Captain Hubert Brand, Chief of Staff to Admiral Sir David Beatty, Commander-in-Chief, Grand Fleet
8th September, 1917
M E M O R A N D U M
VISIT OF ADMIRAL MAYO 1 U.S.N., TO GRAND FLEET.
Admiral Mayo, U.S.N. , accompanied by his staff, will arrive at the North British Hotel, Edinburgh, at 0800 tomorrow, Sunday. The following programme of his visit is promulgated for information :-
SUNDAY 9th SEPTEMBER.
1045 – Leave North British Hotel.
1115 – Arrive Hawes Peir.2
1130 – Arrive “QUEEN ELIZABETH”.
1245 – Lunch with Commander-in-Chief3
1430 – Leave “QUEEN ELIZABETH” for triparound the Fleet. Proceed West.
Visit “HERCULES”, “K” class Submarine, then East of Bridge.
Tea on board “BARHAM”,
Return to “QUEEN ELIZABETH”,
1500 - Dinner on board “QUEEN ELIZABETH”
MONDAY, 10th SEPTEMBER
1100 – Visit Dockyard.
1230 – Lunch on board “QUEEN ELIZABETH”.
1400 – Visit Port Edgar.
1500 – Embark in “OAK”. Visit Hawkcraig and“CAMPANIA”, then proceed to Granton and visit Naval Base.
Party then proceed to Edinburgh.
2. The following Staff Officers accompany the party, and will be accommodated as shown:-
Captain Jackson. (Chief of Staff) “ORION”4
Lieutenant-Commander Leigh Noyes. “ORION”
Lieutenant-Commander Cook )7
(Personal Flag Lieuenant). ) “QUEEN ELIZABETH”
Commander Chilton R.N.8
Source Note: Cy, DLC-MSS, Henry T Mayo Papers. Below close there is a copy list to Admiral, Second in Command [Rear-Admiral Sir William C.M. Nicholson]/Flag Officers commanding;/2nd [Rear Admiral William E. Goodenough], 4th [Admiral Sir F.C. Doveton Sturdee], and 5th [Rear Admiral Sir Hugh Evan-Thomas] Battle Squadron;/ Commodore (F) and Captain (D), 13th Flotilla;/Commander (S), 13th Submarine Flotilla;/Commanding Officers, “Queen Elizabeth” [Captain A.Ernle M. Chatfield], “Centurion” [Captain Douglas D. Dent], “Orion” [Captain Eric J.A. Fullerton], “Campania”, and “Oak” [Captain Crawford Maclachlan] (Copy to each)/ (Copies also to:- Commaner-in-Chief, Coast of Scotland [Admiral Sir Fredrick T. Hamilton];/Admiral Superintendent, Rosyth [Rear-Admiral Sir Henry H. Bruce]; S.N.O Granton.)
Footnote 1: Adm. Henry T. Mayo, Commander-in-Chief, Atlantic Fleet.
Footnote 2: A Pier in the city of Edinburgh, Scotland.
Footnote 3: Adm. Beatty.
Footnote 4: Capt. Orton P. Jackson, Mayo's Chief of Staff.
Footnote 5: Cmdr. Ernest J. King, Assistant Chief of Staff, Atlantic Fleet.
Footnote 6: Cmdr. William S. Pye, Fleet Intelligence Officer, Atlantic Fleet.
Footnote 7: Lt. Cmdr. Arthur B. Cook, Flag Lieutentant, Atlantic Fleet.
Footnote 8: Cmdr. Francis G.G. Chilton.