Saturday, 17 March 2018

Polish navy purchasing Russian warships according to a CIA report dated 9 December 1946

An item reported that during his visit at Moscow, Soviet Union in begun summer rear admiral Szhtryer (1) acquired some yet unspecified vessels to be added to the Polish navy.

An item reported that recently 7 minesweepers and 5 motor gunboats arrived at Gydnia, Poland. The vessels were to be used for the training of the personnel of the Polish navy.

1. Wlodzimierz Steyer (15 July 1892-15 September 1957), after the Second World War shortly commander-in-chief of the Polish navy. He served in the Soviet navy between 1913 and 1918 and in the Polsih navy between 1919-1950.

The report was published on, document number CIA-RDP82-00457R000100820009-5