(From Obshchii Morskoi Spisok.)
MANTO, Ivan Matveevich.
1849 Sep. 13. Entered service as a junker in the Black Sea Fleet.
1852 Apr. 16. Entered the School for Fleet Junkers.
1853 May 6. Promoted to midshipman. On the brig Enei cruised off the eastern shore of the Black Sea, after which on the ship Imperatritsa Mariya took part in the Battle of Sinope, for which he was awarded the order of St. Anne 4th class inscribed "For Courage," and promoted, for distinction, to lieutenant.
1854. On the corvette Kalipso in the Sevastopol roads.
1854 and 1855. In the Sevastopol garrison from 13 Sept. to 27 August in the 4th Bastion as a battery commander, wounded in the arm on 28 June, contused in the head on 12 July. Awarded the order of St. Anne 3rd class with swords and the order of St. Stanislav 2nd class with swords.
1858 and 1859. On the screw corvette Rys', cruised off the eastern shore of the Black Sea, then transferred to the Baltic Sea Fleet, and sailed in the Baltic Sea on the screw ship Vola.
1859. Awarded the order of St. Vladimir 4th class with swords for taking part in the capture of the Novorossiisk fortification and stamping out contraband trade in the mouth of the Vukan River.
1860-1862. Sailed in the Mediterranean Sea on the frigate Gromoboi.
1862. Transferred to the 3rd Composite Fleet Equipage in Nikolaev.
1863 Jan. 1. Promoted to captain-lieutenant. Sailed between Black Sea ports on the screw corvette Vepr'.
1864-1869. In command of the transport Kiliya sailed between the same ports and off the Abkhazia coast.
1864. Awarded the order of St. Anne 2nd class with swords for taking part in the landing operation at Adler (Konstantinovskii).
1866. Awarded the Caucasian service cross.
1867 and 1868. Commanded the screw schooner Don in the Azov and Black seas.
1869. Commanding the same schooner, cruised off the eastern shore of the Black Sea.
1870. Commanding the steamship Chatyrdag, sailed between Sevastopol and Constantinople.
1871 Jan. 1. Promoted to Captain 2nd Rank.
1871-1879. Commanded the steamship Prut in the Azov and Black seas.
1873. Enrolled into His Imperial Highness the General-Admiral's 1st Black-Sea Fleet Equipage.
1875 Jan. 1. Promoted to Captain 1st Rank.
1876. Granted a gift in accordance with rank.
1879. Awarded the order of St. Vladimir 3rd class.
1883 Oct. 10. Assigned as commander of the Navy Department's Floating Military Correctional Prison in Sevastopol.
1885. Named commander of the corvette Sokol.
1885. July 30. Promoted to rear-admiral, with release from service.
Translated by Mark Conrad, 2001. Note: Young Ivan Matveevich's date of award for the St. Anne 4th class was 23 December 1853 (the Battle of Sinope was just fought on 11 November, so medals were quick in this case.) Ivan Matveevich's unit at this time was the 42nd Fleet Equipage. (Source: Russkii Invalid.) He was born on 24 December 1830, died on 30 March 1902, and was buried in the Sevastopol north-side cemetery. (Source: Krymskii Nekrolog.)