Dezhnev


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Dezhnev

Cape. a cape in NE Russia at the E end of Chukchi Peninsula: the northeasternmost point of Asia
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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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In the summer of 1947 he took charge of the radio-weather centre at Bukhta Provideniya in Chukotka, about 200 km south-southwest of Mys Dezhnev. This was a major centre with an even larger population and a wider research programme than at Mys Chelyuskin.
When denser ice fields were examined close to the shore between Cape Olyutorsky and Dezhnev Bay, Steller sea lions were not sighted (Popov, 1982).
The other observation post was on Cape Pe'ek, 10 km south of Cape Dezhnev (Fig.
For ease of discussion, we divided the surveyed coastline of the Chukotka Peninsula into three sections: the south coast, from Cape Bering to Cape Chaplin; the east coast, from Cape Chaplin to Cape Dezhnev; and the north coast, from Cape Dezhnev to Cape Serdtse-Kamen.