Pavlov Vladimir Vasilyevich
Born in Shenkursk of the Arkhangelsk province in the family of
postal and telegraph overseer. In
1911 the family moved to Arkhangelsk.
After graduating from school in 1916 Pavlov sailed on the ships
of the Merchant Marine in the summer, and in the winter he studied
at the nautical school. During
the intervention in 1919 he was mobilized by a private in the White
Army, where he served for a year.
In 1920 Pavlov was called into the Workers 'and Peasants' Red
1921 after graduating from the navigational department of the
college of water transport, he worked on vessels of the
North-Western basin of small and long-distance navigation in posts
from the third assistant to the captain.
At the end of 1929 he transferred to the Sevmorzverprom in
Murmansk, where he was engaged in maritime fishing off the coast of
Franz Josef Land, in the White Sea at the positions of first mate
In 1933, was followed by an invitation to the post of alternate
senior assistant captain in the historic expedition on the ship
For participation in this flight by the Decree of the
Central Executive Committee of the
USSR of April 20, 1934, he was awarded the Order
of the Red Star under
Since 1934, Pavlov worked in the Leningrad Department of the
Emergency Medical Service, in the winter time serving as inspector
and operator, and in the summer - group captain in escorting foreign
In 1937 he was seconded to Vladivostok for acceptance of the
tanker Yukagir under construction in Japan, where he worked as a
captain in the Far East and sailed through Murmansk.
In 1938, Pavlov resigned voluntarily from the
Main Directorate of the Northern Sea Route system, in
1939, he worked as a captain on the hydrographic vessel "Circular"
He met the war captain of the hydrographic vessel "Nord". On
August 23 they retreated to light the lights in the direction of
Middendorf Bay, constantly keeping in touch with the base. On
August 25 we went to the polar station "Cape Sterlegov", took on
board several Red Army men. 26
numbers at 5 hours 15 minutes Pavlov openly conveyed: "Everyone,
everyone, fired a submarine". More
messages have been received. Only
a month later, the wreckage of the “Nord” was found washed up. Later
the polar explorer Bukhtiyarov, who arrived from Sterlegov Cape,
told some details about the heroic death of the “Nord” near the island
of Kravkov, 90 km west of Middendorf Bay. On
the demand of the fascists to surrender, the sailors opened fire. The
massacre was cruel. The
Germans shot the ship and the whole crew, four sailors survived,
(photo by E.A.
near Ringnes Island in the east of the Kara Sea. Named
by Dixon hydrographs (at the suggestion of VA Troitsky). The
name was approved by the decision of the Dikson regional executive
committee of December 20, 1962.