LONDON (Oct. 1)
Egypt has received from the Soviet Union six post-war built fully operational submarines, A. J. McWhinnie, naval correspondent of the Daily Herald, reported today.
The article says that Western intelligence people acknowledge that these six modern submarines could-be most effective weapons in the hands of the Egyptians. The vessels are said to be fully equipped for mine-laying.
The Daily Herald said Soviet crews remained aboard to teach Egyptian Navy men “how to be submariners in record time.” The newspaper added that British intelligence men believe there is “a clause in the secret deal with Moscow whereby Russian crews will be withdrawn if they go into action against any of the Western Powers.”