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Владимир Алексеевич Корнилов

Birthdate: (48)
Birthplace: Tver Oblast, Russia
Death: October 5, 1854 (48)
Sevastopol', Sevastopol' city, Sevastopol' city, Ukraine
Place of Burial: Sevastopol, Sevastopol' city, Sevastopol' city
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Son of Алексей Михайлович Корнилов and Александра Ефремовна Корнилова
Husband of Елизавета Васильевна Новосильцова
Father of Алексей Владимирович Корнилов; Александр Владимирович Корнилов; Владимир Владимирович Корнилов; Екатерина Владимировна Ильина and Наталья Владимировна Волохова (Корнилова)
Brother of Александр Алексеевич Корнилов

Occupation: вице-адмирал русского флота, герой Крымской войны
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About Владимир Алексеевич Корнилов


Vice Admiral Vladimir Alexeyevich Kornilov (Влади́мир Алексе́евич Корни́лов; 1806–1854) was a Russian naval officer who took part in the Crimean War.

Kornilov was born in his family state in Staritsky District, Tver Province in 1806. His father was governor of Irkutsk. Kornilov entered the naval service in 1823, and in 1827 he fought in the Battle of Navarino as a midshipman aboard the fleets flagship Azov .

In 1841 he became the first captain of the battleship Twelve Apostles, he disciplined the crew and participated with it in the Black Sea Fleet Review (held every seven years) before Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolayevich. He sailed to London in 1847 to buy a new steam frigate. In 1849 he became chief of staff Black Sea Fleet

In 1853, with his flag hoisted aboard the 11-gun steam frigate Vladimir (commanded by Lieutenant-Commander Grigory I. Butakov) met an 19-gun Turkish Vessel, the Pervaz-Bahri, when they were cruising close to Penderakli. Kornilov gave the order of engaging the enemy and the Vladimir joined battle against Pervaz-Bahri. The Ottoman ship had no bow and stern artillery, so every time it employed its side artillery, Butakov manoeuvred to rake its stern. Considering that the battle was taking too long, Kornilov gave the order to speed the sinking of the enemy. Cpt. Butakov ordered to speed up the ship and approaching the enemy to around 100 meters, fired canister rounds from all his side guns. The Turks. The Pervaz-Bahri had suffered heavy casualties in the 3 hour long battle and hauled its flag. The ship was transported to Sevastopol where it was commissioned to the Russian Navy as Kornilov.

During the Crimean War, Kornilov was responsible for the defence of Sevastopol. He was killed at the Battle of Malakoff and was buried in the Admirals' Burial Vault.

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February 13, 1806
Tver Oblast, Russia
September 13, 1838
Age 32
Mykolaiv, Mykolaivs'ka oblast, Ukraine
Age 34
Age 37
November 20, 1846
Age 40
Mykolaiv, Mykolaivs'ka oblast, Ukraine
Age 45
Mykolaiv, Mykolaivs'ka oblast, Ukraine
October 5, 1854
Age 48
Sevastopol', Sevastopol' city, Sevastopol' city, Ukraine
Sevastopol, Sevastopol' city, Sevastopol' city