Skversky Vitaly Ivanovich
(13.04.1918–19.06.1992)


Arctic hydrograph, honorary polar explorer.
Born in Lomonosov (Oranienbaum) of the Leningrad Region (Petrograd Province) in the family of employees. In 1924, the family moved to Leningrad.
After graduating from school Skversky in 1937 entered the Leningrad Hydrographic Institute, in 1939 interrupted his studies, having volunteered for the Finnish war. He served in the ski battalion. After the war, he graduated from the 4th course of the institute, in May 1941, went to work practice in Chukotka to the Providenskaya hydro base. Participated in the filming work in the Laptev sea, East Siberian sea, Chukchi sea. Upon completion of the expeditionary work, Skversky arrived in Vladivostok and in May 1942 he was called up to the fleet as a sailor on the destroyer "Redkiy".
In 1946, Skversky demobilized, returned to Leningrad and completed his studies at the institute, transformed into the Higher Arctic Mariёtime School. In 1947, he entered the disposal of the  Main Directorate of the Northern Sea Route and was seconded to the familiar hydro base of Providence Bay, where he worked until 1952. As a hydrograph, he worked on the hydrographic vessel "Circul", senior hydrograph on the hydrographic vessel "Nerpa", head of the survey party on the hydrographic vessel "Donets".
Then Skversky, as the head of the maritime detachment, was part of the Nordwick pilotage and hydrographic expedition and completed his activity in 1981 as the head of the Khatanga hydro base. According to colleagues, he was a very intelligent boss and a wonderful person, with whom it was a pleasure to work with.
He died in Leningrad, buried at the Bolsheokhtinsky cemetery.
Cape in the Gulf of Fadday in the Laptev Sea. The name was approved by the Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1244 of November 12, 1999.

 

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