THE GRAND FLEET AND THE SUBMARINE ALARM
October and November, 1914
'Silence is the secret of war.'
There was nothing to be done but to await the completion of the booms and obstructions, and meanwhile to keep the Fleet as far as possible out of harm's way. It really only felt safe when it was at sea. There, steaming in the broad waters, the Grand Fleet was herself again: but this involved a great strain on officers, men and machinery and a large consumption of fuel.
The power of the superior Fleet is exerted with equal effect over the longer distances, and in fact pervades all the waters of the world.