Bukhteev Afanasy Mikhailovich
Major General Corps hydrographs.
In 1882 he graduated from the Marine Corps, in 1884–1885 served
on the frigate “General-Admiral”.
In 1888, after graduating from the Nikolaev Maritime Academy,
Bukhteev conducted hydrographic surveys of Lake Onega during
1889–1891, then until 1894 he worked in the Black Sea basin.
In 1896, Bukhteev made his first acquaintance with the Arctic: he
conducted measurements off the coast of Novaya Zemlya from the board
of the Samoyed transport. Then,
as an assistant chief of the hydrographic expedition and chief of
the survey party, Bukhteev worked on Lake Baikal.
In 1905, in the rank of captain 2 rank, he headed the hydrographic
work of a separate shooting of the Murmansk coast, which lasted
In 1908, Bukhteev was promoted to captain of the 1st rank, and in
1912 - to the major general with a transfer in 1913 to the corps of
served as assistant chief of the State University.
The last field of Bukhteev’s activity was the post of chief of
the hydrographic expedition of the Black Sea, which he held until
to Petrograd, for some time he supervised the analysis of materials
of the hydrographic department, injured in Yaroslavl during a fire.
March 25, 1920 on the ship "Burgermeister Schröder" Bukhteev was
evacuated from Novorossiysk. In
the summer of 1920 was on about. Lemnos,
and then moved to Yugoslavia. He
died in Ottok (Bosnia).
the east coast of the island Komsomolets archipelago Severnaya
was opened in 1913 and is named by hydrographic expedition of the Arctic Ocean 1910–1915
on the icebreakers "Taimyr" and "Vaigach".