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Day 10: Oct. 24, 1962

An image of a Navy helicopter hovers over Russian Submarine

A Navy helicopter hovers over Russian Submarine. As part of their strategy to deter U.S. attempts to intedict Russian merchant vessel shipments to Cuba, the Soviets attempted to send four submarines from their Northern Fleet to Cuba during the crisis. The submarines were known as “Foxtrots” by the U.S. and NATO.