Invasion Warning Sub-Committee report on ship build up

Photos of Kiel and Emden show 40-50 merchant ships at Kiel and 350 large motor launches at Emden.

The committee agrees that this was a "new and unusual feature". Both concentrations might have significance; but the merchant ships at Kiel were possibly held up there by "suspected mining or other temporary restrictions", while the 350 possible invasion-craft at Emden "some simple explanation in connection with canal or other water traffic may be the reason.