Soviet Order of the Patriotic War 1st class #200269
Awarded to the head of the artillery section of the Ismail Navy base:
Colonel Nikolaj Andronovich Semeyonov (Николай Андронович Семейов)
Made of solid gold, silver and enamels. Measures 46.05 mm in height, 43.53 mm in width and weighs 31.0 gram without its screwplate. The serial number is located at the 6 o’clock position and the mint mark Monetni Dvor is located at the 12 o’clock position of its reverse.
This original order of the Patriotic War 1st class is in excellent condition with some minor contact marks only. The details are crisp and both the white and red enamels are problem free. Even the higher laying parts like the hammer and sickle show little wear. Its silver screwpate is time period to the order and the screw maintained its full length.
Brief description of his feat of arms or achievements:
“Since June 1941 till now, colonel comrade SEMYONOV has been the head of the artillery section of the Kerch, Novorossiysk, and Ismail Navy bases.
In the dire period, when the enemy was approaching the Kerch and Novorossiysk, comrade SEMYONOV uninterruptedly supplied the vessels and the land units with the artillery pieces and equipment, rifle weapons, and ammunitions. During the evacuations of the rear units of the Kerch and Novorossiysk Navy bases, comrade SEMYONOV evacuated all the armament, equipment, and ammunitions without any losses.
On the recurrent capture of the town of Kerch, comrade SEMYONOV uninterruptedly supplied the vessels and the land units with weapon systems and ammunitions. There has never been a single disruption in weapon deliveries. Especially the landing crafts and units were properly supplied.
After he was relocated to the position of the Head of the artillery section of the Ismail Navy base of the Danube Flotillia, comrade SEMYONOV began his tireless work for providing the weapons and ammunition to the entire force of the Danube Flotillia.
It is the Ismail artillery depot, that is the main hub for resuppluing the whole flotilla force with weapon systems and ammunition.
citation OPWI 200269 SEMYONOV all lines are to be filled in.
Comrade SEMYONOV established here strict stock discipline across the whole range of military supplies. Comrade SEMYONOV has been working tirelessly during the entire course of the war.
Comrade SEMYONOV is disciplined, tempered, and gallant colonel.
Comrade SEMYONOV fully deserves state award.
REAR COMMANDER OF ISMAIL NAVY BASE”
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