• Short Summary

    A seven-ship Soviet naval squadron, led by a rocket cruiser and two submarines, will pay 'a friendly visit' to Cuba from 20 July to 27 July, Tass, the Soviet Press Agency, announced on Monday (7 July).

  • Description

    A seven-ship Soviet naval squadron, led by a rocket cruiser and two submarines, will pay 'a friendly visit' to Cuba from 20 July to 27 July, Tass, the Soviet Press Agency, announced on Monday (7 July). In the meantime, three Soviet destroyers sailed south early on Monday (7 July) on a course parallel to the Nova Scotia coast about 200 miles from shore.

    The destroyers were being shadowed by the Canadian destroyer St. Laurent, following at a distance of about a mile (1.6 kms).

    Planes from Canadian bases at Greenwood, Nova Scotia and Summerside were also keeping up surveillance of the destroyers. A Canadian Navy spokesman said: 'It's just to let them know that we know they're out there' It was not believed that any signals were exchanged between the Canadian ships and the Soviet ships.

    The visit of the Soviet warships to Cuba will bring them close to the south-eastern shores of the United States. Cuba is only 90 miles (144 kms) from Florida.

    Recently an armada of U.S. warships held manoeuvres in the Black Sea, which borders on a southern part of the Soviet Union.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD7NSHXLAGUC7U5MG54SX3LUZO
    Media URN:
    VLVAD7NSHXLAGUC7U5MG54SX3LUZO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/07/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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