Alex Yepanchin( Russian admiral, military educator)
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Aleksey Yepanchin born in 1823. At the end of the Sea Cadet Corps in 1841 was promoted to warrant officers leaving in the officer class.
In 1845 he was assigned to the Marine Corps teacher of navigation and astronomy. Then successively filled the post of Assistant Inspector of classes and komandipa midshipman company.
In 1858 he was awarded the Order of St.. Stanislaus 2 nd degree. In 1860 he was appointed inspector of classes. As a member of the school board of the academic course of Marine Sciences and a member of the Committee on the transformation of maritime training institutions (since 1862) under the chairmanship of the Adjutant General Krabbe.
In 1864 he received the Order of St.. Anne 2 nd degree. In 1866-п+п+ to captain rank 1 and the following year was awarded the Order of St. Vladimir 4-th degree.
Assuming a necessary condition for the naval officers a thorough general education, Yepanchin in a note filed Krabbe adjutant-general, had the idea of establishing the 7-th St. Petersburg and 1 st Kronstadt gymnasiums. In Kronstadt the school could get a solid education, children of naval officers, and 7-th St. Petersburg high school (later 1 st real school) was placed next to the Marine Corps, on his land.
. In the year marking the 50 anniversary of the officer class, which was held to rename them in Nikolaev Naval Academy on Jan. 28, 1877, Rear Admiral Yepanchin was personally congratulated by the Emperor Alexander II on his appointment to His Majesty's suite.
. In 1882, on deranged health was dismissed from office
. In 1887, promoted to vice-admiral, and 14 January 1901, when the celebrated 200-year anniversary of the Marine Corps, was awarded the Order of St obtain marks. Alexander Nevsky. In attention to the long service Yepanchina Naval College he granted the right to wear the uniform case.
In 1909 Yepanchin retired admiral with leaving an honorary member of the Mykolayiv Marine Academy. More than two thousand officers of the Russian fleet had education and special education under the guidance Yepanchina.
Died June 28, 1913, buried at St. Nicholas cemetery of the Alexander Nevsky Lavra in St. Petersburg. Ruined in Soviet times, the family necropolis Yepanchins was restored command of the Leningrad naval base at the insistence of E.A. Falz-Fein, a relative Yepanchina.
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