Nikolai Sergeyev (admiral)

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Nikolay Sergeyev
Никола́й Дми́триевич Серге́ев
Born (1909-09-22)September 22, 1909
Petrovtsy Kiev Governorate, Ukraine
Died February 11, 1999(1999-02-11) (aged 89)
Allegiance  Soviet Union
Service/branch Soviet Navy, Russian Navy
Years of service 1928-1992
Rank Admiral of the Fleet
Commands held Chief of staff of the Soviet Navy
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Order of Zhukov
Order of Lenin - twice
Order of the October Revolution
Order of the Red Banner - three times
Order of Nakhimov
Order of the Red Banner of Labour
Order of the Patriotic War twice
Order of the Red Star - three times
USSR State Prize

Nikolai Dmitriyevich Sergeyev (Ukrainian: Никола́й Дми́триевич Серге́ев; Russian: Никола́й Дми́триевич Серге́ев, September 22, 1909 – February 11, 1999) was an Admiral of the Fleet and Chief of staff of the Soviet Navy


Sergeyev joined the Navy in 1928 and completed the M.V. Frunze Higher Naval School in 1931. In 1932 he joined the Amur Military Flotilla in the Far East and served on and commanded river monitors. He completed the Naval Academy in 1941.

During the Second World War Sergeyev first served on the Main Navy Staff planning amphibious operations and then commanded monitors with the Volga Flotilla before returning to the Main Navy Staff in 1943.

After the war Sergeyev continued to serve on the Main Navy Staff and took part in the Soviet nuclear testing programme near Novaya Zemlya. He became head of the Main Operations Directorate in 1953 and Chief of Naval Staff in 1964, serving for 13 years (longer than anyone else) in that post. He was promoted to Admiral of the Fleet in 1970 and was Inspector General in the Ministry of Defence.

Sergeyev retired in 1992 and died in Moscow in 1999. He is buried in the Novodevichy Cemetery

Honours and awards


In Russian language:

  • Советская военная энциклопедия в 8-ми томах. М,:Военное издательство, 1976-1981. - Том 7. - С.329-330.
  • В.Д. Доценко. Морской биографический словарь. СПб,:«LOGOS», 1995. - С.371.