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|Pavel Stepanovich Nakhimov|
Admiral Pavel Nakhimov
5 July 1802|
Vyazma uyezd, Smolensk Governorate, Russian Empire
|Died||12 July 1855
Sevastopol, Taurida Governorate, Russian Empire
|Service/branch||Imperial Russian Navy|
|Years of service||1818–1855|
|Commands held||Corvette Navarine
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
Russo-Turkish War (1828–29)
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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Bust of Admiral Pavel Nakhimov at the Russian Black Sea Fleet Museum in Sevastopol
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