Lysov Dmitry Alekseevich


Captain-Lieutenant, the commander of the ship.

Born into a working class family in Gorky (now Nizhny Novgorod). In 1935 he graduated from a full secondary school in Gorky, in 1936 entered the naval school, from which he was released in 1940 and served in the Northern Fleet, commanded a boat - a small hunter, then a big hunter. In 1944  Lysov took command of the T-120 minesweeper. For the exemplary performance of combat missions in the fight against the German fascist pirates on the northern sea lanes he was awarded the Order of the Red Banner and World War 1 degree. 
In September 1944  the T-120, as part of a caravan of four transports and seven escort ships, moved from the Laptev Sea through the Vilkitsky Strait to Dikson. On September 23  at 1 hours 13 minutes north of the island of Kravkov, the commander of the escorting ship, who was escorting, reported on the radio that he had discovered an enemy submarine. Immediately, the convoy commander ordered Lysov, the trawler, to attack her. The minesweeper went to the place indicated by the patrol ship, but did not manage to warn the attack. The enemy submarine had already attacked the patrol ship, which sank in two minutes. 
Minesweeper Lysova was left to search for a submarine, and the caravan moved on and in the morning safely reached Dickson Island. After that, Lysov was given a radiogram of return. The receipt of the radiogram was confirmed, but the minesweeper did not appear. His fate became clear only a few days later, when the crew of the minesweeper who had landed there after a three-day voyage and drift on a pontoon and a boat were removed from two islands of the Kara Sea. 
It turned out that when returning the minesweeper met with the submarine and attacked it with depth charges. The boat, however, managed to dodge the bombs and in turn attacked the minesweeper. Torpedo explosion occurred in the rear part. The force of the explosion rudder and screws of the ship were turned upward, outward, the hull deformed to the very stem. Radio receivers, radio transmitters, direction finders, echo-sounders and other devices failed, auxiliary mechanisms stopped working. The lights on the ship went out. The minesweeper lost his turn and tilted to the port side to 6–7 degrees. 
The actions of the ship’s commander and crew during these critical moments were clear and coordinated. The measures taken allowed the damaged ship to be kept afloat, however, having no progress, it remained a fixed target for repeated attacks by an enemy submarine. Therefore, Lysov decided to leave on board only the number of people needed to protect the ship, and the rest of the 46 crew members with secret documents ordered me to board the boat and pontoon. 
On the minesweeper, 34 men led by the commander remained in the battle posts. As the sailors who survived told, the boat surfaced in 3-4 cables from the minesweeper. Artillery fire from a minesweeper managed to damage its cabin, but the boat sank again, and then attacked the minesweeper. Torpedo hit the middle of the ship. When the smoke from the powerful explosion cleared, only the nose of the minesweeper remained afloat on the surface of the sea, no people were visible. The emerging boat passed at full speed past the nose of the sinking minesweeper and disappeared in the opposite direction of the pontoon and the boat, fortunately without noticing them. 
While the pontoon and the boat were going to the place where the ship was sinking, the nose portion was submerged, having held out afloat after the explosion for ten to fifteen minutes. In place of the death of the minesweeper, none of the people who remained aboard was found. All 34 people were killed in battle posts along with the ship. 
An island in the Kara Sea near the island of Ringnes. At the suggestion of V.A. Troitsky called by Dixon hydrographers. The name was approved by the decision of the Dixon District Executive Committee dated December 20, 1962.


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