Lewes, Delaware Sunday, March 12 1949 :
Soviet Naval Officers were marooned ashore in Lewes last night at the Caesar Rodney Hotel after they had attended a dnner.
The officers were from the cruiser Murmansk, the former USS Milwaukee, which was lent
to the Russians five years ago and now being returned.
The return ceremonis are scheduled for Monday.
After the dinner a U. S. Coast Guard cruiser took them out to the Murmansk but high winds
made it impossible to board the ship and they were returned to the Caesar Rodney Hotel. The gold braided officers were Commodore Vasily Foodorvich Kotov and Rear Admiral E. G. Glinkof.
The town of Lewes sent a bouquet of spring flowers to the crew of the Murmansk as a gesture of freibdship from the 317 year old town.
Source: Columbus Dispatch, Sunday, Ma