Belobrov Andrey Pavlovich
professor, doctor of geographical sciences, captain 1 rank.
Born in Revel, in the family of a naval sailor. In
1914 he graduated from the Marine Corps course with the Admiral
Nakhimov Prize and served for three years on ships of the Baltic
Fleet, taking part in the hostilities of the First World War,
including the famous Ice Crossing of the Baltic Fleet ships from
Helsingfors to Kronstadt. During
the Civil War, he commanded the Amurets destroyer in battles against
the White Finns, and served as the flagship navigator of the Baltic
Fleet active detachment.
In 1921, Belobrov entered the Naval Academy, which, despite the
persecution "as a former tsarist officer" and a six-month
imprisonment in Butyrki and Vladimir Central, he graduated in 1924
with honors and with his name on the marble plaque.
After graduating from the Academy as a senior cartographer at the
Main Hydrographic Office, Belobrov conducted a survey of the mouth
of the Pindt River in Yamal. In
1928, after passing an adjunct under the direction of V.V. Kavraysky,
he defended his thesis at the Main Astronomical Observatory in
for four years Belobrov served as head of the Separate Hydrographic
Unit of the Black Sea, leading the hydrographic work of the Black
Sea coast. The
results of these works were marked by a small silver medal of the
Geographical Society of the USSR.
Since 1932, Belobrov moved to administrative and teaching work in
the management of higher naval institutions. Over
the years, he held senior and teaching positions at the schools of
1st Baltic Naval School. His
career includes teaching geodesy, nautical astronomy, hydrography on
courses at Glavsevmorput, Hydrographic Institute,
Naval Academy, Leningrad
State University, Leningrad Hydrometeorological Institute. In
1945, he defended his doctoral dissertation at Leningrad State
Quay Moika d.15. A.P.
Belobrov lived here in apartment 7
at the time of 1934
Since 1950, having gone to the reserve, Belobrov
until the end of his life worked in the system of the Ministry of
the Navy, engaged in teaching and research activities. He
created a number of monographs, textbooks, instructions,
methodological manuals, manuals, on which generations of navigators
and hydrographers studied.
For his balanced character, talent of the organizer, diligence
and hard work, personal charm, Belobrov was greatly respected by all
who dealt with him. All
these qualities were combined in it with the general culture
peculiar to the best representatives of Russian military sailors. He
loved literature, classical music, played the piano, attended
concerts at the Philharmonic Hall, opera and ballet performances,
was polite and friendly, appreciated humor and jokes. At
the end of his life, almost deprived of his sight, he suffered
greatly from the fact that he could not, as before, read and write.
The merits of Belobrov are marked by Russian and Soviet awards:
the Order of Saint
Anna of the 4th degree, Saint
Stanislav of the 3rd degree, Lenin,
War of the 1st degree,
of Honor, twice
the Red Banner, the
the victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic the war of 1941-1945 .
Belobrov died in Leningrad and was buried on Sestroretsk
cemetery next to
older brothers Dmitry and Alexei.
the Kara Sea between the islands of Schmidt and Komsomolets. Named
in 1984 by Resolution of the Council of Ministers of the RSFSR №180.