An item reported that the staff of the Bulgarian navy was added to the Ministry of National Defence at Sofia, Bulgaria. The sailors were recruited in the military districts and had to serve for four years.
Varna (Asparuk section in the past named Sev Sevmes) was the major naval base of Bulgaria. It possessed also a dry dock for repairs.
Ruse was the major naval base for the Danube river forces consisting mainly of small motor boats and launches with no heavier armament as machineguns.
SourceThe report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP82-00457R008000300010-3