The North Atlantic D+12 (21 July, 1987) Part V

News of the Kirov’s demise reached SACLANT Headquarters in Norfolk first. An hour later it was followed by COMSUBLANT informing Admiral Baggett that USS New York City was now presumed lost. Her mission of trailing the Soviet surface group would now be taken up by either USS Augusta, or USS Jack. COMSUBLANT would make the …

The North Atlantic D+12 (21 July, 1987) Part IV

The plan Admiral Kapitanets devised was indeed a compromise of sorts. Instead of assigning an entire regiment of bombers to seek out and attack the American carrier group detected earlier by the Tu-95, Kapitanets ordered a smaller attack to be launched. Instead of twenty plus Tu-22 bombers, and a dozen support aircraft, the attack force …