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CHAR 13/72 Official: Admiralty Telegrams.

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CHAR 13/72/1-2

Telegram from Admiral Sir Doveton Sturdee, HMS "Invincible" to Admiralty, on Battle of the Falklands [typescript copy].

1 folio
02 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/72/3

Telegram from Admiralty to British Consul, Punta Arenas, Chile, confirming that 5000 pounds would be paid for authentic news of present location of the German cruiser "Dresden" "no cure no pay" [typescript copy].

1 folio
05 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/72/4

Telegram from Admiralty to Admiral Sir Doveton Sturdee, St Vincent, asking why his ships did not proceed to Punta Arenas following Battle of the Falklands, on order to cable the Admiralty [typescript copy].

1 folio
05 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/72/5

Telegram from Vice-Admiral Sir Doveton Sturdee, HMS Invincible", St Vincent, to Admiralty, Battle of the Falklands, and his reasons for not proceeding to Punta Arenas following the battle. Objecting to being called upon to give reasons for his actions in three separate telegrams [typescript copy].

1 folio
06 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/72/6

Telegram from Admiralty to Vice-Admiral Sir Doveton Sturdee, HMS Invincible", St Vincent, stating that he last paragraph of his telegram of 6 Jan, [objecting to being called upon to justify his actions in three telegrams] was improper, and should not be repeated. Stating that the Board of Admiralty would await his written report and despatches before reaching a conclusion [typescript copy].

1 folio
06 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/72/7

Telegram from Malcolm Robertson, British Embassy, Rio de Janiero, Brazil to Foreign Office, on confiscation of wireless equipment of German ships in Brazilian ports [typescript copy].

1 folio
08 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/72/8

Telegram from San Francisco to Admiralty, reporting rumours that the German cruiser "Dresden" was coming to San Francisco, or was "somehow in communication with the City" [typescript copy].

1 folio
13 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/72/9

Telegram from San Francisco to Admiralty, on search for German cruiser "Dresden".

1 folio
14 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/72/10

Minute from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to the First Sea Lord, Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, on concern that the Royal Navy had no ship superior to the German cruiser, "Dresden" on the Pacific coast of North America [typescript copy].

1 folio
19 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/72/11

Telegram from Admiralty to Intelligence Officer, Montevideo, Uruguay, orders to Rear-Admiral, Falkland Islands, to keep Admiralty informed of movements of his ships [typescript copy].

1 folio
21 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/72/12

Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Vice Admiral Sir Doveton Sturdee, asking him to recommend 50 additional Warrant Officers, Petty Officers and men for the Distinguished Service Medal or for special promotion for their bearing and conduct in the Falklands action [manuscript copy].

1 folio
18 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/72/13

Admiralty Chief Censor's intercepted message from [Leonard] Biggs, Melbourne, Australia to Daily Chronicle, London, on sinking of German steamship "Eleonore Waormann" by HMS "Australia" [typescript copy].

1 folio
23 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/72/14

Telegram from Australian Navy Board to Admiralty, asking if they could publish news of sinking of German supply ship by HMS "Australia", with Admiralty reply "no objection" [typescript copy].

1 folio
20 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/72/15

Telegram from Admiralty to HMS "Carnarvon", on search for German cruiser "Dresden" [typescript copy].

1 folio
16 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/72/16

Admiralty Chief Censor's intercepted message from Berry, The Hague to Associated Press, London, on exploits of German auxiliary cruiser "Cap Trafalgar" [typescript copy].

1 folio
30 Jan 1915
CHAR 13/72/17-18

Telegram from Senior Naval Officer, Gibraltar to Admiralty, on honours and promotions given to officers and men of HMS "Carnarvon" [typescript copy].

2 folios
07 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/72/19

Telegram from Admiralty to HMS "Glasgow", orders to call frequently at Punta Arenas, Chile, while operating in the Magellan Straits [typescript copy].

1 folio
07 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/72/20

Telegram from Alfred Mitchell-Innes, British Minister, Uruguay to Foreign Office, on search for German cruiser "Dresden" [typescript copy].

1 folio
07 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/72/21

Telegram from Admiralty to Intelligence Officer, Montevideo, Uruguay, asking if Last Hope Inlet in the Magellan Straits had been examined by British ships searching for the "Dresden" [typescript copy].

1 folio
10 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/72/23

Telegram from Admiralty to HMS "Bristol", Punta Arenas, on abuse of Chilean neutrality by the German cruiser, "Dresden" [typescript copy].

1 folio
14 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/72/24

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

1 folio
16 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/72/25

Telegram from Milward, British Consul, Punta Arenas to Admiralty, reporting that he had news of the whereabouts of the German cruiser, "Dresden" [typescript copy].

1 folio
20 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/72/26

Telegram from Admiralty to HMS "Kent", on search for German cruiser "Dresden" [typescript copy].

1 folio
21 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/72/27

Telegram from HMS "Kent" to Admiralty, , on search for German cruiser "Dresden" [typescript copy].

1 folio
21 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/72/28

Telegram from Admiralty, to HMS "Kent" , on search for German cruiser "Dresden" [typescript copy].

1 folio
21 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/72/29-30

Telegram from Horatio Mackie, British Consul-General, Buenos Aires, Argentina, on reports that the Germans were using Admiralty code [2 typescript copies].

1 folio
24 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/72/31

Telegram from Intelligence Officer, Montevideo to Admiralty, passing on wireless messages from Port Stanley;, Falkland Islands, on search for German cruiser, "Dresden" [typescript copy].

1 folio
25 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/72/32

Telegram from Rear-Admiral, 5th Cruiser Squadron to Admiralty, reporting that HMS "Carnarvon" had struck a rock, and would not be joining the Squadron [typescript copy].

1 folio
25 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/72/33

Telegram from Admiralty to Rear Admiral Archibald Stoddart, asking about prospects for salving HMS "Carnarvon", which had struck a rock [typescript copy].

1 folio
26 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/72/34

Telegram from Admiralty to Intelligence Officer, Pernambuco, on search for German cruiser "Kronprinz Wilhelm" [typescript copy].

1 folio
27 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/72/35

Telegram from Intelligence Officer, Pernambuco to Admiralty, on search for German cruiser "Kronprinz Wilhelm", reporting that the ship was off the Racalada Lightship on 20 Feb [typescript copy].

1 folio
28 Feb 1915
CHAR 13/72/36

Telegram from Allan Maclean, British Consul-General, Valparaiso, reporting that the German cruiser, "Dresden" was at Worsley Sound, Last Hope Inlet [typescript copy].

1 folio
01 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/72/37

Telegram from Admiralty to Intelligence Officer, Montevideo, reporting intelligence that the German cruiser "Dresden" was at Worsley Sound, Last Hope Inlet [typescript copy].

1 folio
01 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/72/38

Telegram from Rear-Admiral Archibald Stoddart, 5th Cruiser Squadron, to Admiralty, on repairs to HMS "Carnarvon" [typescript copy].

1 folio
01 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/72/39

Telegram from HMS "Glasgow" to Admiralty, on search for German cruiser "Dresden" [typescript copy].

1 folio
02 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/72/40

Telegram from Rear-Admiral Archibald Stoddart, HMS "Vindictive", Rio de Janiero, to Admiralty, on movement of German supply ships between South American ports [typescript copy].

1 folio
02 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/72/41-43

Telegram from Admiralty to Rear-Admiral Archibald Stoddart, HMS "Vindictive", Rio de Janiero, on search for "Dresden" and other German cruisers in South American waters, with Admiralty note of Stoddart's squadron, and other ships in the Pacific [typescript copy].

3 folios
04 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/72/44

Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Captain J D Allen, HMS "Kent", congratulations on award of CB [typescript copy].

1 folio
09 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/72/45

Telegram from Milward, British Consul-Genera, Punta Arenas, Chile, on position of German cruiser, "Dresden" [typescript copy].

1 folio
10 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/72/46-47

Telegram from HMS "Glasgow" to Admiralty, on search for German cruiser "Dresden" [typescript copy].

2 folios
10 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/72/48

Telegram from HMS "Kent", Coronel, to Admiralty, reporting sighting of German cruiser, "Dresden" [typescript copy].

1 folio
11 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/72/49

Telegram from Allen Maclean, British Minister, Valparaiso to Admiralty, on search for German cruiser "Dresden" [typescript copy].

1 folio
12 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/72/50

Telegram from HMS Glasgow, Punta Arenas, Chile, to Admiralty , on search for German cruiser, "Dresden" [typescript copy].

1 folio
14 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/72/51

Telegram from Milward, British Consul, , Punta Arenas, Chile, to Admiralty , on search for German cruiser, "Dresden" [typescript copy].

1 folio
15 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/72/52-53

Telegram from Intelligence Officer, Montevideo, Uruguay to Admiralty, account of sinking of German cruiser "Dresden" by British cruisers "Kent", "Glasgow", and "Orama" [typescript copy].

2 folios
15 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/72/54

Telegram from Admiralty to HMS "Glasgow", congratulations on defeat of German cruiser "Dresden", ordering squadron to disperse to look for German supply ships [typescript copy].

1 folio
15 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/72/55

Minute from [WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty] to Chief of Staff, Admiralty, suggesting that survivors from the "Dresden" be questioned to find out the movements of the ship since the Battle of the Falklands [typescript copy].

1 folio
16 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/72/56

Telegram from HMS "Orama", Valparaiso to Admiralty, on movements of German cruiser "Dresden" following Battle of the Falklands" [typescript copy].

1 folio
16 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/72/57-58

Admiralty Chief censor's intercepted message from Lorrie, Valparaiso to Daily Mail, London, account of sinking of the "Dresden" by the British cruisers "Glasgow", "Kent" and "Orama" [typescript copy].

2 folios
17 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/72/59-60

Telegram from HMS "Orama", Valparaiso, to Admiralty, on sinking of German cruiser "Dresden", asking that no future telegrams be sent to the squadron addressed "Vallenar". Vallenar, a secret coaling base on the Chilean coast was uninhabited, and had no telegraph. Stating that the address gave rise to awkward questions from the Chilean authorities [typescript copy].

2 folios
17 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/72/61

Telegram from Milward, British Consul, Punta Arenas, Chile, to Admiralty, on movements of the German cruiser "Dresden" following the Battle of the Falklands [typescript copy].

1 folio
18 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/72/62

Telegram from Admiralty to Milward, British Consul, Punta Arenas, Chile, on movements of the German cruiser "Dresden" following the Battle of the Falklands [typescript copy].

1 folio
18 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/72/63

Telegram from Admiralty to Milward, British Consul, Punta Arenas, Chile, approving expenditure of 250 pounds. [typescript copy].

1 folio
18 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/72/64

Telegram from Admiralty to Intelligence Officers, Jamaica, Montevideo, St Vincent and Pernambuco, summary of rulings on visits of Naval colliers and ex-colliers to South American ports for the purpose of securing freight-hire [typescript copy].

1 folio
24 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/72/65-66

Telegram from British Embassy, Santiago, Chile, to Foreign Office, on the crew of the German cruiser Dresden, who were interned in the city [typescript copy].

2 folios
25 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/72/67-68

Telegram from Foreign Office to British Embassy, Santiago, Chile, reporting that the Chilean Minister in London had lodged a protest about the sinking of the German cruiser "Dresden", arguing that the ship had already been interned before the arrival of the British warships [typescript copy].

2 folios
25 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/72/69

Telegram from Foreign Office to British Embassy, Santiago, Chile, agreeing that the crew of the "Dresden" should be given parole within Chilean territory, as requested by the Chilean Government [typescript copy].

2 folios
25 Mar 1915
CHAR 13/72/70

Telegram from Admiralty to Rear-Admiral Archibald Stoddart, orders to hand over command of station to Captain John Luce of HMS "Glasgow", and return to Britain immediately [typescript copy].

1 folio
13 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/72/71

Telegram from Admiralty to Commanding Officer, HMS "Kent", Paita, Peru, congratulations on "fine steaming" in pursuit of the German cruiser "Dresden" on 8 Mar [typescript copy].

1 folio
27 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/72/72

Telegram from Rennie, British Minister, Lima, Peru to Foreign Office, on arrival of German supply ship "Sierra-Cordoba" in Peruvian waters [typescript copy].

1 folio
21 May 1915
CHAR 13/72/73-74

Telegram from Naval Attacht, Callao, Peru, to Intelligence Department, Admiralty, suggesting appointment of an Intelligence Officer, attached to Staff in Santiago de Chile [typescript copy].

1 folio
29 May 1915