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(Untitled), 31 Aug 1912

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/12/92-95
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Letter from WSC [(Admiralty)], to Vice-Admiral Cecil Burney [Vice-Admiral Commanding the 3rd Squadron], on Burney's notes on the naval manoeuvres, including the strategical circumstances arising from the outbreak of war with Germany and Fleet coaling arrangements on the east coast of Scotland. [Carbon].

Dates: 31 Aug 1912
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 04 Sep 1912

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/13/24-27
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Minute from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty], to the 1st Sea Lord [Admiral Sir Francis Bridgeman], and the Director of the Manning Department, on proposed fleet and ship movements. [Carbon].

Dates: 04 Sep 1912
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 04 Sep 1912

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/13/28
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Minute from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty], to the 1st Sea Lord [Admiral Sir Francis Bridgeman], 2nd Sea Lord [Prince Louis of Battenberg, later 1st Lord Milford Haven] and 3rd Sea Lord [Vice-Admiral Charles Briggs], and the Chief of Staff, Admiralty [? Sir Henry Jackson], on the protection of Wireless Rooms in the ships of the First Fleet. WSC asks how many were unprotected, and if it were true that this defect existed in almost all battleships except the most modern ones. [Carbon].

Dates: 04 Sep 1912
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 04 Sep 1912

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/13/31
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Minute from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to the 3rd Sea Lord [Vice-Admiral Charles Briggs] and the Director of Naval Ordnance [Rear-Admiral Frederick Tudor, earlier Frederick Jones], on reports of faults with the cordite hoists of HMS Natal, asking if it was true that she could not fire 30 rounds quickly from any guns because the little rollers in the cordite hoists were broken off or jammed. [Carbon].

Dates: 04 Sep 1912
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 04 Sep 1912

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/13/32-33
Scope and Contents Minute by WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty], circulated to the 1st Sea Lord [Admiral Sir Francis Bridgeman], the 2nd Sea Lord [Prince Louis of Battenberg, later 1st Lord Milford Haven], the 3rd Sea Lord [Vice-Admiral Charles Briggs], the Additional Civil Lord [Sir Francis Hopwood, later 1st Lord Southborough], the Director of Naval Ordnance [Rear-Admiral Frederick Tudor, earlier Frederick Jones] and the Admiralty Chief of Staff [? Sir Henry Jackson] on the advantages of the Cromarty Firth as...
Dates: 04 Sep 1912
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 10 Jul 1912

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/9/130-131
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Letter from 1st Lord Roberts, (Englemere, Ascot, Berkshire), to WSC, objecting to the policy of withdrawing ships from the Mediterranean to strengthen the Home Fleet.

Dates: 10 Jul 1912
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 10 Jul 1912

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/9/132
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Minute from Prince Louis of Battenberg [2nd Sea Lord, later 1st Lord Milford Haven] to WSC, on the policy of withdrawing ships from the Mediterranean to strengthen the Home Fleet.

Dates: 10 Jul 1912
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 12 Jul 1912

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/9/133
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Letter from WSC, (Admiralty), to 1st Lord Roberts, defending the policy of withdrawing ships from the Mediterranean to strengthen the Home Fleet. [Hand-written copy].

Dates: 12 Jul 1912
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 03 Aug 1912

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/10/3
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Letter from Captain Hugh Watson, [Naval Attache, Berlin, Germany] (British Embassy, Berlin), to Edward Marsh [Secretary to WSC], on the German reaction to British supplementary naval estimates.

Dates: 03 Aug 1912
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 08 Aug 1912

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/10/11-13
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Minute from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to the 1st Sea Lord [Admiral Sir Francis Bridgeman], on mobilisation plans, particularly the desirability of accelerating the formation of the 6th Battle Squadron and increasing battleship strength in the 2nd Fleet. [Carbon copy].

Dates: 08 Aug 1912
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), [18] [Aug] 1912

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/10/24-32
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Memorandum by WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty], on the changes in the new Table of Admiralty business, which was to divide and re-organise the work of the Controller's Department, and relieve the 3rd Sea Lord of day to day administrative duties, leaving him free to concentrate on ship design and clearing delays in shipbuilding. [Hand-written draft, initialled by WSC].

Dates: [18] [Aug] 1912
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 21 Aug 1912

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/10/33-39
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Notes by WSC on the reports of the Finance Committee into the Naval Estimates; includes minute by WSC to the 4th Sea Lord [Captain William Pakenham], Director of Stores and Additional Civil Lord of the Admiralty [Sir Francis Hopwood, later 1st Lord Southborough] asking about consumption of coal and oil. [Carbon].

Dates: 21 Aug 1912
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 23 Aug 1912

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/10/40-42
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Minute from WSC, (Admiralty Yacht [Enchantress]), to Sir Edward Grey, [Foreign Secretary] and the Prime Minister [Herbert Asquith, later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith], on naval policy in the Mediterranean, particularly regarding France. [Hand-written, initialled by WSC, Asquith and Grey, with typed transcript].

Dates: 23 Aug 1912
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 23 Oct 1912

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/10/91
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Minute from Prince Louis of Battenberg [2nd Sea Lord, later 1st Lord Milford Haven] (Admiralty), to WSC, on the concentration of Battle Fleets in Home Waters and the policy of building up the Fleet Reserve.

Dates: 23 Oct 1912
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 29 Oct [1912]

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/10/94-97
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Draft letter from WSC (Admiralty), to the Chancellor of the Exchequer [David Lloyd George], on the ship-building programme for 1912-13. [Typescript copy, with hand-written annotations by WSC].

Dates: 29 Oct [1912]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 03 Nov 1912

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/11/5-7
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Letter from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] (The Wharf, Sutton Courtney, Berkshire) to David Lloyd George [Chancellor of the Exchequer], on naval pay. [Hand-written copy, with envelope, initialled by WSC, ? not sent].

Dates: 03 Nov 1912
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 06 Dec 1912

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/11/37
Scope and Contents Letter from 1st Lord Stamfordham [Private Secretary to King George V, earlier Arthur Bigge], (York Cottage, Sandringham, Norfolk) to WSC, on the King's approval of the appointment of a new 1st Sea Lord and 2nd Sea Lord, [Prince Louis of Battenberg, later 1st Lord Milford Haven and Rear-Admiral Sir John Jellicoe), and his agreement to make the retiring 1st Sea Lord, Admiral Sir Francis Bridgeman, a GCB [Knight Grand Cross of the Bath]. Stamfordham also passes on the King's congratulations on...
Dates: 06 Dec 1912
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 18 May 1912

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/11/43-46
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Letter from Lionel Yexley, [Editor of] the Fleet, (8 York Road, Ilford [Essex], to WSC, on naval pay and conditions.

Dates: 18 May 1912
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 14 Jul 1912 - 27 Jul 1912

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/9/112-121
Scope and Contents Letter from Admiral Sir [Archibald] Berkeley Milne [Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean], (HMS Good Hope, Mediterranean Station, Alexandria [Egypt]), to WSC, on destroyer forces in the Mediterranean and keeping up the defences of Malta; includes note by Gerald Steel [Assistant Private Secretary to WSC] forwarding the letter to the 1st Sea Lord [Admiral Sir Francis Bridgeman] and 2nd Sea Lord [Prince Louis of Battenberg, later 1st Lord Milford Haven]. [Hand-written, with typescript copy, with...
Dates: 14 Jul 1912 - 27 Jul 1912
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 14 Oct 1911

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/10/105-106
Scope and Contents Draft telegram from WSC (Home Office) to Alexander Murray, Master of Elibank [Chief Liberal Whip] on his appointment as First Lord of the Admiralty. Subjects covered include: the introduction of naval estimates which he urges should be brought before the Cabinet in November; the fact that WSC has had to delay decisions and appointments at the Home Office as they should be made by his successor; the progress of Home Office Bills; and his proposal that he should move into Admiralty House after...
Dates: 14 Oct 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Sep 1911

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/12/46
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Letter from J Freeth (Cardiff [Glamorgan, Wales]) addressed to "My dear General" about the possibility of a general strike in the coal industry over the issue of minimum wages which he thinks will take place in October, and which would threaten the coal supply to the Admiralty. Signed manuscript.

Dates: 01 Sep 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 14 Apr 1912

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/5/18-22
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Letter from WSC to Herbert Asquith, Prime Minister [later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith], on the naval policy for the Dominions, proposing the establishment of a joint Imperial Squadron, consisting of three battle cruisers, and three light cruisers, provided by Australia, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa and India. [Manuscript copy in letter book].

Dates: 14 Apr 1912
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 02 Aug 1912

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/5/29
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Letter from WSC to Sir Edward Grey [Foreign Secretary] on the exchange of naval information with Germany. [Manuscript copy in letter book].

Dates: 02 Aug 1912
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 05 Oct 1912

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/5/33
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Letter from WSC to [Rear-Admiral Sir Francis Bridgeman], 1st Sea Lord, on the gunnery question. [Manuscript copy in letter book].

Dates: 05 Oct 1912
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 08 Nov 1912

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/5/37
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Letter from WSC to Sir Edward Grey [Foreign Secretary], on naval movements in the Mediterranean. [Manuscript copy in letter book].

Dates: 08 Nov 1912
Conditions Governing Access: Open