Dublitsky Konstantin Aleksandrovich 
(13.07.1881–1939)


Russian arctic captain. 
Born in Saratov. The father died early, and the family was supported by a mother, a music teacher. 
Dublitsky graduated from a real school in Riga, then the Odessa Naval College, and received a diploma in navigating. He began his naval service on various ships in the Black Sea. 
Early manifested organizational skills Dublitsky. He became one of the founders, and later the leaders of the first seafarers' trade union in Russia, which, being in an illegal situation, helped the unemployed sailors, struggled with the arbitrariness of the shipowners. During the 1905 revolution, the union organized strikes and strikes with political demands. For Dublitsky, the case ended up being arrested, imprisoned, and then sent into exile in Turinsk. 
At the end of the exile, he emigrated, swam a sailor, worked as a laborer in American factories. Returning after eight years of emigration to Russia, Dublitsky could only get a job as a stoker, and only after moving to the Far East, he first became a navigator on a riverboat, and then on the ships that linked Vladivostok with the northern regions of Russia. The first acquaintance with the Arctic happened to him in 1917, when he took part in a voyage to the mouth of the Kolyma. Then he was appointed assistant manager of the Far Eastern Dobroflot office, and trips to the Arctic became regular. One of the hikes on the route Vladivostok - Kolyma, he managed to make in record time, in just 21.5 days. 
In 1926 the steamship "Stavropol" under the command of P.G. Milovzorov brought the first Soviet settlers headed by G.A.  Ushakov to Wrangel Island. This allowed to stop the claims of the island of Canadians and Americans. For the next two years, due to heavy ice conditions, the vessel could not get through to the winterers. The situation became critical, especially since there was no radio station in the settlement. 
It was decided to send an ice cutter “F. Litke”, since the main icebreakers“ Krasin ”and“ Yermak ”were involved in other operations. And it is no coincidence that head "F.Litke ”was entrusted specifically to Dublitsky. 
Ledorez was at that time in Sevastopol, and Dublitsky went there. Familiarization with the vessel revealed some of its serious shortcomings: high fuel consumption, relatively low payload, a large team, and a limited supply of fresh water. However, Dublitsky recognized “F. Litke "the most suitable of all available vessels. 
The transition to Vladivostok was successful. They put the ship in dry dock, repaired it, reduced the crew size to 65 people, staffed it with experienced sailors who had already been in the Arctic. 
The flight began on July 14, 1929. The Chukchi Sea met the sailors with one-year-old ice, however in the Long Strait powerful hummocks were piled up that the Krasin could not have overcome. Dublitsky decided to approach the island from the northeast; solid ice also stretched here, but the skill of the captain allowed him to move forward, looking for and using the slightest cracks and weakened zones. As a result, we managed to break into Rogers Bay, plant a new shift of wintering workers headed by A.I. 
Mineev and pick up the old one.October 7, the ship arrived in Vladivostok. For carrying out this heavy and responsible flight, the ice-cutter and his captain were awarded the Orders of the Red Banner of Labor. 
In the following years, Dublitsky commanded the steamers Anadyr, Kashirstroi, the ship Severles, the icebreaker Davydov (formerly Red October), and participated in many rescue operations. 
Nervous, hard work undermined the once powerful body of Dublik. Very many of the ice captains died early. In 1939, Dublitsky left for treatment in Tuapse, but his days were numbered. 
Bay on the east coast of Wrangel Island. Named in 1930 by A.I. 
Mineev.

 

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