It was cool and manned by several people in fed uniforms.
The camp ground was manned on a volunteer basis.
The whole fleet was manned by about 5000 men.
The Germans in addition had the inestimable advantage of having been in commission over two years and being in a state of prime gunnery efficiency, whereas the " Good Hope " and " Monmouth " were both 3rd Fleet ships, which had been lying idle in the dockyards, manned entirely with reserve men on the outbreak of war.
The fishing fleet consists of several hundred boats, manned by nearly 5000 men and boys.