The tragedy "the keepers" is not reduced, but on the contrary, strengthened the Russian naval activity. On the same day Makarov ordered to begin minesweeping operations in the outer roads. In the evening, with an observation post Lyaoteshanya Japanese ships were seen towards that immediately came the destroyers "attentive", "Hardy", "Fearless." Imposing the enemy battle, they drove the Japanese. On the morning of February 27 for the first time after almost a month of standing in full squadron entered the outer harbor. The first were cruisers, followed by heavy masses of battleships. Using other than tugs, independent course, Makarov three hours, that is, in one tide, brought all heavy vehicles from the harbor. It was the myth of hot flashes, supposedly not giving operational squadron to go to the big water. After trawling the raid ships sailed into the open sea. The enemy was not detected, and Makarov decided to hold the doctrine of joint swimming. In the evening, the fleet returned safely to base.