Bialokoz Evgeny Lyudvigovich
military hydrograph, Lieutenant-General Hydrograph Corps.
Born in Moscow. After
graduating from the Naval College in 1882, Bialokoz began serving in
the navy as a ship officer on the Skobelev corvette and other ships. During
the voyages, he immediately understood the enormous importance of
the correct formulation of the hydrographic study of the seas, and
the compilation of maps and landings. He
decided to devote himself to this business and on returning from
foreign navigation he entered the hydrographic department of the
Nikolaev Maritime Academy, from which he graduated in 1888. For
his high academic achievements his name was put on a marble board.
In 1889, the Maritime Department sent Bialokoz for an internship
at the Pulkovo Observatory. The
winter months were devoted to theoretical training, the summer
months to participation in the implementation of hydrographic work
in the Baltic Sea. At
the end of the internship, he was appointed head of the hydrographic
party of a separate survey of Lake Onego, where he worked for four
In 1895, Bialokoza was called for administrative work. As
an outstanding hydrograph, he was appointed head of the cartographic
section of the GSU. In
his hands turned out to be the leadership of all the expeditions and
surveys of the Directorate, as well as all the institutions and
workshops for the production of maps, the publication of manuals for
navigation, the supply of all ships with them. Bialokoz
approached the assigned case with all responsibility. He
traveled abroad to familiarize himself with the formulation of the
case in England, France, Germany and, returning, presented to the
leadership of the GSU a plan for the reorganization of cartographic
the leadership period of Bialokoz, the business of publishing cards
was completely reorganized, which played a positive role during the
Russo-Japanese and the First World Wars: the fleet did not have a
shortage of cards. Significant
improvements have occurred in the production of filming.
In 1907, Bialokoza was appointed to the responsible position of
head of the Baltic Sea Hydrographic Expedition. The
old maps for this strategically important area have ceased to
satisfy the needs of the deep-seated fleet. Bialokoz
enthusiastically took up this business, but for the time remaining
before World War I it was not possible to fulfill all the necessary
arrived at the disposal of the commander of the fleet, the
expedition also solved strategic tasks in the wartime on surveying
fairways and raids.
In 1917, Bialokoz became the first elected head of the GSU,
succeeding M.E. Zhdanko. In
the most difficult years of the civil war, he managed to support
both cartographic workshops and the factory of nautical instruments
at a height close to the most productive years of work at the
beginning of the war.
Strenuous activity in extremely difficult years affected his once
good health. Before
he was 60, he died in Petrograd after a brief, serious illness.
The merits of Bialokoz are awarded with the Orders of St. Anna
of the 2nd degree, St.
Vladimir of the 3rd degree and St.
Stanislav of the 1st degree.
He was buried at the Kazan cemetery in Tsarskoye Selo (now
was a family crypt of Bialokozov, in which his daughter and wife
were buried earlier. The
search for a cemetery, unfortunately, did not lead to success.
An island in the Dyrovataya Bay near the island of Vaigach. Named
in 1902 hydrographic expedition under the command of A.I. Varnek. The
name was approved by the Council of the IRGO on December 5, 1902.
the islands Diabazovy and Flat in the skins of Minin. Named
at the suggestion of the Dickson Hydro Base. The
name was approved by the decision of the Dikson regional executive
committee of December 14, 1964.