London Times, 27 August 1908, p. 5: NAVAL AND MILITARY INTELLIGENCE. Extract. A St. Petersburg correspondent of the Berliner Tageblat states that this year’s Russian naval manoeuvers, attended by several admirals with recent war experience, have yielded valuable results. The generally expressed opinion is that the value of submarines and torpedo boats has been greatly overrated, and that the battleship will remain the main factor in the naval warfare of the future, smaller vessels being merely entitled to consideration as auxiliaries. It is also stated that many valuable data have been determined, which will influence the details of construction of the contemplated new fleet of strong fighting units.

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