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Coll 30/13 'Persian Gulf: Henjam Naval Base; Question of Transfer to Bahrein [Bahrain]; Survey of Khor Kaliyeh Bay' [‎21r] (41/360)

The record is made up of 1 file (178 folios). It was created in 29 Oct 1928-21 Sep 1933. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.

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Government a sufficient legal title to continue to utilise
Henjam against the wishes of the Persian Government. The
Admiralty do not base any part of their thesis on the assumption
that His Majesty's Government could go to arbitration regarding
the permanent retention of a British depot at Hen jam v^th an:,
prospect of success. They do, however, question the Foreign
Office contention that, in the event of it being necessary to
have recourse to arbitration in connection with some serious
incident forced on us hy the Persians before the expiration of
reasonable notice for withdrawal, the British case would be
dangerously weakened by the fact that there is little legal
justification for our presence in the island e
11. The Foreign Office take the vieTr that our present
dependence on Persia for the recreational facilities required by
the Navy in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. reakens the entire British
political position vis-a-vis the Persian Government, and tnus
the entire British position in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. itseli. -nicy
consider that it is at present impossible for His Majesty’s
Government to take any step likely to be displeasing to tne
Persians without exposing themselves to the risk of Persian
retaliation at Henjam, and that this renders it most difficult
to negotiate with Persia in regard to other (question on equal
terns 0
12o In vie?/ of the above considerations, the Foreign
Office have strongly urged that, notwithstanding tne undeniaole
physical advantages of Henjam as a naval depot, every effort
should be made at the earliest possible moment to remove this
naval depot from Persian territory and to establish an
The Foreign Office consider
alternative naval depot elsev.here.

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This file contains correspondence between British officials concerning the removal of a British naval depot on Henjam Island and its relocation to Bahrain. The correspondence includes a broader discussion of Britain's position in Persia and its impact on the country's role in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. generally. The early correspondence in the file on folios 159-179 is related to a survey of Khor Kaliya Bay in Bahrain.

In addition to correspondence, the file contains the following:

The file includes a divider, which gives a list of correspondence references contained in the file by year. This is placed at the back of the correspondence.

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1 file (178 folios)
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The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the file.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 180; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio. A previous foliation sequence, which is also circled, has been superseded and therefore crossed out.

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Coll 30/13 'Persian Gulf: Henjam Naval Base; Question of Transfer to Bahrein [Bahrain]; Survey of Khor Kaliyeh Bay' [‎21r] (41/360), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/12/3724, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100042691060.0x00002a> [accessed 24 January 2020]

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