Krutov Grigory Stepanovich 
(1906–05.03.1964)


Arctic hydrograph, honorary polar explorer. 
Born in the village of Zolotoe, Saratov Province, in the family of a peasant. He began his career in a textile factory in Saratov, then in Astrakhan he worked at a ship repair factory. In 1933, he graduated from the Workers' Faculty at the Tractor Plant in Stalingrad, in the same year he moved to Leningrad and entered the Leningrad Institute of Water Transport Engineers to study. 
In 1935, Krutov transferred to the Hydrographic Institute of GUSMP, which determined his entire subsequent life. After receiving a diploma in engineering hydrograph in 1938, he was immediately appointed deputy head of the hydrographic department of the Hydrographic Department. 
Since 1939, work began Krutov directly in the Arctic. At first he headed the hydrographic detachment on the hydrographic vessel "Murmanets", then on the hydrographic vessel "Polarnik", in 1941 he passed as a senior hydrograph to a wintering expedition. 
In 1942, Krutov was transferred to the Arkhangelsk hydro base, where he headed the hydrographic detachment on the hydrographic vessel "Circular".Having worked in this position for a year, he became the head of the survey party in the wintering expedition. 

After the war, Krutov continued to work in the Hydrographic Department, and in 1947 he was seconded to the Northern Design and Survey Expedition of Arctic Project. 
Returning to the Hydrographic Department in 1950, Krutov until 1954 was the head of the Nordvik pilotage and hydrographic expedition, then moved to Dikson hydro base, where he worked until the end of his short life. 
The merits of Krutov were awarded the Order of the Badge of Honor and three medals. 
He died on Dixon, was buried in Leningrad at the Communist site of the Novo-Volkovsky cemetery. 
Cape in the southeast of Sibiryakovo Island in the Kara Sea. Called Dixon hydrographs at the suggestion of N.M. Aleev 
The name was approved by the decision of the Krasnoyarsk Regional Executive Committee of April 8, 1964.

 

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