100 th birthday of HUGO LEGZDIŅŠ the last commander of the submarine Ronis


Hugo Legzdiņš, was born on December 7, 1903. In 1926, he joined the Latvian submarine division and participated in the christening of the submarine Ronis (The Seal) in France. In 1938, he completed his studies at the French Maritime Academy. In 1940, he became the last commander of the submarine Ronis. In 1941, the Soviet occupation regime took over the submarines and dismissed Hugo Legzdiņš from his post, but thereafter and for all of his active life he taught aspiring sailors astronomy and navigation.


  M.Zirnīte. Livonian Life-story - source of Identity. Lives, Histories and Identities , Tartu, University of Tartu, Estonian Literary Museum, 2002, I, pp. 38-56