Stepan Kucherov

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Stepan Grigorievich Kucherov
Born (1902-08-26)26 August 1902
Olshanka, Saratov Governorate, Russian Empire
Died 30 March 1973(1973-03-30) (aged 70)
Moscow, Soviet Union
Allegiance Soviet Union
Service/branch Soviet Navy
Years of service 1922–1967
Rank Admiral
Commands held White Sea Flotilla
Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff
Caspian Flotilla
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Order of Lenin
Order of the Red Banner
Order of Nakhimov
Order of Ushakov First Class

Stepan Grigorievich Kucherov (Russian: Степан Григорьевич Кучеров) (26 August [O.S. 13 August] 1902 – 30 March 1973) was a Soviet naval officer.

Biography[edit]

Kucherov was born in Olshanka in what is now the Arkadaksky District of Saratov Oblast. After joining the Soviet Navy in 1922, he advanced through the ranks and held various commands, including Chief of Staff of the Northern Fleet (August 1940), Commander of the White Sea Flotilla (February 1943), and Deputy Chief of Staff of the Soviet Navy (1944–45).[1] In this capacity he participated in the conferences at Yalta[2] and Potsdam. After the war he commanded the Caspian Flotilla and from 1950 took up a series of teaching and administrative positions at the Military Academy. He retired in 1967. Kucherov received several decorations, including two of the highest honors in the Soviet Navy: the Order of Nakhimov and the Order of Ushakov First Class.[1]

Legacy[edit]

An Udaloy II class destroyer named Admiral Kucherov was laid down in 1991 but scrapped in 1993.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Stepan G. Kucherov". Great Soviet Encyclopedia (in Russian) (1969–1978 ed.). Retrieved 31 August 2011. 
  2. ^ King, Ernest J.; Whitehill, Walter Muir (1952). Fleet Admiral King – A Naval Record. Taylor & Francis. p. 380. 
  3. ^ "Large Anti-Submarine Ships – Project 1155". Retrieved 31 August 2011. 

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