Antonov Semen Platonovich
captain of hydrographic vessels, honorary
Born at the station Novosel'e in the Luga district of the
Petersburg province in a peasant family.
After four years of study at the Antonov Labor School in 1924, he
was sent to the Frunze Naval School in Leningrad, but without
finishing it, he was demobilized in 1928 due to the difficult
financial situation of the family and settled in Vladivostok as a
sailor Navy until 1931.
Returning to Leningrad, Antonov entered the third year of the
Leningrad Marine Technical School, and after graduation began
working on fishing vessels in Murmansk. In
May 1938, he moved to
the Main Directorate of the Northern Sea Route and for ten years he continuously
spent the winter in Provideniya and Tiksi bays, commanding the
hydrographic vessels "Vest', "Professor Vize", "Ost", "Yana", "Donets" and
the icebreaker tug "Yakutia". In
all the production characteristics, his extremely high professional
training, wide practical experience, restraint and calmness in
difficult situations are noted.
According to A.V. Maryshev "...
for long polar winterings desirable and suitable...". Captain
2nd rank of the SMP, L.I. Senkovsky
called Antonov "one of the best Arctic captains". At
the same time, unfortunately, over the years, the characteristics of
Anton alcohol abuse, which began to lead to serious violations: a
barge crash, loss of anchor, became more and more frequently
1950 during the stay of the "Ost" subordinate to Antonov in the
American port, three crew members escaped from the ship. Captain
attributed the "decomposition of the team" and removed from office. In
those years, things could end for Antonov much more pitiable.
Suddenly died in Vladivostok. According
to the testimony of his daughter S.P. Antonov
Svetlana Semenovna and grandson Anton Sergeevich grave is lost.
the island of Alexandra Land archipelago Franz Josef Land. The
name was approved by the Arkhangelsk Regional Executive Committee in
1963 (Decision No. 651).