Gall Roman (Robert) Romanovich
Russian sailor, admiral, member of the Admiralty.
He was accepted to the Russian service from the English fleet. In
1774, with the rank of midshipman, he came from Livorno to Kronstadt
with the squadron of Admiral Greig. The next year he studied at the
Marine Corps, and in 1776–1778. sailed
in the Gulf of Finland and the Baltic Sea.
In 1782, Gall, in the rank of lieutenant, was transferred to
Arkhangelsk, from where he made two voyages to Kronstadt.
In 1785, Gall was included in the "Northeast secret geographic
and astronomical expedition" under the leadership of I.
was charged with overseeing the construction of ships. During
the years 1789-1792
explored the Sea of Okhotsk and the Bering Sea, following the
Billings vessel "Glory to Russia". The
Billings plan to bypass the Chukotka Peninsula by sea failed, and
the expedition returned to St. Petersburg in 1794.
In subsequent years, Gall commanded the ships sailed in the Gulf
of Finland, the Baltic and the North Sea, rising to the rank of rear
admiral by 1803.
In the period 1805–1807 on
the occasion of a break in relations with England, Gall was removed
from office and, together with other Englishmen who were in the
Russian service, was sent to Moscow.
However, in 1807 he was promoted to the rank of vice admiral.
In 1810, Gall took Russian citizenship and was promoted to chief
commander of the Black Sea Fleet and ports. His
further brilliant track record included the command of the ports of
Riga and Arkhangelsk, as well as the post of military governor of
1830, Gall was promoted to full admiral, and in 1836 he became a
member of the Admiralty Council.
Gall was awarded numerous Russian orders, including St.
Alexander Nevsky with diamonds, White
Anna 1 degree and
Suddenly died in St. Petersburg, while serving in the English
was buried at the Volkov
Lutheran cemetery. The
granite altar is largely destroyed.
entrance to Knipovich Bay on the Kara coast of the southern island
of Novaya Zemlya. Described
in 1833 and named P.K. Pakhtusov.