Golovin Mark Antipovich

(appr. 1700-after 1746)

Navigator, polar explorer, officer of the Russian Imperial Navy, member of the Dvina-Ob Squad of the Great Northern Expedition, midshipman.

Born in the family of the Ryazan nobility Golovin.

In 1719 he entered the Moscow School of Mathematical and Navigational Sciences, after which, on September 10, 1722, he studied at the Marine Guard Academy in St. Petersburg.

He practiced in the Baltic, in 1730-1734 he served as a navigator student in Astrakhan. It was produced in the sub-navigators.

At the end of 1735, Golovin left for Arkhangelsk, where he became part of the Dvina-Ob Squad of the Great Northern Expedition.

In 1736-1739 he went on a ship under the command of A.I. Skuratov from the Northern Dvina to the Ob. In 1738 he was promoted to navigators.

On the way back, Golovin, commanding one of the bots, filmed a stretch of coast between the river Kara and the eastern entrance to the Ugra Ball. Returning to Petersburg in September 1740, he and Malygin compiled the first relatively accurate map of the shores of the Barents and Kara Seas between Arkhangelsk and the Ob mouth with a length of just over 4,000 km. For the first time on this map appears the name "Kara Sea", given in memory of their wintering on the river. The caret, and shows the Yamal Peninsula, about the true size and shape of which until then there was no data.

In 1741, Golovin returned to Arkhangelsk, was promoted to midshipmen and transferred to the Baltic Sea. In 1746 he left the service due to illness. The fate is unknown.

Cape in the northwest of the Yamal Peninsula. Named in 1826 I.N. Ivanov.

Presumably by his name in 1835, A.K. Tsivolka called the strait separating Domashniy Island from the eastern coast of the northern island of Novaya Zemlya.


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