Pavel Pereleshin

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Pavel Pereleshin
Admiral Pereleshin.jpg
Born (1821-06-27)June 27, 1821
Shetinino, Kostroma Oblast, Russian Empire
Died February 28, 1901(1901-02-28) (aged 79)
Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
Occupation admiral

Pavel Alexandrovich Pereleshin (Russian: Павел Александрович Перелешин, June 27, 1821 – February 28, 1901) was a Russian admiral and general.

After graduating from the Saint Petersburg Naval Corps in 1834, Pavel Pereleshin served as reefer in the Baltic Fleet on frigate Neva, and was promoted to the rank of warrant officer in the Black Sea Fleet in 1837. In 1839, he participated in the landing operation near Subashi, and was awarded the Order of St. Anna of 4th grade for courage.

In 1840 Pereleshin mapped the coastline on board the schooner Zabiyaka. He participated in the Crimean War and was awarded with an Order of St.Vladimir for the Battle of Sinop in 1853 on board of the battleship Paris. During the Siege of Sevastopol (1854), Pavel Pereleshin was in charge of the 5th section of the Russian defense line. He was contused twice, on March 28 and on May 26, 1855. The Russian officer was awarded with two Order of St. George of the 4th and 3rd grades for heroism during the attack of June 6, 1855.

In 1856-1857, he was captain of the battleships Ne tron' menya and Vladimir. Since 1860 Pereleshin served at the Naval Corps due to health problems. In 1861, he was appointed chief of the Baku maritime station and captain of the Baku seaport. In 1863, he was promoted to the rank of the rear-admiral. In 1864-1866 Pereleshin was Governor of Taganrog and the chief administrator (главный попечитель) of the merchant vessels' navigation in the Azov Sea, and since December 1873 - Governor of Sevastopol, where he started the reconstruction of the city after Crimean War.

In 1881 Pereleshin was promoted to the rank of vice-admiral and was appointed director of the Inspection Dept. at the Ministry of the Navy, in 1883 - member of The Admiralty Council.

Pavel Alexandrovich Pereleshin was promoted to the rank of Admiral on April 21, 1891. The Russian admiral was decorated with all imperial Russian decorations and orders to the Order of St. Vladimir of the first degree inclusive, and in 1896 he was awarded with a memorable ring with the portrait of HM Alexander III of Russia.

Pereleshin died in Saint Petersburg on February 28, 1901, buried on March 7, 1901 in Sevastopol's Temple of St. Vladimir.

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Government offices
Preceded by
Mikhail Lavrov
Governors of Taganrog
Succeeded by
Ivan Shestakov