Naval Staff Monographs
An introduction to the first monograph in the first volume issued in July, 1919, reads:
These monographs have been compiled by the Historical Section of the Training and Staff Duties Division of the Naval Staff from Admiralty Records and original papers in the temporary custody of the Historical Section of the Committee of Imperial Defence. They are intended to give an account of the actual course of events and their causal connection so far as can be ascertained from official documents and records. They are not intended to be critical and the tables and constant references to positions preclude any attempt to be literary. Numbers 1, 2, and 3 deal with much the same subject, but were originally compiled seperately for the use of the Staff College.
The Royal Australian Navy has made freely available, in .pdf format, all the Naval Staff Monographs (Fleet Issue) for the First World War.
The following table lists the monographs as published for "Fleet Issue" which may differ from the monographs as originally published.
|1||Operations Leading Up to the Battle of Coronel||July, 1919||I|
|2||The German Cruiser Squadron in the Pacific, 1914||July, 1919|
|3||Operations Leading Up to the Battle of the Falkland Islands||July, 1919|
|4||Operations Against the "Goeben" and "Breslau," August 1914||September, 1919|
|5||Naval Operations in the Cameroons, 1914||II|
|6||The Passage of the Expeditionary Force, August, 1914||III|
|7||The Patrol Flotillas at the Commencement of the War|
|8||Naval Operations Connected with the Raid on the North-East Coast, December 16th, 1914|
|10||Naval Operations on the East Coast of Africa; August 1914–July, 1915||II|
|11||The Battle of Heligoland Bight, 28th August 1914||III|
|12||The Action of Dogger Bank–24th January 1915|
|14||The First Australasian Convoy, 1914||V|
|15||Naval Operations in Mesopotamia and the Persian Gulf||July, 1921||IV|
|16||The China Squadron, 1914, Including the "Emden" Hunt||V|
|17||The East Indies Squadron, 1914|
|18||The Dover Command. Vol. I||March, 1922||VI|
|19||The Tenth Cruiser Squadron During the Command of Admiral de Chair. 1914–1916.||VII|
|20||The Cape of Good Hope Squadron, 1914||V|
|21||The Mediterranean, 1914-15||VIII|
|22||The Atlantic Ocean, 1914||IX|
|23||Home Waters, Part I||X|
|24||Home Waters, Part II||XI|
|25||The Baltic, 1914||VII|
|26||The Atlantic Ocean from the Battle of the Falklands to May 1915||IX|
|27||Battles of Coronel and the Falkland Islands|
|28||Home Waters, Part III. November 1914 to the end of January 1915||May, 1925||XII|
|29||Home Waters, Part IV. The First Phase of the Submarine Attack on Shipping in Home Waters, February to July 1915||October, 1925||XIII|
|30||Home Waters, Part V. July to October 1915.||April, 1926||XIV|
|31||Home Waters, Part VI. October 1915 to May 1916||September, 1926||XV|
|32||Lowestoft Raid, 24th–25 April, 1916||March, 1927||XVI|
|33||Home Waters, Part VII. From June 1916 to November 1916||October, 1927||XVII|
|34||Home Waters, Part VIII. December 1916 to April 1917||May, 1933||XVIII|
|35||Home Waters, Part IX. May, 1917—July, 1917||August, 1939||XIX|
- Naval Staff Monographs (Fleet Issue). I. 1-2.
- World War I Naval Staff Monographs.
- Naval Staff, Training and Staff Duties Division (1920). Naval Staff Monographs. (Fleet Issue.): Volume I. Monograph 1.—Coronel. Monograph 2.—German Cruiser Squadron in the Pacific. Monograph 3.—Falklands. Monograph 4.—"Goeben" and "Breslau." O.U. 5413 (late C.B. 917.). Copy No. 292 at The National Archives. ADM 186/589.