Nolde Boris Alexandrovich 
(27.06.1885–24.05.1936)


Russian naval officer, polar explorer. 
He was born in the Mindovo estate of the Kineshma district of the Kostroma province (now the tract near the village of Kosachevo in the Vichugsky district of the Ivanovo region) in the family of a children's writer and translator Alexander Nolde. 
Nolde graduated from a Moscow gymnasium, and then in 1905 the Naval Cadet Corps, from which he was released as a midshipman. The first campaigns made on the ships "Rynda" and "Admiral Kornilov". 
From 1909 to March 1912 Nolde was promoted to lieutenant on the Vaigach icebreaker under the command of A.V. Kolchak was part of the hydrographic expedition of the Arctic Ocean and took part in the campaigns of 1910-1911. In 1911, he discovered and explored in the East-Siberian Sea a lip named after him. 
In 1912 he was recalled to St. Petersburg and was assigned to the Imperial yacht "Polar Star" as part of the Guards crew. During his service at the Polar Star, he became closely acquainted with the royal family and its closest associates. 
July 23, 1914 by decision of Emperor Nicholas II, the Guards crew went to the land front as part of the Guards Corps. Lieutenant Nolde was appointed Chief of the Machine Gun Company of the 2nd Battalion of the Guard Corps. Together with his battalion, he went to Kovno to organize a river flotilla on the Neman. As part of the battalion Nolde fought until 1916, and then was appointed senior navigator officer on the cruiser "Varyag". On it, he made the transition from Vladivostok through the Suez Canal to the Aleksandrovsk-on-Murman. 
In 1917–1918 in the rank of Captain 2nd Rank, Nolde served as flag-captain in the operational section of the headquarters of the flotilla of the Arctic Ocean, in 1919 commanded the cruiser Askold, captured by the British. 
After emigrating in 1919 he lived for some time in England and France, then in Belgium, until 1928 he worked in the Belgian Congo in a campaign engaged in maritime cargo and passenger transport. 
Upon completion of the contract with the campaign in the Belgian Congo, Nolde returned to Brussels and worked in the newspaper Russian Weekly in Belgium, wrote articles about the Russian fleet, took an active part in the life of the Maritime Union, and then the Association of Officers of the Imperial Navy. 
Nolde’s activities in peacetime and in wartime have won numerous awards. He was a holder of the Order of St. Stanislav 3 degrees, St. Anna 3 degrees, St. Stanislaus 2 degrees with swords, St. Anna 4 degrees with the inscription “for bravery”, as well as many medals. 
After a severe, prolonged illness, he died in Brussels at Brockmann Hospital. 
Lip in the East Siberian Sea, southeast of Cape Shelagsky. Named in 1911 by the hydrographic expedition of the Arctic Ocean. 
The first name is "Baron Nolde's Lip".

 

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