Filipp Oktyabrsky

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Filipp Oktyabrskiy
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Born(1899-10-23)October 23, 1899
Lukshino village, near Tver, Russia[1]
DiedJuly 8, 1969(1969-07-08) (aged 69)
Sevastopol, Soviet Union
Allegiance Soviet Union
Service/branch Soviet Navy
Years of service1917–1960
RankAdmiral (1944)
Commands heldAmur Flotilla, Black Sea Fleet
Battles/warsRussian Civil War, World War II
AwardsHero of the Soviet Union

Filipp Sergeyevich Oktyabrskiy (Russian: Филипп Серге́евич Октябрьский, real surname: Ivanov - Иванов; October 23, 1899 – July 8, 1969, Sevastopol) was a Soviet naval commander. He began service in the Baltic Fleet in 1918.[2] From 1925–27 he studied at the Naval Academy in Leningrad;[3] as vice-admiral he was given command of the Black Sea Fleet in March 1939 and headed its actions during the Sieges of Sevastopol (1941-1942) and Odessa (1941). After the war he became a Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Navy, commander of all naval test centres and from 1957 to 1960 head of the Black Sea Higher Naval Institute "Admiral Pavel Nakhimov" (Russian: Черноморское высшее военно-морское училище имени П. С. Нахимова) in Sevastopol.

Honours and awards[edit]

A Kresta II class cruiser was named in honour of the Admiral.

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""War Heroes" (Russian language)". Retrieved 7 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Октябрьский Филипп Сергеевич". Великая война [The Great War] (in Russian). Великая война. 11 March 2004. Retrieved 12 July 2019. В 1918 года Ф.С.Октябрьский добровольно вступил в ряды Балтийского флота. [In 1918 F.S. Oktyabrysky voluntarily entered the ranks of the Baltic Fleet.]
  3. ^ Robert Forczyk (20 September 2014). Where the Iron Crosses Grow: The Crimea 1941–44. Osprey Publishing. pp. 30–. ISBN 978-1-78200-976-4.