Venda, Tadeusz Appolinaria

July 23, 1863 (1863-07-23) - Birthplace: Warsaw - Country: Poland, Poland, Date of death:
September 8, 1948 (1948-09-08) (85 years old)
Place of death:
d. Komorów Mazowieckie Voivodeship, Poland - Awards and prizes:
Tadeusz Apolinary Wenda on the Wikimedia Commons - Port of Gdynia - Tadeusz Apolinary Wendy (Polish. Tadeusz Apolinary Wenda; July 23, 1863, Warsaw - September 8, 1948, d. Komoruv (now the commune of Kampinos, West Warsaw County, Masovian Voivodeship, Poland)) - Polish design engineer and builder of seaports and railway lines.
Biography
Studied at the Physics and Mathematics Department of the Warsaw Main School, then in 1890 graduated from the Institute of the Corps of Water and Land Communication Engineers in C Tubing Petersburg (now St. Petersburg State University of Water Communications). He worked on the construction of railways in Russia and the Kingdom of Poland.
During the First World War, he supervised the construction of the port of Vindava and the reconstruction of the port of Revel (now Tallinn).
After gaining independence from 1918 he lived in Poland. He worked at the Ministry of Public Works.
In 1920, on the basis of the Treaty of Versailles, Poland received a piece of the Baltic coast without a port. In May of that year, the then Director of the Naval Department of the Ministry of Military Affairs, Vice Admiral Kazimierz Porebsky, sent engineer Tadeusz Wend to Pomerania to find the most convenient place for the construction of a military port. Already in June 1920, Tadeusz Wenda provided him with a report on the results of the inspection, in which he wrote:
“... the most convenient place for the construction of a military port (and, if necessary, a commercial one) is Gdynia, and in fact, a lowland located between Gdynia and Oksyva at a distance of 16 km from the New Port in Gdansk. This area has the following advantages:
1. Hel Peninsula protects it even from such a wind that Gdansk is not free of.
Deep water is located close to the shore, namely - a line of 6 meters deep is located 400 meters from the sea, and
A line of 10 meters deep is located on distance 1300-1500 m from the coast.
The coast is low, rises to a height of 1-3 m above sea level.
There is an abundance of fresh water in the form of the Hilonia brook.
Nearby is the Gdynia railway station (2 km ).
There is good soil in the roadstead ... "
In the summer of 1920, T. Venda was appointed head of the port construction in Gdynia. According to his project, a trading, military and fishing port was built in Gdynia in 1920-1932.
Later, T. Wenda worked as head of the construction and technical department of the Marine Department and chairman of the Technical Society in Gdynia.
Author of a number of works in the field of history and port construction technologies.
In 1937, at the age of 74, retired. He was awarded the Commander's Cross of the Order of the Renaissance of Poland. He died in 1948 in Comorow near Warsaw. He was buried in the Polish capital.
Memory
The name of Tadeusz Wenda is the first pier and street in the city built in the port of Gdynia.
Links
Wenda Tadeusz Apolinary (1864-1948) (Polish)


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