Eduard Pantserzhanskiy

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Eduard Pantserzhanskiy
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Born (1887-10-12)October 12, 1887
Liepāja
Died September 26, 1937(1937-09-26) (aged 49)
Kommunarka
Allegiance  Russian Empire
 Soviet Union
Service/branch Imperial Russian Navy, Soviet Navy
Years of service 1910–1937
Rank Vice Admiral
Commands held Soviet Navy
Battles/wars World War I, Russian Civil War

Eduard Samuilovich Pantserzhanskiy (Russian: Эдуард Самуилович Панцержанский) (October 12 [O.S. September 30] 1887 - September 26, 1937) was a Russian military leader, Commander-in-Chief of the Soviet Naval Forces from December 1921 to December 1924.

Pantserzhanskiy was born in Liepāja, Latvia the son of a Polish nobleman and studied at the Riga Technical University. He graduated from the Naval Academy in 1910 and joined the Baltic Fleet. He was an officer on the destroyer Grom and fought in the Battle of Moon Sound. During the Civil war he fought on riverine flotillas on Lake Onega and the Volga - Caspian front.

Between 1921 and 1924 he was commander of the Soviet Navy. From 1924 he joined the general staff holding various commands.

He was denounced in 1937 by Boris Feldman and arrested in June. He was tried, sentenced to death and executed by firing squad on 26 September 1937. He was posthumously rehabilitated in 1956.

Military offices
Preceded by
Aleksandr Nemits as Commanders of Naval Forces of the Republic ("KoMorSi")
Chief of Naval Forces of U.S.S.R
December 1921- December 9, 1924
Succeeded by
Vyacheslav Ivanovich Zof