Ministry of the Maritime Fleet

Ministry of the Maritime Fleet
Министерство морского флота СССР
Ministerstvo morskogo flota SSSR
Ministry overview
Formed25 May 1939
Preceding Ministry
Dissolved26 December 1991
JurisdictionGovernment of the Soviet Union
Morflot container from the Soviet Union

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

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

History

Until 25 May 1939, functions of the Minmorflot 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 the Maritime Fleet was renamed the Ministry of the Maritime Fleet by decree of the Supreme Soviet, along with all the other people's commissariats, which also became ministries.[1]

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

By 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 due to the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

Subordinate organizations and establishments

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

The following establishments were subordinated to Minmorflot in from 1970-1991[citation needed]:

The merchant marine was divided into shipping companies and sea routes. The following subordinate shipping companies to Minmorflot from 1960–1991:

Each Soviet seaport was part of the closest shipping company.

List of Ministers

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]

References

  1. ^ a b "Organization Of The Ministry of the Maritime Fleet USSR" (PDF). CIA. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 January 2017. Retrieved 18 November 2017. Public Domain 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"
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