Filipp Oktyabrsky

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Filipp Oktyabrskiy
Born (1899-10-23)October 23, 1899
Lukshino village , near Tver, Russia
Died July 8, 1969(1969-07-08) (aged 69)
Sevastopol, Soviet Union
Allegiance  Soviet Union
Service/branch  Soviet Navy
Years of service 1917-1960
Rank Admiral
Commands held Amur Flotilla, Black Sea Fleet
Battles/wars Russian Civil War, World War II

Hero 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 and admiral (since 1944). Hero of the Soviet Union (awarded on February 20, 1958). Began service on the Baltic Fleet in November 1917. From March, 1939 up to April, 1943 and in March, 1944 - November, 1948 he was a commander of the Black Sea Fleet and headed its actions during the defence 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.

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This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the Russian Wikipedia.

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