The Tenth Fleet (is) was, in the truest sense of the phrase, a cloistered "think factory" of chosen experts who play(ed) their anonymous part in the war around the clock, in the cold glare of incandescent lights in front of huge maps and charts behind the closed doors of their plot room, in the bay of cackling teletypes. Their job (is) was to analyze every aspect of the U-boat (cyber) war from all angles, to supply split-second intelligence to CINCLANT, to recommend tactical maneuvers for offensive actions, to develop new hardware along abstruse scientific lines.
From: The TENTH FLEET
Ladislas Farrago (Author of PATTON)
NOTE: The parenthetical notations above are mine.
It is remarkable that in World War II the U.S. Navy’s Tenth Fleet exercised network-centric antisubmarine warfare (ASW) operations in the Battle of the Atlantic against German submarines, characterized by Morison as “… a contest between systems of information …” (as quoted by Cohen, Eliot A., and John Gooch. 1990. Military Misfortunes: The Anatomy of Failure in War, The Free Press, A Division of Macmillan, Inc., New York and Collier Macmillan Publishers, London, p. 75).