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Papers relating to German ship building in the run up to the First World War, 1909-01 - 1911-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCKN 3/31

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.


  • Creation: 1909-01 - 1911-08



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Finding aid date

2005-11-17 16:31:52.840000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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