Erokhin Boris Ivanovich
He was brought to Arkhangelsk as a very young child, with whom
his whole subsequent life was connected. He
studied at the city school, then at the navigational department of
the Arkhangelsk merchant marine school. As
a cadet he practiced on the vessels of the Voluntary Fleet, which
sailed from Odessa to Vladivostok by the southern seas.
After graduating from college, Erokhin worked as a navigator on
coaster in the White Sea, then in 1912 became the captain of a small
sailing ship "Chrysanthemum", on which he flew between Arkhangelsk
and the ports of Northern Norway.
During the years 1914-1917. Erokhin
sailed on the steamboat "Semyon Chelyuskin", where he went from the
third to the senior navigator. After
the ship’s death from the explosion, it was sent by a navigator to
the Minin icebreaker and then to the captain of the
"Vladimir Rusanov". In
the record of Erokhin participated in 1920 in the Kars bread
expedition, then in the 1st Kars goods exchange expedition to the mouths
of the rivers Ob and Yenisei.
For his modesty, imperturbability, and attentive attitude towards
people, Erokhin enjoyed the respect and love of his fellow
qualities were combined in him with determination and strong-willed
disposition, which manifested themselves in the most responsible and
In the navigation of 1932, Erokhin on the Rusanov made a voyage
Zemlya and Chelyuskin Cape. On
of Domashniy, the group G.A. Ushakov
was replaced, and on the Cape Chelyuskin a B.D. Georgievsky group
was landed, which have to build a geophysical observatory there. During
this voyage, the Izvestia TSIC Islands were discovered, the entire Shokalsky
Strait was passed for
the first time.
In 1933, Erokhin made his last flights. In
August, “Vladimir Rusanov” under his command went from Arkhangelsk
to the bay of Maria Pronchishcheva, where it was necessary to
establish a polar station.
Upon returning to Arkhangelsk, after the necessary preparation, the
Rusanov" received the task of withdrawing from the freezing
Kandalaksha Bay a large sailing ship "Albatross". In
the conditions of the stormy sea, after several unsuccessful
attempts, the ship had to return to Umba every time. The
last time they arrived there was December 11, and after three days
Erokhin died suddenly on board the ship.
He was buried in Arkhangelsk Solombala cemetery.
The lip in
the Kostin Shar Strait on the western coast of the southern island
of Novaya Zemlya. Named
in the 1930s.