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The United States Naval Institute has the largest private collection of sea service photographs in the world including some rare Cold War era images. A sizable number of photos of Soviet ships & submarines are within the collection.

A sampling of images of Soviet vessels shadowing U.S. Navy ships are below. An example of a war fought without a front line.

Soviety Minsk 117 with Kiev 060 in background, from the deck of the USS South Carolina in the Mediterranean, Fall 1978

Mediterranean Sea: Soviet Minsk 117 with Kiev 060 in background, from the deck of the USS South Carolina (CGN-37), 1978.

 

Baltic Sea: A Soviety "Golf II" class ballistic missile submarine underway near the frigate USS Pharris (FF-1094). The Pharris discovered the submarine on sonar at a range of 27 mles while the friage was deployed iwth the standing Naval Force Atlantic, 1978.

Baltic Sea: A Soviet “Golf II”-class ballistic-missile submarine under way near the frigate USS Pharris (FF-1094). The Pharris discovered the submarine on sonar at a range of 27 miles while the frigate was deployed with the standing Naval Force Atlantic, 1978.

 

Soviet Kashin class guided missile destroyer shadowing the attack aircraft carrier USS Franklin d. Roosevelt in the Mediterranean, ca. 1971

Mediterranean Sea: Soviet Kashin-class guided-missile destroyer shadowing the attack aircraft carrier USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CV-42), ca. 1971

 

Sea of Japan: Soviet "Kresta" class guided missile light ruiser steam ahead of the U.S. guided missile frigate USS Coontz (DLG-9) during the world wide Soviety naval exercise Okean, ca. 1971.

Sea of Japan: Soviet “Kresta”-class guided-missile light cruiser steams ahead of the U.S. guided-missile frigate USS Coontz (DLG-9) during the worldwide Soviet naval exercise Okean, ca. 1971.

 

Soviet Navy Moma class intelligence collector SSV-472 operating just outside the channel entrance to Pearl Harbor Naval Base as an AWACS radar aircraft lands at Hickam Air Force Base and the U.S. Navy submarine, USS Sam Houston (SSN-609), enters the port, 1988.

Pacific Ocean: Soviet Navy Moma-class intelligence collector SSV-472 operating just outside the channel entrance to Pearl Harbor Naval Base as an AWACS radar aircraft lands at Hickam Air Force Base, and the U.S. submarine USS Sam Houston (SSN-609) enters the port, 1988.

 

Mediterranean Sea: Soviet AGI intelligence collector closes on the stern of the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42), 1975.

Mediterranean Sea: Soviet AGI intelligence collector closes on the stern of the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, CV-42), 1975.

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