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Friday, 9 February 2018

Russian fleet visiting China according to an American CIA report dated 17 August 1951



An item reported the arrival at Woosung, China on the 16th of March of the Soviet-fleet coming from Dairen and Port Arthur. She consisted of 22 ships including a 12.000 tons cruiser. The cruiser was visited on the 18th by admiral Chén of the East China Naval Headquarters and 100 students of the naval academy at Shanghai. In a comment on this note was said that there were 2 heavy cruisers of the Kirov-class added to the Soviet Pacific Fleet although being smaller instead off 12.000 tons was their measurement 8.800 tons.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP82-00457R008000550009-8