1st class. Awarded to naval officers for the skillfull planning and conducting of defensive operations involving all units of the fleet and resulting in the destruction of the enemy fleet. The badge is a gold, pentagonal star, between the points are anchors with split shanks with synthetic red rubys between the shanks. In the center, surrounded by a chain, is a disc with the profile of Admiral Nahkimow on a bright blue ground, facing left and wearing a peaked cap. The image is flanked by the inscription in Cyrillic: Admiral Nakhimov, at the bottom by a laurel wreath with an image of the hammer and sickle in its center. The reverse shows the serial number.
The ribbon is black with two broad orange stripes.