Arcas Nikolai Andreyevich( Admiral)
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Biography Arcas Nikolai Andreyevich
Arcas Nikolai Andreyevich, Admiral, during the Russian-Turkish war of 1877 - 1878 he. served as the chief commander of the Black Sea Fleet and the Black Sea ports. Arcas was a clever and brave seaman progressive direction.
When passing the sailing fleet of steam, he showed Nicholas I need for this reform and in the Russian navy, but the king did not listen to his advice. On the eve of the declaration of war. O. Makarov arrived from St. Petersburg to Nikolaev and presented its draft Arcas active operations against the Turkish fleet with mine boats. Arcas reacted approvingly to the project and contributed to the appointment Makarova Makarova commander of the ship "Grand Duke Constantine". During hostilities Arcas supported bold initiative Makarova.