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December 21, 2016
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August 7, 1955
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Approved For Release 2008/06/09: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA005800090001-1 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY This material contains information affecting the National Defense of the United States within the meaning of the Espionage Laws, Title 18. U.S.C. Sees. 793 and 794, the transmission or revelation of which in any manner to an unauthorized person is prohibited by law. SECRET COUNTRY USSR (Latvian SSR) DATE OF INFO. PLACE ACQUIRED DATE ACQUIRED Soviet Naval Vessels Observed in DATE DISTR. Ventspils Harbor MAR 7 19f25X1 NO. OF PAGES 2 REQUIREMENT NO. RD REFERENCES SOURCE EVALUATIONS ARE DEFINITIVE. APPRAISAL From 6 to 18 September 1954, the following Soviet naval vessels were observed in Ventspils harbor: 6 September KRONSHTADT-Cla c asers Date Vessel Remarks 6 September At the south pier with four other MT boats. 6 September ossibly a At the south pier with five similar T-301-type minesweeper vessels. 6 September Auxiliary vessel At the south _pier 6 September KRONSHTADT-Class sub- Left harbor. marine chaser) 7 September MT boats) Left harbor. 7 September KRONSHTADT-Class sub 7 September Naval to 8 September Vessel 8 September Vessels robably -type minesweepers NAVY -rjj t the south pier. Left harbor with lighter 530-0250. AIR #X I FBI (Note: Washington distribution indicated by "X"; Field distribution by Approved For Release 2008/06/09: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA005800090001-1 Approved For Release 2008/06/09: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA005800090001-1 SECRET -2- September Vessel ,apparently Left harbor. a tender 9 September Vessel Entered harbor. September Vessel) Left harbor. 9 September Submarine Entered harbor. 9 September Vessel possibly Entered harbor. a T-4+3 minesweeper or KRONSHTADT-Class submarine chaser 9 September Submarine chaser )Entered harbor. possibly KRONSHT ass 16 September KRONSWTADT-Class sub- Sighted off Ventspils. marine chasersF______1 16 September KRONSHTADT-Class marine chasers 16 September Submarines 18 September Submarines F NO X SECRET At the south pier; No. 441 had a blue ring around the funnel, 25X1 At the south pier. At the south Die Approved For Release 2008/06/09: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA005800090001-1