Ministry of the Maritime Fleet

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The Ministry of the Maritime Fleet (Minmorflot; Russian: Министерство морского флота СССР) was a government ministry in the Soviet Union.

Ministry of the Maritime Fleet
Agency overview
JurisdictionSoviet Union

The Merchant Maritime Fleet of the USSR is abbreviated Morflot (transl. Морфлот). All Soviet merchant fleet organizations and establishments obey the Ministry of the Maritime Fleet, abbreviated Mimmorflot (transl. Минморфлот).

HistoryEdit

Until 25 May 1939, functions of the Mimmorflot were carried out by the People's Commissariat of Water Transport, which was responsible for both maritime and river fleets.[1]

The structure of the People's Commissariat of Maritime Fleet as a separate people's commissariat was confirmed by a decree of the Council of Ministers on 25 May 1939. On 15 March 1946, the People's Commissariat of Maritime Fleet was changed to the Ministry of Maritime Fleet by decree of the Supreme Soviet, at the time that all people's commissariats were changed to ministries.[1]

On March 15, 1953 Minmorflot was united with Ministry of River Fleet in one Ministry: Ministry of Maritime and River Fleet.[citation needed]

As per Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Council dated August 25, 1954,[2] The Ministry of Maritime and River Fleet was re-established on August 25, 1954, when the Ministry of Maritime Fleet and Ministry of River Fleet was redivided.[citation needed]

Minmorflot was liquidated on December 26, 1991 in connection with the termination of the existence.

Subordinate organizations and establishmentsEdit

Ministry of the Maritime Fleet is the head organization of Morflot. The main office of Mimmorflot was in Moscow.

Following subordinate establishments obeyed to Minmorflot in 1970–1991 years, their emblems mentioned on the picture also:

  • Sovfraht
  • Register of the USSR, today Russian Maritime Register of Shipping
  • МРФ. It is like Russian abbreviation of Maritime Container Service (MCS).
  • Merchant Maritime Transport which had shortage TMT (Russian: Торговый морской транспорт). All Merchant Maritime divided to shipping companies and Sea routes as per down mentioned list of subordinate organizations.

The following subordinate organizations and establishments reported to Minmorflot from 1960–1991:

Each Soviet seaport was part of the closest shipping company.

List of MinistersEdit

Ministers of Minmorflot from March 1946 to March 1953:

Name
Date of taking office
Date of removal from office
Pyotr Petrovich Shirshov
(1905—1953)
19 March 1946
30 March 1948
Alexander Alexandrovich Afanasyev
(1903—1991)
30 March 1948
26 April 1948
Acting minicter
Nikolai Vasilevich Novikov
(1909—1971)
26 April 1948
23 October 1948
Nikolai Vasilevich Novikov
(1909—1971)
23 October 1948
15 March 1953

Ministers of Minmorflot from August, 1954 to December, 1991:

Name
Date of taking office
Date of removal from office
Viktor Georgievich Bakaev
(1902—1987)
28 August 1954
14 January 1970
Timofey Borisovich Guzhenko
(1918—2008)
14 January 1970
27 September 1986
Yuri Mikhailovich Volmer
(born in 1933)
24 October 1986
28 August 1991[3]
Acting minister
Yuri Mikhailovich Volmer
(born in 1933)
28 August 1991[3]
26 November 1991[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Organization Of The Ministry of the Maritime Fleet USSR" (PDF). CIA. Retrieved 18 November 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)   This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  2. ^ Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Council of the USSR dated August 25, 1954 on the formation of all-Union Ministries of Maritime and River Fleets of the USSR on August 25, 1954, when the Ministry of Maritime Fleet and Ministry of River Fleet of the USSR were divided. (Russian: Указ Президиума ВС СССР от 25.08.1954 об образовании общесоюзных Министерств морского и речного флота СССР 25 августа 1954 года при разделении Министерства морского и речного флота СССР).
  3. ^ a b Постановление Верховного Совета СССР от 28 августа 1991 г. № 2366-I «Об освобождении Павлова В. С. от обязанностей Премьер-министра СССР». Согласно части 2 статьи 13 Закона СССР «О Кабинете Министров СССР» отставка Премьер-министра влекла за собой отставку Кабинета Министров в полном составе. Согласно части 3 статьи 13 Закона СССР «О Кабинете Министров СССР» члены правительства (включая, Вольмера и Панюкова) продолжили работать в ранге и. о.
  4. ^ Указ Президента СССР от 26 ноября 1991 г. N УП-2884 "О членах бывшего Кабинета Министров СССР"