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CHAR 13/68 Official: Admiralty: Telegrams - Mid-Atlantic [typescript copies].

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CHAR 13/68/1

Telegram from French Naval Attache, Admiralty, London to Ministry of Marine, Paris, on Italian contraband [typescript copy].

1 folio
01 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/68/2-3

Telegram from Senior Naval Officer, Gibraltar to Admiralty, on Italian Government objections to the British holding up cargoes of copper and rubber at Gibraltar, suggesting release of copper, especially that for agricultural purposes [typescript copy].

1 folio
06 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/68/4

Telegram from Admiralty to Rear-Admiral, 9th Cruiser Squadron and Senior Naval Officer, St Vincent, reporting that the German cruiser "Kronprinz Wilhelm" might try to coal from collier "Macedonia" now at Las Palmas".

1 folio
07 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/68/5

Admiralty Chief Censor's intercepted message from Press, Copenhagen to Exchange telegraph Co., London, reporting that the German Auxiliary Cruiser, "Kronprinz Wilhelm" had sunk four French steamers in Atlantic Waters [typescript copy].

1 folio
08 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/68/6

Telegram from Admiralty to HMS "Highflyer", St Vincent, reporting location of German Auxiliary Cruiser "Kronprinz Wilhelm" on 6 Jan, ordering "Highflyer" and Armed Merchant Cruisers to search for her [typescript copy].

1 folio
09 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/68/7

Telegram from Senior Naval Officer, Gibraltar to Admiralty, reporting that repairs to HMS "Inflexible" would be completed by 19 Jan, askig if she should proceed directly to the Dardanelles [typescript copy].

1 folio
17 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/68/8

Telegram from Admiralty to Senior Naval Officer, Gibraltar confirming that HMS "Inflexible" sould proceed directly to the Dardanelles on completion of repairs [typescript copy].

1 folio
17 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/68/9

Telegram from Admiralty to Senior Naval Officer, Gibraltar, reporting that 5000 Mauser rifles and 5 million cartridges had arrived in Lisbon, Portugal, from Germany, destined for Morocco. Asking for close watch on route between Spain and Morocco [typescript copy].

1 folio
17 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/68/10

Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Vice Admiral Sir Doveton Sturdee, proposing to appoint him to command the 4th Battle Squadron, with Sturdee's reply, accepting appointment [typescript copy].

1 folio
21 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/68/11

Telegram from Admiralty to S.N.O. Cruiser Force "D", and S.N.O., Cruiser Force "I", reporting that a military expedition was leaving Lisbon, Portugal for Angola, and that is should be given any necessary assistance [typescript copy].

1 folio
21 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/68/12

Telegram from Admiralty to Rear-Admiral John De Robeck, Cruiser Force I, stating that his services were required in the Mediterranean, to act as Second in Command to Vice Admiral Sackville Carden.

1 folio
22 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/68/13

Telegram from Admiralty to Senior Naval Officer, Sierre Leone, on search for German Auxiliary Cruiser, "Kronprinz Wilhelm".

1 folio
22 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/68/14

Telegram from Admiralty to Intelligence Officers, Jamaica, St Vincent and Montevideo, on sighting of German warships by British Consul, Ceara, Brazil [typescript copy].

1 folio
29 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/68/15

Telegram from Admiralty to Senior Naval Officer, Gibraltar, orders that special cargo of HMS "Albion" should be landed and stored under guard, with every precaution for safe keeping, until brought back to britain by HMS "Cordelia" [typescript copy].

1 folio
30 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/68/16-17

Telegram from Western Morning News, Plymouth to Admiralty Press Bureau (for Censorship), report that the West African mail steamer "Mendi" had brought news of the German cruiser, "Karlsruhe" [typescript copy, annotated "Held"].

1 folio
31 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/68/18

Telegram from Admiralty to HMS "Highflyer", on movements of German Cruiser, "Karlsruhe"[typescrippt copy].

1 folio
02 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/68/19

Telegram from Senior Naval Officer, Gibraltar to Admiralty, cofirming that HMS "Invincible" would sail for the Dardanelles on 13 Feb [typescript copy].

1 folio
06 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/68/20

Telegram from Admiralty to Senior Naval Officer, Gibraltar, ordering HMS "Cordelia" to bring special cargo to Britain at 40% horsepower. Ordering her to keep to the west of the usual track, and to give Finisterre and Ushant a wide berth [typescript copy].

1 folio
12 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/68/21

Telegram from Admiralty to HMS "Highflyer", orders to remain at Sierra Leone for the present [typescript copy].

1 folio
13 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/68/22

Telegram from HMS "Macedonia", St Vincent, to Admiralty, reporting that HMS "Carnarvon" had struck a rock [typescript copy].

1 folio
24 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/68/23

Telegram from Admiralty to HMS "Macedonia", St Vincent, asking for text of German telegraph message in original [typescript copy].

1 folio
24 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/68/24

Telegram from HMS "Macedonia", St Vincent, to Admiralty, text of German telegraph message in original cypher [typescript copy].

1 folio
24 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/68/25

Telegram from Admiralty to HMS "Highflyer", on search for German cruiser "Dresden".

1 folio
25 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/68/26

Admiralty Chief Censor's intercepted message from Romeo, Madrid to "Daily Telegraph", London, reporting sighting of submarine, believed to be German, off Bilbao [typescript copy].

1 folio
26 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/68/27

Telegram from Intelligence Officer, Pernambuco to Admiralty, reporting arrival of British steamer "Chasehill" with survivors from the French ship "Guadaloupe", captured by the German cruiser, "Kronprinz Wilhelm" [typescript copy].

1 folio
12 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/68/28

Telegram from Admiralty to Armed Merchant Cruiser, "Laurentic", orders for search for german cruiser, "Kroonprinz Wilhelm" [tpescript copy].

1 folio
13 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/68/29

Telegram from Admiralty to Senior Naval Officer, Sierra Leone, for HMS "Liverpool", on search for German auxiliary cruiser, "Kronprinz Wilhelm" [typescript copy].

1 folio
13 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/68/30

Telegram from Admiralty to Rear Admiral, HMS "Europe", ordering HMS "Highflyer" to St Vincent to relieve the "Amphitrite" [typescript copy].

1 folio
18 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/68/31

Telegram from Admiralty to Senior Naval Officer, Gibraltar and Intelligence Officers, Pernambuco, Jamaica and Montevideo, on search for German auxiliary cruiser, "Kronprinz Wilhelm" [typescript copy].

1 folio
21 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/68/32

Telegram from Rear-Admiral, 5th Cruiser Squadron to Admiralty, on search for German auxiliary cruiser "Kronprinz Wilhelm" [typescript copy].

1 folio
22 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/68/33

Telegram from St Vincent to Admiralty, on search for German cruiser, "Kronprinz Wilhelm" [typescript copy].

1 folio
05 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/68/34

Telegram from Admiralty to Rear-Admiral, Cruiser Force "I", on sighting of hostile submarine 40 miles W of Alboran Island [typescript copy].

1 folio
07 May 1915
CHAR 13/68/35

Telegram from Sir Arthur Hardinge, British Ambassador, Spain, to Foreign Office, reporting that the Spanish Prime Minister had informed him that the Germans were trying to establish a submarine base near Huelva and another near Castelon [typescript copy].

1 folio
22 May 1915
CHAR 13/68/36

Telegram from Admiralty to Senior Naval Officer, Gibraltar, ordering that as soon as Italy went to war, navigating party should be sent to Lisbon to take over destroyer built in Italy, and purchased by the Portugese Government on Britain's behalf or be handed over to Britain as soon as Italy joined the War [typescript copy].

1 folio
23 May 1915