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December 7, 1962

Order from the Acting Chief of the Main Staff of the Navy, Vice Admiral I. Yeliseyev, to the Acting Chief of the General Staff, General of the Army Cde V.D. Ivanov

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[Main Staff of the Navy letterhead]

[handwritten: 7] December 1962

Nº [handwritten: 7210]

 

[handwritten] Cde. S. P. Ivanov, please give [instructions] [illegible signature]

 

[stamp] DECLASSIFIED

TOP SECRET

Copy Nº [handwritten: - 1]

Series “K”

 

 

TO THE ACTING CHIEF OF THE GENERAL STAFF

GENERAL OF THE ARMY Cde. V. D. IVANOV

 

Submarines, surface ships, and auxiliary vessels are in readiness in the Northern, Black Sea, and Baltic Fleets which were selected in accordance with the USSR Ministry of Defense directive Nº 79604 of 13 June 1962.

I ask permission for the personnel who have served out the established terms of service by the present time to be discharged from these ships and to transfer these vessels and ships to everyday readiness.

After the discharge is made the surface ships and vessels will have a shortage of enlisted men and non-commissioned officers of up to 20 percent, but the submarines will be fully manned.

 

ACTING CHIEF OF THE MAIN STAFF OF THE NAVY

VICE ADMIRAL

[signature] I. YELISEYEV

 

[handwritten note, all illegible except “Yeliseyev” and “Ministry of Defense”

 

[handwritten] “GOU GSh [Main Operations Directorate of the General Staff]

A request asking permission to discharge personnel from ships located in the Northern, Black, and Baltic Seas. The request was sent in December 1962, after the Cuban Missile Crisis had ended.

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TsAMO fond 1, opis 14041cc, delo 1, ll. 124. Contributed by Sergey Radchenko and Vladislav Zubok and translated by Gary Goldberg.

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