Friday, 16 February 2018

The organisation of the Bulgarian navy according to a CIA report dated 27 June 1951

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.

The report was published on, document number CIA-RDP82-00457R008000300010-3