Sunday, 15 April 2018

Hungary asking seized merchant ships back from the Soviet Union according to a CIA report dated 27 September 1955

An item reported that the Soviet Union still not handed over five Austrian DDSG ships which were in fact Hungarian property before 1945. Lajos Racz representing the Hungarian Legation at Vienna, Austria spoke the Russian director of the DDSG Konov on 8 July 1955. Racz was referred to Mr. Petrasic of the Russian Economic Division at Vienna responsible for handling this issue. The involved ships were 2-700 tons cargo capacity barges, 1-1.000 tons cargo capacity barge. A small screw passenger ship and the tug Molak (ex-Beretyyo).

The report was published on, document number CIA-RDP80-00810A008000720010-6