Filipp Oktyabrsky

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Filipp Oktyabrskiy
Born (1899-10-23)October 23, 1899
Lukshino village, near Tver, Russia[1]
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 (1944)
Commands held Amur Flotilla, Black Sea Fleet
Battles/wars Russian Civil War, World War II
Awards 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. He began service on the Baltic Fleet in November 1917.[citation needed] 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 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.

Honours and awards

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


  1. ""War Heroes" (Russian language)". Retrieved 7 July 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  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.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>