Demin Leonid Aleksandrovich
sailor, hydrograph surveyor, engineer and rear admiral, doctor of
Born in Kozlov in the family of a railroad worker, he graduated
from the Kozlovskoe Commercial School. Already
in the period of study in the Kherson school of long voyage during
sailed on merchant ships, and after graduating from college he was
enlisted as a midshipman in a wartime midshipmen school.
Revolution Demin met in the post of watch the chief of the
cruiser "Aurora". In
1918 he took part in the famous ice campaign of the Baltic Fleet
ships from Helsingfors to Petrograd.
After transferring to the Hydrographic Administration, he sailed
on hydrographic vessels, studied in the navigational class of the
United classes of specialists of the fleet commanders, commanded the
hydrographic vessel "Orel".
In 1924, Demin graduated from the Hydrographic Faculty of the
Military Medical Academy and was sent to the Far East, where, under
the guidance of B.V. Davydov joined
the work on the restoration of hydrographic services in the Pacific
1937, he headed the hydrographic-navigator department of
Ubecodalvost, a separate hydrographic detachment, and a hydrographic
his leadership, as a rule, in heavy, dangerous conditions for people
and ships, a large amount of hydrographic work was carried out in
the Sea of Japan, the Sea of Okhotsk, the Bering Sea and the lower
Amur from the mouth to the confluence of the Ussuri. In
1947, for many years of research into the Far Eastern seas and the
Bering Sea sector, the Geographical Society awarded Demin the F.P.
Gold Medal. Litke.
Plaque on the house
in St. Petersburg,
In 1939–1940 Demin
taught at the Department of Hydrography at the Higher Naval School
named after GK Ordzhonikidze.
During the war, Demin served in the Navy Commissariat, and from
1942 he headed the main editorial board of the Sea Atlas for 22
his leadership, a fundamental three-volume cartographic publication
on the general and physical geography of the oceans and seas and
naval history was released.
For the creation of the first volume of the "Sea Atlas" the team was
awarded the Stalin
Prize of 1 degree.
In 1964–1966 Demin
headed the department of military hydrography and oceanography of
the Military Medical Academy.
Among the numerous awards of Demin are the Order
of Lenin, two Orders of the Red
Banner, the Order of the Patriotic
War of 1 degree and
the Order of
the Red Banner of Labor.
He died in Leningrad, was buried at the Serafimov
the Chukchi Sea west of Cape Heart-Stone. Named
by Soviet hydrographs.