Korsakov Nikolai Fedorovich
Hydrographer, researcher of the White Sea, Major
Born in the Novgorod province in a noble family. He
studied at the Naval Cadet Corps, began service in 1823 as a
midshipman in the Baltic Fleet. During
the years 1824–1825served on the frigate "Urania", and in 1826 on
the frigate "Provorny", cruising in the German Sea.
In 1827, Korsakov was transferred to the White Sea flotilla, in
which he was led by M.F. Reinecke during
the years 1827–1833 participated
in the hydrographic work on the White Sea, doing surveying and
inventory of the coast. Since
1831, he combined these works with the duties of adjutant of the
Chief Commander of the Port of Arkhangelsk.
The contribution of Korsakov to the organization
of the lighthouse service on the coast of the White Sea is great. In
1848 he was appointed to the position of assistant captain of the
Arkhangelsk port. During
the summer navigation, he commanded the courts, which supervised the
lighthouses and hydrographic work.
In 1850, Korsakov was appointed head of the Admiralty Shershem
His merits are marked by the orders of St.
Stanislav 2 degrees and
St. Anna 2 and 3 degrees.
the Rusanov Peninsula on the southern island of Novaya Zemlya. Named
by P.K. Pakhtusov