Krotov Vasily Andreevich
Naval officer, lieutenant, arctic explorer.
At the end of the Marine Corps in 1821–1826. sailed
on the Baltic Sea, in 1827 to the shores of England. In
1828–1830, commanding the schooner No. 2, was engaged in the
inventory of the White Sea. In
1832, Krotov was appointed commander of the "Yenisei" vessel, which
was to pass from Arkhangelsk through the Strait. Matochkin
Shar to the mouth of the Yenisei. During
this transition, the ship was killed with the whole crew under
unclear circumstances off the west coast of Novaya Zemlya in the
Matochkin Shar area.
In 1834, fodder I.Y. Gvozdarev and in 1835 P.K. Pakhtusov found
fragments of the "Yenisei" scattered in different places on the bank
of the New Earth.
of Litke Bay
in the east of the southern island of Novaya Zemlya. Apparently
discovered by the expedition of Pakhtusov in 1832–1833. Described
by Soviet hydrographs no later than 1937 and mapped as "Gulf without
Krotov and Malaya Krotova) on the east coast of the southern island
of Novaya Zemlya south of the hall. Litke. Opened
and mapped in July 1833 by the expedition of Pakhtusov.
the island of Mityushev and the western coast of the northern island
of New Earth. Named
1925 by commission chaired by N.I. Yevgenov.