Dyakonov Vladimir Vladimirovich 

Russian naval officer, hydrograph, arctic explorer. 
He graduated from the Naval Cadet Corps in 1893. Nes served on ships of the navy watch supervisor or navigator officer. 
During the years 1898–1900 Dyakonov participated in the hydrographic expedition of the Arctic Ocean under the command of A.I. Vilkitsky. In this expedition, in addition to hydrographic work, he served as navigator officer and inspector of the ship “Pakhtusov”. 
In 1904, Lieutenant Dyakonov went to the Far East on the cruiser "Svetlana". The cruiser was tragically killed in battle with the Japanese after the Tsushima battle. Eyewitnesses said that Dyakonov, along with another officer, was dragging a log in order to arrange a raft for himself, but the enemy core tore off his leg. Exhausted from pain, he lay down in some box, which was caught by the Japanese after the death of the cruiser. 
Deacon was bleeding and, despite good care, died in a hospital of sepsis.


Cape Dyakonov

(photo by V. Shadrin)


He was buried at the Russian cemetery on Mount Inasi in Nagasaki.


Fragments of the tombstone V.V. Dyakonov

(photo N.A. Kuznetsov)

A contemporary wrote about Dyakonov: “The moral significance of such people as Vladimir Vladimirovich was great, and more than one person who returned to a remote village after serving with service remembers his former boss with a kind word, not even suspecting that his boss before the King and the Motherland, already lies in the ground in alien Japan".

Cape on the southwest coast of the island Vaigach. In 1556, English captain Stefan Borro found over 300 rough work idols here and called the Cape of Idols. Renamed in 1902 by a hydrographic expedition under the command of A.I. Varnek.


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