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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), 01 Sep 1913

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/20/57-59
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Minute from [WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty] to the 1st Sea Lord [Prince Louis of Battenberg, later 1st Lord Milford Haven] on trade protection, particularly the policy of arming merchant steamers. [Carbon].

Dates: 01 Sep 1913
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 22 Oct 1913

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/20/70-73
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Letter from Sir John Brunner, President of the National Liberal Federation (Silverlands, Chertsey [Surrey]) to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] with congratulations on his appeal to Germany to "help England in the endeavour to bring about a reduction in the colossal amount spent by the civilised world in preparations for war"; Brunner states that it will be necessary to give up Britain's claim to capture and destroy private property at sea in time of war for such an appeal to work.

Dates: 22 Oct 1913
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 31 Mar 1915 - 05 Apr 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/49/83-87
Scope and Contents Letter from Colonel Sir Matthew Nathan [Under-Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland] to Edward Marsh [Private Secretary to WSC], sending a copy of a letter from F L Heyn, of the Ulster Steamship Company Limited, asking for the release of steamers requisitioned by the Admiralty, in order to ship flax from Russia. Nathan suggests that in view of the poverty in Belfast [Northern Ireland], one steamer might be released. Also includes note between Marsh and Graeme Thomson, Director of...
Dates: 31 Mar 1915 - 05 Apr 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 13 Dec 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/47/34-36
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Telegram from the Viceroy and Governor-General of India [2nd Lord Linlithgow, earlier Lord Hopetoun] to WSC regretting port statistics cannot be provided until Admiral Turner [? Vice-Admiral Frederick Turner, Engineer-in-Chief of the Fleet] takes office; visit by [Reginald] Stewart Mactier [Deputy Director of Port and Transit Control, Ministry of War Transport] to review allocation of ports to increased volume of shipping.

Dates: 13 Dec 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 07 Jul 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/52/76-78
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Letter and memorandum from Stanley Bruce [High Commissioner for Australia in London] to WSC urging greater defence to maintain convoys to the Soviet Union.

Dates: 07 Jul 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 14 Jun 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/53C/284-286
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Letter from WSC to [Franklin Roosevelt], President of the United States, thanking him for the gifts from the people of the United States but emphasizing that the shipping lanes are required for military purposes.

Dates: 14 Jun 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 07 Oct 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/54B/122
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Letter from WSC to [William] Averell Harriman [United States representative in London of Combined Shipping Adjustment Board] thanking him for the figures on number and type of merchant ships completed in the United States in September.

Dates: 07 Oct 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 20 Oct 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/54B/150-163
Scope and Contents Letter from WSC to [Franklin Roosevelt] President of the United States, detailing secret military plans, reorganisation of command, and projected course of the war: Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East] to attack Cyrenaica [Libya], then advance on Tripoli; invasion of Norway has been planned as a cover; reports of German preparation for invasion of Britain over North Sea; seeks introduction of American troops to Northern Ireland; command. structure between the...
Dates: 20 Oct 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 31 Oct 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/54B/182-186
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Letter from WSC to the President of the United States [Franklin Roosevelt] with major points of joint strategy: expansion of shipping convoys against U-boat attack; increase of food imports in 1943; more American troops to Britain; increasing bombing, night bombing and using aircraft against U-boats.

Dates: 31 Oct 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 12 Nov 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/54C/211
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Letter from WSC to David Robertson explaining that an Anti-U-boat Warfare Committee is considering the need for specialist aircraft to protect shipping.

Dates: 12 Nov 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), Sep 1939-May 1940

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/15/13
Scope and Contents Printed copies of telegrams and letters exchanged between "the Naval Person (WSC) and President (Franklin) Roosevelt": 11 Sept 1939 Letter from Roosevelt to WSC congratulating him on his return to the Admiralty. 5 Oct 1939 Telephone conversation summary of message from WSC to Roosevelt asking if the Iroquois off the west of Ireland has orders to search ships in those waters. 5 Oct 1940 WSC to Roosevelt agreeing to a neutral zone of 300 miles from the United States coast, stresses that if...
Dates: Sep 1939-May 1940
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), 1940

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/17/1
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Old file cover: "Norway" and "Operation Paul" [mining of Scandinavian shipping channels to prevent ore being exported to Germany].

Dates: 1940
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), 05 Jun 1940

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/17/8-9
Scope and Contents Memorandum from [Admiral of the Fleet Sir] Dudley Pound [1st Sea Lord] setting out options for Operation Paul [mining of Scandinavian shipping channels to prevent ore being exported to Germany]: sixty modified Swordfish aircraft could carry out a bombing raid on Lulea [Sweden] from carriers situated in the vicinity of Bodo and Vest Fjord [both Norway]; however as at least a quarter of aircraft and possibly a carrier could be lost, an alternative would be to operate the aircraft from the...
Dates: 05 Jun 1940
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 May 1940

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/17/16
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Minute from WSC to [Major-]General [Hastings] Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence] on obstructing German ships from removing ore from Lulea [Sweden]; suggests planting "vegetables" [mines]. [copy].

Dates: 14 May 1940
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), 02 Apr 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/20/11
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Letter from WSC to the First Lord [of the Admiralty, A V Alexander, later 1st Lord Alexander of Hillsborough] informing him that it is: "the duty of the naval authorities to carry out the approved policy of the transference of men from other shipbuilding and ship-repairing tasks to merchant ship repair work". [typescript copy].

Dates: 02 Apr 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 10 Feb 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/21A/64
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Letter from WSC to John Maclay [later 1st Lord Muirshiel] assuring him that the Defence Committee has already considered the competition for shipping tonnage between the import programme and military operations, particularly in the Middle East.

Dates: 10 Feb 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 10 Mar 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/21B/134-135
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Letter from WSC to the First Lord of the Admiralty [A V Alexander] advising that, at the suggestion of Lord Halifax [British Ambassador to the United States, earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin], Sir Arthur Salter [Parliamentary Secretary to Ministry of Shipping] should be sent to explain British import and shipping needs to the United States Government.

Dates: 10 Mar 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 10 Mar 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/21B/136
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Letter from WSC to Sir Andrew Duncan [Minister of Supply] ascertaining whether there would be any objection to Sir Arthur Salter [Parliamentary Secretary to Ministry of Shipping] becoming a member of the British Supply Council in the United States.

Dates: 10 Mar 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 10 Mar 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/21B/137-138
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Letter from WSC to the Minister of Shipping, Ronald Cross, advising him of the suggestion by Lord Halifax [British Ambassador to the United States, earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin] that Sir Arthur Salter [Parliamentary Secretary to Ministry of Shipping] should be sent to explain British import and shipping needs to the United States Government and asking for his agreement.

Dates: 10 Mar 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 12 Mar 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/21B/143-145
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Letter from WSC to Sir Arthur Salter [Head of British Merchant Shipping Mission to the United States] informing him of his mission to convince the United States Government of the assistance required with merchant shipping and increase of tonnage, inform them of the measures already taken and supervise the handling of technical questions arising from the shipbuilding programme.

Dates: 12 Mar 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), Mar 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/21B/165-166
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Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Maclay [former Minister of Shipping] on his memorandum about the Ministry of Shipping, reassuring him that the Ministry and Admiralty are on far better terms than during the last war.

Dates: Mar 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 28 Mar 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/21B/175-176
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Letter from WSC to Lawrence Holt on shipping problems; does not think laying up ships in Canada or the United States would be advisable.

Dates: 28 Mar 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 30 Apr 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/21C/216-219
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Letter from WSC to Sir Herbert Williams enclosing a report on the trans-shipment of goods into fast freighters when passing through shipping danger zones; schemes have been put into operation wherever possible. [See CHAR 20/21B/185 for initial answer to Williams's enquiry].

Dates: 30 Apr 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 13 Oct 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/22B/181-182
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Letter from WSC to Emanuel Shinwell agreeing that something should be done to reduce the size of convoys and the matter is under review by the First Lord of the Admiralty [A V Alexander].

Dates: 13 Oct 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 16 Apr 1940

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 19/7/52
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Minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC on changes to shipbuilding policy with the possibility of acquiring Scandinavian ships.

Dates: 16 Apr 1940
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open