Streltsov Alexander Borisovich

Soviet arctic captain, honorary polar explorer.
Born in Moscow in the family of a railway worker. Father died in 1915.
After the revolution, Streltsov attended the railway school for four years, which he was forced to quit due to the difficult financial situation and go to work as a dummy.
In 1922, Streltsov with his mother moved to Pyatikhatki station and until 1930 worked there as a railway worker. In 1930 he entered the navigating department of the Odessa Maritime Technical School and left it in 1933 with a diploma in navigating a small voyage. He began working in Murmansk as the third assistant captain on the Lensovet ship. After passing through the positions of second and senior assistant on various ships of the Northern Sea Route, in 1938 Streltsov became captain and until 1950 he worked on the hydrographic vessels "Smolny", "Temp", the steamer "Donets", the ice tug "Yakutia" and others. In 1951 the year from the post of captain to the "Temp" hydrographic vessel, which he handed over to A.V. Maryshev, Streltsov was sent to study at the navigator of the sea.
In 1954, he was appointed captain-mentor of the Tiksi hydrobase.
The merits of Streltsov were awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labor and the medal “For Valiant Labor in the Great Patriotic War of 1941–1945.".
 Strait between the islands of Alger and McClintock in the archipelago of Franz Josef Land. The name was approved by the Arkhangelsk Regional Executive Committee on August 26, 1963 (Decision No. 651).


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