The Academy pride

The Academy pride

Grigoriy Shchedrin

Vice-Admiral, Hero of the Soviet Union.

Graduate of 1932, Captain of submarine “C-56”, G.Shchedrin is an Honorary citizen of the city of Tuapse and an Honorary Cadet of Kherson Marine College. A square in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy and a ship bear his name, also there’s a monument to him in Glory Park in Kherson. A memorial plaque honouring him is erected on the building of Kherson Marine College. The submarine “C-56”, given the Guards title and awarded Order of Red Banner, takes pride of place on the shore of Golden Horn Bay.

Having graduated from Military Academy of the General Staff after WW2, he was Commander of Kamchatskaya military fleet, Head of the Permanent State Committee for accepting naval ships, and Chief Editor of “Morskoy Sbornik” journal.

He was awarded Order of Lenin.

 

Leonid Dyomin

Rear-Admiral

Graduate of 1917, Professor, Doctor of Geographical Sciences, engineer, he used to be a warrant officer on the cruiser ‘Aurora’. A ship and a few geographical objects - a group of islands in a small ridge, a bay in the Antarctic Ocean, an underwater elevation of Kuril Islands, and the geographical object ‘Vityaz’ - bear his name. L.Dyomin is an Honorary Cadet of Kherson Marine College. As an author of a marine atlas, he was awarded a State Prize for its first volume. L.Dyomin was awarded a Gold Medal and F. Litke’s Prize.

Nickolay Kolomoytsev

Rear-Admiral

Graduate of 1886, he became Captain of the icebreaker ‘Yermak’ in 1902. Nickolay Kolomoytsev was in command of ‘Buyniy’ during the Russian – Japanese war, commander of the battleship ‘Slava’ in 1910, commander of the first division of the cruisers in the Baltic Sea in 1912. He took part in investigating the island of Taimyr and in the Battle of Tsushima. He was awarded a gold sabre. One of the ships has the honour to bear the name of Nickolay Kolomoytsev.

Pavel Kolesnik

Rear-Admiral

Graduate of 1936, he participated in the Spanish events. During WW2 Pavel Kolesnik was in command of the Ladoga fleet – ‘Maly Okhotnik’, then of a group of vessels. He was awarded a Red Banner Order, Alexander Nevskiy Order, and Patriotic War Order. One of the ships has the honour to bear the name of Pavel Kolesnik.