@ Herr Nillson,
you did not understand what that word means once again, sorry for you.
It was enough to read Stephen Roskill note to realize that Adm Pound " addiction to INQUIRY " was exactly his intention from the INQUIRY results to move as soon as possible to a COURT MARTIAL if the INQUIRY provided the reasons to do it.
I think you are having a lot of problems about INQUIRY -> TRIALS for COURT MARTIAL -> and COURT MARTIAL.
Being called into an INQUIRY ( or TRIAL for CM ), ... for a Royal Navy Officer, ... meant to run a very HIGH risk to face very soon a COURT MARTIAL.
Do you understand now what it meant been subject to an INQUIRY by the Royal Navy Admiralty using the Articles of War to judge you during WW2 ?
you are right with this statement :
Only correction I will made on your statement is that an INQUIRY usually require an additional INVESTIGATION being made.as an English speaker the phrase " this was one of the matters into which inquiry would have to be made" means there is something unknown and requires explanation, someone has to find out why.
Otherwise you just require a simple EXPLANATION.
That is where the KEY to understand what happened is, just simply following Stephen Roskill clear indications.
From the War Cabinet minute 53 of May 26th, requiring an INQUIRY, everything " changed " by the time the War Cabinet minute 56 Item 1 that was written on June 2nd, 1941, and the INQUIRY of May 26th, became an EXPLANATION request on June 2nd, 1941.
In order to understand the possible " charges " the INQUIRY would have deeply analyzed, ... that later become EXPLANATION to be provided on June 2nd as said, ... it is enough to read the response later provided by the Admiralty to the War Cabinet Minute 56 Item 1 as said above, ... as requested by the War Cabinet secretary of course, ... to close officially the matter.
The Official documents doing all this bureaucratic process of closing the War Cabinet minute 56 item 1, are into the Adm 205/10, just as Stephen Roskill addressed us to look for on his book note, if we wanted to realize what happened about all this " regrettable aftermath " as he called it.
Those documents just as Stephen Roskill wrote on his note are Official Communication among Adm Pound ( Admiralty ), Sir Alexander ( First Lord ) and the Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill.
To solve once for good this little enigma, ... of realizing which one could have been the INQUIRY charges, later become EXPLANATION items, .. it is enough to read the Official document on page 332 on Adm 205/10, ... and the enigma/dilemma will be easily solved. I asked Wadinga to post this page and solve the enigma CLOSING this matter.
I am glad to tell everybody here in that I had the solution of the enigma made " bottom up " with my researches and simple reasoning already done some years ago, ... reaching exactly the same conclusions, ... but without knowing Stephen Roskill and his book notes.
Just a little personal satisfaction from my side, ... supported by persons/historians of the level of Stephen Roskill, Russell Grenfell and Pitcairn-Jones, ... and of course thanking everybody challenge and help here in, ... and in particular the invaluable help I have from Alberto Virtuani, ...
I simply have everything about this battle as usual, ... once I know what to search and look for, ... the Official documents will be in my hands, ...
nobody is perfect and nobody is infallible, and everybody does have always a chance to learn more especially finding well documented archives and official documentation and other reasoning made by persons directly involved and personally knowing the key persons involved into an historical fact.
One day I will put into a book all I am learning and finding, ... and this all story of the Bismarck chase, ... the whole Operation Rheinubung, ... and how it was lived on both sides, ... will have a very different story to tell compared to what we know today.