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CHAR 13/71 Official: Admiralty Telegrams:.

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CHAR 13/71/1

Telegram from Admiralty, to Australian Navy Board, on desirability of using HMS "Protector" in East Africa to attack the German cruiser "Konigsberg". Asking if the ship was efficient, and when she could be ready to leave Australia [typescript copy].

1 folio
03 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/71/2

Telegram from Admiralty, to Australian Navy Board, on search for German cruiser "Dresden", suggesting that HMS "Encounter" be sent to Fiji, in view of the possibility of her crossing the Pacific [typescript copy].

1 folio
04 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/71/3-4

Telegram from Admiralty to Australian Navy Board and others, stating that shipping routes should never be described as "safe" or "clear", as these statements could be misleading and lead to relaxation of vigilance [typescript copy].

2 folios
04 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/71/5

Telegram from Australian Navy Board to Admiralty, on passage of the "Aorangi" from Australia to Jamaica [typescript copy].

1 folio
06 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/71/6

Telegram from Australian Navy Board to Admiralty, on examination of the coast of New Guinea by the "Paramatta", "Warrego" and "Yarra" [typescript copy].

1 folio
08 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/71/7-8

Telegram from Admiralty to C. in C., China, Singapore, on search for German cruiser "Dresden" by Royal Navy and the Japanese Navy [typescript copy].

1 folio
09 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/71/9-10

Telegram from Director, Royal Indian Marine to Admiralty, on political and military situation in the Persian Gulf [typescript copy].

2 folios
11 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/71/11

Telegram from Director, Royal Indian Marine, Bombay, to Admiralty, reporting telegram from Political Agent, Muscat, stating that situation was very critical, asking for warship to be sent immediately [typescript copy].

1 folio
11 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/71/12

Telegram from Admiralty to Director, Royal Indian Marine, Bombay, on request for warship from Political Agent, Muscat. Ordering him to send a ship if possible, but not HMS "Chatham" as her defects were too urgent [typescript copy].

1 folio
11 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/71/13

Telegram from C. in C., China, Singapore to Admiralty, on search for German cruiser "Dresden" [typescript copy].

1 folio
11 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/71/14

Minute from Naval Intelligence Department to Admiral Sir Henry Oliver, Chief of Staff, Admiralty, on location of German cruiser, "Bremen", believed to be in Home Waters [typescript copy].

1 folio
11 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/71/15

Telegram from Admiralty to Senior Naval Officer, Bombay, on refit of HMS "Chatham" [typescript copy].

1 folio
12 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/71/16

Telegram from C. in C., China, Singapore to Admiralty on search for German cruiser "Dresden" [typescript copy].

1 folio
12 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/71/17

Telegram from C. in C., East Indies, Port Said to Admiralty, on military situation in Muscat [typescript copy].

1 folio
20 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/71/18

Telegram from C. in C., China, Singapore to Admiralty, reporting intact safes aboard German cruiser "Emden". Stating that he was sending the "Cadmus" to investigate and to destroy the ship's guns [typescript copy].

1 folio
20 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/71/19-20

Telegram from C. in C., East Indies, Port Said to Admiralty, on refit of HMS "Chatham" [typescript copy].

1 folio
22 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/71/21

Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Australian Navy Board, giving permission for relatives of crews of Australian ships in the Dardanelles to be given news of their new sphere of action "Yes. Keep it out of the newspapers" [typescript copy].

1 folio
31 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/71/22

Telegram from C. in C., China, Singapore to Naval Secretary, Admiralty, asking when his relief was due, and what staff he would bring [typescript copy].

1 folio
03 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/71/23

Telegram from Admiralty to C. in C., China, Singapore, on search for German cruiser, "Dresden" [typescript copy].

1 folio
15 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/71/24

Telegram from C. in C., China, Singapore to Admiralty, reporting that the right wing of the 5th Light Infantry had mutinied, killing some officers and European civilians [typescript copy].

1 folio
16 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/71/25

Telegram from C. in C., China, Singapore to Admiralty, reporting on mutiny by 5th Light Infantry, with one naval casualty, a stoker from HMS "Cadmius" [typescript copy].

1 folio
18 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/71/26

Admiralty Chief Censor's intercepted message from Balloch, Glasgow to Ballochis, London, on report that the German cruisers "Dresden" and "Karlsruhe" had bombarded Singapore [annotated "Held pending instructions"].

1 folio
19 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/71/27-28

Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Australian Navy Board, on use of HMS "Australia" as Flagship of the 2nd Battle Cruiser Squadron in the North Sea. Also commenting on successful initial attack on the Dardanelles [typescript copy].

2 folios
21 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/71/29-30

Telegram from Admiralty to Australian Navy Board, and others, on sighting of German cruiser "Dresden" off South American coast [2 typescript copies].

2 folios
11 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/71/31

Telegram from Australian Navy Board to Admiralty on search for German cruiser, "Dresden" and "Eitel Frederich" [typescript copy].

1 folio
14 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/71/32

Telegram from Admiralty to Australian Navy Board, reporting sinking of German cruiser "Dresden" [typescript copy].

1 folio
[Feb] 1915
CHAR 13/71/33-34

Admiralty Historical Section precis of telegrams on military situation in West Africa [typescript copy].

2 folios
05 Mar 1915 - 16 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/71/35

Telegram from Ross, San Francisco, United States, to Admiralty, reporting that a British subject had heard German officers at Honolulu say that the cruisers "Karlsruhe" and "Prinz Eitel Frederick" were in the Indian Ocean [typescript copy].

1 folio
18 Mar 1915 - 18 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/71/36

Telegram from French Naval Attache, Admiralty, London to Ministry of Marine, Paris, on indications that Germans in the Cameroons were receiving arms, ammunition and supplies from neighbouring Spanish Colonies [typescript copy].

1 folio
21 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/71/37

Telegram from Australian Navy Board to Admiralty, asking what information could be published about the loss of HMS "Audacious" sunk by a mine in the Irish Sea in October 1914. With WSC's reply stating that the Germans were unaware of the loss of the "Audacious", and they should act to keep up this impression [typescript copy].

1 folio
23 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/71/38

Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to C. in C., China, asking him to retain his post for the time being [typescript copy].

1 folio
01 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/71/39

Telegram from Admiralty to HMS "Chatham", on completion of refit [typescript copy].

1 folio
04 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/71/40

Telegram from Senior Naval Officer, Bombay to Admiralty, on refit of HMS "Chatham" [typescript copy].

1 folio
09 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/71/41

Telegram from Senior Naval Officer, Bombay, India to Admiralty, on refit of HMS "Chatham" [typescript copy].

1 folio
11 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/71/42

Telegram from Senior Naval Officer, Bombay, India to Admiralty, on refit of HMS "Chatham" [typescript copy].

1 folio
22 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/71/43

Admiralty Chief Censor's intercepted message from Roberts, Paris to Associated, New York, on British blockade of the West African coast [typescript copy, annotated "passed"].

1 folio
23 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/71/44

Telegram from Senior Naval Officer, Bombay, India to Admiralty, reporting that HMS "Chatham" had left on 23 Apr [typescript copy].

1 folio
24 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/71/45

Telegram from C. in C., China to Admiralty, reporting that a Japanese Squadron had been ordered to concentrate at Pescadores. Also stating that Japanese ultimatum to China would expire at 1800 hrs on 9 May, and that the Japanese would take no aggressive measures unless China took them first [typescript copy].

1 folio
07 May 1915
CHAR 13/71/46

Telegram from Australian Navy Board to Admiralty, on press statement that A.E.2 had been sunk in the Sea of Marmora, and the crew taken prisoner. Asking if report was true [typescript copy].

1 folio
12 May 1915
CHAR 13/71/47

Telegram from Admiralty to Australian Navy Board confirming Turkish statement that the submarine A.E.2 had been sunk entering the Sea of Marmora. Stating that the report had been passed for publication, adding that no confirmation had been received [typescript copy].

1 folio
12 May 1915
CHAR 13/71/48

Telegram from Admiralty to Commodore, Hong Kong on strengthening of P.&O. steamers for anti-submarine armament for passing through the Mediterranean [typescript copy].

1 folio
15 May 1915
CHAR 13/71/49

Telegram from Admiralty to Australian Navy Board, on the loss of submarine A.E.2 in the Dardanelles [typescript copy].

1 folio
18 May 1915
CHAR 13/71/50

Telegram from Admiralty to Senior Naval Officer, Bombay, on cost of preparing merchant vessels for anti-submarine armament for passing through the Mediterranean [typescript copy].

1 folio
22 May 1915
CHAR 13/71/51

Telegram from Duala to Admiralty, on blockade of German South West Africa [later Namibia]. [typescript copy].

1 folio
25 May 1915
CHAR 13/71/52-53

Admiralty Historical Section precis of telegrams on Cameroons expedition [typescript copy].

2 folios
24 Dec 1914 - 15 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/71/54

Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, to Senior Naval Officer, Duala, asking him to prepare despatch for publication in the "London Gazatte" on Naval share of operations in Cameroons [typescript copy].

1 folio
06 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/71/55-56

Admiralty Historical Section precis of telegrams in the Cameroons expedition [typescript copy].

2 folios
15 Feb 1915 - 18 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/71/57-58

Telegram from HMS "Challenger", Duala to Admiralty, on Cameroons expedition [typescript copy].

2 folios
24 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/71/59

Telegram from HMS "Challenger", Duala to Admiralty, asking if concentration of enemy ships was on the African or the American side of the Atlantic, as the Germans in the Cameroons were keen to gain certain coastal points suitable for disembarkation [typescript copy].

1 folio
24 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/71/60-61

Extract from "Weser Zeitung", on allegations that the British forces in the Cameroons were paying natives 50s for every German killed [typescript copy].

2 folios
23 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/71/62

Telegram from Admiralty to Senior Naval Officer, "Astraea", asking for information on Naval operations off South West Africa [typescript copy].

1 folio
22 May 1915
CHAR 13/71/63-64

Telegram from Admiralty to Senior naval Officer, HMS "Challenger", stating that it was not proposed that he should give up post as S.N.O., Cameroons, unless forced by ill health. Stating that he should exchange vessels with Captain Sykes of the "Astraea" [typescript copy].

2 folios
22 May 1915