FAMOUS RUSSIAN ADMIRAL – PAVEL NAKHIMOV – UNIQUE BRONZE STATUE
Item: FAMOUS RUSSIAN ADMIRAL – PAVEL NAKHIMOV – UNIQUE BRONZE STATUE
Manufacturer: Date of manufacture unknown
Size: 17 cm (6 inches)
Weight: ~ 0.6 kg
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Pavel Stepanovich Nakhimov (1802 – 1855) was one of the most famous admirals in Russian naval history, best remembered as the commander of naval and land forces during the Siege of Sevastopol during the Crimean War. During the Crimean War Nakhimov distinguished himself by annihilating the Ottoman fleet at Sinope in 1853. His finest hour came during the siege of Sevastopol, where he and Admiral V. A. Kornilov organized from scratch the land defense of the city and its port, the home base of the Russian Black Sea Fleet. As the commander of the port and the military governor of the city, Nakhimov became in fact the head of the Sevastopol naval and land defense forces. On July 10 1855, while inspecting the forward-defense positions on Malakhov Kurgan he was fatally wounded by a sniper and died two days later.