Ivan Alexeevich Korsakoff

Ivan Alexeevich Korsakoff

Birth
Death 9 Jan 1770
Burial Portsmouth, Portsmouth Unitary Authority, Hampshire, England
Memorial ID 30172651 · View Source
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Captain of Her Serene Highness Catherine II, Empress of Russia's battleship 'Europa', part of the Black Sea Fleet. It had arranged to stop at Portsmouth to water, restock with supplies, repair the vessels and tend the sick, en route to fight the Turks near Chios in the Aegean. Four hundred men were nursed at Hilsea and 1,000 on Southsea Common. Korsakoff had been ill for two months before he died. His rank entitled him, under Russian protocol to a full funeral procession with 1,000 men under arms. The Governor of Portsmouth was not too keen so they compromised on 100 men and burial in the parish church.
The inscription, originally in Russian, was recut in English into a new stone in 1915 but unfortunately the mason did not recut the name of the ship. When the grave was disturbed in 1904 during the work of underpinning the foundations, gold lace, buttons and braid from the Captain's uniform were found amongst his bones. His name on the stone spelled both Korsakoff and Karsakoff, where the first one is more likely to be correct.


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  • Created by: julia&keld
  • Added: 29 Sep 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 30172651
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ivan Alexeevich Korsakoff (unknown–9 Jan 1770), Find A Grave Memorial no. 30172651, citing Portsmouth Cathedral Churchyard, Portsmouth, Portsmouth Unitary Authority, Hampshire, England ; Maintained by julia&keld (contributor 46812479) .