Sidorov Konstantin Efimovich
Hydrograph, Colonel Corps hydrographs.
Born in Arkhangelsk. In
1887 he graduated from the navigational department of the Technical
School of the Naval Department. After
graduating from college until 1910 he worked on the shooting of Lake
Onega, served as a navigator in military courts, conducted
hydrographic surveys of the Baltic Sea.
From 1910 to 1914, Sidorov was the head of the party engaged in
shooting the Murmansk coast, and also commanded the
"Pakhtusov", who conducted the shooting in the Kara Sea. He
became a pioneer in the organization and construction of the first
hydrometeorological radio stations in the area. Under
his leadership, polar stations were built on Vaigach
Island, in the Yugorsky Shar Strait, on Mar-Sale, which began
operations in 1914. In
the same period, he was engaged in the hydrography of the White Sea.
In 1915–1917 Sidorov
was the head of the hydrographic party, which worked in the Finnish
1917, he joined the Main Hydrographic Office as an assistant to the
head of the cartographic department.
After graduating from the naval service Sidorov from
1926 until the end of his life he worked in the Yakutsk Commission
of the Academy of Sciences, being one of the main compilers of the
Yakut ASSR map in 1: 2,000,000 scale.Already
after the death of Sidorov in 1936, his fundamental work on the
topographic study of the Soviet Arctic was published, which for many
years was a valuable reference material. It
still attracts people interested in the history of the development
of the Russian Arctic.
The merits of Sidorov are marked by the orders of St.Stanislav
of the 2nd degree, St.Anna
of the 2nd degree, St.Vladimir of the 3rd and 4th degrees.
Suddenly died on coming home from service in Leningrad.
An island in
the Kara Sea in the group of islands of the Arctic Institute. Opened
and named in 1932 by the expedition on the icebreaking ship
“A. Sibiryakov". At
the same time, this island was seen from the icebreaking steamer
"Rusanov", moving from Dixon to the Northern Land, but paved its
course somewhat to the west.