Ship No 11 (Wave 2)
The Zhdanov

Overview Of The Zhdanov

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It was one of the official ships (unofficial flotillas of fishing boats were also involved) organised by Stalin in 1942 at Krasnovodsk (Russian: Красноводск) (Modern day Türkmenbaşy) to transport Polish exiles (also mistakenly called "deportees") who had been held captive in Siberia/Kazakhstan labour camps over the Caspian Sea to Pahlevi (Pahlavi) now called Banzar-e Anzali which is in modern day Northwest Iran.

Ship Movements

From passenger testimonies & any other available data this is a "best educated guess" of the ships movements.

  • Embark: 1942 | Time:
  • Depart: 1942 | Time:
  • Arrive: 20/08/42 (Ross Report) | Time:

Extract From "The Ross Report"

According to the Ross Report, here is who was on this ship;

DateCiviliansSoldiersOthersTotal
20/08/194222981916153 PCK4366

Related Accounts

  • Stalin's Ethnic Cleansing in Eastern Poland By Teresa Jeśmanowa (Link to book )- "In a terrible crowd, we left there on the boat called "Kaganovich", loaded to the brim, and reached Pahlevi on 21 August.