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Dynasty of admirals Butakovs

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Dynasty of admirals Butakovs

Ivan Nikolaevich



The founder of the dynasty of sailors in the Butakov family was Ivan Nikolaevich Butakov, born on June 24, 1776.

After graduating from the Marine Corps, Ivan ended up in the Baltic Fleet, where in 1790 he took part in the Krasnogorsk and Vyborg battles as a midshipman on the battleship Vseslav.

The era was turbulent. And during his career, Ivan Nikolaevich visited both the Mediterranean and the Atlantic. He also served in Arkhangelsk. He went to Senyavin's squadron, took part in the battle for Corfu, blocked Dutch and French ports ...

He also took part in the Patriotic War of 1812.

Already in the rank of captain of the 1st rank, as the commander of a battleship, he participated in the Battle of Navarino and the blockade of the Dardanelles during the Russian-Turkish war of 1828-1829. The ship entrusted to him was captured in that war by an Egyptian corvette and a Turkish brig.

Further service on the Black Sea in the rank of admiral and retirement in 1848 with the rank of vice admiral.

That was the period of the glory of the Russian fleet... And Admiral Butakov wrote a bright page on it, along with other sailors of Russia.

The admiral died in 1865, having managed to see both the bitterness of the Crimean War and the birth of the Russian steam fleet.


Grigory Ivanovich


Perhaps the most famous representative of the Butakovs in the fleet was his third son, Grigory Ivanovich Butakov, the founder of the tactics of the Russian steam armored fleet.

The other three sons were also sailors, they also became admirals, their names are on the world map. But as a naval sailor, it was Grigory who glorified the surname.

He was born in 1820 in Riga, and already in 1831 he became a cadet of the Marine Corps.

He served on the Black Sea. And before the Crimean War, he became the commander of the steamship-frigate "Vladimir" and spent the first in stories Russian steam ships battle with the Turkish steamer "Pervaz-Bahri", which was captured.

Then there was the defense of Sevastopol ...

During this war, Butakov received (in addition to orders) a gold weapon for bravery and the rank of Rear Admiral.

After the war, he took the post of governor of Sevastopol and Nikolaev, then - the commander of a detachment of propeller driven ships of the Baltic Fleet. Later - an armored squadron.

In 1863, the book "New Foundations of Steamship Tactics" was published.

As squadron commander, it was Butakov who laid the foundation for the modern Russian fleet.

It belongs to him the words:

“It is possible and should be required of steam ships to be instant and sudden in rearrangements, turns and entry.

It is possible to satisfy these requirements only with a firm knowledge of the fundamental laws of their actions, and in this case only if in peacetime it is constantly kept in mind that

"The exaggerated responsibility for the mistakes did not accustom one to too timid movements."

Alas, they were later forgotten.

As well as forgotten and his other important thought:

“The day of the first victory of the young Russian fleet at Gangut, naturally, should remind our old fleet of the exploits of our great-grandfathers and lead to a comparison of the then means with the present.

The difference is huge, but the similarities are not small.

How did the Russians win then?

Their means and their opponents were then, as they will now be, parallel, corresponding to the age, but some had one spirit, others another, and this spirit led them to victory.

Napoleon, this genius of war, was of the same opinion that three quarters of military success depended on moral reasons and only one quarter on material ones.

The leadership also appreciated him.


In 1878, he introduced another revolutionary innovation in our fleet:

“Attaching great importance to the use of mine weapons, Butakov took all measures to find a means to protect his ships from enemy mines.

And such a remedy was found.

By order No. 11 for 1878, Butakov introduced the world's first boat trawl to the squadron's armament. "

During the next Russian-Turkish war, the Balts, led by Butakov, were actively preparing for war with England and had every chance of winning defensive battles.

But after her, the best admiral of Russia was simply thrown into retirement for three years.

And he returned only in 1881 to the post of commander of the Kronstadt port, where he proposed a program for the rearmament of the fleet:

“There should be a creation of such a fleet that would be equal to the combined fleets of Germany, Sweden and Denmark in the Baltic Sea, the Turkish fleet in the Black Sea, and in the Far East, the emerging fleets of China and Japan ...

In terms of their maritime qualities, ships of the "Peter the Great" type can operate completely freely not only in the Baltic Sea, but throughout the entire coastal area of ​​Europe and in the Mediterranean Sea. "

In total, Butakov proposed to build 19 battleships: 8 for the Black and 11 for the Baltic fleets.

He also reasoned shrewdly about the Pacific theater of operations:

“On the one hand, in view of the weak population of the seaside region and the absence of any industrial means in it;

on the other hand, because for the actions necessary for the military in that region, naval forces can be separated, in the form of temporary squadrons, from the Baltic Fleet. "

You can argue, you can not, but all attempts to create a permanent Pacific Fleet in a sparsely populated and industrially underdeveloped region ended in disasters.

And the current Pacific Fleet is more like a flotilla than a fleet.

And the new appointment of the admiral ended with a banal corruption scandal:

“The Naval Ministry suggested that he conclude a contract with the Baltic Shipyard for the construction of the armored frigate Vladimir Monomakh and two vehicles with 7000 indicator forces each - for a total of 4 rubles.

Butakov, having familiarized himself with the considerations of the St. Petersburg port office, indicating that this price was too high and could be reduced by more than a million without prejudice to the case, fully agreed with the office's opinion and reported it to the Marine Ministry. ”

The admiral tried to prevent the cutting of a million state rubles by the Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolaevich and the director of the Baltic plant Kazi.

Outcome: resignation - State Council - death from a stroke.

Further, the admirals (including Shestakov, and Makarov and Rozhdestvensky) did not protest against the Grand Duke's feeding trough ... With all that it implies for the fleet.

Alexander Grigorievich


His son, Alexander Grigorievich, was not famous for anything special, besides his tragic death. And as a naval sailor did not take place.

Not a bad destroyer, he became a military agent in the United States, where he spent the Russo-Japanese War. Then the command of "Almaz", "Bayan" and "Pallada". And purely rear positions. During the First World War - and. about. chief of the Kronstadt port and chief of staff of the Kronstadt port. Under his father, this position was actually the position of commander of the Baltic Fleet, but by 1913 Kronstadt had turned, in fact, into a huge training course, nothing more.

He died, however, beautifully:

“To the requests of his relatives to leave Kronstadt, he answered with a resolute refusal, saying that he preferred death to flight.

To the two-fold proposal of the sailors to recognize the new power, the admiral, without hesitation for a single moment, replied:

"I swore allegiance to the sovereign and I will never betray him, not like you scoundrels!"

After that, he was sentenced to death and shot at the monument to Admiral Makarov.

The first salvo was unsuccessful, and only his cap was shot through.

Then, once again confirming his loyalty to the sovereign, the admiral calmly ordered to shoot again, but to aim properly ”.

One can judge the Kronstadt revolt both ways.

But Viren, Stavsky and Butakov didn’t just pinch the nuts there, but, perhaps, pinched them. And this is a fact.

But this, as one might think, did not interrupt the Butakovs dynasty.


His son Grigory Alexandrovich Butakov remained in Soviet Russia and with the fleet.

The career of the "former" was difficult - two arrests, two years of reserve, but he did not change either the fleet or the country.

During the Civil War, he fought in the Baltic and the Black Sea. Received the Order of the Red Banner.

He spent the Great Patriotic War on the Black Sea, where he participated in the defense of Sevastopol and Kerch.

Then there was teaching, the command of the rear of the Baltic Fleet, the leadership of the combat training directorate of the Baltic Fleet and military acceptance ...

Captain 1st rank retired in 1951. He lived until 1978. Alas, his son Alexander Grigorievich:

"Sailor Alexander died near Leningrad"

in 1943 with the rank of junior lieutenant.

At which the Butakov dynasty was interrupted.

Conclusion


Let's summarize.

161 years of service to the Russian fleet: from sailing ships to torpedo boats and destroyers. And all this is the Butakov family.

Our fleet held on to such dynasties. It was the people for whom the joy of victories and the bitterness of defeat were not lines in a textbook, but the stories of their father and grandfather, who built the sea power of Russia.

And the fact that the frigate "Admiral Butakov" is now in service is good news.

That's just which one admiral?

And who is the most worthy of them?
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  1. WHAT IS
    WHAT IS 3 March 2021 18: 05
    +19
    161 years of service to the Russian fleet: from sailing ships to torpedo boats and destroyers. And all this is the Butakov family.

    This is a dynasty !!!
    And the fact that the frigate "Admiral Butakov" is now in service is good news.
    But what kind of admiral?

    And it doesn't matter, everyone is worthy there !!
    1. Svarog
      Svarog 3 March 2021 19: 09
      +10
      Quote: WHAT IS
      And it doesn't matter, everyone is worthy there !!

      I think the most worthy founder of the dynasty, it was he who raised worthy children, and they were grandchildren.
    2. Krasnoyarsk
      Krasnoyarsk 3 March 2021 19: 37
      +7
      Quote: WHAT IS
      And it doesn't matter, everyone is worthy there !!

      Service to Russia, regardless of power, is the backbone of the dynasty.
      1. Richard
        Richard 4 March 2021 01: 39
        +6
        noble coat of arms of the Butakovs

        very similar coat of arms of the Ivanovo 98th Guards Airborne Division
  2. rocket757
    rocket757 3 March 2021 18: 15
    +9
    Our fleet held on to such dynasties.

    Neither add nor subtract !!!
    Glory to the soldiers who have always served the FATHERLAND!
    1. Richard
      Richard 4 March 2021 00: 03
      +9
      In 1974, girls-classmates gave all the guys in the class the same gifts for the 23rd - the book by Georgy Alexandrovich, Butakov "Fight at the Obitochnaya Spit" (Moscow: Voenizdat, 1970. - 53 p.).
      From the preface to this book, I first learned about the famous naval dynasty
      This book is still alive with me.

  3. Theodore
    Theodore 3 March 2021 18: 23
    +5
    The founder of the dynasty of sailors in the Butakov family was Ivan Nikolaevich Butakov, born on June 24, 1776.

    After graduating from the Marine Corps, Ivan ended up in the Baltic Fleet, where in 1890 he took part in the Krasnogorsk and Vyborg battles

    No, well, definitely a long-liver! Maklaudov, second surname ... recourse
  4. carstorm 11
    carstorm 11 3 March 2021 18: 36
    +7
    The military dynasty is an extremely important topic. This is the backbone. How many of them were interrupted in the nineties, even remembering is sometimes scary. Not in battles, but just like that ...
    1. Obliterator
      Obliterator 4 March 2021 03: 35
      +1
      Quote: carstorm 11
      The military dynasty is an extremely important topic. This is the backbone. How many of them were interrupted in the nineties, even remembering is sometimes scary. Not in battles, but just like that ...

      And still a lot was interrupted in 1917-1920. And it would be fine in battles with strangers - they killed their own, which is especially bitter.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 4 March 2021 07: 51
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        Quote: Obliterator
        And still a lot was interrupted in 1917-1920. And it would be fine in battles with strangers - they killed their own, which is especially bitter.

        Now to regret ... it's time for everyone to reconcile and build our life together, for those for whom MOTHERLAND is above all.
  5. 27091965
    27091965 3 March 2021 18: 43
    +10
    Interesting article, thanks. It is clear that the volume does not allow writing about everything that Admiral G.I.Butakov did for the Russian fleet, but you can read about it in the book of Berezin E.V. and A. De-Livron "Admiral Grigory Ivanovich Butakov" published in 1884, it is freely available on the Internet.
  6. 27091965
    27091965 3 March 2021 18: 54
    +10
    One of the orders of Rear Admiral G.I.Butakov.
  7. Undecim
    Undecim 3 March 2021 19: 03
    +10
    The founder of the dynasty of sailors in the Butakov family was Ivan Nikolaevich Butakov, born on June 24, 1776.
    Incomprehensible statement. The middle of the brothers, Ivan Nikolaevich Butakov, was sent to the Marine Corps together with his older brother, Grigory Nikolaevich. Grigory Butakov was promoted to midshipmen earlier - in 1788 and in the same year, in the battle of Gogland, he was baptized by fire. But for some reason, Ivan Nikolaevich Butakov is considered the founder of the dynasty.
    1. vladcub
      vladcub 3 March 2021 19: 31
      +6
      Viktor Nikolaevich, the author conscientiously rewrote someone else's mistake, but he did not consider it necessary to double-check.
      1. Undecim
        Undecim 3 March 2021 21: 07
        +4
        This is not a mistake. Formally, Grigory Nikolayevich Butakov, having retired as a lieutenant-commander, died childless, that is, it seems that he did not leave the successors of his work. However, although there is no exact definition of "labor dynasty", usually members of the labor dynasty are considered: wife (husband), brothers, sisters, their wives, husbands and children, children and grandchildren of the founder of the dynasty or the head of the family, as well as his (her) daughter-in-law, and sons-in-law.
        Such is the collision.
    2. Richard
      Richard 4 March 2021 00: 37
      +4
      The founder of the dynasty of sailors in the Butakov family was Ivan Nikolaevich Butakov, born on June 24, 1776

      The same was surprised by this author's phrase.
      N.Yu. Inozemtseva in her work "Happiness to serve Russia. The sea dynasty of the Butakovs" on page 2

      The same is stated in the RGA of the Navy of St. Petersburg. F.4. Butakovs. Family foundation. Op. 3.
      The reference to which Inozemtseva points to in her work on page 194

    3. Roman81
      4 March 2021 10: 27
      +1
      According to children, it was Ivan's descendants who served the longest
  8. Paragraph Epitafievich Y.
    Paragraph Epitafievich Y. 3 March 2021 19: 06
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    for the construction of the armored frigate "Vladimir Monomakh"

    floorarmored
    and two machines with 7000 indicator forces each

    Not each, but in total 2 x 3500. More precisely, the plant guaranteed at least 7000 ind. forces per measured mile and not less than 6666 ind. forces with a 6-hour hike. Detail:
    subject to a fine of 269 rubles for each missing item and a premium of 165 rubles for any super-contractual force. The total cost of the car is calculated at 165 rubles per ind. force, and for the entire mechanism of 7000 forces assigned to pay the plant 1 1 rubles.

    (c) "Marine collection" No. 5, 1883

    Interestingly, and what kind of cutting of funds are we talking about? I would like to be more precise.
    Maybe the contractor was not satisfied with the replacement of the armored lining from teak to larch?
    It would be desirable to extend such an assumption, if possible, to other parts in standing ships, since when using larch, we will be put in the opportunity to do without the extract of teak from England, from where the latter comes to Russia at a price of three rubles per cubic foot, i.e. more than twice as expensive as against larch, based on the cost of government procurement.

    (c) ibid
    Well, this is not a million, it will change.
    1. mr.ZinGer
      mr.ZinGer 3 March 2021 19: 27
      +6
      Well, as always, facts versus pathos.
      Lord, be condescending.
      1. Paragraph Epitafievich Y.
        Paragraph Epitafievich Y. 3 March 2021 21: 36
        +1
        Quote: mr.ZinGer
        Gentlemen, be lenient ..

        I just think that it is so indiscriminate to call VK Konstantin a bribe-taker and a corrupt official a little, to put it mildly, imprudent.
  9. vladcub
    vladcub 3 March 2021 19: 11
    +7
    EVERYONE is worthy. They were REAL SEAFARERS and PATRIOTS.
    Author, you have a technical error: "where in 1890 he took part in the Krasnogorsk and Vyborg battles" it was necessary to indicate: 1790
  10. BAI
    BAI 3 March 2021 19: 25
    +5
    And before the Crimean War, he became the commander of the steamship-frigate "Vladimir" and conducted the first battle of steam ships in the history of Russia with the Turkish steamer "Pervaz-Bahri", which he captured.

    Well, actually, the battle was led by Rear Admiral Kornilov and he also praised Butakov's actions:
    On November 4 (16), 1853, VA Kornilov on the 11-gun steam-frigate Vladimir approached the strait and, having examined the approaches to it, headed east along the Anatolian coast. On the morning of November 5 (17), 1853, in the area north of Eregli, "Vladimir" met with the Turkish-Egyptian 10-gun steamer "Pervaz-Bahri". Fulfilling VA Kornilov's demand to get close to the enemy and attack, the commander of the "Vladimir" Lieutenant-Commander GI Butakov laid down on a course that did not allow the Turkish ship to evade, and gave the order to prepare for battle.
    Turning to the right, the Turkish steamer increased speed and headed for the coast. Noticing that he had no stern guns, V.A.Kornilov suggested to G.I.Butakov to attack the enemy ship on a pursuit course. Quickly taking a new position and holding on to the stern course corners of the Pervaz-Bakhri, Vladimir opened fire again, hitting the enemy with destructive longitudinal shots. Then G.I.Butakov took a position abeam the Turkish steamer and, when the distance was reduced to one cable, ordered to fire on the paddle wheel and the steam engine. In 3 hours from the moment of the first shot "Pervaz-Bahri" lowered the flag. Nine officers and 9 sailors were taken prisoner. 84 people on the Turkish ship were killed.

    On "Vladimir" 2 people were killed and 3 people were wounded.

    In a report about this battle, V. A. Kornilov wrote: “The captain, officers and crew of the steamer Vladimir behaved in the most dignified manner. Lieutenant-Commander Butakov gave orders as to maneuvers; the actions of the artillery were swift and well-marked, of which the destruction they carried out on the enemy ship serve as the best proof. "

    GI Butakov for this battle was promoted to captain of the 2nd rank, and the Turkish steamer captured by him was included in the Black Sea Fleet with the name "Kornilov".
    1. 27091965
      27091965 3 March 2021 20: 33
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      Quote: BAI
      Well, actually, the battle was led by Rear Admiral Kornilov and he also praised Butakov's actions:
      On November 4 (16), 1853, VA Kornilov on the 11-gun steam-frigate Vladimir approached the strait and, having examined the approaches to it, headed east along the Anatolian coast. On the morning of November 5 (17), 1853, in the area north of Eregli, "Vladimir" met with the Turkish-Egyptian 10-gun steamer "Pervaz-Bahri". Fulfilling VA Kornilov's demand to get close to the enemy and attack, the commander of the "Vladimir" Lieutenant-Commander GI Butakov laid down on a course that did not allow the Turkish ship to evade, and gave the order to prepare for battle.


      In his notes, G.I.Butakov describes a slightly different version of the battle, but I think the main thing is the final result.
  11. vladcub
    vladcub 3 March 2021 19: 44
    +4
    "their names are on the world map" it would be good to tell about famous travelers on the site. We had materials about: Dezhnev, Miklukha-Maklay, and how many more can you tell
  12. Paragraph Epitafievich Y.
    Paragraph Epitafievich Y. 3 March 2021 19: 57
    +1
    And the new appointment of the admiral ended with a banal corruption scandal:

    Not certainly in that way. The secret reports of Butakov to the naval ministry in an unknown way were at the disposal of the magazines of the newspaper "Golos". They unleashed a sensation about the overstatement of prices by the Baltic plant - and a noise and scandal began. Butakov had to make excuses to the Grand Duke for the information leak.
  13. Senior seaman
    Senior seaman 3 March 2021 20: 00
    +3
    The admiral tried to prevent the cutting of a million state rubles by the Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolaevich and the director of the Baltic plant Kazi.

    You need to know nothing about Kazi or VK Konstantin to write this.
    1. Paragraph Epitafievich Y.
      Paragraph Epitafievich Y. 3 March 2021 20: 22
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      The author's passage is interesting that
      he reasoned perspicaciously about the Pacific theater of operations:

      In his note to VK about the shipbuilding program for 20 years, he wrote that due to the poverty of the state, it cannot afford to keep strong fleets both in the World Cup and in the Baltic at the same time. And the strengthening of the Black Sea Fleet will give Britain the right to enter its fleet in the World Cup. So - to strengthen the Baltic Fleet, at the World Championship - only the training fleet, at the Tikhiy - only gunboats.
      Is it discerning?
      1. strannik1985
        strannik1985 4 March 2021 08: 55
        +1
        So - to strengthen the Baltic Fleet, at the World Championship - only the training fleet, on the Tikhiy - only gunboats.
        Is it discerning?

        With a few exceptions, yes. The British could not fight directly, because direct conflict pushed RI to Germany. And so everything is correct, in the Russian-Japanese had to send a squadron to the Far East, after the war the BF began to be considered as a free naval force - from 1 to 4 squadrons consisting of: 8 LC, 4 LKR, 4 KRL, 36 EM, 12 submarines. Vinogradov wrote well.
  14. Paragraph Epitafievich Y.
    Paragraph Epitafievich Y. 3 March 2021 20: 04
    +5
    He died, however, beautifully:


    To call the death of an officer, an admiral, at the hands of a crowd of their own sailors during the revolutionary turmoil, is, I think, not true to call it "beautiful". Died worthilywithout changing the oath.
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 3 March 2021 20: 41
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      Quote: Paragraph Epitafievich Y.
      He died with dignity, without changing his oath.

      This will be more correct.
      1. Richard
        Richard 4 March 2021 00: 47
        +4
        To call the death of an officer, an admiral, at the hands of a crowd of their own sailors during the revolutionary turmoil, is, I think, not true to call the death of an officer, an admiral, "beautiful". He died with dignity, without changing his oath.

        Alexander G. Butakov

        photo link: N.Yu. Inozemtseva "Happiness to serve Russia. The sea dynasty of Butakovs" p.191
    2. Roman81
      4 March 2021 10: 28
      -1
      It is worthy with weapons in hand and in battle. He was an officer, not a merchant
      1. Paragraph Epitafievich Y.
        Paragraph Epitafievich Y. 4 March 2021 10: 47
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        Quote: Roman81
        It is worthy with weapons in hand and in battle. He was an officer, not a merchant

        He accepted death with dignity, without changing his oath.
        Do you consider his death "beautiful"? Admiral shot by rioters - what the hell is beauty? You would moderate the pathos, or something.
      2. ccsr
        ccsr 4 March 2021 11: 36
        +1
        Quote: Roman81
        It is worthy with weapons in hand and in battle.

        Well, you grabbed it - A.V. Suvorov died not in battle and not with a weapon, but simply died. Is he not a worthy commander? Or the same Rokossovsky, who went through the whole war - how can his natural death not be considered worthy of a great commander?
  15. ccsr
    ccsr 3 March 2021 20: 35
    +1
    A very interesting article that allows you to better understand our history. True, the first part of the author's question is clear - after whom the ship was named:
    And the fact that the frigate "Admiral Butakov" is now in service is good news.
    But what kind of admiral?

    I hope someone knows the answer.
    But the second part of the question, in my opinion, is incorrect:
    And who is the most worthy of them?

    This is not a sports competition, and the eras are different. Well, how can you evaluate the contribution of each if they held their posts at different times, and sometimes this could be associated with some events beyond their control. The main thing is that the honor was not tarnished by the people of this dynasty - and this is the most important thing, even if someone served the tsars, and someone served the general secretaries.
    1. Paragraph Epitafievich Y.
      Paragraph Epitafievich Y. 3 March 2021 21: 16
      +3
      Quote: ccsr
      And the fact that the frigate "Admiral Butakov" is now in service is good news.
      But what kind of admiral?

      I hope someone knows the answer.


      What do you mean "which one"? Grigory Ivanovich, obviously.
      A light cruiser of the Svetlana class was named after him. Laid down in 1913. at the Putilov shipyard. Was not completed.
  16. Aviator_
    Aviator_ 3 March 2021 22: 33
    +2
    And which of the Butakovs took part in the pacification of Turkestan? in the 60s of the 19th century, a steamer was delivered to the Aral Sea, which went along the Syr-Darya and supported our troops.
    1. Richard
      Richard 4 March 2021 01: 15
      +8
      His son died near Leningrad in 1943 with the rank of junior lieutenant. On what the Butakovs dynasty was interrupted.

      ml. l-NT Butakov Alexander Grigorievich(1923, Sevastopol - 1943, Lavansaari).

      He died on June 20, 1943 at a combat post, on a sea hunter MO-177 (type MO-4), which on the Kronstadt-Lavansaari route came under a direct attack from an aerial bomb
      The Kronstadt-Lavansaari route was created in the spring of 1943. Lavansaari, an island military base, was of great strategic importance and therefore was subjected to constant attacks from the enemy on the way to it. German aviation intensively bombed our military convoys, which were accompanied by small sea hunters.
      a photo sea ​​hunter of the Baltic fleet (type MO-4)

      link to the photo: N.Yu. Inozemtseva "Happiness to serve Russia. The sea dynasty of Butakovs" p.193
      According to the military archive, from the Name list of irrecoverable losses of personnel, now declassified, it can be seen that Junior Lieutenant Alexander Butakov, senior assistant to the boat commander MO-177 and several other crew members did not remain at sea, but were buried in the old cemetery of Lavansaari Island ( now the island of Powerful Kingisepp region). A memorial stele dedicated to the Baltic sailors who died during the war has been restored today on this almost deserted island.
  17. Alecsandr
    Alecsandr 4 March 2021 09: 19
    +1
    Alexey Ivanovich Butakov made a significant contribution to the study of the hydrography of the Aral Sea. The sea tug of project 730, which towed barges along the Aral Sea, was even named after him.
  18. kamakama
    kamakama 4 March 2021 14: 08
    +1
    The big question is whether this is a coincidence or not, but there is Butakovsky Bay on the Khimki reservoir, named after the village of Butakovo, which, in turn, was named after the owner by the name of Butakov. Perhaps this is one of the distant ancestors of the admiral's dynasty