For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
"OUR COLD WAR OPPONENTS"
SOVIET NAVY ORDER OF BATTLE 1980
Source: Understanding Soviet Naval Developments - 4th Edition Jan 1981
This page is to give readers an idea of the Soviet naval forces that the West faced during the Cold War.
"Our Navy is a focal point for the most recent achievements of science and technology. Nuclear missiles, powerful propulsion plants, and radar and electronic equipment have given it new qualities and advanced the Navy into the rank of forces of strategic significance." - Fleet Admiral N.I. Smirnov, first Deputy Commander-in-Chief, Soviet Navy