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Dockyard Notes
The Engineer
vol. 92, 37091, p. 69

Accession No.2745


"Very pretty are the stories now running round concerning the Gustave Zede, the lieutenant in which should become a very Lord Charles Beresford. Very pretty, but some of them are imaginary, beyond doubt, while two little facts are mostly ignored. In the first place, the Jaureguiberry had to turn to avoid ramming the precious submarine; in the second, the descriptions, if at all correct, indicate that the submarine would have annihilated herself in the attack. Finally, there is little reason to suppose that the torpedo boats could not have got the fleet just as easily, and without loss, the night before. Or they might have watched, followed, and attacked the next night. The superfluity of the submarine is the point the enthusiasts so forgot.