Morning of April 23 dawned warm and clear, and de Robek gave the order to launch the operation. All that day and all subsequent slow-moving transports among the cheers began to leave Moudros and sent to the meeting place off the coast. In the evening on April 24 in the movement had 200 ships. Some brought a royal marine division to the Gulf of Saros, the other - on Imbros Anzac, British and French on Tenedos. Again zabushevalo sea, and the wind blew sharp. By nightfall there was a halo round the moon wet in the third quarter, but then melted halo, bright moonlight illuminated the area, and the waves gradually subsided completely.