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August 3, 1955
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Approved For Release 2008/06/09: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA007500820002-0 INFORMATION REPORT O ? . ? . . . CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY This material contains information affecting the National Defense of the United States within the meaning of the Espionage Laws, Tie)' 18, U.S.C. Secs. 793 and 794, the transmission or revelation of which in any manner to an unauthorized person is prohibited by law. DATE OF INFO. PLACE ACQUIRED DATE ACQUIRED East Germany/USSR 1. Ships for the USSR at R3$tock Shipyards 2. Production of Marine Radar and REPORT DATE DISTR. NO. OF PAGES REQUIREMENT NO. REFERENCES 25X1, 3 August 1955 25X1 2 SOURCE EVALUATIONS ARE DEFINITIVE. APPRAISAL OF CONTENT IS TENTATIVE. Rostock. a o KUBAN8 TIT-This ship is now ready to commence sea trials which will take approximately four weeks. The ship will anchor each night off (2) (3) (4) (5) Marine Commuters in Rast Germany Warnemuende. She is not expected to pass east of Ruegen Island or Bornholm. Representatives of firms connected with her re- fitting will be on board during her trials. Some trouble has been experienced with the injectors (Duesen) on her main engines. The ship is fitted with 220 volts DC with 214 volts alternative emergency supply. The ship's telephone system is not equipped with automaticldial- ling. There are two master gyros* b. KLSTOR s TIT-This ship is to be fitted with the same degaussing equipme nj, as that in the KUBAN, It will be made by the VEB Work fuer Signal- and Sicherungstechnik9 Berlin?Treptow. (2) An elementary form of order indicator is to be fitted for passing (3) emergency wheel and engine orders, It consists of a box containing red, green.,and white lights indicating port, starboard,and amidships., with additional lights indicating ahead., asternJand stop. Three ammunition elevators have been built to carry a load of pro., jeetiles up to 180 kgs (including the cage) at a speed of 20 m per minute. One is to have a path of 8 m, another of 12 m and the third of 26 mo 2. Production of Marine Radar Production of radar apparatus, mainly if not entirely marine radar., began on 1 June 1955 at VEB Funkwerk Leipzig Plagwitz, No further details are availableo (Note: Washington distribution indicated by "X"; Field distribution by #".) I Approved For Release 2008/06/09: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA007500820002-0 Approved For Release 2008/06/09: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA007500820002-0 25X1 LOA I 3. Marine Computers a. A small firm known as Obriegat & Weindling, Oranienburg, has bees nationalized following the arrest of its two directors for tax evasion and violation of Last German financial laws. The firm is now know, as VEB Elektro-Apparatebau h. '!he present specialist workmen staff of 30 is to be increased to 175* b. This fire is to develop and produce a fire control equipment. Little is yet known of details except that the ship's own course and speed, enemy course and speed, range, bearing and the wind speed are to be fed in to produce gun bearing and'elevation. co The equipment is to be based on the present computer supplied by the Russians for use in the Seepo, with the cooperation of an unidentified East German' professor who is stated to have been-an expert on wartime German fire control. The present Soviet computer in use by the Seepo is stated to bb too, inaccurate. Personalities (fnu) Ueber/is the responsible specialist at the.ZentralesKonstruktionsbuero firer Schiffbau. All blue prints have to be checked by this department before being passed to the various ship-building yards or subcontractors. Approved For Release 2008/06/09: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA007500820002-0