Keyes Papers. Vols. xcvii-xcviii. Naval operational orders and memoranda; 9 Feb. 1915 – 18 May 1916, n.d. Partly printed. Contains orders issued by Vice-Admirals Carden and de Robeck including orders to minesweepers, naval aviation squadron, the surface fleet, and submarines. Also contains memoranda on naval support for ground forces, including the amount of artillery to be expended; an Admiralty memorandum on future operations in the Dardanelles and de Robeck’s reply; a report on the findings of an enquiry into erratic firing by HMS Roberts; orders for a Royal Marines raid on an enemy oil depot; plans for attacks on the Bulgarian coast and Smyrna; remarks on the bombardment of forts; details of the composition of the squadrons during forthcoming operations; a report by Rear-Adm. Limpus on the situation within the Dardanelles; and papers on anti-aircraft defence, range-keeping and torpedo exercises.Two volumes.

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