The North Atlantic D+2 (11 July, 1987) Part III

Authors note: Beginning with this entry, the form of calendar date presentation will be altered. 9 July will be referred to as D Day, 10 July- D+1, 11 July D+2 and so forth. I’ll begin making corrections to previous entries over the weekend and explain the main revisions underway sometime next week in a separate …

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The Southern Flank: 10 July, 1987 Part I

The destruction of the Soviet surface action groups in the Eastern Mediterranean marked the end of the 5th Eskadra. Every major surface combatant belonging to the Soviet Navy’s Mediterranean squadron was at the bottom of the sea, along with their escorts, and a number of submarines. The squadron’s commander, Rear Admiral Vladimir Yegorov had perished …

Strategic Considerations: Red Banner Northern Fleet 8 July, 1987*

Commander of the Soviet Red Banner Northern Fleet Admiral Ivan Matveyevich Kapitanets looked down at the stack of yellow message forms on his desk and shook his head tiredly. He did not bother to even glance at them when they'd arrived, already aware of the disappointing news they carried. Each one was a report detailing …