Lazarev, Mikhail Petrovich( Admiral)
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Biography Lazarev, Mikhail Petrovich
Lazarev, Mikhail Petrovich (1788-1851), Admiral, - one of the finest sailors of the old Russian navy. He visited three circumnavigation.
In 1819-1821. committed, together with Captain Bellingshausen sailing on the sloop "East" and "peace" led to a brilliant geographical discovery. Bellingshausen and Lazarev discovered the sixth continent of the world - Antarctica and described the part of its shores.
In the sea battle of Navarino in 1827, Lazarev proved himself a brave and smart military commanders. Subsequently appointed commander of the Black Sea Fleet, Lazarev followed in the education of Russian sailors traditions remarkable Russian naval commander F. F. Ushakov. Russian Black Sea Fleet owes much to St. Lazarus for their high fighting qualities.
Lazarev was also a talented naval architects and geographer. He had many disciples and followers. From his school came such sailors as Nakhimov, Kornilov and Istomin. Effect Lazarevski tactical and educational principles of experienced and Makarov.
Position auditor aboard Russian fleet was elected as he crossed the line from one officer to another, except the commander and senior officer. Being a public burden, the position is not paid. On the duties of Auditor lay supply ship all vital necessities: food, coal, water, and so on.