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Approved For Release 2008/06/06: CIA-RDP80-00926AO09000310001-2 uu SEE BOTTOM OF PAGE FOR ADDITIONALSPECIAL CONTROLS, IF ANY - INFORMA~?ION REPORT This material contains information affecting the National Defense of the United States within the meaning of the Espionage Laws, Title 18. U. S. C. PREPAR ED AND DISSEMINATED BY ecs. 793 and 794, the transmission or revelation Secs. of which in any manner to an unauthorized per- CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY son is prohibited by law, NAVY review completed. USSR SUBJECT DATE DISTRIBUTED ,; 25) Nakhodka - Port Information NO. OF PAGES 4 [o.0FENcL5. SUPPLEMENT TO REPORT RESPONS IVE TO OO/C? THIS IS UNEVALUATED INFORMAT ION LT-he Office of Naval Intelligence furnished the following information to CIA for IAC dissemination in accordance graph 3c of NSCID #7,7 1. 2 merchant vessel arrived at Nakhodka. USSR 2. Approach to anchorao twn television antennae, of similar design at point 1 on overlay No 3. One of the television antennae was ro a ng i. e, o start a cross. ars were moving as a unit). A rough sketch of the antennae appears in the box numbered 4 on overlay No 3. 3. A large radar scanner at point 2 on overlay NQ 3 eras noted "probably 50 feet or more across and Ulted at an_ angle of about 15 degrees o" 4. three large square doors or openings, close together and in line, just under the crest of a hill. at point 2 on overlay No 3. Each opening faced to the southwest, and was surrounded by what appeared to be new concrete.. The hillside in the area appeared to be scarred by excava- tion work. The position was fixed by cross bearings. this might be a coastal defense installation.. 5. A gunboat was picked up one mile off Cape Povorotnyy, and it followed the vessel to the anchorage. During departure,, the gunboat followed the vessel 30 miles to the sea. 6. The quarantine procedure was the same as experienced recently by other non- Communist merchant vessels entering Nakhodka. 7. Anchorage. The vessel anchored at point 1 on overlay No 1 for four days. The holding ground material was gray clay with weed on top. The holding quality was excellent. NOFORN NO DISSEM ABROAD LIMITED LIMITED: Dissemination limited to full-time employees of CIA, AEC and FBI; and, within State and Defense, to the intelligence components, other offices producing NIS elements, and higher echelons with their immediate supporting staffs. Not to be disseminated to consultants, external projects or reserve personnel on short term active duty (excepting individuals who are normally full-time employees of CIA, AEC, FBI, State or Defense) unless the written permission of the originating office has been obtained through the Assistant Director for Collection and Dissemination, CIA, 25X1 25X1 25X1 5Xj 25X1 25X1 25X1 25X1 25X1 Approved For Release 2008/06/06: CIA-RDP80-00926A009000310001-2 Approved For Release 2008/06/06: CIA-RDP80-00926AO09000310001-2 8. 9. Approach to harbor. The approach to the harbor from the anchorage was a track bearing 273 (marked point 5) from the leading overlay No 1. This track was taken by all ships ent lights marked 20 on ering and leaving th 25 e X1 25X1 25X1 buoy marked 3. (Dead fix. Flashing every three seconds. Can 25X1 Top Mark). It bears 0120 T from M Astaf'yeva and is 900 feet from that point. 25X1 The depth in the deep water channel is at 25X1 least 2 feet? for the vessel's draft was that much upon entering. ^ The largest vessel using the channel was a Soviet Liberty- 25X1 type ship under full load. 10. The pilot was taken aboard at the anchorage and debarked at approximately the same point upon departure. 11. Controls. The only item sealed aboard ship was the main radio, and this was done in a fashion so careless as to permit its use. 12. Security guards patrolled the quay., and one each was placed at gangway, bow and stern in port. 13. Harbor Craft.l miscellaneous harbor craf~ moored in the area marked 19 on overlay No 1. A self-propelled floating crane (underway),, capacity probably about 50 tons., was noted in the e? losed portion of the harbor, near the area marked 13 on overlay No 1. i4+. Berth in port. The ship was berthed at point 2 on the quay marked 14 on overlay No 1. A detailed sketch of the quay is provided on overlay 2, although it is not to scale. The length of the quay was approximately five thousand feet. It was a concrete seawall type with bolted wooden bumpers and with an asphalt apron. The direct line of the quay was 206? T according to the ship's gyro-compass which was running one-half degree high at the time of calculation. The depth alongside was at least 28 feet since the vessel's draft was that figure when it tied up. dredging had obviously occurred. An area,, approximately that marked on overlay No 1, had been reclaimed for the quay. 15. Five sheds, each several hundred feet long, were observed as shown on overlay No 2. The sheds marked 1, 2, 3 and 4, were of stone and brick construction. Shed No 5 was of wooden construction. 16. Approximately 30 cranes were observed on the quay, straddling the three- track railway (see paragraph 27 below). Six of these were 15 tons OWL 17. ZA_ 19. and spaced equally along the quay amongst the others,, which were of three- five tons SWL. All were electric and mobile on rails, and all but two were of the luffing jib type. In addition, seven cranes were observed inshore as sketched on overlay No 2. Four of these, marked B on the overlay, were ibile and of about 15 tons SWL. Three others, marked C, were mobile on a liner. A coal dimm was observed on the quay as sketched on overlay No 2. 25X1 approximately 15 thousand to 20 thousand tons or coax, at - uUUW. 25X1 the area of the quay marked "A" was apparently. reserved for 25X1 small craft. C-O-N-F-I L E-N-T-I A-L NO DISSEM ABROAD Approved For Release 2008/06/06: CIA-RDP80-00926AO09000310001-2 Approved For Release 2008/06/06: CIA-RDP80-00926A009000310001-2 -3- 20. Soviet Liberty-type ships were loading what appeared to be military equip- ment, painted a "greeny-gray" color, at sheds marked 1 and 2 on overlay No 2. This equipment included trucks, cars,, bulldozers., and other machineryF_ 21. Three railroad tracks of standard Soviet gauge, were observed on the quay. The middle track was apparently used as aswitch track in order to leave the other two uninterrupted during loading and/or unloading activity. 23. 21+. 25- 26. areas marked 8 and 9 on overlay No i had apparently been f113 d =the track through area 8 has apparently been linked with the track shown on the chart as running north of Nakhodka Bay. allow extension of the railroad through the areas, as sketched. good 27. Cargo Operations. Unloading was done by cranes (see paragraph 16 above) using clam shovel type grabs. The grain was loaded into temporary bunkers, then fed by gravity into boxcars. The boxcars had apparently been con- . quality was 11 grain operations on the quay appeared to be handled by grabs ana peers, but that "mobile suckers"-had been promised the port for the 28. The dock workers were adequate in number and quality The 10 thousand ton cargo was unloaded in four and a half days wi h a 24-hour work schedule. 29. Construction. a considerable amount of railroad construe- _ n ___