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July 14, 1955
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Approved For Release 2008/01/10: CIA-RDP80-0081OA007300600003-5 VON REPO RU MFORMAUVOK REPO CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY 97 This material contains information affecting the National Defense of the United States within the meaning of the Espionage Laws, Title 18, U.B.C. Becs. 793 and 794, the transmission or revelation of which in any manner to an unauthorized person is prohibited by law. C-OWN-F-I~D-E .N-.T-I-A-L NOFORN SUBJECT Military Forces, Ships, Installations, DATE DISTR. // July 1955 and Supplies, Dairen NO. OF PAGES 6 DATE OF INFO. 2. During the period from 15 May through 17 May, one or tw jet planes ?ere usually in the air over Dairen until midnight, after which no sound of flying aircraft was heard.. 25X1 3. Signs with slogans stating, "Fare*ell to the 'riendly Soviet Troops,," were hung on the front door of every large building or organization throughout the city. The street names on sign posts were written in both Chinese and Russian, the Chinese on top and the Russian on the bottom. 4. The former Soviet naval headtluarters building located next to the Border Defense Inspection Station on Stalin Road appeared to be empty on 17 May. 25X1 5 On 17 May only a few Soviet military personnel were seen in These troops, both officers and enlisted men, wore-dar?k green uniforms with shirt- like tunics, riding pants, and high black boots reaching to the knee.. They also wore a red, blue, and white metal badge about four inches in length across 25X1 their chests, on top of which was another badge m,de of cloth,. The latter barge had a black background and a gold stripe shaped like a "T" on the black background)- None of the Soviet troops were armed.. They appeared to be very proud in -dalki:ng around the city. 6. From the entrance to the port, two naval vessels similar to a PF class unit and carrying. three radar installations and four torpedo tubes were seen patrolling outside the harbor. These ships were similar to the ships previously aceen on 25X1 patrol duty in ?singtao,. 7.. During the afternoon of 17 May 1955, a few military vehicles ' A whale boat of aproximntely 1,000 tong was anchored. outside the Dairen harbor breakwater.. Sailors on the docks later stated that this boat had been.made at the Dairen shipyard and that it had already been put into use. C -O-.N F--I-D-E.N-T-I-A .L NOFORN PON REPO FBI '1 I AEC REQUIREMENT NO. RD This is UNEVALUATED Information Q1r Approved For Release 2008/01/10: CIA-RDP80-0081OA007300600003-5 Approved For Release 2008/01/10: CIA-RDP80-0081OA007300600003-5 C -O -N-F-I -D -E-N-T.,I-A-L NOFORN -2- 8. Ships, supplies, and installations, keyed by number to the sketch in attach- ment I and II, were seen as follows: 1. The entrance through the breakwater for ships entering and departing Dairen. A red light was on one side-and a white light was on the other aide of the breakwater. 2. Another channel for ships, although during the period from 15 May to 17 May no ships were observed using it. This channel had red lights on both sides of the breakwater. 3. A number of small hills with many factories situated in the area. An industrial area. Though many lights were burning in this area at night, the lights were not so bright as those in the area occupied by the factories referred to in 3 . 5. The Dairen shipyard -,or just a shipyard in Dairen. At least 10 Soviet vessels were observed under repair at this dock. There were no Chinese vessels in this shipyard. The shipyard was quite large, and seamen from foreign vessels were not permitted entrance. 6. Berth of a Soviet tanker estimated to weigh approximately 10,000 tons. Th tanker, named the PnTT vff.e -_ 7. A Soviet freighter named the BREST and ti es mated to weigh approximately 2,000 tine. This ship was loading cargo- probably soybeans packed in burlap sacks. It left Dairen heavily loaded on 17 May. Two similar Soviet freighters were in the shipyard mentioned in 5, and two others were loading cargo at various piers. 8. The ship HO PING (0735-1627) which was fully loaded with railroad ties and lumber. This ship left Dairen on the afternoon of 18 May.A 9. A large pile of lumber and railroad ties. More lumber and railroad ties were being unloaded from a railroad train situated on the pier. 10. A large pile of scrap iron from which rusty water was leaking. 11. The Soviet freighter MIRGOROD, similar to the freighter mentioned in 7. This freighter was loading cargo including lumber. 12. A pile of lumber. 13. A pile of black and shiny iron bars. 14. Two piles of lumber shaped like a barge, fastened together with a metal cable or chain, floating in the water. The lumber had been readied for towing to another location. 15. An unidentified Soviet freighter estimated to weigh a little more than 10,000 tons loading cargo in burlap sacks. This ship was still at the pier on 17 May. 16. An unidentified Soviet freighter estimated to weigh approxiffiately 10,000 tons. 17. An unidentified Soviet freighter estimated to 'weigh approximately 7,000 to 8,000 tons. C -O-N-F-I-D-E N-T-I A L NOFORN Approved For Release 2008/01/10: CIA-RDP80-0081OA007300600003-5 Approved For Release 2008/01/10: CIA-RDP80-0081OA007300600003-5 C -O-N-F-I-D-E-N-T-I-A-L NOFORN -3- 18. The ship MIN CHU (3046-0031) 19. 20. The ship MIN CHU 23. A seaman's office (or ship workers office) - Ch'uan Po Lao Kung Pan Shih Ch'u (5307/5306/0525/1562/6586/0057/5710). 24. A point of exit and entry for local seamen and workers. 25. Dairen passengers' terminal (Ch'uan Po Chan, 5307/5306/4541)? This is similar to a railroad passenger terminal and is extended the length of the pier. 26. Point of entry and exit for international ships' crew members. A Dairen landing permit and seaman's identification card must be presented at this point. After the documents are examined, the seaman is searched prior to proceeding beyond this point. 27. China Commercial Storage Warehouse No. 1 - Chung Kuo Shang Yeh Ch'u Tsang (0022/ 1948/0794/2814/0328/5661) Warehouse No. 1, a four-story concrete building painted browh. 28. A small closed gate with a sign reading, "China Commercial Storage Warehouse No. 1." 29. A tall stone building containing the offices of the foreign shipping agents. 30. A row of tall stone buildings. 31. Dairen Harbor bureau office. 32. Streetcar terminal. 33. Stone bridge overpass that leads to the town. Approximately 10 rail, tracks underneath the bridge. 34. A police traffic post. 35. Border Defense Inspection Station of Dairen Harbor - Pien Fang Chien Ch'a Chan (6708/7089/2914/2686/4541). This office was located in a five-story red brick building. 36. Empty building formerly occupied by the Soviet Navy. 37. Seaman's club, containing a theater, a restaurant, a library, a barber shop, a gymnasium, a ball court, and several other facilities. 38. An old-style building. On 17 May, Soviet officers were going into this building. 39. Dairen customhouse. F--]Coniments I. From the colors reported and the sketch refers to the enlisted dress shoulder boards of a Soviet Army Master Sergan - Stashina. C -O-N-F-I-D-E N-T--r-A-L AOFOBII 25X1 25X1 Approved For Release 2008/01/10: CIA-RDP80-0081OA007300600003-5 Approved For Release 2008/01/10: CIA-RDP80-0081OA007300600003-5 Approved For Release 2008/01/10: CIA-RDP80-0081OA007300600003-5 Approved For Release 2008/01/10: CIA-RDP80-0081OA007300600003-5 Approved For Release 2008/01/10: CIA-RDP80-0081OA007300600003-5 Approved For Release 2008/01/10: CIA-RDP80-0081OA007300600003-5 it 1 MIN Ro, /3S /'30 Approved For Release 2008/01/10: CIA-RDP80-0081OA007300600003-5