Papers relating to German ship building in the run up to the First World War, 1909-01 - 1911-08
Scope and Contents
Includes: originals of reports by Commander Sir [Arthur] Trevor Dawson to McKenna while he was First Lord of the Admiralty, 1909-11; Cabinet memoranda by McKenna and Winston Churchill [President of the Board of Trade] on naval matters, particularly requirements for a naval war staff, naval estimates and European battleship building programmes; paper from the Sea Lords supporting McKenna's view that Germany might have 21 dreadnoughts (or at least 17) by 1912; memorandum by McKenna in tribute to Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher following his [initial] retirement as 1st Sea Lord.
- 1909-01 - 1911-08
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
Language of Materials
Finding aid date
- From the Fonds: McKenna, Reginald, 1863 - 1943 (politician) (Person)
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