Proposal by the Soviet
[Babelsberg,] July 30, 1945.
German Navy and Merchant Marine
- One third of the total strength of the German surface navy including ships which at the beginning of Germany’s surrender were under construction or in repair shall be transferred to the Soviet Union.
- A larger part of the German submarine fleet shall be sunk. A part of the submarine fleet viz. submarines presenting the greatest interest from the technical standpoint shall be preserved and divided between the USSR, Great Britain and the USA.
- One third of all stocks of armaments, ammunition and supplies of the German navy shall according to the classes of vessels be transferred to the Soviet Union.
- One third of the German merchant marine shall be transferred to the Soviet Union.
- The transfer of vessels and ships of the German navy and merchant marine shall begin on August 1st and their receipt shall be completed by November 1st, 1945.
- A Maritime Technical Commission will be set up to hand and take over vessels of the German navy and merchant marine located in the ports and bases in allied countries as well as in Germany and other countries.