Semion Ivanovich Chelyuskin was born in 1700. He studied in Moscow Navigation School and in the St Petersburg Naval Academy. In 1728, he was enlisted in the fleet as subnavigator. In 1733, he gained the rank of navigator and was included in the Second Kamchatka expedition in the subgroup led by Vasiliy Pronchischev. In 1742, Chelyuskin was ranked midshipman. He later served in the Baltic fleet as lieutenant (from 1751) and captain-lieutenant (from 1754). He resigned in 1760 as a captain of the third rank. Historians do not know when he died.

Anna Shishigina

See also Laptev, Khariton; Second Kamchatka Expedition

Further Reading

Andreev, A.I., Russkie otkrytiya v Tikhom okeane i Severnoi Amerike v XVIII[-]XIX vekakh [Russian discoveries in the Pacific Ocean and Northern America in the 18—19th centuries], Moscow: Izd-vo Akademii nauk SSSR, 1944 Lebedev, D.M., Plavanie A.I. Chirikova na packetbote "Svyatoy Pavel" kpoberezhjam Ameriki [Navigation of A.I. Chirikov with packetship St Paul to the coasts of America], Moscow, Izd-vo Akademii nauk SSSR 1951 Pasetskii, V.M., Russkie otkrytiya v Arktike [Russian opening in

The Arctic Region], St Petersburg: Admiralteistvo, 2000 Pokrovskiy, A. (editor), Ekspeditsiia Beringa [The Berings' Expedition], Moscow: Glavnoe arkhivnoe upravlenie NKVD SSSR, 1941 Yanikov, G.V., Velikaya Severnaya Expeditiya [The Great Northern expedition], Moscow, 1949

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