|Gordey Ivanovich Levchenko|
|February 1, 1897- June 9, 1981 (aged 84)|
|Place of birth||Dubrovka, Zhitomir Oblast Ukraine|
|Place of death||? USSR|
|Allegiance||Russian Empire, Soviet Union|
|Service/branch||Imperial Russian Navy, Soviet Navy|
|Years of service||1913-1960|
|Commands held||Baltic Fleet|
|Battles/wars||World War I, Russian Civil War, World War II|
|Awards||*Order of Lenin (three times)|
Levchenko joined the Imperial Russian Navy in 1913 and participated in World War I. In 1917 he took part in the assault of the Winter Palace, commanded the cruiser "Aurora". During the Civil War he participated in suppressing the mutinies at the Krasnaya Gorka fort and the Kronstadt Rebellion. After 1922 he commanded the cruiser "Aurora". Commander of the Caspian Flotilla in 1932 - 1933. From 1933 he commanded the battleship division of the Baltic Fleet and the destroyer squadron of the Black Sea Fleet. He was arrested during a purge in late 1941 and sentenced to 10 years but released in January 1942 and re-instated. Levchenko Participated in battles of Odessa, Nikolayev and Sevastopol during World War II. During late 1942 to 1944 he was base commander in Leningrad and helped supply the city during the siege
Levchenko retired in September of 1960.
The Udaloy class destroyer Admiral Levchenko is named after him.