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