Nakhimovskaya

1983 QH1. Discovered 1983 Aug. 16 by T. M. Smirnova at Nauchnyj.

Named on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Nakhimov Nautical College (St. Petersburg) named after an outstanding Russian naval commander, Pavel Stepanovich Nakhimov (1802-1855). Founded to train young navigators, many of the colleges former students have become experienced captains and prominent scientists, who have made considerable contributions to the development of Russian science and the Russian navy. (M 23793)

The name is given by the Institute of Theoretical Astronomy, following a suggestion by the college.

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