Filipp Oktyabrsky

Filipp Sergeyevich Oktyabrsky (Russian: Филипп Серге́евич Октябрьский, real surname: Ivanov - Иванов; 23 October [O.S. 11 October] 1899 – 8 July 1969, Sevastopol) was a Soviet naval commander. He began service in the Baltic Fleet in 1918.[1] From 1925–27 he studied at the Naval Academy in Leningrad.[2] 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.[3]

Filipp Oktyabrsky
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Born23 October [O.S. 11 October] 1899
Lukshino village, near Tver, Russian Empire
Died8 July 1969(1969-07-08) (aged 69)
Sevastopol, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Allegiance Soviet Union
Service/branch Soviet Navy
Years of service1917–1960
RankAdmiral (1944)
Commands heldAmur Flotilla, Black Sea Fleet
Battles/warsRussian Civil War
World War II
AwardsHero of the Soviet Union

Awards and honorsEdit

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


  1. ^ "Октябрьский Филипп Сергеевич". Великая война [The Great War] (in Russian). Великая война. 11 March 2004. Archived from the original on 2004-05-31. 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.]
  2. ^ Robert Forczyk (20 September 2014). Where the Iron Crosses Grow: The Crimea 1941–44. Osprey Publishing. pp. 30–. ISBN 978-1-78200-976-4.
  3. ^ "Октябрьский (Иванов) Филипп Сергеевич" (in Russian). Retrieved 7 July 2015.