Filipp Oktyabrsky : biography
Filipp Sergeyevich Oktyabrskiy ( real surname: Ivanov – Иванов; October 23, 1899 — July 8, 1969, Sevastopol) was a Soviet naval commander and admiral (since 1944). Hero of the Soviet Union (awarded on February 20, 1958). Began service on the Baltic Fleet in November 1917. From March, 1939 up to April, 1943 and in March, 1944 – November, 1948 he was a commander of the Black Sea Fleet and headed its actions during the defence 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 Nakhimov Naval Higher Naval School in Sevastopol.
Honours and awards
- Hero of the Soviet Union
- 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 Honour (France)
A Kresta II class cruiser was named in honour of the Admiral.