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CHAR 13/70 Official: Admiralty: Telegrams - North America and West Indies [typescript copies].

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CHAR 13/70/1

Telegram from Admiralty to Senior Naval Officer, West Indies, reporting that the German cruiser "Kronprinz Wilhelm", would attempt to coal from the collier "Bavaria" now at Havana Cuba [typescript copy].

1 folio
07 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/70/2

Admiralty Chief Censor's intercepted message from Warner Mason, New York to Daily Express, London, reporting movements of German cruiser "Karlsruhe" [typescript copy, annotated "stopped"].

1 folio
07 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/70/3

Telegram from Admiralty to Senior Naval Officer, Halifax, Canada, orders to retain the cruiser "Berwick" for the present, as HMS "Australia" would not arrive in the West Indies for some time. Also stating that it was not necessary to maintain continuous wireless contact between Jamaica and the Japanese fleet, but that times should be arranged every 2-3 days for passing messages [typescript copy].

1 folio
10 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/70/4-8

Admiralty Chief Censor's intercepted message from Maurice Low, Washington to Morning Post, London, on the transfer of the "Dacia" from German to United States registry [typescript copy, annotated "passed as cut"].

5 folios
11 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/70/9

Telegram from Admiralty to Rear-Admiral, North Atlantic, reporting that the steamer "Margaret" formerly "Dacia" was shortly expected to leave the United States for British waters. Stating that for political reasons it would be undesirable for the ship to be interfered with, or boarded before reaching Britain [typescript copy].

1 folio
17 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/70/10-11

Admiralty Chief Censor's intercepted message from Bullen, New York to Clusen, London, on announcement that the British cruiser "Berwick" had sunk the Hamburg-American Liner "President" off Havana, Cuba [typescript copy].

2 folios
19 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/70/12

Telegram from Intelligence Officer, Kingston, Jamaica to Admiralty, reporting sighting of German cruiser, "Karlsruhe" near San Juan Puerto Rico [typescript copy].

1 folio
23 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/70/13

Admiralty Chief Censor's intercepted message from Flushing to Central News, London, on rumour that the German cruiser "Karlsruhe" had slipped through British North Sea cordon and rejoined the High Seas Fleet [typescript copy].

1 folio
24 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/70/14

Telegram from Admiralty to Rear-Admiral, North America and West Indies on boarding of neutral vessels [typescript copy].

1 folio
25 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/70/15

Telegram from Admiralty to Intelligence Officer, Jamaica, on possible hiding places for German cruisers on the Honduras coast [typescript copy].

1 folio
25 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/70/16-17

Admiralty Chief Censor's intercepted message from Reuter, New York to Reuter, London, on United States reaction to German declaration of Naval War Zone [typescript copy].

2 folios
06 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/70/18

Admiralty Chief Censor's intercepted message from Associated Press, London to Associated Press, New York, on use of United States flag by the liner "Lusitania" [typescript copy, annotated "passed"].

1 folio
07 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/70/19

Telegram from Admiralty to Rear-Admiral North America, on information that the "Bavaria" was being held in readiness to supply German cruiser "Kronprinz Wilhelm" [typescript copy].

1 folio
07 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/70/20

Telegram from Admiralty to Governor-General of Canada, thanks for agreeing to expedite building of submarines at Montreal [typescript copy].

1 folio
08 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/70/21

Admiralty Chief Censor's intercepted message from Wykes, New York to Central News, London, on United States reaction to German declaration of Naval War Zone [typescript copy].

1 folio
14 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/70/22

Telegram from C. in C, Cape to Admiralty, reporting that German cruiser, "Karlsruhe" had sunk British steamer "Bowes Castle" [typescript copy].

1 folio
21 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/70/23

Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, to Vice-Admiral Sir George Patey, offering command of the North American and West Indies Stations, stating that he would be succeeded as C. in C., Australia by Rear-Admiral William Packenham [typescript copy].

1 folio
06 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/70/24

Telegram from [Rear-Admiral Robert Hornby], Bermuda to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, objecting to appointment of Vice-Admiral Sir George Patey as C. in C., North America and West Indies, stating that the Canadian Government would be very sensitive to the appointment of an officer in the employment of the Australian Commonwealth to the Command [typescript copy].

1 folio
08 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/70/25-26

Telegram from Sir Cecil Spring Rice, British Ambassador, United States to Foreign Office, on evidence that German ships were ready to start at any moment with guns on board [typescript copy].

1 folio
09 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/70/27

Telegram from Sir Cecil Spring Rice, British Ambassador, United States to Foreign Office, on armed German ships in United States waters [typescript copy].

1 folio
09 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/70/28

Admiralty Chief Censor's intercepted message from Wykes, New York to Central News, London, on armed German vessels in United States waters [typescript copy].

1 folio
12 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/70/29

Admiralty press statement on sinking of German cruiser, "Karlsruhe" [typescript copy].

1 folio
[Mar] 1915
CHAR 13/70/30

Admiralty Chief Censor's intercepted message from Sir Thomas Shaughnessy, President, Canadian Pacific Railroad, Montreal to Major A H Kersey, Saville Row, London, on contemplated dash of German warships from the Baltic, with a view to raiding commerce in the North Atlantic [typescript copy].

1 folio
01 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/70/31

Telegram from Vice-Admiral Sir George Patey, C. in C., North American and West Indies to Admiralty on action of his squadron in the event of breakout of German cruisers into the North Atlantic [typescript copy].

1 folio
02 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/70/32

Telegram from French Naval Attache, Admiralty, London to Ministry of Marine, Paris, on report that German cruiser "Prinz Eitel Friederich" had escaped from Newport, Rhode Island, United States [typescript copy].

1 folio
03 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/70/33

Admiralty Chief Censor's intercepted message from Bateman, New York to Lloyds Weekly, London, reporting that the sailing of the "Lusitania" had been delayed, and that some passengers had been frightened by news of escape of German cruiser "Prinz Eitel Friederich" [typescript copy].

1 folio
04 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/70/34

Admiralty Chief Censor's intercepted message from United Press, New York to L H Moore, Temple Chambers, London, on escape of German cruiser "Prinz Eitel Friederich" [typescript copy, annotated "held pending instructions".

1 folio
04 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/70/35

Telegram from Admiralty to Vice-Admiral North America, Sir George Patey, stating that one ship should watch German cruiser "Prinz Eitel Friederich", which would probably be interned, and that the others should watch New York [typescript copy].

1 folio
05 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/70/36

Telegram from Vice-Admiral North America, Sir George Patey, to Admiralty, on news of internment of German Cruiser "Prinz Eite Friederich", and giving plans for dealing with the "Kronprinz Wilhelm" [typescript copy].

1 folio
05 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/70/37-38

Telegram from Admiralty to Vice-Admiral North America, Sir George Patey, reporting that Special Service Ship No.18 "Queen Mary" type was proceeding to the station, with instructions to patrol south of New York, with instructions not to approach passing vessels so close that her true character be known, but to exhibit herself so that he would be reported in New York as a Battle Cruiser [typescript copy].

2 folios
14 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/70/39

Telegram from Director, Naval Service, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada to Admiralty, asking if submarine crews would be of any use in navigating new vessels to Britain [typescript copy].

2 folios
18 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/70/40

Telegram from Bennett, New York to Admiralty, on scheme for destruction of British cruisers off New York, using submarine of the Lake Boat Company, purchased by German agents [typescript copy].

2 folios
20 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/70/41

Telegram from French Naval Attache, Admiralty, to Ministry of Marine, Paris, reporting that German cruiser "Kronprinz Wilhelm" had left dry dock on 22 Apr [typescript copy].

2 folios
20 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/70/42

Telegram from C. in C., North America, Vice-Admiral Sir George Patey to Admiralty, reporting internment of German cruiser "Kronprinz Wilhelm".

1 folio
25 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/70/43

Telegram from C. in C., North America, Vice-Admiral Sir George Patey to Admiralty on lack of co-operation between Canadian Militia department and Naval Authorities in interchange of transports [typescript copy].

1 folio
26 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/70/44

Telegram from Sir Trevor Dawson, New York to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, reporting reliable information that a large number of rifles had been distributed in the United States by Germans for use in the event of war with the US [typescript copy].

1 folio
06 May 1915
CHAR 13/70/45

Telegram from French Military Attacht, Admiralty to French Ministry of Marine, Paris, stating that the Admiralty felt that it would be very difficult to manage without the "Conde" in the Atlantic, and that she could be repaired at Bermuda [typescript copy].

1 folio
08 May 1915
CHAR 13/70/46

Telegram from Sir Cecil Spring-Rice, British Ambassador, Washington, United States to Foreign Office, on special signals to be used by United States ships during manoeuvres [typescript copy].

1 folio
09 May 1915
CHAR 13/70/47

Telegram from Sir Trevor Dawson, New York, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on information that the Germans were going to concentrate efforts against Cunard and British steamers [typescript copy].

1 folio
10 May 1915
CHAR 13/70/48

Telegram from Sellar, New York to Sir Francis Hopwood [later Lord Southborough], Admiralty, on possibility of President Woodrow Wilson ordering German passenger steamers to leave United States port within 48 hours [typescript copy].

2 folios
[May] 1915
CHAR 13/70/49

Telegram from Admiralty to Vice-Admiral North America, Sir George Patey and Rear-Admiral North America, Robert Hornby, on possibility of President Woodrow Wilson ordering German passenger steamers to leave United States ports within 48 hours notice [typescript copy].

2 folios
12 May 1915
CHAR 13/70/50

Telegram from Sir Cecil Spring Rice, British Ambassador, Washington, United States to Foreign Office, on withdrawal of British ships from US waters during US Naval manoeuvres [typescript copy].

1 folio
12 May 1915
CHAR 13/70/51

Telegram from Senior Naval Officer, Bermuda to Admiralty, on withdrawal of British cruisers from United States waters during US Naval manoeuves [typescript copy].

1 folio
14 May 1915
CHAR 13/70/52

Telegram from Foreign Office to Sir Cecil Spring Rice, British Ambassador, Washington, United States, on withdrawal of British cruisers from United States waters during US Naval manoeuves [typescript copy].

1 folio
15 May 1915
CHAR 13/70/53

Telegram from Sir Cecil Spring Rice, British Ambassador, Washington, United States, to Foreign Office, on withdrawal of British cruisers from United States waters during US Naval manoeuves [typescript copy].

1 folio
15 May 1915
CHAR 13/70/54

Telegram from Admiralty to C. in C., North America, Vice-Admiral Sir George Patey, orders that British cruisers watching United States ports should be withdrawn during US Naval manoeuves, and replaced immediately the manoeuves were concluded [typescript copy].

1 folio
17 May 1915
CHAR 13/70/55

Telegram from Foreign Office to Sir Cecil Spring Rice, British Ambassador, Washington, United States, on report that German shipping lines had announced that they would resume normal traffic between US and Europe on 1 June [typescript copy].

1 folio
17 May 1915
CHAR 13/70/56

Telegram from Commander Quicke, Ottawa, Canada, to Admiralty, reporting that a complete Canadian crew was available, recommending commissioning submarine H.10, taking command himself. Asking for crew to be sent out from Britain for H.8 and H.9 [typescript copy].

1 folio
19 May 1915
CHAR 13/70/57

Telegram from Sir Cecil Spring Rice, British Ambassador, Washington to Foreign Office, on possibility of German steamship companies resuming trade between United States and Europe on 1 June [typescript copy].

1 folio
24 May 1915