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Jaan Usin

Birthplace: Kihelkonna vald, Saaremaa
Death: Died in Muhu väin
Immediate Family:

Son of Peeter Usin and Liiso Usin
Husband of Emilie Usin
Father of Eha Elise Perandi; Maimu Karell and Ernst Johannes Usin
Brother of Mihkel Usin

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About Jaan Usin

Jaan Usin VR II/3 (12. august 1887 Kihelkonna vald, Saaremaa – 19. august 1941 Muhu väin) oli Eesti sõjaväelane (mereväekapten), Peipsi Laevastiku Divisjoni ülem.

Birthdate: July 31, 1887 (old calendar) Aug 12, 1887 (new calendar) Born Paju mõisas (Paju Manor), Kihelkonna, Saaremaa (hpk)

Marriage date: April 28, 1913 (new calendar): Jakobi ev. lut. kog (Riga) (hpk)

Hukkus jäämurdjal “Merikaru” 19.augustil 1941.a. Väinameres. “Merikaru” uputas Saksa torpeedokaater S 58. Perished on the ice-breaker “Merikaru” (sea bear) 19th Aug 1941 in the Vaina see. Merikaru was sunk by a German torpedo ship (S 58). (hpk) from document issued by Criminal Police Chief, Haapsalu, Dec 13, 1941 to Jaan's widow: (translated from Estonian into English) "... the icebreaker “merikaru” (bear of the sea) perished because of either a mine or torpedo explosion last August 19th, 1941 in the Muhu channel near the island of Kumari - together with all the ship’s crew. Later, the icebreaker Merickar’s captain Robert Konga was recovered near “Rukkirahu” island; in his coat pocket they found the ship’s crew list, from which was discovered that Jaan Usin served on the ship as a helmsman. Jaan Usin’s corpse has not been found to date... (hpk)

Here is additional information about the wreck of the Merikaru: (hpk)


About the wreckage of the Merikaru:

Feb 21, 1920 - Issued the Cross of Liberty, Grade 2, Class 3 (Vabadusrist II liigi 3. järk)

Raamat "Sõjasurmad aastatel 1939/1945" lk. 44.

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Jaan Usin's Timeline

July 31, 1887
October 10, 1914
Age 27
Tsooru, Antsla Parish, Võru County, Estonia
January 12, 1919
Age 31
Tallinn, Tallinna linn, Harju County, Estonia
February 9, 1930
Age 42
Tartu, Tartumaa
August 19, 1941
Age 54
Muhu väin