Under contruction icon-red The following page is under construction.

Please do not edit or alter this article in any way while this template is active. All unauthorized edits may be reverted on the admin's discretion. Propose any changes to the talk page.

Aleksandr Vasilevich Kolchak
Alexander Kolchak


November 16, 1874

St. Petersburg, Russian Empire

Political Affiliation:

Flag of Russia Russian Empire

Flag of siberia (horizontal) Siberian Federation


Naval Ensign of Russia Imperial Russian Navy

Flag of siberia (horizontal) Siberian Army

Rank Admiral

Russo-Japanese War

Great War

Russian Civil War


Order of St. George, 3rd class

Order of St. George, 4th class

Order of St. Vladimir, 3rd class

Order of St. Vladimir, 4th class

Order of St. Anna, 1st class

Order of St. Anna, 2nd class

Order of St. Anna, 4th class

Order of St. Stanislaus, 1st class

Order of St. Stanislaus, 2nd class

Admiral Alexander Kolchak commanded the Russian Black Seafleet from 1916, and succeeded in harrying the Turkish navy in the sector until the advent of the Russian revolution brought about his recall and subsequent career fighting the Red Army in Siberia.


Having established a notable reputation following his service during the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-05, Kolchak was appointed a captain with the Baltic Fleet upon the outbreak of war in August 1914.  Receiving a series of rapid promotions under Admiral von Essen he was finally appointed commander of Black Sea forces in July 1916, replacing Andrei Eberhardt.

Kolchak made effective use of his growing fleet to establish superiority over Turkish forces in the sector; in particular his large-scale use of mines set in place an effective blockade of hostile shipping in the Sea of Marmara.  He also set in place a policy of vigorous bombardment of port facilities and defences, and regularly attacked coastal shipping.

Despite the February Revolution of 1917 Kolchak retained command of Baltic Sea forces until, in July 1917, he was finally ousted by a sailor's Soviet.

Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.