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February 7, 1955
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Approved For Release 2008/06/16: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA005800910007-4 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY INFORMATION REPORT COUNTRY USSR (Baltic) /Poland SUBJECT Soviet Naval Exercises East of Ruegen Island This oMN%1 eontslos b--l1-aum Rs to. na- Uoasl De tow it no V ANN srMs wtcbtn tbs sbssa- fos of so EVtsasss ILw, T1ds 1$. II $.O. sses. 7rS and 7M, to. Iwomhdoo Sr sswlstlon it wblsb In my ads -- to sa UnWa6odtsl pwooa to pcabfbltsd by low. DATE DISTR. NO. CF PAM IdT NO. tm THE SOUSCE EVALUATION: IN TNNi WPM AN OEM ITNE. THE APPIA/EAL OF C'ONT IT IS IWATNE. POS IW ON ?YU 1. From 3 to 8 July 1954, Soviet naval activity of unusual proportions and character culminating in formal exercises was observed in Swinoujscie Bay and the waters 25X1 east of Ruegen Island (N 54-30, E 13-30). Light surface craft, submarines, and aircraft participated. 2. On 3 July, a strong unit comprising five German-type W? (Marine 7ahrprshi land- ing craft arrived in Swinoujscie from Tramper Wiek on the northeastern coast of Ruegen Island. On 4 or 5 July, a destroyer of the OTLICHNXY Class arrived in Swinoujscie. On 5 July, a single submarine was observed JA the harbor. There were indications that four or five additions submarines were present and that another arrived on 7 July. Several submarine chasers and destroyers. "a arrived in Swinoujscie during this period. 3. The formal exercises apparently began on the afternoon of 7 July, when a smoke screen was laid over certain parts of the harbor. The five landing craft probably left the harbor prior to this time. They reappeared on the morning of 8 .July accompanied by a depot ship and escorted by six large submarine chasers which formed a circular screen around the landing craft. The convoy was proceeding from the east toward Tromper Wick, when it was attacked by seven to nine Ms., which laid a smoke screen and approached in column formation. The convoy turned off toward Arkona,where three destroyers were laying a smoke screen along the coast. Two of the destroyers attacked the convoy at the same time that an air attack was launched by three propeller-driven aircraft. All attacks were carried out without artillery fire. Soon thereafter, the convoy appeared to be receiving support from seven MTBs which came from the northeast and assaulted the lead de- stroyer located near the coast in the southern part of Tramper Wiek. At this point, all the vessels withdrew from the area. ~+. During the remainder of the day and on the morning of 9 July, no Soviet naval vessels were observed. None of the submexinss seen 'earliex in Swinoujscie were observed during the exercises on the morning of 8 July. SECRET - US OE'FICIALS ONLX STATE X ARMY X NAVY AIR X -rill AK its 25X1 (NOTE, W&Alnq-- NWF*i.. bdbww Approved For Release 2008/06/16: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA005800910007-4 Approved For Release 2008/06/16: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA005800910007-4 Approved For Release 2008/06/16: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA005800910007-4