Sterlegov Dmitry Vasilyevich
Lieutenant, member of the Great Northern Expedition.
Descended from petty nobles.
In 1721 he entered the Maritime Academy, after graduating he
served seven years in Kronstadt and Revel.
In the navigation of 1734, Sterlegov as a sub-navigator was in
the detachment D.L.
who examined the Ob
In the summer of 1738, he served as a navigator on the Ob-Postman
bot, under the command of
coming out of the
mouth of the Yenisei, tried to circle Taimyr from the north.
This attempt failed, and the bot only marginally advanced into
the Kara Sea.
In March – April 1740, an inventory of the western coast of
Taimyr was carried out on dogs.
In 1741, Sterlegov was promoted to warrant officer, and in 1742
he returned to Petersburg.
In 1751, he was promoted to lieutenant, but a year later, for
some unknown reason, he was demoted to a midshipman.
Conflicted with Minin, demoted in 1749 for two years to sailors.
Cape on the shore of Khariton
In 1851, the maritime historian A. Sokolov called it the
northernmost cape reached by D. V. Sterlegov.
Subsequently, it turned out that Sterlegov had given an increased
latitude to its extreme northern point, reaching only Cape Amenable,
lying 25 km to the south.
However, the name is preserved for the more northern cape.
Cape on Taimyr in Toll Bay
north of Cape Mogilny.
Named in 1919 by
The strait between the island of
Pestsov and the Rybniy Peninsula in the
In 1965 named by the hydrograph