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Royal Navy

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Found in 81 Collections and/or Records:

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Article from Country Life on Admiralty Old Building, Whitehall, 1923-07 - 1923-11

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/3/64
Scope and Contents Bound copy of articles on the Admiralty buildings and furniture.
Dates: 1923-07 - 1923-11
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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Biographical material collected by Donald McLachlan relating to Admiral of the Fleet Sir Dudley Pound

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DUPO
Scope and Contents Pound's own papers were destroyed (by burning), shortly after World War Two, by his fellow admirals Cunningham and Geoffrey Blake.
Dates: 1865 - 1968
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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British Naval Intelligence Papers, mainly of Donald McLachlan and Patrick Beesly.

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MLBE
Scope and Contents The collection includes: McLachlan's papers for "Room 39"; Beesly's papers for "Very Special Intelligence" and for "Very Special Admiral"; and papers of Commander Lloyd Hirst, an intelligence officer.
Dates: 1926 - 1980
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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Cabinet paper by 1st Sea Lord on the Fleet, 1915-01

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCKN 4/5
Scope and Contents Extracts from a memorandum by Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher on the use of the submarine.
Dates: 1915-01
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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Cabinet Papers on naval and general First World War subjects, 1910-10 - 1915-05

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCKN 4/7
Scope and Contents Includes: memorandum by the First Lord of the Admiralty [Winston Churchill] on the formation of a naval War Staff; diary of a visit to Berlin by 1st Lord Haldane [Secretary of State for War] and his discussions with the German Chancellor [Theobald von Bethmann Hollweg], Kaiser Wilhelm II, Grand-Admiral Alfred von Tirpitz [Head of the German Admiralty] and with J Cambon [? French Ambassador to Germany] on the balance of power in Europe, the increase in the British and German fleets, territorial...
Dates: 1910-10 - 1915-05
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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Cabinet papers on naval policy and naval statistics, 1917-07

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCKN 7/1
Scope and Contents Includes: memorandum by Winston Churchill on naval war policy, particularly the ineffectiveness of the distant blockade and the Navy's defensive approach, while submarines were attacking commercial shipping, and the advantages of inshore offensives from an overseas base close to Germany, such as the Frisian Islands, Borkum or Sylt; comparative tables for the Anglo-American and German fleets, supplied by Churchill.
Dates: 1917-07
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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Cartoons, 1909-01-17 - 1910-05-04

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BRDW I Press 18
Scope and Contents Cartoons of WSC on Tariff Reform, Budget, Navy debate, Unemployment insurance, Female Suffrage, Labour Exchanges, electoral reform (WSC appearing in Parliament in pyjamas); photos of CSC.
Dates: 1909-01-17 - 1910-05-04
Conditions Governing Access: From the Series: Accessible on microfilm.
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Correspondence A - Z, 1921-01 - 1921-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/1/4
Scope and Contents Correspondents (mainly congratulating LSA on his appointment as Parliamentary and Financial Secretary to the Admiralty and regretting his departure from the Colonial Office) include: Alfred Ashbolt, Agent-General for Tasmania; [William] Wedgwood Benn [later 1st Lord Stansgate]; Sir Robert Borden (2); Sir Arthur Griffith-Boscawen; Sir Thomas Bramsdon; 1st Lord Buxton; Lord Carson; James Calder, former Canadian Minister of Immigration and Colonization; Ivy Chamberlain, on [Joseph] Austen...
Dates: 1921-01 - 1921-12
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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Correspondence A - Z, 1922-01 - 1922-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/1/5
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Lord Burnham, commenting on LSA's work at the Overseas Settlement Committee; General 1st Lord Birdwood [General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Northern Army in India], congratulating LSA on his Emigration Bill; 1st Lord Blyth; [Joseph] Austen Chamberlain [Leader of the Conservative Party] on the disagreements between himself and LSA over the break up of the Coalition Government (4); [Austen] Neville Chamberlain, congratulating LSA on becoming a Privy Councillor and hoping...
Dates: 1922-01 - 1922-12
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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Correspondence A - Z, 1923-01 - 1923-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/1/8
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Commander-in-Chief Atlantic Fleet [Vice-Admiral Sir John de Robeck], thanking LSA for his congratulatory message to the Fleet following its spring cruise; Lucy Baldwin; Stanley Baldwin, Prime Minister, on a disagreement between LSA and 1st Lord Curzon [Foreign Secretary]; Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Beatty [1st Sea Lord] on the Cabinet's refusal to allow the Navy control of its own air forces (2); Sir Arthur Griffith-Boscawen on opposition to him; Winston Churchill,...
Dates: 1923-01 - 1923-12
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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Correspondence A - Z, 1924-01 - 1924-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/1/9
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Sir Maurice Hankey, Clerk of the Privy Council; Sir Robert Borden, congratulating LSA on becoming Secretary of State for the Colonies, commenting on the November General Election and the caucus system, and on a federal system for Ireland (3); Estella, Lady Cave (2); [Joseph] Austen Chamberlain on a row with LSA in the Shadow Cabinet; Winston Churchill, on subjects including a story from Herodotus, Churchill’s distress at the political situation, with the Empire being...
Dates: 1924-01 - 1924-12
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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Correspondence between Trenchard and Winston Churchill, 1919-04 - 1927-04

Reference Code: GBR/0014/TREN 1
Scope and Contents Subjects include: co-operation with the Admiralty over a naval air service; the possible abolition of the Air Ministry and uncertainty over the Royal Air Force's future; relations between the Admiralty and Air Ministry; aircraft carriers and the Fleet Air Arm; the defence of Singapore; expansion of the RAF.
Dates: 1919-04 - 1927-04
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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Cuttings, 1910-05-05 - 1912-02-17

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BRDW I Press 19
Scope and Contents Cartoons and photos of WSC as Home Secretary, on Clause Four, electoral reform, crime; articles of WSC’s speeches on reform of House of Lords, Aliens Act, Navy, Home Rule.
Dates: 1910-05-05 - 1912-02-17
Conditions Governing Access: From the Series: Accessible on microfilm.
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Cuttings, 1912-02-09 - 1913-10-21

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BRDW I Press 20
Scope and Contents Cuttings on WSC’s Belfast speech [Ulster, Northern Ireland]; cartoons of WSC and Navy, Home Rule, Anglo-German arms race; photos of WSC inspecting ships.
Dates: 1912-02-09 - 1913-10-21
Conditions Governing Access: From the Series: Accessible on microfilm.
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Cuttings, 1913-10-21 - 1915-10-30

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BRDW I Press 21
Scope and Contents Cuttings and cartoons of WSC suggesting 'naval holiday' for Britain and Germany; articles (some German and French) on relations between Britain, Germany and Austria-Hungary; photos of WSC inspecting seaplanes; cartoons and WSC’s speeches on Home Rule, Navy, Antwerp [Belgium], Dardanelles.
Dates: 1913-10-21 - 1915-10-30
Conditions Governing Access: From the Series: Accessible on microfilm.
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Cuttings, 1923-04-14 - 1923-11-01

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BRDW I Press 23
Scope and Contents Reviews of ‘The World Crisis’, and articles on Navy debate.
Dates: 1923-04-14 - 1923-11-01
Conditions Governing Access: From the Series: Accessible on microfilm.
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Cuttings concerning WSC’s role in the lead up to, and commencement of, the Second World War, 1939-07 - 1939-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BRDW I Press 29 1
Scope and Contents Career: Speculation over WSC joining the cabinet, possibly as the First Lord of the Admiralty, supported by popular demand; public ‘backlash’ against [Arthur] Neville Chamberlain’s administration of appeasement; War Cabinet is formed with WSC as First Lord of the Admiralty, speculation over his possible future as Prime Minister; WSC comes under sustained attack from the Nazi press (German cuttings). Foreign Policy: Germany threatens Polish territory; Invasion of Poland triggers the...
Dates: 1939-07 - 1939-12
Conditions Governing Access: From the Series: Accessible on microfilm.
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Disarmament, 1932-11 - 1937-04

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/5/27
Scope and Contents Annotated papers, including: Conservative and Unionist Central Office hints for speakers on disarmament; copy of the Government's declaration on disarmament policy (1932); draft disarmament convention (1933); Government memorandum for the 1934 Disarmament Conference; exchange of notes between Britain and Germany on the limitation of naval armaments; copy of a treaty between Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, the United States and France on the limitation of naval armaments (1936);...
Dates: 1932-11 - 1937-04
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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Financial Limitation, Technological Innovation and British Naval Policy, 1904-1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SUMI
Scope and Contents Doctoral dissertation for the University of Chicago.
Dates: 1982-08
Conditions Governing Access: The dissertation is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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First World War diaries, 1914 - 1916

Reference Code: GBR/0014/TGNH 8
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Probably the most interesting items in the Haldane papers are the very detailed and informative journals Haldane kept during his tours of the power installations of Russia, Sweden and America in the nineteen thirties and of New Zealand in the nineteen fifties. The collection also contains many articles on electrical power by Haldane together with notes and drafts of talks and lectures. There is also very interesting correspondence with Sir John Cockcroft and Dr. Monty Finniston about atomic...
Dates: 1914 - 1916
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: With a few exceptions which are noted in the catalogue, the papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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General articles 1914-18: official naval despatches No 3, 1914-08 - 1914-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/3/11
Scope and Contents Copy of a special illustrated pamphlet by the Graphic, reproducing Admiralty despatches on events including: the loss of HMS Aboukir, HMS Hogue and HMS Cressy; the battle of the Bight of Heligoland [Germany]; the sinking of the German cruiser Emden; the loss of Rear-Admiral Christopher Cradock's squadron off Chile; the battle of the Falkland Islands; naval assistance to the army in France; the work of the Naval Flying Corps; German and British naval losses up to December 1914.
Dates: 1914-08 - 1914-12
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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General: Fisher Correspondence, 1908 - 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCKN 6
Scope and Contents Letters from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher [1st Sea Lord, 1904-10 and 1914-15], mainly on Admiralty business, including the naval estimates, but also ranging over Fisher's more general concerns, including his feud with Admiral Lord Charles Beresford and his good and bad opinions of various other naval and political figures, comments on the political situation, his relations with Winston Churchill as First Lord of the Admiralty, his resignation during the Dardanelles Campaign and...
Dates: 1908 - 1920
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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HMS Bulwark, 1906-02

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MISC 112
Scope and Contents Mounted print of the battleship HMS Bulwark at Malta, following her refit, signed by [?] the ship's officers, including Admiral Lord Charles Beresford, Commander-in-Chief of the Mediterranean Fleet.
Dates: 1906-02
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required. Some material within the collection is closed to researchers.
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Inventory of furniture of Admiralty House, Whitehall, 1922-09

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/3/63
Scope and Contents Includes photographs of the rooms in Admiralty House.
Dates: 1922-09
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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Maritime Supremacy, 1955-01 - 1955-07

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCLN 2/3
Scope and Contents Drafts of a paper by Maclean giving an appreciation of the state of British marine engineering, with associated correspondence, comments from Maclean's colleagues and related articles.
Dates: 1955-01 - 1955-07
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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