Pavlov Vladimir Vasilyevich 

Soviet arctic captain. 
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 Fleet. Since 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 Novaya Zemlya,
Franz Josef Land, in the White Sea at the positions of first mate and captain. 
In 1933, was followed by an invitation to the post of alternate senior assistant captain in the historic expedition on the ship "Chelyuskin".  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 No. 254. 
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 ships. 
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" in Arkhangelsk. 
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, taken prisoner.


Pavlov Island

(photo by E.A. Gusev)

An island 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.


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