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Black Sea Fleet
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Admiral Pavel Nahimov - 1802-1855In the history of every navy there are heroic figures.One such outstanding personality in the history of the Russian Navy is Admiral Pavel Stepanovich Nahimov. The whole of his colourful life and all of his noble deeds were devoted to serve his country and people.He was born into a family of Russian officers in the village of Gorodok near Smolensk on June 23, 1802.While he was still at school he made up his mind to join the navy and he went on to Naval College, where he graduated in 1818.His career began in the Baltic Fleet.He got his first real combat experience in the famous Battle of Navarin in 1827.He commanded an artillery battery on the battleship "Azov".During the Russian-Turkish war of 1828-1829 Nahimov captained a corvette blocking the Dardanelles Strait.On his return to Kronshtad Nahimov was promoted to frigate commander.He was only 27 - a young age for such a position.He owed his rapid rise through the navy ranks not to the sociable hierarchy position and family connections, like many other officers at that time, but to the courage and highly professional skills he had shown in the numerous battles.In 1834 Nahimov became a battleship commander of the Black Sea Fleet.From then on his life was closely connected with Sevastopol - the main Russian Naval base in that region. In 1845 Nahimov was promoted to Rear Admiral.In 1852 he became Vice Admiral and commander of the Battleship Brigade.He was the right-hand man of Admiral Lazarev, commander of the Black Sea Squadron.Together they made a huge contribution to the development of Sevastopol.In 1853 Admiral Nahimov became a national hero.On November 18 he managed to block and completely destroy the main strategic forces of the Turkish fleet in the Bay of Sinop.Nahimov won the battle in spite of the fact that theTurkish fleet was larger and better-equipped than the Russian squadron.Effectiveness of fire, offensive operations, determination and courage were the main features of Nahimov's combat skills.All of these were shown during the defense of Sevastopol in the Crimean War (1854-1855).As commander of the Black Sea Squadron and military governor of Sevastopol, Admiral Nahimov led the defence of the town from the outbreak of war.He made an extraordinary decision to scuttle the Russian Black Sea ships in order to block the port and prevent the French and English ships from entering port.Nahimov inspired the defenders of the town with his courage and devotion.He was shot in the head inspecting the forward fortifications on June 28 1855, and died from his wounds.Admiral Pavel Stepanovich Nahimov was buried in St. Vladimir's Cathedral in Sevastopol.Admiral Nahimov is one of the most prominent and honoured figures in the history of the Russian Navy.During World War II the Order of Nahimov and medal of Nahimov were established.
The same happened to Pavel Nahimov - who was an admiral of Russian fleet in the past.
Later He was a personal Disciple of Babaji in both of His Incarnations and achieved Divinity too.
The 38mm bronze planchet contains a bust of Admiral Pavel Nahimov and the Cyrillic inscription, ADMIRAL NAHIMOV.