On October 6, 1912, part of the Greek fleet led by the Averof cruiser, arrived in front of the Castle in Lemnos and the admiral Kountouriotis asked the Turkish commander for the immediate surrender of Lemnos. The next day the fleet moved to Mudros. The landing finally took place on October 8, in front of the Tsimandria village. The troops moved towards the Castle (Myrina) and all the Turkish defenders of the island gave up without a fight.
The Greek fleet after the capture of Lemnos, used the Moudros bay as a base of operations, as it controls the exit point of the Straits. In this way, they were able to nullify their activity in the naval battles of Elli and Lemnos.