Beatty Papers at the National Maritime Museum

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Birth and early service: letters and papers 8 Nov 1883-9 Nov 1900 including Adm Sir Walter Cowan's recollections of Beatty's early life.

BTY/1/2

Survey of Nile Cataracts and the Sudan campaign 3 Jun and 22 Sep 1896 and a newspaper cutting (See also BTY/24/1-6).

BTY/1/3

Boxer rebellion: Beatty's journal 9 Jun-13 Jul 1900 and a photograph of the BARFLEUR.

BTY/2

BTY/2/1

HMS JUNO: confidential memoranda 10 Feb-20 Sep 1902 and an Intelligence Department minute 11 May 1903.

BTY/2/2

The refusal of an appointment in the Atlantic Fleet: letters including drafts by Beatty relating to the offer 5-26 Jul 1911.

BTY/2/3

Naval Secretary to First Lord: files entitled 'Destroyers building at Stettin' and 'Destroyers and Light Cruisers in War' and other papers 9 Oct 1911-21 Dec 1912 (See also BTY/22/1).

BTY/2/4

1st Battle Cruiser Squadron 1 Feb-9 Oct 1913.

BTY/3

BTY/3/1

First World War. Battle of Heligoland Bight 28 Aug 1914: folder containing papers 29 Aug-22 Oct 1914.

BTY/3/2

Beatty and W S Churchill (1874-1965) First Lord of the Admiralty: draft letter and copies of telegrams (n.d.) by Beatty, letter from Churchill 22 Nov 1914 and a paper entitled 'Remarks on the situation in the North Sea' n.d.

BTY/3/3

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Raid on Scarborough 16 Dec 1914: track charts: 18 December 1914 - 26 January 1915 (See also BTY/22/2).

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Papers relating to the raid on Scarborough on 16 December 1914 (See also BTY/22/2).

BTY/4

BTY/4/1

Battle of Dogger Bank 24 Jan 1915: file entitled 'Operations' containing papers 25 Jan-10 Feb 1915.

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Battle of Dogger Bank 24 Jan 1915: file entitled 'Notes on action...and ships' reports' 28 Jan-15 Feb 1915.

BTY/4/3

Battle of Dogger Bank 24 Jan 1915: file entitled 'Officers and Men who distinguished themselves' 30 Jan-5 Mar 1915.

BTY/4/4

Battle of Dogger Bank 24 Jan 1915: file entitled 'Congratulatory telegrams and letters' containing papers 25 Jan-24 Feb 1915.

BTY/4/5

Battle of Dogger Bank 24 Jan 1915: file containing miscellaneous papers on the failure of the TIGER to engage her opposite number; information obtained from German prisoners; statement of torpedoes fired; SOUTHAMPTON's reply to challenge by enemy's ships; dockyardmen on board TIGER during action; LION effect of shell hits and choice of projectiles an extract from the Independent 8 Feb 1915; a translation of the German official account of the action; all 29 Jan1915-17 May 1916 (See also BTY/22/2).

BTY/4/6

Battle of Dogger Bank 24 Jan 1915: reports of the action and related papers 26 Jan-15 Mar 1915.

BTY/4/7

Battle of Dogger Bank 24 Jan 1915: German account of the action; telegrams of congratulation; and printed track charts 25 Jan-30 Jul 1915.

BTY/5

BTY/5/1

Papers relating to the command of the 2nd Battle Cruiser Squadron, Grand Fleet mobilisation, and armed trawler operation, and the use of zeppelins and kite ballons 6 Mar-29 Dec 1915 (See also BTY/24/7-13).

BTY/5/2

Secret orders for operations 22 and 28 Jan (1916?); letter to Asquith about new construction 3 Feb 1916; a folder entitled '5th Battle Squadron' on the construction programme and the distribution of the British fleet 19 Feb-10 Mar 1916; folder entitled 'Conference Friday 12 May 1916, Berthing at Rosyth' 1-18 May 1916 (See also BTY/22/3,4).

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Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916: file entitled 'Official Despatches and accompanying reports' 2 Jun 1916-3 Dec 1918.

BTY/6/2

Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916: file entitled 'Despatch for publication' containing papers 19-20 June, and proof and issued copies of supplements to the London Gazette 6 Jul and 15 Sep 1916.

BTY/6/3

Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916: file entitled 'VABCF'S (Vice Admiral Battle Cruiser Fleet's) Personal Records' containing papers 1-26 Jun, including a copy of a letter to A J Balfour (1848-1930) 21 Jun on despatches and their publication (See also BTY/22/5).

BTY/6/4

Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916: folder entitled 'Ships taking part : officers and men' 7-11 Jun 1916.

BTY/6/5

BTY/6/5/1

Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916: file of 32 track charts, 26 June to 14 October 1916.

BTY/6/5/2

Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916: file entitled "Track Charts" containing papers and correspondence, 26 June to 14 October 1916.

BTY/6/6

Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916: gunnery range and rate of fire reports 4 Jun-23 Oct 1916.

BTY/6/7

Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916: papers relating to torpedos fired including 'Vernon's analysis of the torpedoes fired at and by the enemy' 18 and 21 Sep 1916.

BTY/6/8

Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916: papers relating to ammunition and armament 30 Aug, 27 Dec 1916 and n.d.

BTY/6/9

Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916: papers relating to damage sustained by ships 2 and 6 Jun 1916.

BTY/6/10

Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916: lists of casualties and survivors 3-10 Jun 1916

BTY/6/11

Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916: file entitled 'Honours and promotions, officers and men' containing copies of reports made to Adm Sir John Jellicoe (1859-1935) 4-23 Jun 1916.

BTY/6/12

Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916: files entitled 'Promotions-Officers (Revised list)' containing copies of reports 2 Jul-21 Nov 1916.

BTY/6/13

Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916: file entitled 'Honours-Men (Revised list)' containing reports 13 Aug-2 Nov 1916, and a second file containing 'Additional recommendations' 12 Nov 1916-2 Feb 1917.

BTY/6/14

Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916: papers containing accounts of experiences and observations including 'Reminiscences of Q turret, HMS LION' by Private H Willons, Royal Marines; observations on tactics; and a translation of an official German criticism of the published despatch on the Battle of Jutland 3 Jun-8 Aug 1916.

BTY/6/15

Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916: messages of congratulation 2 Jun-17 Jul 1916.

BTY/6/16

Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916: report on the proceedings of the 3rd Light Cruiser Squadron in search for WARRIOR 5 Jun 1916.

BTY/6/17

Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916: file entitled 'Reports of Commitees on Lessons learnt from Action 31 May-1 Jun' containing also a summary of damage done to German ships, and remarks on the effect of British and German shell 7-24 Jun 1916.

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