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(Untitled), 02 Nov 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/4/3-6

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Minute from Rear-Admiral Alexander Bethell, Director of Naval Intelligence, to WSC stating that there was no real necessity for a wireless station in the Shetland Islands, as it would be the wartime base of the 7th Cruiser Squadron, which was equipped with wireless; also stating that a base would cost around 9,000 pounds and require a force of 25 men to defend it. Bethell adds that German influence was not very marked in the islands, and that very few German ships had visited there since 1904; includes attached report on the number and distribution of the population and a list of ships to have visited Lerwick since 1909.


  • Creation: 02 Nov 1911

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