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CHAR 13/67 Admiralty: Telegrams - Egypt [typescript copies].

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CHAR 13/67/1

Telegram from Admiralty to C. in C., East Indies, stating that arms and munitions for Maronitis could be permitted to reach the Lebanon, but that no active assistance to their passage should be given [typescript copy].

1 folio
02 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/67/2

Admiralty Historical Section precis of telegrams on the Aden Protectorate [typescript copy].

1 folio
28 Dec 1914 - 02 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/67/3

Telegram from Port Said to Admiralty on intelligence reports of Turkish plans to reach the Suez Canal with much artillery and 120,000 troops exclusive of Arabs [typescript copy].

1 folio
03 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/67/4-5

Telegram from Milne Cheetham, Counsellor, British Embassy, Cairo, Egypt, to Foreign Office, reporting that HMS "Doris" had seen Turkish troops and war material leaving Alexandretta. Stating that she had sent an ultimatum demanding the liberation of prisoners and surrender of ammunition and railway engines within 24 hours. The Turks had removed the war material inland, and rejected the ultimatum [typescript copy].

2 folios
03 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/67/6

Telegram from C. in C., East Indies to Admiralty, text of telegram from the "Dufferin", a Royal Indian Marine vessel at Goa, which reported that enemy vessels at Goa had no intention of moving. Suggesting that Dufferin be withdrawn to strengthen the Red Sea Patrol [typescript copy].

2 folios
04 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/67/7

Telegram from Admiralty to Admiral Superintendent, Malta, stating that pending declaration of blockade of Turkish ports, the legitimate trade of neutrals must be allowed to pass unmolested [typescript copy].

1 folio
06 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/67/8

Telegram from Milne Cheetham, British Embassy, Cairo, Egypt, to Foreign Office, on possible future action in Syria and Palestine [typescript copy].

1 folio
07 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/67/9

Telegram from C. in C., East Indies, Port Said to Admiralty, on co-operation with the French Navy in the Mediterranean [typescript copy].

1 folio
08 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/67/10

Telegram from Admiralty to C. in C., East Indies, on operations at Alexandretta using troops from Egypt, covered by his squadron [typescript copy].

1 folio
08 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/67/11

Telegram from C. in C., East Indies, Port Said to Admiralty, on intelligence reports that the Germans and Turks were making strenuous efforts to forward advance against Egypt in spite of internal quarrels [typescript copy].

1 folio
10 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/67/12

Telegram from C. in C., East Indies to Admiralty, on the minimum number of camels likely to be available for Turkish advance against Egypt [typescript copy].

1 folio
11 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/67/13

Telegram from C. in C., East Indies to Admiralty, on operations at Alexandretta [typescript copy].

1 folio
11 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/67/14

Admiralty Historical Section Precis of telegrams in attack on Political Officer attempting to land at Diba [later Duba], Arabia, by natives [typescript copy].

1 folio
13 Jan 1915 - 27 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/67/15

Telegram from C. in C., East Indies, Port Said, Egypt, to Admiralty, reporting 8000-10000 Turkish troops at Biressaba, and a further 6000 - 7000 on the move East of Gebel Libai [typescript copy].

1 folio
20 Jan 1915 - 27 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/67/16

Telegram from Military Attache, British Embassy, Bucharest, [Romania] to Foreign Office, on composition of Turkish forces in the Suez Canal [Egypt] and South Arabia. [Typescript copy].

1 folio
20 Jan 1915 - 27 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/67/17

Telegram from Admiralty to Robinson, Finance, Cairo, Egypt, reporting that Australian and New Zealand transports were due in Egypt at the end of January and would need coal [typescript copy].

1 folio
21 Jan 1915 - 27 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/67/18

Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to the Commanding Officer, HMS "Doris", congratulations on success of mission to Alexandretta [typescript copy].

1 folio
21 Jan 1915 - 27 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/67/19

Telegram from French Naval Attache, Admiralty, to Ministry of Marine, reporting that a relatively strong Turkish force was threatening Tor Harbour Garrison [typescript copy].

1 folio
22 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/67/20

Telegram from Port Officer, Aden to Admiralty, reporting that Second Australian convoy and submarine would arrive at Aden on 23 Jan [typescript copy].

1 folio
22 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/67/21

Telegram from French Naval Attacht, Admiralty, to Ministry of Marine, Paris, on Turkish threat to Tor Harbour garrison [typescript copy].

1 folio
23 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/67/22

Telegram from C. in C., East Indies, Port Said to Admiralty, on rumours that the Turks would not attack Egypt, in order to concentrate against Russia [typescript copy].

1 folio
25 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/67/23

Telegram from Admiralty to C. in C., East Indies, Port Said on instructions to vessels patrolling the Red Sea with regard to stoppage of supplies to Red Sea Ports and engaging Arabs showing hostile intentions [typescript copy].

1 folio
25 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/67/24

Telegram from C. in C., East Indies to Admiralty, reporting enemy forces within sight of Kantara. Reporting that in several places the enemy were within striking distance of the Suez Canal [typescript copy].

1 folio
27 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/67/25

Telegram from Robinson, Cairo to Admiralty, reporting that Australian and New Zealand convoys had arrived [typescript copy].

1 folio
28 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/67/26

Telegram from C. in C, East Indies, Kantara to Admiralty, reporting that the Turks were in force from Kantara to South of Suez 12-14 miles from the Canal [typescript copy].

1 folio
28 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/67/27

Telegram from Admiralty to Robinson, Finance, Cairo, on arrival of Australian and New Zealand transports in Egypt [typescript copy].

1 folio
28 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/67/28

Admiralty Chief censor's intercepted message from Reuter, Amsterdam to Reuter, London, on reports that the Suez Canal Company had plans to close the Canal to navigation [typescript copy].

1 folio
28 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/67/29

Telegram from C. in C., East Indies to Admiralty, confirming that the Suez Canal was open to traffic by day, but closed at night for safety reasons [typescript copy].

1 folio
29 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/67/30

Telegram from Kantara to Admiralty, reporting Turkish forces attacking the Suez Canal [typescript copy].

1 folio
30 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/67/31

Admiralty Chief Censor's intercepted message from Brain, Amsterdam to "The Times", London, on partial closure of the Suez Canal [typescript copy].

1 folio
30 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/67/32

Telegram from C. in C., East Indies, Kantara to Admiralty, on movements of Turkish troops in Egypt. Also reporting that HMS "Doris" had landed a small party at Alexandretta to capture railway trolleys and destroy the telegraph [typescript copy].

1 folio
31 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/67/33

Telegram from Principal Transport Officer, Alexandria to Admiralty, reporting arrival of all ships in the second Australian Convoy [typescript copy].

1 folio
01 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/67/34

Telegram from Kantara to Admiralty, on co-operation with the French Navy in the Mediterranean [typescript copy].

1 folio
01 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/67/35

Admiralty Press Statement on the closure of the Suez Canal, stating that the Canal was open as usual, subject to safety precautions [typescript copy].

1 folio
02 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/67/36

Telegram from C. in C., East Indies to Admiralty, on Turkish forces threatening the Suez Canal [typescript copy].

1 folio
02 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/67/37

Telegram from C. in C., East Indies to Admiralty, on Turkish attack on Ismailia, Egypt [typescript copy].

1 folio
03 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/67/38

Telegram from French Naval Attache, Admiralty, London to French Minister of Marine, Paris, on co-operation between the Royal Navy and the French Navy in the Mediterranean, confirming that any British ship working off the coast of Syria would be placed under the orders of Vice Admiral Dartige. Also asking if the Battleship Henri IV could be spared to assist with the defence of the Suez Canal [typescript copy].

1 folio
03 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/67/39

Admiralty Chief Censor's intercepted message from Reuter, Amsterdam to Reuter, London, reporting that a German naval vessel, "Ayesha" and a landing corps from the Cruiser "Emden" and arrived near Hodeida [Al Hudaydah, Yemen] and were enthusiastically welcomed by Turkish troops [typescript copy].

1 folio
04 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/67/40

Telegram from French Naval Attache, Admiralty, London to Ministry of Marine, Paris, report on Turkish attack on Kantara [typescript copy].

1 folio
04 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/67/41

Telegram from C. in C., East Indies, HMS "Swiftsure", Port Said to Admiralty, on Turkish attack on Kantara [typescript copy].

1 folio
04 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/67/42-43

Telegram from C. in C., East Indies, Admiral Sir Richard Peirse, to Admiralty, report on Turkish attack on Kantara [typescript copy].

2 folios
04 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/67/44

Telegram from The Viceroy of India, Lord Hardinge of Penshurst to political and military situation at Aden [typescript copy].

1 folio
05 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/67/45

Telegram from Admiralty to C. in C., East Indies, Admiral Sir Richard Peirse, on military operations on the Suez Canal [typescript copy].

1 folio
07 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/67/46

Telegram from C. in C., East Indies, Admiral Sir Richard Peirse to Admiralty, on military operations on the Suez Canal [typescript copy].

1 folio
07 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/67/47

Telegram from Admiralty to C. in C., East Indies, Admiral Sir Richard Peirse, reporting that Turkish troops were in full retreat on all their line from the Suez Canal [typescript copy].

1 folio
09 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/67/48

Telegram from French Naval Attache, Admiralty to French Ministry of Marine, Paris, report on bombardment of the village of Utuguene, Alexandretta, with the loss of civilian lives [typescript copy].

1 folio
11 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/67/49

Telegram from C. in C., East Indies, Admiral Sir Richard Peirse to Admiralty, on the military situation at Alexandretta [typescript copy].

1 folio
13 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/67/50

Admiralty Historical Section precis of telegrams on the military situation at Aden [typescript copy].

1 folio
17 Feb 1915 - 16 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/67/51

Telegram from Ministry of Marine, Paris to French Naval Attache, Admiralty, London, urging dangers and difficulties of attending several simultaneous operations, stating that it was impossible for the French Navy to carry out operations in the Dardanelles and at Alexandretta [typescript copy].

1 folio
20 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/67/52

Telegram from French naval Attache, Admiralty, London to Ministry of Marine, Paris, confirming that the Admiralty had not approved proposed operations at Alexandretta [typescript copy].

1 folio
22 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/67/53

Telegram from C. in C., East Indies, Admiral Sir Richard Peirse to Admiralty, reporting sighting of 30,000 Turkish troops at Biressabba, by seaplane [typescript copy].

1 folio
22 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/67/54

Telegram from French Naval Attache, Admiralty to Ministry of Marine, Paris, on naval co-operation in the Mediterranean [typescript copy].

1 folio
25 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/67/55

Telegram from Port Said to Admiralty, on Turkish troop dispositions in Egypt [typescript copy].

1 folio
26 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/67/56

Telegram from British Embassy, Athens to Foreign Office, stating that the sole object of Turkish military activity in Egypt was to detain British troops there [typescript copy].

1 folio
26 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/67/57

Telegram from French Naval Attache, Admiralty, London to Ministry of Marine, Paris, stating that the C. in C., East Indies, Admiral Sir Richard Peirse had been given orders to proceed to the Aegean, where he would be given two battleships for bombardment of Smyrna [typescript].

1 folio
03 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/67/58

Telegram from G.O.C., Egypt to War Office, advising against maintaining base at Lemnos, stating that troops could be sent directly to the Dardanelles from Alexandria, where there were good facilities [typescript copy].

1 folio
12 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/67/59

Telegram from French Naval Attache, Admiralty, London to Ministry of Marine, Paris, on the political and military situation at Smyrna [typescript copy].

1 folio
15 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/67/60

Telegram from Admiralty to C. in C., East Indies, Admiral Sir Richard Peirse, on need for barges and lighters for landing troops in the Dardanelles [typescript copy].

1 folio
24 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/67/61

Telegram from Admiralty to C. in C., Cape, ordering HMS "Goliath" to proceed to Suez to join the Flag of C. in C., East Indies, and to be held in reserve for the Dardanelles Fleet [typescript copy].

1 folio
25 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/67/62

Telegram from C. in C., East Indies, Port Said to Admiralty, on movement of Turkish troops on the Sinai Peninsula [typescript copy].

1 folio
28 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/67/63

Draft Admiralty telegram ordering cruisers in Egypt to reach the Dardanelles the night before the decisive attack [typescript copy].

1 folio
[Mar] 1915
CHAR 13/67/64

Telegram from Admiralty to C. in C., East Indies, ordering him to send ships to the Dardanelles to support landings [typescript copy].

1 folio
28 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/67/65

Telegram from C. in C., East Indies to Admiralty, asking if sugar and coffee were to be considered contraband, and asking if HMS "Doris" should conform to French or British regulations in this respect when operating with the French Fleet [typescript copy].

1 folio
02 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/67/66

Telegram from Admiral Sir Richard Peirse, C. in C., East Indies, Port Said, to Admiralty, on reports that since the British had favoured Russian claims to Constantinople, the Balkan states had leant towards the Turkish side [typescript copy].

1 folio
09 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/67/67

Telegram from HMS "Himalaya", Aden to Admiralty, confirming that HMS "Goliath" had sailed for the Eastern Mediterranean that evening.

1 folio
09 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/67/68

Telegram from Admiralty to C. in C., East Indies, Admiral Sir Richard Peirse, on information that 200 tons of fuel oil and 50 tons of lubricating oil was being sent from Constantinople to Budrum for the use of German submarines. Stating that he should land a raiding force to occupy Budrum while a search was being made for the oil [typescript copy].

1 folio
15 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/67/69

Telegram from Admiralty to C. in C., East Indies, Admiral Sir Richard Peirse, on an expedition from Somaliland to Aden [typescript copy].

1 folio
16 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/67/70

Telegram from C. in C., East Indies, Admiral Sir Richard Peirse, to Admiralty, on attack on Budrum [typescript copy].

1 folio
16 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/67/71

Telegram from Admiralty to C. in C., East Indies, Admiral Sir Richard Peirse, stating that raid on Budrum should not take place in view of trustworthy information that there was no oil for submarines at Budrum [typescript copy].

1 folio
20 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/67/72

Telegram from C. in C., East Indies, Admiral Sir Richard Peirse, to Admiralty, on reports that Turkish Agents were intriguing to undermine Sheik Senussi's goodwill towards the Egyptian Government [typescript copy].

1 folio
25 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/67/73

Telegram from Admiralty, to Robinson, Finance, Cairo, asking how many of the 20,000 troops in Egypt could be moved to the Dardanelles immediately [typescript copy].

1 folio
27 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/67/74

Telegram from Admiralty, to Robinson, Finance, Cairo, on movement of 20,00 troops from Egypt to the Dardanelles [typescript copy].

1 folio
27 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/67/75

Telegram from Robinson, Finance, Cairo, to Admiralty, on movement of 20,00 troops from Egypt to the Dardanelles [typescript copy].

1 folio
27 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/67/76

Telegram from C. in C., East Indies to Admiralty, reporting small force of Turks moving towards Kantara and El Kubri [typescript copy].

1 folio
28 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/67/77

Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to French Minister of Marine, Paris, reporting that the Turks were threatening the Suez Canal. Asking if the French Syrian squadron could be sent to Port Said to consolidate the position [typescript copy].

1 folio
29 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/67/78

Telegram from Admiralty to Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, orders to send cruisers "Euryalus" and "Bacchante" to help with the defence of the Suez Canal [typescript copy].

1 folio
29 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/67/79

Telegram from C. in C., East Indies, Admiral Sir Richard Peirse to Admiralty, on movements of Turkish troops near the Suez Canal [typescript copy].

1 folio
29 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/67/80

Telegram from French Ministry of Marine, Paris to French Naval Attache, Admiralty, London, confirming that Admiral Dartige had been ordered to send "Jeanne D'Arc", "D'Entrecasteaux" and "D'Estrees" had been ordered t Port Said to assist with the defence of the Suez Canal [typescript copy].

1 folio
29 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/67/81

Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to the French Minister of Marine, Paris, thanks for sending ships to the defence of the Suez Canal [typescript copy].

1 folio
29 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/67/82

Telegram from Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, to Admiralty, reporting that ships could not be spared for the defence of the Suez Canal [typescript copy].

1 folio
30 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/67/83

Telegram from Admiralty to Vice-Admiral John De Robeck, Dardanelles, reporting that the French were sending three ships to assist with the defence of the Suez Canal [typescript copy].

1 folio
30 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/67/84

Telegram from C. in C., East Indies, Admiral Sir Richard Peirse to Admiralty, reporting that Turkish parties had withdrawn from touch with the Suez Canal [typescript copy].

1 folio
03 May 1915
CHAR 13/67/85

Admiralty Chief Censor's intercepted message from Cairo, Official on Turkish attacks [typescript copy].

1 folio
04 May 1915
CHAR 13/67/86

Telegram from Admiralty to C. in C., East Indies, Admiral Sir Richard Peirse, on safety of transports in the Mediterranean [typescript copy].

1 folio
07 May 1915
CHAR 13/67/87

Telegram from C. in C., East Indies, Admiral Sir Richard Peirse to Admiralty, on possible German oil depot in the Eastern Mediterranean [typescript copy].

1 folio
11 May 1915
CHAR 13/67/88

Telegram from Admiralty to C. in C., East Indies, Admiral Sir Richard Peirse stating that when HMS "Philomel" had finished reconnoitering the Somali Coast she should await orders in the vicinity of Aden [typescript copy].

1 folio
14 May 1915
CHAR 13/67/89

Telegram from Admiralty to HMS "Trent", Aden, on movement of Monitor Squadron [typescript copy].

1 folio
15 May 1915
CHAR 13/67/90

Telegram from Malta to Admiralty, on anti-submarine precautions in the Eastern Mediterranean [typescript copy].

1 folio
18 May 1915
CHAR 13/67/91

Telegram from Admiralty to C. in C., East Indies, on request from the Italian Government for patrol of the Gulf of Solloum to prevent munitions being landed [typescript copy].

1 folio
20 May 1915
CHAR 13/67/92

Telegram from Admiralty to C. in C., East Indies, on patrol of the Gulf of Solloum [typescript copy].

1 folio
21 May 1915
CHAR 13/67/93

Telegram from C. in C., East Indies, Admiral Sir Richard Peirse, to Admiralty, reporting that the Turks had landed 3000 rifles, 6 machine guns and 6 mountain guns to the west of Sollum. Stating that they intended to attack Egypt in about two weeks [typescript copy].

1 folio
22 May 1915
CHAR 13/67/94

Telegram from Admiralty to C. in C., East Indies, Admiral Sir Richard Peirse, on names of vessels detained in prize courts since 1 Mar [typescript copy].

1 folio
22 May 1915
CHAR 13/67/95

Telegram from Admiralty to C. in C., Egypt, Admiral Superintendent, Malta and Senior Naval Officer, Gibraltar, on protection of transports travelling through the Mediterranean against submarine attack [typescript copy].

1 folio
22 May 1915
CHAR 13/67/96

Telegram from C. in C., East Indies, Admiral Sir Richard Peirse, to Admiralty, on famine causing greater Arab hostility towards the Turks [typescript copy].

1 folio
22 May 1915
CHAR 13/67/97

Telegram from Admiralty to C. in C., East Indies, Admiral Sir Richard Peirse, suggesting that HMS "Cornwall" investigate Sollum during passage to the Dardanelles, stating that she should not remain there long as she was urgently required in the Dardanelles [typescript copy].

1 folio
22 May 1915
CHAR 13/67/98

Telegram from Admiralty to C. in C., East Indies, Admiral Sir Richard Peirse, asking for repeat of 24th group of Telegram No. 489 [not retained], [typescript copy].

1 folio
22 May 1915
CHAR 13/67/99

Telegram from Admiralty to C. in C., East Indies, Admiral Sir Richard Peirse, ordering HMS "Philomel" to proceed to Egypt [typescript copy].

1 folio
23 May 1915
CHAR 13/67/100

Admiralty Historical Section Precis of telegrams on Turkish landing at Sollum [typescript copy].

1 folio
19 May 1915 - 23 May 1915
CHAR 13/67/101

Telegram from Admiralty to All Stations reporting State of War between Italy and Austria and Italy and Germany [typescript copy].

1 folio
24 May 1915
CHAR 13/67/102

Admiralty Historical Section Precis of telegrams on Italian entry into the war on the allied side [typescript copy].

1 folio
23 May 1915 - 25 May 1915
CHAR 13/67/103

Admiralty Historical Section Precis of telegrams on co-operation between Britain and Italy in the Mediterranean [typescript copy].

1 folio
23 May 1915 - 28 May 1915
CHAR 13/67/104

Admiralty Chief Censor's intercepted message from Associated Press, London to Associated Press, New York, on submarine warfare against vessels using the Suez Canal.

1 folio
28 May 1915