Found in 380 Collections and/or Records:
Minute from Director of the Trade Division [Captain Maurice Mansergh] to WSC entitled "Position regarding the Danish and Norwegian Mercantile tonnage in accordance with the First Sea Lord's Minute No. 312".
Minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC listing Norwegian and Dutch vessels in various ports, by tonnage.
Incomplete minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC on shipping for the British Expeditionary Force to France.
Printed note by WSC for the War Cabinet on broadcasting of shipping losses.
Printed note by WSC for the War Cabinet on German attacks on Swedish and Norwegian shipping.
Printed memorandum by WSC for the War Cabinet on degaussing [demagnetisation] of merchant ships.
Typed memorandum by WSC for the War Cabinet on publication of shipping losses.
Letter from WSC to [D J de Geer] Prime Minister of the Netherlands on armament of Netherlands merchant ships.
Admiralty memo on the provision of defensive equipment for the Netherlands and other Allies.
Letter from WSC to Sir Arthur Salter [Parliamentary Secretary to Ministry of Shipping] on the arming of Netherlands merchant ships. [Carbon].
Letter from WSC to A V Alexander, First Lord of the Admiralty, on production of tankers and other cargo vessels. [Carbon].
Admiralty memorandum listing arrivals and sailings from British ports, 18-26 February, numbers of steam and sailing ships registered under the British Flag, and ships over 100 tons built in Britain and the colonies in 1913.
Telegram from Admiralty to Various Intelligence Officers, reporting that experience of the first two months of war showed that no increase in loss of merchant shipping was incurred by keeping trade routes open, and stressing the importance of keeping trade going. Initialled by Edward Heaton-Ellis [Assistant Director of Intelligence Division], Richard Webb [Director of Trade Division] and Vice- Admiral Sir [Frederick] Doveton Sturdee [Chief of Staff]. [Carbon].
Minute by WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] (Oban [Argyllshire, Scotland]) on the substitution of internal combustion engines for steam engines in oil tankers. [Carbon].
Admiralty memorandum comparing the general course of wages with the wages of merchant seamen for the years 1887-1912.
Letter from Sydney Buxton [President of the Board of Trade] to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] on the need for an Ice Observation Vessel in the North Atlantic, to establish how far it was possible to give timely warnings about the movement of ice, such as caused the Titanic disaster.
Letter from Admiral Sir Alfred Winsloe, [Admiral Commanding China Station] (HMS Minotaur, Hong Kong) to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] with an account of his visit to the French colony at Saigon [later Vietnam], arrangements for joint British and French action against Germany in Far Eastern waters in case of war, pay levels and the problems of transferring officers from merchant shipping to the Navy.
Letter from Sir Francis Hopwood [Additional Civil Lord of the Admiralty, later 1st Lord Southborough] to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] on dealing with ship-owners over the programme for arming merchant shipping, particularly Sir Thomas Sutherland, Chairman of the Peninsular and Oriental Steamship Company [P and O].
Minute by WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] on the defence of trade. [Incomplete typescript, initialled by WSC].
Letter from Admiral Sir Reginald Custance to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] on the defence of trade.
Letter from [WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty] to the Prime Minister [Herbert Asquith, later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith] sending a memorandum [not present] on British trade protection in time of war. [Carbon].
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].
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.
Letter from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher [Chairman, Royal Commission on Oil Fuel] to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] on oil fuel, with a copy of a press cutting on the use of oil motors in German shipyards. [Carbon copy].
Letter from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher [Chairman, Royal Commission on Oil Fuel] to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] with congratulations on his speech [in the House of Commons] on the Navy Estimates; Fisher also encourages WSC to continue putting obsolete guns in merchant ships and comments on the bid by the Standard Oil Company for China oil. [Carbon copy; see CHAR 13/21/51-55 for original].