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January 24, 1955
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Approved For Release 2008/06/27: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA005800430001-3 This material contain Information affecting the Na- tional Defense of thaValted states within the mean- ing of the ipicaa{s lawa. Title 10. U.S.C. Secs. 70.7 and 794, the transdiwNa or revelatiofp of which In any manner to an lmauthorifed person Is prohibited by law. BECR'ffiT -' U8 ' OJTICIAI E' ONLY COUNTRY USSR (Arctic) 3UINICT 1. Port of Arkhangelsk 2. Air Activity at Arkhangelsk DATI OF INFO. PLACI ACOUIW RIIQUIRIMINT a WIUNCIs DATE DISTR. NO. Or PAM TNI IOLMCI IVAWAT-ONI -N NO WORT AN OU-NIM TNI AI-IANAL OR CON1Nif N TIWTATNI. (P01 RIT IN "USIA '- v ?we %s. w-:v p a tiff .-F two submarines and a surface vessel, probably a destroyer, executing maneuvers. Each submarine had a long conning tower without angular corners, and peri- scopes) pes) guns were visible on the conning tower. The destroyer had a forecastle which extended almost to the bridge, and two stacks. Other details ware not observed 214 January 1955 3 25X1 1. July 195>* just off Cap ey3rat 3? CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY INFORMATION REPORT The half-submerged submarines vent toward land in ling ormat on, travelling at a low speed. The destroyer cruised around the submarines on a sigeag course and then it lay almost still in the water. The vessels were 25X1 observed from a comparatively great distance and the weather was hazy during the observations. the floating dock at the repair shop at Solombala was dust a or narY_= -a- there was a cargo ship of about 3,000 DWT in the dock. 5. Just south of Sawmill No. 16-17, there was a small-boat construction yard. There was a large number of completed fishing boats on shore there. The vessels were about twenty-five feet long, open, and made of oiled wood. Down on the river there was a small slipwa , and there was a smack on the slipway. 25X1 ?TATL ANN NAYS AIN PSI ABC 1::q (NMI, W. AA.0w 0*6.0 s M~Aisleil by "X"I mwd dWrii sa M "*"J Approved For Release 2008/06/27: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA005800430001-3 Approved For Release 2008/06/27: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA005800430001-3 SECRET - US CeEPICIALS ONLY 25X1 6. Just south of Sawmill No. 16-17 there was a small carbarns. 7. The bridge between Solombala and Arkhangelsk was a floating bridge which was in a weakened condition. passing on the bridge. 9. workers had new bicycles and it was evident that they had not been bicycling long. Many of the harbor workers also bad wrist watches 25X1 ~ There was ample room for there were more consumer goods available in Arkhangelsk 25X1 than in 1953. For exssiple many bicycles. Many of the harbor 25X1 25X1 nine minesweepers were seen in a group on the river a short distance south o the ship's berth. They proceeded in line formation down the river. All the vessels were of the same type. Each ship had a plumb bow, a forecastle, a bridge, and one stack. Each ship's armament consisted of: a small gun on the forecastle] two small antiaircraft guns near the stack, one on each side] and two small guns, one behind the other, in the center of the afterdeck. Each ship also had two upright aravanes eaidships and two upright paravanes on the afterdecks there were the same number of paravanes on the port side. There was a large drum on the afterdeck; a boom hung down at an angle from the bow that the nearest one looked like a Mayer bow. The vessels bore pennants In the afternoon sons of the mina sweepers came up the river again, one at a time, 11. In the forenoon twin.jet aircraft which was flying low seemed to land at 1Csg Island (N 64-32, a 40-28). The wings on the aircraft had tips that were out straight; one side was out at a right angle and the other at an obtuse e. F Engines jutted out on both sides of the wings. The entire aircraft was a shiny metal and it was not painted gray like other Soviet aircraft "e :~W its fuselage was thin and very long. yp c ne a d be beard 12. In the forenoon observed three single-engined jet aircraft with swept-back wings in the air over Arkhangelsk. The flew in formation, one behind the other in a diagonal line. In the afternoon two single- engined jet aircraft of the sae type were seen. In the forenoon two jet aircraft of the same type were seen. 13. the following vessels were seen along the quay at the naval workshop at Solombala: a. Minesweeper and another aineswbeper of the same type with pennant BNCRNT- U8 OFFICIALS ONLY Approved For Release 2008/06/27: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA005800430001-3 Approved For Release 2008/06/27: CIA-RDP80-00810A005800430001-3 SECRET - US OFFICIALS ONLY I 25X1 -3- b. Trawler its after end was unusually low in the water, an yeeee v,ie ,,.,. 1 slightly rounded boy, one stack, and two masts . Thelship wasP. It had a p painted gray, but notl -~ anv wr. An +U- ----n d. Vessel which was I ` r than a mineswee er T e ship was painted with red lead, and it was undergoing a major overhaul. There were spots of red lead fore an aft 25X1 25X1 This vessel is probably the submarine tender LUDDRITZ. SECRET - US OFFIcIAIZ ONLY 25X1 25X1, 25X1 Approved For Release 2008/06/27: CIA-RDP80-00810A005800430001-3