Novosiltsov Alexey Nikolaevich
military sailor hydrograph, arctic explorer.
He graduated from the Naval Cadet Corps with the award of Admiral
devoted himself to hydrography, Novosiltsev began his service as
part of the Separate Shooting of the Baltic Sea, then took part in
the Hydrographic Expedition of the Arctic Ocean commanded by A.I. Varnek.
Despite his youth, he was entrusted with very important areas of
the end of the winter of 1900, he became an assistant to the head of
a special party for the examination of the Pechora Bay, Captain I.S. Sergeev,
and the following year headed this party and fully justified the
hopes placed on him. The
results of these works were reported by Novosiltsov in the Imperial
Russian Geographical Society and published in the “News of the
Society” and “Notes on Hydrography”. He
himself wrote a talented written essay "Along the Coast of the
Arctic Ocean", which tells about the geography and nature of the
northern coast from Pechora
to the Kara Sea. For
participation in the expedition, he was awarded the Order
of St. Stanislav 3 degrees.
In 1902 Novosiltsov was transferred to the Mediterranean
squadron, and in 1904 he returned to Libau.
With the beginning of the war with Japan, Novosiltsov began to
bother about transferring him to the active fleet. He
was appointed flag officer under the commander of the 2nd Pacific
Squadron and led the coal supply of the squadron.
In the Tsushima battle a heavily wounded
Novosiltsov with a torn arm and a broken chest refused to leave the
June 25 (07/08), 1905 a memorial service was served at
Novosiltsov in the church of the Main Admiralty.
in the Strait of Kara Gate. Named
in 1902 by the Hydrographic Expedition of the Arctic Ocean under the
leadership of A.I. Varnek.