Semyon Lobov

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Semyon Lobov
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Semyon Lobov during a visit to Trondheim in 1964
Born (1913-02-15)February 15, 1913
Smolnikovo, Russia
Died June 12, 1977(1977-06-12) (aged 64)
Allegiance  Soviet Union
Service/branch Soviet Navy
Years of service 1932-1977
Rank Admiral of the Fleet
Commands held Northern Fleet
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Order of Lenin - twice
Order of the October Revolution
Order of the Red Banner - twice
Order of the Red Star - twice

Semyon Mikhailovich Lobov (Russian Семён Михайлович Лобов) (15 February 1913 – 12 June 1977) was an Admiral of the Fleet in the Soviet Navy.

Lobov was born in Smolnikovo, Volokolamsky District, Moscow Oblast and joined the Soviet Navy in 1932. In 1937 Lobov completed the Frunze Military Academy and served in the Soviet Pacific Fleet. Between 1938 and 1946 he commanded an escort ship and a destroyer. In 1945 he took part in the Soviet war against Japan.

In 1946 Lobov transferred to the Black Sea Fleet where he commanded the Kirov class cruiser Voroshilov. In 1951 he commanded the battleship Sevastopol. In 1954 Lobov transferred to the Soviet Northern Fleet where he became a squadron commander and in 1964 he became Commander of the Northern Fleet.

In 1972 Lobov was deputy chief of staff of the Soviet Navy and became a candidate member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party. He was also a deputy in the Supreme Soviet.

Lobov is buried in the Novodevichy Cemetery in Moscow

The fourth, incomplete and uncommissioned, Slava class cruiser Admiral Lobov was named after him.

Awards and decorations[edit]


  • Советская военная энциклопедия в 8-и томах. М,:Военное издательство, 1976—1981. — Т. 5. — С.15-16.
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