government to ggive Ambassador and his staff permission to visit crews of captured German submarines, unless he was given permission to visit the 39 British officcers under arrest in Germany [typescript copy].

1 folio
29 Apr 1915