Tyrtov Pavel Petrovich
sailor, vice admiral.
Descended from an ancient noble family Tyrtovykh, whose roots go
back to the beginning of the XVI century.
Born in his family estate in the province of Tver.
Love for the fleet and loyalty to the sea business were a family
trait of the Tyrtov family.
Since the Russian fleet began to exist, the names of the Tyrtovs
have always been on its lists.
As early as 1702, Colonel Tyrtov, commanding a regiment of 1000
people, put them into 30 boats and attacked a sailing squadron in
After this defeat, the Swedes forever left the waters of Lake
Tyrtov received his initial education in the Naval Cadet Corps.
He began his service in 1852, two years later became an officer
and was assigned to the ship "Vilagosh", who was stationed on the
Kronstadt raid to protect the fortress from the attack of the
approaching united Anglo-French fleet.
After the end of the Crimean campaign, Tyrtov entered the
Maritime Academy and at the end of it in 1857 received the rank of
He continued his service almost exclusively at sea, passing all
the steps of the service ladder from the junior midshipman to the
squadron commander in the Pacific.
In total, he spent 18 years on the deck of a ship.
For 27 years Tyrtov commanded various ships, and in 1886, already
with the rank of Rear Admiral, he was appointed Assistant Chief of
the Main Naval Staff, later commanded the squadrons.
In 1896 he was appointed manager of the navy ministry.
Tyrtov's great merit is also the fact that, occupying high
military posts, he constantly argued for the need to study and
develop the Pacific Ocean.
For five years he explored the coast of the Far East, visited the
ports of Korea, China, and Japan.
He created several projects for settling low-inhabited areas of
Primorye with Russian subjects, organizing permanent bases for
Russian ships, and building ship repair and shipbuilding plants.
The merits of Tyrtov are marked by the orders of
St. Anna 1,
2 and 3 degrees,
Vladimir of the 2nd degree,
He was a knight of several foreign orders, including the French
Order of the Legion of Honor.
At the Navy Minister, Tyrtov was full of plans to strengthen
and develop the Russian navy, but his illness was interrupted by
He died suddenly in Petersburg.
He was buried in the Isidore Church of the Alexander Nevsky
The grave is not preserved.
Island among the
Vostochnye Islands in the archipelago
Named by Russian Polar
Initially, the name was assigned only to the southern high part of
It belongs to the whole island since 1939.
Bay in the Chekina
Bay on the Kara coast of the northern
island of Novaya Zemlya.
Named in the winter of 1901–1902 by