Nazimov Pavel Nikolaevich 
(27.06(09.07)1829–11(24).12.1902)


Russian navigator, vice-admiral, world traveler, explorer of the Pacific Ocean. 
The ancient noble family of the Nazimovs was well known in the Pskov region. Pre-revolutionary encyclopedias mention the Nazimov who fought near Pskov during the Livonian war. 
Nazimov’s father was Vice-Admiral N.N. Nazimov. The brothers, Nikolai, Alexander and Konstantin, also became naval sailors. 
The boy received his initial upbringing at home under the supervision of his mother. At the age of 7, he was assigned to the Maritime Division of the Alexander Cadet Corps in Tsarskoye Selo, then he moved to the Naval Cadet Corps in St. Petersburg. In 1849  as part of the Guards, he made a land voyage from St. Petersburg to Belostok, a year later, on the frigate Pallas, went on hikes along the Baltic Sea. 
In the years 1852-1853 Nazimov served as a lieutenant in the Dvina transport under the command of PN. Bessarabian. They passed from Kronstadt around the Cape of Good Hope and Tasmania to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Nazimov returned to Petersburg through Okhotsk and Siberia. 
During the Crimean War, Nazimov participated in the defense of Kronstadt from the attack of the Anglo-French fleet. At the end of it, during the years 1855-1857 he sailed in Western European waters, and in 1858 he was seconded to the Russian consulate in Hakodate (Japan), where he served for three years. 
The history of the Russian fleet included the campaign of the corvette "Vityaz" in 1870–1871 under the command of Captain 2nd Rank Nazimov around South America into the Pacific Ocean, at the request of the
 Imperial Russian Geographical Society.  N.N.Miklukho-Maclay was landed on the bank of New Guinea. 
In the book of M.S. Kolesnikov "Miklouho-Maclay" describes this journey in detail. At first, Nazimov reacted with disbelief to his passenger: “For the sake of this abnormal subject, I was ordered to change the ship’s route, to drag God knows where — and, contrary to common sense, to land a young man, sick, exhausted and also almost unarmed, deprived of livelihood, ashore, inhabited by cannibals. No, gentlemen, reason does not want to put up with it. I would not like to participate in such a criminal event .. " In turn, Miklouho-Maclay wrote to his friends: “Life on a military vessel and with such subjects as Nazimov is not particularly pleasant, however, it is possible”. But life has put everything in its place. These outstanding people appreciated each other. Nazimov provided Miklouho-Maclay during the trip with money, helped him settle down on the island, provided him with provisions and everything that was possible and necessary for him. When “Vityaz” left New Guinea, Miklouho-Maclay wrote: “Farewell, dear friends, whom I managed to fall in love with whom I managed to become related ... Farewell, kind-hearted man, Pavel Nikolayevich, honest and unselfish ...”. 
Nazimov's active naval life lasted until 1891 and was associated mainly with campaigns in the Pacific Ocean. The last two years with the rank of vice-admiral, he commanded a Pacific squadron. 
During the years 1892-1898  Nazimov headed the Main Hydrographic Department, was a member of the Confederation of the Nikolaev Maritime Academy. Since 1894  he is a member of the Admiralty Council. 
He was awarded the Order of St. Alexander Nevsky, St. Vladimir 3 and 4 degrees, St. Anne 3 degrees, Japanese Rising Sun 4 degrees and the Portuguese Christ. 
He died in St. Petersburg and was buried at the Volkovsky Orthodox cemetery, a family burial. 
Island off the west coast of the northern island of Novaya Zemlya. Named in 1913 by G.Ya. 
Sedov.

Bay in the south of the southern island of Novaya Zemlya in the Belushie Guba.

 

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