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Filipp Oktyabrsky

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Allegiance  Soviet Union
Rank  Admiral (1944)
Service/branch  Soviet Navy
Name  Filipp Oktyabrsky
Years of service  1917-1960

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Born  October 23, 1899 Lukshino village, near Tver, Russia (1899-10-23)
Commands held  Amur Flotilla, Black Sea Fleet
Battles/wars  Russian Civil War, World War II
Awards  Hero of the Soviet Union Order of Lenin - three times Order of Ushakov - twice Order of the Red Banner - three times Order of Nakhimov Order of Suvorov Order of the Red Star - twice
Died  July 8, 1969, Sevastopol, Ukraine
Battles and wars  Russian Civil War, World War II
Similar People  Ivan Yefimovich Petrov, Erich von Manstein, Gheorghe Avramescu, Francesco Mimbelli, Joseph Stalin

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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 on the Baltic Fleet in November 1917. From 1925–27 he studied at the Naval Academy in Leningrad. As vice admiral he was given command of the Black Sea Fleet in March 1939 and headed its actions during the Sieges of Sevastopol and Odessa. After the war he was a Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Navy, commander of all naval test centres and from 1957 to 1960 head of the P.S. Nakhimov Higher Naval School in Sevastopol.


Honours and awards

  • Hero of the Soviet Union (awarded on February 20, 1958)
  • Three Orders of Lenin
  • Order of the Red Banner, three times
  • Order of Ushakov, 1st class, twice
  • Order of Nakhimov, 1st class
  • Order of Suvorov, 2nd class
  • Order of the Red Star
  • Medal "For the Defence of Odessa"
  • Medal "For the Defence of Sevastopol"
  • Medal "For the Victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic War 1941–1945"
  • Jubilee Medal "Twenty Years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945"
  • Jubilee Medal "XX Years of the Workers' and Peasants' Red Army"
  • Jubilee Medal "30 Years of the Soviet Army and Navy"
  • Jubilee Medal "40 Years of the Armed Forces of the USSR"
  • Jubilee Medal "50 Years of the Armed Forces of the USSR"
  • Commander of the Legion of Merit (USA)
  • A Kresta II class cruiser was named in honour of the Admiral.


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