Sam Carp

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Sam Carp (Carpowski) was head of the Carp Export and Import Co. and brother-in-law of Soviet leader Viacheslav Molotov.

Naval deal

The House Special Committee on Un-American Activities questioned Carp in 1939[1].

Carp recounts how in the early 1930s he was contracted by Soviet official Arkadii Rozengolts to arrange the construction of two 35,000-ton battleships for the Soviet Navy through American shipyards and companies and was authorized to expend up to $100,000,000 to do so. Actual construction eventually fell through, but a set of plans was produced and later taken to Moscow by a retired officer of US Naval Intelligence.[2]


  1. Vol. 8 of "Investigation of Un-American Propaganda Activities in the United States," 76th Congress, 1st Session