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Fyodor Alekseyevich Vidyaev
November 7, 1912(1912-11-07) - July 1, 1943 (aged 30)
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Place of birth Shentala Samara Oblast, Russia
Place of death Barents Sea
Allegiance  Soviet Union
Service/branch Soviet Navy
Years of service 1937-1943
Rank Captain 2nd Rank
Battles/wars World War II,
Awards *Order of the Red Banner (three times)

Fyodor Alekseyevich Vidyayev (Russian Фёдор Алексеевич Видяев) ( born 1912, died 1943) was a Soviet Navy submarine commander during World War II. He was killed in action in 1943.

Vidayev was born in Samara Oblast, he was an ethnic Mordvin. He finished high school in Murmansk in 1930 and graduated with distincion from the Frunze Military Academy in 1937. He joined the northern fleet submarine division and started as a junior navigator on the submarine D2. In 1938 he took part in the rescue of four researchers from a drifting ice station. He took part in the Soviet Finnish War of 1939-40 blockading Petsamo.

In 1941 he was 2nd in command of the ShCh-421 serving under Nikolai Lunin he was given command of this boat in 1942 when Lunin was given command of the new submarine K21 Vidayev carried out 12 war patrols. His boat set out in July 1943 and never returned.

The town of Vidyayevo was named after him as was a Don class submarine tender

  • This article is sourced from Russian Wikipedia


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