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CHAR 13/64 Admiralty - Home Waters Telegrams [typescript copies].

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CHAR 13/64/1

Telegram from HMS "Ganges", Shotley, Suffolk, to Admiralty, reporting that the Destroyer HMS "Laforey" had sunk two German torpedo boats [typescript copy].

1 folio
01 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/2

Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to HMS "Laforey" congratulations on sinking two German torpedo boats [typescript copy].

1 folio
01 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/3

Telegram from French Naval Attache, London to Ministry of Marine, Paris, on bombardment of Dunkirk [typescript copy].

1 folio
01 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/4

Telegram from HMS "Laforey" to HMS "Aurora", account of sinking of two German torpedo boats [typescript copy].

1 folio
01 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/5

Telegram from Lowestoft Naval Base to Admiralty, reporting the loss of the trawler, "Columbia", sunk by German torpedo boats, with the loss of all but one of the crew [typescript copy].

1 folio
02 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/6

French Government official communique on the military situation on the Western Front [typescript copy].

1 folio
02 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/7

Admiralty press statement on the sinking of the British destroyer "Recruit" by a German submarine and the trawler "Columbia" by two German torpedo boats, which were later sunk by a division of British destroyers led by HMS "Laforey" [typescript copy].

1 folio
02 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/8

Telegram from the Admiralty to the Senior Naval Officers, Lowestoft and Harwich, the C. in C., The Nore, and the Rear-Admiral, Dover, on the two German torpedo boats sunk by HMS "Laforey" and her division, stating that there were more of these vessels in Belgian ports. with the intention of destroying British Auxiliary Patrol Vessels. Ordering A.P. vessels to cruise in company, and not to approach the Belgian coast unless supported by destroyers [typescript copy].

1 folio
02 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/9

Telegram from French Ministry of Marine, Paris, to French Naval Attache, London, on wording of official French communique on the bombardment of Dunkirk [typescript copy].

1 folio
02 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/10

Telegram from Sir Henry Lowther, British Minister, Copenhagen to Admiralty, reporting number of German ships at Kiel [typescript copy].

1 folio
03 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/11

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

1 folio
03 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/12

Admiralty press statement on the sinking of two German torpedo boats by British destroyers led by HMS "Laforey", and the rescuing of two officers and 44 men, also regretting that three British prisoners on the torpedo boats had been lost [typescript copy].

1 folio
03 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/13

Telegram from Admiralty to C. in C., Devonport, reporting that Mr Lowry of the United States Embassy, London, would be visiting German submarine prisoners in Detention Quarters. Stating that it was important to lay stress on the fact that the prisoners wee not being kept in solitary confinement, and that they were receiving letters and parcels on the same footing as ordinary prisoners of war [typescript copy].

1 folio
03 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/14

Telegram from Admiralty to Commander Halaham, Dunkirk, asking for details on gallant conduct of Lieut Caswell and nine ratings in salving 6 inch ammunition near Nieuport [typescript copy].

1 folio
03 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/15

Admiralty Chief Censor's intercepted message from Gulf Refining Co., New York, to Smith, Scilly Islands, on sinking of ship by German submarine [typescript copy].

1 folio
04 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/16

Telegram from Rear-Admiral, Dover to Admiralty, on movement of German transports off the Belgian coast [typescript copy].

1 folio
04 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/17

Telegram from C. in C., Grand Fleet, Admiral Sir John Jellicoe to Admiralty, suggesting that ships of the Special Service Squadron under Commodore Haddock should go to his base, and exercise as a squadron for a week. They should then be transferred to the Humber, from where they could frequently show themselves in the vicinity of the Dogger Bank, and yet be safe from attack [typescript copy].

1 folio
04 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/18

Telegram from C. in C., Grand Fleet, Admiral Sir John Jellicoe to Admiralty, asking for permission for 3rd Battle Squadron and 3rd Cruiser Squadron to leave Rosyth for target practice East of the Shetland Islands [typescript copy].

1 folio
04 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/19

Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Admiral Sir Henry Jackson, Paris, agreeing with principles of his appreciation, stating that he would go to Paris that afternoon to sign agreement [typescript copy].

1 folio
05 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/20

Admiralty note on the Special Service Squadron, suggesting that they be based in the Swin or the Wash [typescript copy].

1 folio
05 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/21

Admiralty Chief Censor's intercepted message from Bates, New York to Hoover, London, on work of the Belgian Relief Commission [typescript copy].

1 folio
05 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/22

Telegram from Admiralty to Commodore (T.), orders not to carry out Operation "T W" with a smaller force that provided for in plan of operations, ordering him to return to harbour [typescript copy].

1 folio
06 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/23

Telegram from Gravesend to Director of Intelligence, Admiralty, reporting on sighting of German submarine 18 miles SW of Cape Finistere by British steamer, "Pangbourne" [typescript copy].

1 folio
07 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/24

Telegram from Queenstown N.C. to Admiralty, on sinking of British steamer "Centurion" by German submarine, 20 miles south of the South Koninberg Light Vessel [typescript copy].

1 folio
07 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/25

Telegram from Senior Naval Officer, Aberdeen to Admiralty, reporting sighting of submarine 80 miles SW of Sumburgh Head, by British drifter, W H Leask [typescript copy].

1 folio
07 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/26

Telegram from Admiralty to Commodore (T.), on Operation "Q" minelaying and Operation "T W" [typescript copy].

1 folio
07 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/27-28

Telegrams from wireless stations to Admiralty, reporting the torpedoing of the "Lusitania" [typescript copy].

2 folios
07 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/29

Telegram from Admiral, Queenstown to Admiralty on the torpedoing of the "Lusitania" [typescript copy].

1 folio
07 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/30

Telegram from Naval Centre, Queenstown, Ireland to Admiralty, message from Coast Watcher Union Hall, reporting submarine at entrance to Clandor Harbour [typescript copy].

1 folio
07 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/31

Telegram from Admiralty to Senior Naval Officer, Queenstown, Ireland, orders to recall HMS "Juno" following sinking of the "Lusitania" [typescript copy].

1 folio
07 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/32

Telegram from Cunard, Liverpool to Admiralty, giving details of number of passengers (1253) and crew (665) aboard the "Lusitania" [typescript copy].

1 folio
07 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/33

Telegram from Lands End Wireless Station to Chief Censor, Admiralty, text of transmission from the steamship "Navragansett" on the sinking of the "Lusitania" [typescript copy].

1 folio
07 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/34

Telegram from Admiralty to Vice-Admiral Commanding, Queenstown, Ireland, reporting that the steamship "City of Exeter" was proceeding to the assistance of the "Lusitania", and that the ship should be warned to keep out of the submarine area [typescript copy].

1 folio
07 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/35

Telegram from Admiralty to Commodore (T.), orders to send out a division of destroyers to search for survivors from HMS "Maori", sunk by mine off the Belgian coast [typescript copy].

1 folio
07 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/36-37

Admiralty Chief Censor's intercepted message from Nelson Page, United States Ambassador, Rome, to U.S. Secretary of State, Washington, text of memorandum from the German Foreign Office on attacks on neutral shipping in "War Areas" [typescript copy].

2 folios
07 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/38

Telegram from Admiral, Dover Patrol to Duty Captain, Admiralty, on sinking of HMS "Maori" off the coast of Belgium [typescript copy].

1 folio
07 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/39

Telegram from Admiral, Queenstown, Ireland to Admiralty, report that two boats containing 50 survivors from the "Lusitania" were making for Kinsale, and that the remainder of the rescue vessels were proceeding to Queenstown [typescript copy].

1 folio
07 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/40-41

Telegram from Admiral, Dover Patrol to Admiralty, on sinking of HMS "Maori" off the Belgian coast [typescript copy].

1 folio
08 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/42

Telegram from Bennett, New York, to Admiralty, reporting that he had learnt from a secret source that there were at least six German submarines operating at the mouth of the English Channel, from a base close to Cape Finisterre [typescript copy].

1 folio
08 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/43

Telegram from Shipping, Queenstown, to Trade Department, Admiralty, reporting that 45 more survivors from the "Lusitania" landed from a Drifter that morning [typescript copy].

1 folio
08 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/44

Admiralty Chief Censor's intercepted message from Heerstite, New York to Evening News, London, reporting that the German Military Attache to the United States had vigorously defended Germany's right to attack the "Lusitania". Deploring the number of lives lost, but stating that it was criminal for the Cunard Company to allow passengers in a ship transporting expolosives and munitions of war [typescript copy].

1 folio
08 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/45

Telegram from the Intelligence Department, Admiralty to the Vice-Admiral, Queenstown, Ireland, asking if the Captain of the "Lusitania" had been saved and requesting information about the secret books in the Captain's charge [typescript copy].

1 folio
08 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/46

Admiralty Chief Censor's intercepted message from Vas Dias, Amsterdam to Central News, London, "Libah captured by Germans" [typescript copy].

1 folio
08 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/47-48

Telegram from Admiral, Queenstown, Ireland to Admiralty, reporting wireless signals made to the "Lusitania" [typescript copy].

2 folios
08 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/49

Telegram from Rosyth Wireless Station to Admiralty on sinking of British steamer "Truro "travelling from Norway to Grimsby with a cargo of empty drums of Nitrate and paper [typescript copy].

1 folio
08 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/50-52

Admiralty Chief Censor's intercepted message: German War News officially circulated through German Wireless Stations and received by the Marconi Company [typescript copy].

3 folios
09 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/53-54

Admiralty Chief Censor's intercepted message from Tuchy, London to "World", New York, account of the sinking of the "Lusitania", including interview with the Master, Captain Turner.

2 folios
09 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/55

Admiralty Chief Censor's intercepted message from Williams, New York to Daily Mirror, London, reporting that Cunard agents guaranteed passengers that the "Lusitania" would be convoyed by Destroyers, and commenting that White Star captains never saw Destroyers [typescript copy].

1 folio
09 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/56

Telegram from Aberdeen to C. in C., Grand Fleet, Admiral Sir John Jellicoe, reporting that HMS "Lance" had been unsuccessfully attacked by a submarine disguised as a fishing vessel [typescript copy].

1 folio
09 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/57

Telegram from Admiralty to Rear-Admiral, Dover, request from Army G.H.Q. for HMS "Venerable" to bombard Westende, Belgium on 10 May [typescript copy].

1 folio
09 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/58

Telegram from Admiralty to Admiral, Queenstown, orders that no statement should be made at "Lusitania" inquest on instructions issued by the Naval Authorities for the guidance of merchant vessels in evading enemy submarines. Confirming that the loss of the Lusitania would be the subject of a Board of Trade enquiry [typescript copy].

1 folio
10 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/59

Telegram from Admiral, Dover Patrol to Admiralty on bombardment of Westende, Belgium by HMS "Venerable".

1 folio
10 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/60-61

Telegram from French Naval Attache, Admiralty, London to French Ministry of Marine, Paris on the sinking of the British destroyer, "Maori", off the Belgian Coast, with the A.F.R. Signal Book on board, giving details of new method of cyphering proposed by the Admiralty [typescript copy].

2 folios
10 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/62

Telegram from Admiral, Dover to Admiralty, reporting on bombardment of Westende, Belgium, by HMS "Venerable".

1 folio
10 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/63

Telegram from Sir Cecil Spring-Rice, British Ambassador, Washington to Admiralty, reporting that the German sources which predicted the sinking of the "Lusitania" were now predicting the sinking of the "Transylvania" [typescript copy].

1 folio
10 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/64

Telegram from Admiralty, to Vice Admiral, Queenstown, Ireland, reporting that the United States Embassy was disquieted by report that the search for bodies of persons lost in the Lusitania was being slackly managed. Stating that it was very desirable that all possible efforts were made to recover bodies [typescript copy].

1 folio
11 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/65

Telegram from Admiral, Queenstown, Ireland to Admiralty, on need for a more thorough search for victims from the sinking of the "Lusitania" [typescript copy].

1 folio
11 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/66-67

Admiralty Chief Censor's intercepted message from [George] Steward, Rotterdam to Daily News, London, on the possibility of the Cunard liner "Transylvania" being attacked by submarine [typescript copy, annotated "stopped"].

1 folio
11 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/68

Admiralty Chief Censor's intercepted message from Frost, United States Consul. Queenstown to the Secretary of State, Washington, on search for bodies from the sinking of the "Lusitania" [typescript copy].

1 folio
11 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/69

Telegram from Admiralty to Senior Officer, Cruiser Force E, and the Admiral, Queenstown, on possible German submarine attack on the Cunard liner, "Transylvania" [typescript copy].

1 folio
12 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/70

Telegram from C.in C., Home Fleet, Admiral Sir John Jellicoe to Admiralty, reporting that Vice-Adm Sir David Beatty was anxious for the Battle Cruiser Fleet to carry out firing practice Asking if there was any objection to the leaving that night to exercise north of the Shetland Islands [typescript copy].

1 folio
12 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/71

Telegram from Admiralty to C.in C., Home Fleet, Admiral Sir John Jellicoe, refusing permission for the Battle Cruiser Fleet to carry out firing practice north of the Shetland Islands "it is courting disaster while submarines are so active" [typescript copy].

1 folio
12 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/72

Telegram from Naval Secretary, Admiralty to Chief of Staff to C.in C., Home Fleet, on Sir John Jellicoe's recommendation of Captain Charles Le Mesurier for appointment as Commodore of the Light Cruisers [typescript copy].

1 folio
12 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/73-74

Admiralty Press statement attack on the loss of HMS "Columbia", Auxiliary Patrol Trawler sunk by German torpedo boats. [typescript].

2 folios
12 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/75

Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Vice-Admiral Sir Alexander Bethell, C. in C., Channel Fleet, proposing to appoint him Admiral Commanding Reserves [typescript copy].

1 folio
13 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/76

Telegram from Admiralty to Vice-Admiral Sir Alexander Bethell, C. in C., Channel Fleet, orders to haul down his flag and come ashore forthwith [typescript copy].

1 folio
13 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/77

Telegram from Vice-Admiral Sir Alexander Bethell, C. in C., Channel Fleet, to Admiralty, on orders to haul down flag, and come ashore forthwith [typescript copy].

1 folio
13 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/78

Telegram from Admiralty to C. in C., Grand Fleet, Admiral Sir John Jellicoe, suggesting that British destroyers harass German submarines. Asking him to keep a half flotilla at Rosette and another at Scapa Flow or Kirkwall, ready to proceed at short notice [typescript copy].

1 folio
13 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/79

Telegram from Admiralty to Intelligence Officers on foreign stations, confidential instructions to Masters of British ships returning to Home Waters. Stating that any submarine approaching a merchant vessel should be regarded as hostile, and that gun fire from the latest submarine was effective at close range. Instructing ships chased by submarine armed with a gum to attempt escape, and if this proved impossible to turn and steer for the submarine before she got close enough to use gun effectively [typescript copy].

1 folio
14 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/81

Admiralty Chief Censor's intercepted message from Reuter, Amsterdam to Reuter, London, German Admiralty account of the sinking of the "Lusitania" [typescript copy].

1 folio
15 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/82

Telegram from Admiral of Patrols, Immingham to Admiralty, reporting that the German submarine which sank the trawler, Coquette obtained copy of secret chart showing British and German minefields [typescript copy].

1 folio
15 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/83

Telegram from Senior Officer, Cruiser Force E to Admiralty, on receipt of signal that no ships were to go round the North of Ireland, asking if this was correct [typescript copy].

1 folio
15 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/84

Telegram from C. in C., Grand Fleet, Admiral Sir John Jellicoe to Admiralty, stating that it would be difficult to release flotilla of destroyers for submarine hunting [typescript copy].

1 folio
15 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/85-86

Admiralty Chief Censor's intercepted message from Spray, Rotterdam to Daily Telegraph, London, on German construction and use of torpedo boats at Antwerp, Belgium [typescript copy].

2 folios
16 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/87

Telegram from Mull of Cantyre to Admiralty, reporting that the steamer "Transylvania" was approaching the River Clyde at 15 Knots, and had reported sighting a submarine 7 miles off Skerryvore [typescript copy].

1 folio
16 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/88-89

Extract from the "Weser Zeitung" account of action in the North Sea, particularly sinking of British trawler, "Columbia" by German torpedo boats [typescript copy].

1 folio
16 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/90

Telegram from Roussine, Petrograd, Russia to Admiralty, reporting that Commander Max Horton in the Submarine E.9 had sunk a hostile transport near Libau, and that the two submarines in the Baltic (E.1 and E.9) had only two torpedoes left [typescript copy].

1 folio
16 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/91

Telegram from Admiralty to Commodore (T.) Reginald Tyrwhitt, ordering his paddle sweepers to work off the Belgian coast, escorted by destroyers and light cruisers [typescript copy].

1 folio
17 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/92

Telegram from Admiralty to Commodore (T.) Reginald Tyrwhitt, orders to cancel previous arrangements and prepare all light cruisers, destroyers and submarines for sea at once [typescript copy].

1 folio
17 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/93

Telegram from Admiralty to C. in C., Grand Fleet, Admiral Sir John Jellicoe, ordering Fleet to prepare for sea at once [typescript copy].

1 folio
17 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/94

Telegram from Admiralty to C. in C., Devonport, orders to send all Harwich destroyers back to Harwich with all despatch [typescript copy].

1 folio
17 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/95

Telegram from Admiralty to Senior Naval Officer, HMS "Alecto", submarine base, Yarmouth, orders to send all available submarines to Lat. 53.35 N Long 5.0 E at once.

1 folio
17 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/96

Telegram from Admiralty to Admiral of Patrols, orders to recall all auxiliary patrol vessels from the Dogger Bank immediately [typescript copy].

1 folio
17 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/97

Telegram from Admiralty to all Senior Naval Officers on the east Coast with orders to recall all auxiliary patrol vessels to the vicinity of War Signal Stations [typescript copy].

1 folio
17 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/98

Telegram from Admiralty to Admiral of Patrols, Immingham, orders to send "Seagate" to sea at once [typescript copy].

1 folio
17 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/99

Admiralty Chief Censor's intercepted message from Cargill, Skegness, to Annand, Glenrer, Alyth, Perthshire, reporting German warships off the coast and the cancellation of leave [typescript copy].

1 folio
17 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/100

Telegram from Admiralty to Rear-Admiral, Dover, orders to send five submarines to Harwich as soon as possible [typescript copy].

1 folio
17 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/101

Telegram from Admiralty to Rear-Admiral, Dover, orders to send Tribal Class destroyers to join Commodore (T.), patrolling a line West from the mouth of the Texel [typescript copy].

1 folio
17 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/102

Telegram from Admiralty to Admiral, Rosyth, and others, orders to have all submarines underweigh and ready for service at 0330 on 18 May, with all available destroyers and scouts in readiness [typescript copy].

1 folio
17 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/103

Telegram from C.in C., Grand Fleet, Admiral Sir John Jellicoe to Admiralty, stating that the Battle Fleet could not reach North Sea rendezvous until 0530, and suggesting that the Battle Cruiser Fleet go to the Light Cruiser Squadron rendezvous [typescript copy].

1 folio
17 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/104

Telegram from Admiralty to C.in C., Grand Fleet, Admiral Sir John Jellicoe, on sweep of the North Sea [typescript copy].

1 folio
17 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/105

Telegram from Admiralty to Rear-Admiral, Dover, orders to provide half flotilla of destroyers to escort 14th Division crossing to France [typescript copy].

1 folio
17 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/106

Telegram from Admiralty to Commodore (T.), Reginald Tyrwhitt, stating that the Tribal destroyers only had sufficient fuel for four hours at full speed. Requesting permission to send them back as the weather was very bad [typescript copy].

1 folio
17 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/107

Telegram from Admiralty to Admiral, Rosyth, reporting belief that the German Fleet was manoeuvering in Heligoland Bight. Orders to cruise at discretion [typescript copy].

1 folio
18 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/108

Telegram from Admiralty to Admiral, Rosyth, Admiral of Patrols, Immingham, C. in C., Nore and Rear-Admiral, Dover, reporting that Coast Defence Flotillas and submarines could revert to usual conditions [typescript copy].

1 folio
18 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/109

Telegram from Admiralty to Rear-Admiral, Dover, and Senior Naval Officer, Harwich, ordering Dover submarines to return to Dover [typescript copy].

1 folio
18 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/110

Telegram from Chief of Staff, Admiralty, to Senior Naval Officer, Liverpool, asking for details about the "Acquitania" and the "Mauretania" [typescript copy].

1 folio
18 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/111

Telegram from Senior Naval Officer, Liverpool to Chief of Staff, Admiralty, giving details of speed and endurance of the steamers "Aquitania" and "Mauretania" [typescript copy].

1 folio
19 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/112

Telegram from Transports, Cunard, Liverpool to Admiralty, reporting that the "Transylvania" had been requisitioned for urgent Government service and would be ready at Glasgow on 22 May. Would be required to carry 2700 officers and men [typescript copy].

1 folio
19 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/113

Admiralty Chief Censor's intercepted message from Associated, London to Associated, New York, report from "Evening News", Copenhagen that 17 German submarines had been lost since 18 Feb [annotated "passed", typescript copy].

1 folio
20 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/114

Telegram from Admiralty to C. in C., Grand Fleet, Admiral Sir John Jellicoe, reports that the Germans felt that they had full right to torpedo and sink neutral vessels carrying British prize crews [typescript copy].

1 folio
20 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/115

Telegram from C. in C., Grand Fleet, Admiral Sir John Jellicoe to Admiralty, suggesting that British prize crews be supplied with bombs lanced for dropping on submarines when they came alongside [typescript copy].

1 folio
21 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/116

Telegram from Admiralty to C. in C., Devonport, orders to send all Harwich destroyers back to Harwich with all despatch [typescript copy].

1 folio
17 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/117

Telegram from Admiralty to Senior Naval Officer, HMS "Alecto", submarine base, Yarmouth, orders to send all available submarines to Lat. 53.35 N Long 5.0 E at once.

1 folio
17 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/118

Telegram from Admiralty to Admiral of Patrols, orders to recall all auxiliary patrol vessels from the Dogger Bank immediately [typescript copy].

1 folio
17 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/119

Telegram from Admiralty to HMS "Esther", orders to find Commander Walters and tell him to return to harbour at once with all ships [typescript copy].

1 folio
17 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/121

Telegram from Admiralty to Admiral of Patrols, Immingham, orders to send "Sagitta" to sea at once [typescript copy].

1 folio
17 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/122

Telegram from Admiralty to Rear-Admiral, Dover, orders to send five submarines to Harwich as soon as possible [typescript copy].

1 folio
17 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/123

Telegram from Admiralty to Rear-Admiral, Dover, orders to send Tribal Class destroyers to join Commodore (T.), patrolling a line West from the mouth of the Texel [typescript copy].

1 folio
17 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/124

Telegram from Admiralty to Admiral, Rosyth, and others, orders to have all submarines underweigh and ready for service at 0330 on 18 May, with all available destroyers and scouts in readiness [typescript copy].

1 folio
17 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/125

Telegram from Admiralty to C.in C., Grand Fleet, Admiral Sir John Jellicoe, on sweep of the North Sea [typescript copy].

1 folio
17 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/126

Telegram from Admiralty to Commodore (T.) Reginald Tyrwhiitt, orders to cancel previous arrangements and prepare all light cruisers, destroyers and submarines for sea at once [typescript copy].

1 folio
17 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/127

Telegram from Admiralty to C.in C., Grand Fleet, Admiral Sir John Jellicoe, ordering Fleet to prepare for sea at once [typescript copy].

1 folio
17 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/128

Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Admiral Sir John Jellicoe, C. in C., Grand Fleet, stating that it was "not impossible that tomorrow may be The Day" [for major fleet action in the North Sea]. Wishing him all good fortune [typescript copy].

1 folio
17 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/129-130

Admiralty Chief Censor's intercepted message from [Davis Edwards] Marshall, London to "New York Times", New York, on warnings of German Zeppelin raids on London. [typescript copy, annotated "stopped"].

2 folios
21 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/131

Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Rear-Admiral Horace Hood, appointing him to command the 3rd Battle Squadron, and congratulating him on excellent work he had done as Rear Admiral, Dover [typescript copy].

1 folio
21 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/132

Telegram from Rear-Admiral Horace Hood, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on his appointment to command the 3rd Battle Squadron [typescript copy].

1 folio
22 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/133

Telegram from Admiralty to Admiral, Rosyth, on appointment appointment of Rear-Admiral Horace Hood to command the 3rd Battle Squadron [typescript copy].

1 folio
22 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/134

Telegram from Sir Henry Lowther, British Minister, Copenhagen, to Admiralty, on report that the Germans intended to cease submarine blockade of Britain in about 10 days, and that the newest German light cruisers would demonstrate in the North Sea, while the Battle Fleet would operate in the English Channel [typescript copy].

1 folio
23 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/135

Admiralty general telegram announcing state of war between Italy and Austria and Italy and Germany [typescript copy].

1 folio
May 1915
CHAR 13/64/137

Telegram from Admiral Sir John Jellicoe, C.in C., Grand Fleet to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, stating that WSC's telegram No.57 would be brought out to him by ship [typescript copy].

1 folio
25 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/138

Telegram from Admiral Sir John Jellicoe, C.in C., Grand Fleet to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, reporting that he was going to Rosyth in HMS "Iron Duke" and that the Chief of Staff had been transferred to HMS King George V [typescript copy].

1 folio
25 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/139

Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Admiral Sir John Jellicoe, C.in C., Grand Fleet, stating that Arthur Balfour would leave London that night, and would prefer it if Jellicoe wore plain clothes for meeting [typescript copy].

1 folio
25 May 1915
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Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to HMS "Queen Elizabeth", welcome back to Grand Fleet, congratulations on "splendid and memorable work" in the Dardanelles [typescript copy].

1 folio
[May] 1915
CHAR 13/64/141

Telegram from HMS "Queen Elizabeth" to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, thanks for kind message on return to the Grand Fleet from the Dardanelles [typescript copy].

1 folio
26 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/142

Telegram from Admiralty to Vice-Admiral Charles Dare, on transfer of yacht squadron from Belfast to Milford Haven for anti-submarine work [typescript copy].

1 folio
[May] 1915
CHAR 13/64/143

Telegram from Sheerness Dockyard to Admiralty, on explosion causing the destruction of the minelayer, HMS "Princess Irene" [typescript copy].

1 folio
27 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/144

Telegram from C.in C., Grand Fleet, Admiral Sir John Jellicoe, to Admiralty, suggesting raid on German minesweeping vessels operating in the North Sea [typescript copy].

1 folio
27 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/145

Telegram from Admiralty to C. in C., Portsmouth, stating that strong representations had been made to the War Office, suggesting that they take more advantage of the dark periods of the month for transport of troops to France [typescript copy].

1 folio
[May] 1915
CHAR 13/64/146

Telegram from C.in C., The Nore to Admiralty, on loss of life in the destruction of the minelayer HMS "Princess Irene" [typescript copy].

1 folio
27 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/147

Telegram from Mansfeldt Findlay, British Minister, Christiania [Oslo], Norway to the Foreign Office, reporting intelligence from "absolutely reliable informant" that the German submarine blockade of Britain would end in about 10 days [typescript copy].

1 folio
27 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/148

Telegram from Admiralty to Vice-Admiral, 3rd Battle Squadron and Vice-Admiral, Battle Cruiser Squadron, orders to be ready to leave harbour at 2 hours notice [typescript copy].

1 folio
29 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/149

Admiralty Chief Censor's intercepted message from Schuette, Berlin to Daily News, Chicago, on German preliminary reply to United States diplomatic note on the sinking of the "Lusitania" [typescript copy].

1 folio
29 May 1915
CHAR 13/64/150

Telegram from C.in C., Home Fleet, Admiral Sir John Jellicoe to Admiralty, on need for greater detail in submarine sighting reports [typescript copy].

1 folio
29 May 1915
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Telegram from Admiralty to C.in C., Home Fleet, Admiral Sir John Jellicoe and Vice-Admiral, Battle Cruiser Squadron, Sir David Beatty, on arrangements for Harwich Force and Coast Defence Vessels [typescript copy].

1 folio
29 May 1915