Dezhnev


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Dezhnev

Cape. a cape in NE Russia at the E end of Chukchi Peninsula: the northeasternmost point of Asia

Dezhnev

 

a Soviet icebreaker. During the Great Patriotic War, the Dezhnev was a patrol vessel (SKR-19) in the Northern Fleet. On Aug. 27, 1942, in the bay of the island of Dikson, the Dezhnev fought an unequal battle with the German heavy cruiser Admiral Scheer, which attempted to destroy the port and the ships in Dikson’s bay. The heroic action of Dezhnev’s crew and the coast artillery battery prevented the German cruiser from fulfilling its mission. The Admiral Scheer suffered a series of direct hits by shells, ceased firing, and escaped. The crew of the Dezhnev suffered heavy losses in the battle but fulfilled their military duty to the motherland.

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He also reported a group of Steller sea lions hauled out on the pebble spit in Dezhnev Bay between Navarin Cape and Olyutorsky (sighted by the pilot, Landin, from an aircraft in 1930).
When denser ice fields were examined close to the shore between Cape Olyutorsky and Dezhnev Bay, Steller sea lions were not sighted (Popov, 1982).