Soviet Medal of Nakhimov and Order of the Patriotic War Grouping with documents
To Seaman Nikolai Yakovlevich Chervinsky (Николай Яковлевич Червинский)
For bravery on the KT 257 minelayer
The group consists of the following items:
Medal of Nakhimov #3078
Made of gold plated brass. Measurements; 36.16 mm in width; 44.38 mm in height. Weight; 21.4 gram without its suspension. Featuring admiral Nakhimov surrounded by 110 ‘pearls’. The serial number, “3078”, is stamped on the side of the medal. The minimum known serial number for this variation is 1627 and the maximum is 5855.
This Medal of Nakhimov is in excellent condition. There are few dings and scratches and the higher laying parts show little wear with almost all details perfectly visible. There have been no repairs and much of the gold plating is still present. The medal comes with its original suspension and old ribbon.
Order of the Patriotic War 2nd class #395388
Made of solid gold, silver and enamels. Measurements; 44.25 mm in width; 46.61 mm in height. Weight; 25.8 gram without its screwplate.
This order is in nice condition with all details present. There are few dings and scratches and the higher laying parts show little wear. The enamel shows damage on the 3 o’clock ray of the red star and a small chip at the tip of the 7 o’clock ray. All parts of the order original including the solid gold hammer and sickle. There have been no repairs and the screw is full length. The order comes with its well fitting time period screwplate.
Order of the Patriotic War 2nd class #3553010. 1985 edition with document
Made of solid silver and enamels. Measurements; 44.20 mm in width; 46.29 mm in height. Weight; 27.5 gram without its screwplate.
The order is in excellent condition with problem free enamels and all details crisp. It comes with its original screwplate and matching document.
Medal for the Victory over Germany with document
Made of gold plated brass. Measurements; 32.02 mm in width; 36.98 mm in height. Weight; 14.6 gram without its suspension.
This medal is in excellent condition with all details and much of the gold plating still present. The brass suspension is time period to the medal and it comes with its booklet belonging to sailor Chervinsky.
Veteran Badge of the Black Sea Fleet (КЧФ)
In excellent condition. It weighs 7.5 gram including its suspension and measures 39.6 mm in width and 44.49 mm in height not including its suspension.
Scarce and complete group!
Translation of the Medal of Nakhimov research:
“Comrade Seaman Chervinsky has been serving in the Navy since July 1943.
He has taking part in combat minesweeping missions with the 20th Motor Minesweeper Squadron, 1st Minesweeper Brigade, Crimean Naval Defense Area, Black Sea Fleet since August 1944.
During combat minesweeping missions he acts audaciously, keeps his composure, and acts with confidence. KT 257, on which Chervinsky serves as a minelayer, swept and destroyed 25 enemy mines and anti-sweeping devices in Feodosia Gulf.
He possesses a thorough understanding of his specialization.
He is dedicated to the cause of the Party of Lenin and Stalin and the socialist motherland.
He deserves the Medal of Ushakov.
Commanding officer of the 20th Motor Minesweeper Squadron, 1st Minesweeper Brigade, Crimean Naval Defense Area, Black Sea Fleet
Captain Lieutenant [Navy Lieutenant] [signed] /Volkov/May 22, 1945
I award the Medal of Nakhimov.”
Translation research of the Order of the Patriotic War 2nd class #395388 :
“Seaman Chervinsky has been taking part in combat minesweeping missions since August 1944. While sweeping Feodosia Gulf and Koktebel Bay he showed bravery and courage. During combat minesweeping missions comrade Chervinsky kept a lookout for mines for 12-14 hours on end; properly and promptly reporting on mines he spotted, repeatedly saving both the crew and the boat from peril.
The minesweeper on which comrade Chervinsky serves enabled the detonation of more than 200 enemy mines.
Rowing a two-oar dinghy comrade Chervinsky detonated more than 20 enemy mines. Without regard for the danger and in spite of the difficulties, comrade Chervinsky more than once unwound lines that were tangled around the screw, each time working under water for 2 hours without any special appliances or diving equipment. He thus ensured the minesweeper was returned to duty in the fastest way possible, right in the minefield.”
The full translation of the research: Translation_Chervinsky