The Eastern Arctic Seas Encyclopedia

2016 Edition
| Editors: Igor S. Zonn, Andrey G. Kostianoy, Aleksandr V. Semenov

Ilyin, Petr Ivanovich (1796–1842)

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Ilyin, Petr Ivanovich (1796–1842) – lieutenant colonel of Russian Fleet Navigator Corps (FNC) and explorer of northeastern Siberian shores and Pacific coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula. At the age of 13, he entered the Okhotsk crew as a shipboy and has been studying in the Okhotsk Navigation School from 1809 till 1811. In 1811–1813, he sailed the sloop “Diana” from Okhotsk to the shores of Japan and back. In 1814, being promoted to apprentice navigator, Class 1, he went to St. Petersburg via Siberia. In 1815, he continued his studies in the Kronstadt Navigation School; then, he sailed the frigate “Merkuriy” in the North Sea and the English Channel for 2 years. In 1817–1819, he circumnavigated the world as a noncommissioned assistant navigator of the sloop “Kamchatka” and had his part in positioning the islands of Aleutian Ridge and the survey of Chignik Bay (Kodiak Bay). From 1820 to 1824, he was out on the Ustyansk Expedition. He surveyed the shores of the Arctic Ocean from the mouth...

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