Klochkovsky Vyacheslav Evgenievich
(02(14).02.1873 - 01.15.1930)
Ukrainian and Polish naval commander, Rear Admiral of the
Russian fleet, Brigadier General of the Polish Army, hero of the
Tsushima battle. Born in Kronstadt.
In 1898 he graduated from the course of law at Demidov Law
Lyceum. September 1, 1899 was made an exam in midshipmen and
enrolled in the 4th naval crew. He sailed as a navigator on the
destroyer destroyer "Kamchatka" and mine transport "Yenisei".
March 15, 1904 was appointed senior navigator of the cruiser 1
rank "Admiral Nakhimov" and promoted to lieutenant. In this
position, he participated in the campaign of the 2nd Pacific
Squadron and the Battle of Tsushima, where he acted as
navigational assistant without a break 26 hours before the
cruiser was flooded. He refused to escape and stayed on a
sinking ship along with the commander, whom he kept in the water
for several hours until they were picked up by Japanese
fishermen. He was captured until November 1905.
From 1906 to 1907 he served as a senior navigational officer for
the "Bogatyr" cruiser. In 1908 he was promoted to lieutenant
commander and commanded the submarines "Pescar" and "Okun". In
1910, he commanded a submarine division of the Black Sea.
In 1910 - 1912, the assistant to the head of the scuba diving
training unit. April 10, 1911 was promoted to captain of the 2nd
rank. From March 13, 1912 to 1913, the commander of the
auxiliary vessel Bakan, who was involved in the search for
information on the expeditions of
and V.A. Rusanov.
During the war of 1914, commanded a submarine brigade of the
Black Sea. March 22, 1915 for the difference in service promoted
to captain of the 1st rank, and in July 1917 promoted to rear
During the German occupation of Ukraine and Crimea, he served as
the naval representative of the government of the hetman
Skoropadsky in Sevastopol and assisted the officers who captured
the submarines in Sevastopol during the German departure in
November 1918. After the allies transferred part of the ships of
the Black Sea Fleet to General Denikin, he commanded with him
and later, under General Wrangel, a scuba diving team in the
Black Sea. After the evacuation of the army of General Wrangel
in November 1920, he left for Poland and, being a Catholic and a
Pole by birth, was in the service in the Polish navy with the
rank of rear admiral.
On May 29, 1922, a brigadier general; on August 20, 1923, the
2nd deputy chief of the army administration. On January 20,
1924, he was relieved of his post and sent to senior commander
courses. Since November 1, 1924, the deputy head of the Navy.
May 22, 1926 he was sent to the 15th Infantry Division in Torun
with the aim of internship. On March 17, 1927, the division
commander, and already on September 30, 1927, retired.
Merits of Klochkovsky are marked by numerous Russian and foreign
orders and medals.
He died in Warsaw, was buried in the
cemetery on Powzki in Warsaw.
The peninsula and cape in Mityushikha Bay on the Barents coast
of the northern island of Novaya Zemlya. Named G.Ya. Sedov in