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. 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 (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.
|Born||October 23, 1899|
Lukshino village, near Tver, Russia
|Died||July 8, 1969 (aged 69)|
Sevastopol, Soviet Union
|Years of service||1917–1960|
|Commands held||Amur Flotilla, Black Sea Fleet|
|Battles/wars||Russian Civil War, World War II|
|Awards||Hero of the Soviet Union|
Honours and awardsEdit
- 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.
- ""War Heroes" (Russian language)". Retrieved 7 July 2015.
"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.]
- Robert Forczyk (20 September 2014). Where the Iron Crosses Grow: The Crimea 1941–44. Osprey Publishing. pp. 30–. ISBN 978-1-78200-976-4.