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Pavel Stepanovich Nakhimov
Admiral Pavel Nakhimov
Born (1802-07-05)5 July 1802
Vyazma uyezd, Smolensk Governorate, Russian Empire
Died 12 July 1855(1855-07-12) (aged 53)
Sevastopol, Taurida Governorate, Russian Empire
Allegiance  Russian Empire
Service/branch  Imperial Russian Navy
Years of service 1818–1855
Rank Admiral
Commands held Corvette Navarine
Frigate Pallada
Ship of the line Silistria
Ship Brigade of Black Sea Fleet
Chief of Fleet Division
Squadron of Black Sea Fleet
Commander of Fleet and Port
Battles/wars

Greek War of Independence

  • Battle of Navarino

Russo-Turkish War (1828–29)
Crimean War

  • Battle of Sinop
  • Siege of Sevastopol
Awards see awards

Pavel Stepanovich Nakhimov (Russian: Па́вел Степа́нович Нахи́мов) (born July 6, 1802 – died July 11, 1855) was a Russian admiral. He was one of the most famous admirals in Russian naval history. Nakhimov was the commander of naval and land forces during the Siege of Sevastopol in the Crimean War. On November 30 1853, Nakhimov defeated the Ottoman troops in the Battle of Sinope.

On July 10 1855, while he was inspecting the forward-defense positions at Fort Malakoff, he was fatally wounded by a sniper. The medal, the Order of Nakhimov, a Soviet Navy Cruiser and the Nakhimov Naval Academy (Sevastopol) are named for him.

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