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Maritime transport

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 380 Collections and/or Records:

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(Untitled), 21 May 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/39/1-4
Scope and Contents Telegram from WSC to Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, then Lord Irwin, British Ambassador to the United States ] reciting text of message from Wendell Wilkie [see CHAR 20/38/158 ], with cancelled draft reply from WSC to Wilkie responding in detail to Wilkie's comments about munitions and shipping and marked "submitted to President but cancelled", with actual reply from WSC to Wilkie, and with telegram from WSC to Roosevelt expressing anxiety about American position "Whatever happens you...
Dates: 21 May 1941
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), 20 May 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/39/17-21
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Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt commenting on the severity of the battle of Crete [Greece] and asking for sightings of German convoy including Bismarck and Prince Eugen recently departed from Bergen [Norway]. With memorandum on US naval patrols and U-Boat action in the Atlantic, with list of ships sunk west of 26 degrees west between 31 March and 20 May 1941.

Dates: 20 May 1941
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), 06 Sep 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/42A/94-95
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Telegram from Franklin Roosevelt, President of the United States, to WSC promising maritime assistance to reinforce the Middle East.

Dates: 06 Sep 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 24 Sep 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/43/17
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Telegram from WSC to the Viceroy of India [2nd Lord Linlithgow, earlier Lord Hopetoun] asking him to intervene and speed up shipping from Indian ports.

Dates: 24 Sep 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 02 Jan 1942 - 28 Feb 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/67/1
Scope and Contents Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, January and February 1942. Some written by WSC when in the United States.Includes texts of minutes from WSC (annotated with additional printed information) to: Major-General Leslie Hollis [Military Assistant Secretary to the War Cabinet]; Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin, British Ambassador to the United States]; the Chiefs of Staff; members of the Cabinet and other government ministers; General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to...
Dates: 02 Jan 1942 - 28 Feb 1942
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 03 Jul 1942 - 28 Aug 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/67/6
Scope and Contents Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, July and August 1942. Some written by WSC when in the Middle East.Includes texts of minutes from WSC (annotated with additional printed information) to: members of the Cabinet and other government ministers; the Chiefs of Staff; General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence]; Major-General Leslie Hollis [Military Assistant Secretary to the War Cabinet]; Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the War Cabinet].Subjects covered by the...
Dates: 03 Jul 1942 - 28 Aug 1942
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 05 Mar 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/71A/44-46
Scope and Contents Telegram from WSC to the President of the United States [Franklin Roosevelt]: reflects on the deterioration of British affairs since December 7 1941; comments on British naval plans for the Indian Ocean and North Atlantic; requests a statement of the dispositions and plans of the United States Air Force; comments on the diversion of an Allied army from the Levant-Caspian front to Australia and India, and on the need for the United States to reinforce Australia and New Zealand; comments on...
Dates: 05 Mar 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 12 Mar 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/71B/142-143
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Telegram from WSC to Harry Hopkins [Special adviser and assistant to the President of the United States], commenting on immense numbers of sinkings of tankers in the Caribbean and Western Atlantic and possible solutions.

Dates: 12 Mar 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 27 Feb 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/71A/4
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Telegram from WSC to Premier Stalin regarding the effect of the war in the Far East on the Levant-Caspian front: details troop withdrawals and diversions; comments on the problems caused by shipping scarcity; refers to maintenance of supplies for the Soviet Union and the improved naval situation in the Atlantic. Crossed through in red and marked: "cancelled".

Dates: 27 Feb 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 04 Mar 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/71A/33-34
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Telegram from WSC to the President of the United States [Franklin Roosevelt] requesting American assistance in the shipping of troops, imports and equipment: includes details of proposed troop movements and analysis of the situation with regard to imports.

Dates: 04 Mar 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 25 Apr 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/74/28-29
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Telegram from Harry Hopkins [Special adviser and assistant to the President of the United States] to WSC regarding accumulations of shipping for the Soviet Union and asking if more ships can be carried in the next convoys in order to clear this up.

Dates: 25 Apr 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 27 Apr 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/74/46-47
Scope and Contents Telegram from the President of the United States [Franklin Roosevelt] to WSC expressing his concern over plans to limit shipments of supplies to the Soviet Union: asks WSC to review the size of immediate convoys; hopes that Anthony Eden [Foreign Secretary, later 1st Lord Avon] will avoid giving the Soviet Ambassador [Ivan Maisky] any flat statement about the limit to the number of ships that can be convoyed; "It seems to me that any word reaching [Joseph] Stalin at this time that our...
Dates: 27 Apr 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 28 Apr 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/74/54-55
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Telegram from WSC to the President of the United States [Franklin Roosevelt] regarding shipments of supplies to the Soviet Union: comments on logistics of convoy sizes and tonnage; makes a recommendation for working off the present accumulation held in Iceland; "We are at our utmost strain for convoy escorts.".

Dates: 28 Apr 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 21 Mar 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/72/60
Scope and Contents Telegram from WSC to the President of the United States [Franklin Roosevelt]: comments on his loan of American shipping and release of the Queen Mary, the Queen Elizabeth and the Aquitania for British use; suggests that a further 9000 American troops be sent to Iceland; expresses pleasure at the level of shipping of American personnel; expresses anxiety at the level of air provision for the Levant-Caspian front and asks for American light bombers and fighters to be diverted to the Middle...
Dates: 21 Mar 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 04 Sep 1939 - 30 Sep 1939

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 19/3/1
Scope and Contents First Lord of the Admiralty's printed minutes, September 1939.Includes texts of minutes from WSC (sometimes annotated with additional printed information) to: various naval directors; the Sea Lords, particularly 1st [Sea Lord, Admiral of the Fleet Sir Dudley Pound] and [3rd Sea Lord and] Controller [Rear-Admiral Bruce Fraser]; [Permanent] Secretary [Sir Archibald Carter]; Deputy Chief of Naval Staff [Rear-Admiral Tom Phillips]; Prime Minister [Neville Chamberlain]; other senior officers and...
Dates: 04 Sep 1939 - 30 Sep 1939
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Nov 1939 - 30 Nov 1939

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 19/3/3
Scope and Contents First Lord of the Admiralty's printed minutes, November 1939.Includes texts of minutes from WSC (sometimes annotated with additional printed information) to: Deputy Chief of Naval Staff [Rear-Admiral Tom Phillips]; [Permanent] Secretary [Sir Archibald Carter]; the Sea Lords, particularly [3rd Sea Lord and] Controller [Rear-Admiral Bruce Fraser] and 1st Sea Lord [Admiral of the Fleet Sir Dudley Pound]; various naval directors; Professor [F A] Lindemann [later 1st Lord Cherwell] and Major...
Dates: 01 Nov 1939 - 30 Nov 1939
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Dec 1939 - 31 Dec 1939

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 19/3/4
Scope and Contents First Lord of the Admiralty's printed minutes, December 1939.Includes texts of minutes from WSC (sometimes annotated with additional printed information) to: the Sea Lords, particularly [3rd Sea Lord and] Controller [Rear-Admiral Bruce Fraser], 1st Sea Lord [Admiral of the Fleet Sir Dudley Pound], and 4th Sea Lord [and Chief of Supplies and Transport, Vice-Admiral Guy Royle]; Deputy Chief of Naval Staff [Rear-Admiral Tom Phillips]; Prime Minister [Neville Chamberlain]; [Permanent] Secretary...
Dates: 01 Dec 1939 - 31 Dec 1939
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 06 Sep 1939

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 19/4/2-8
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Memorandum from WSC on "Publicity regarding destruction of or damage to enemy submarines, British warships and merchant vessels".

Dates: 06 Sep 1939
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 16 Oct 1939

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 19/4/9
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Printed memorandum from WSC on "The urgency of chartering neutral tonnage".

Dates: 16 Oct 1939
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), [Oct 1939]

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 19/4/29
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Printed note from WSC circulating comments from Staff in the Admiralty Trade Division on a memorandum "WP(G)(39)86" [not included in the file] by the Ministry of Shipping.

Dates: [Oct 1939]
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 16 Dec 1939

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 19/4/34
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Typed memorandum from WSC with specimens of "cheerful chats" about Naval matters for BBC broadcasting; to give details of the day's casualties and the fate of ships Germaine, Ragni, HC Flood, Ursus, Atheltemplar and Inverlaine.

Dates: 16 Dec 1939
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 11 Sep 1939

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 19/2C/251-253
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Memorandum from WSC to Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain on reasons for establishing a Ministry of Shipping. [carbon].

Dates: 11 Sep 1939
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open.
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(Untitled), 20 Dec 1939

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 19/4/36
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Printed note from WSC, with enclosures on Admiralty advice to the BBC on broadcasting of shipping losses.

Dates: 20 Dec 1939
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), [Jul 1909]

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/41/20
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Notes [by Crompton Llewelyn Davies] showing that wages of the entire stoke-hole crew of the "Lusitania" for two Atlantic crossings amount to less than the royalties received by the landowner for the coal consumed on the voyages.

Dates: [Jul 1909]
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 14 Jun 1922

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/123/48-49
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Letter from Leo Weinthal (801 Salisbury House, London Wall, London) to WSC (2 Sussex Square) enclosing a copy of General Jan Smuts's introduction to the proposed history of the Cape to Cairo railway and river route [Africa] [see CHAR 2/123/50-54] and asking WSC for a contribution to the work and the loan of one or two of his Egyptian paintings for reproduction in it.

Dates: 14 Jun 1922
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.