The Maritime Heritage Museum in Tivat
The Maritime Heritage Museum in Tivat
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Tatiana Torgonskaya
Translation: Vera Root
Photo: Tatiana Torgonskaya
23.12.2019

Porto Montenegro not only put up beautiful marina, luxury hotel and lively restaurants, it also pays homage to its past. There is a whole museum complex devoted to the history of Montenegro and Yugoslavia Navy.

The Maritime Heritage Museum in Tivat

It is dedicated to navigation and is proudly named the Maritime Heritage Museum.

Part of this collection is under the open sky — visitors can not miss old submarines.

The Maritime Heritage Museum in Tivat

The largest submarine is the P-821 Heroj (Hero in Serbian). It was built at the special shipyard in the city of Split (now Croatia). The submarine became part of the Navy of Yugoslavia in 1968.

The Maritime Heritage Museum in Tivat

For more than two decades, the submarine has been actively used to gather information. Most often, her missions took place in the waters of the Adriatic Sea.

The Maritime Heritage Museum in Tivat

In 1991, the vessel required major repairs, so it was delivered to the shipyard in Tivat. However, the planned work was never carried out. In 2004, the submarine was withdrawn from service, and later turned into a museum exhibit.

The Maritime Heritage Museum in Tivat

After reconstruction and adaptation, Heroj was open to visitors, so now everyone has the opportunity to inspect it.

The Maritime Heritage Museum in Tivat

Armament of the vessel.

The Maritime Heritage Museum in Tivat

Mechanisms at the command post.

The Maritime Heritage Museum in Tivat

The submarine could go down to a depth of 210 meters.

The Maritime Heritage Museum in Tivat

This type of submarine could stay underwater for up to 45 days. However, the P-821 never made trips for more than 10 days.

The Maritime Heritage Museum in Tivat

Heroj is a champion in the number of voyages among Yugoslav submarines.

The Maritime Heritage Museum in Tivat

And 726 working days.

The Maritime Heritage Museum in Tivat

In total, the submarine went over 46000 nautical miles.

The Maritime Heritage Museum in Tivat

Today, visitors can see the mechanisms, equipment and crew quarters.

The Maritime Heritage Museum in Tivat

The original diving suit.

The Maritime Heritage Museum in Tivat

The smaller submarine is called the P-912 Una. This is a subversive-type boat that can go down to a depth of 120 meters.

The Maritime Heritage Museum in Tivat

It was also built in Split, but much later. And this submarine served less than 10 years, from 1984 to 1993.

The Maritime Heritage Museum in Tivat

In 2018, a third vessel appeared on the territory of the museum. This is the longboat BM 58 Barbara.

The Maritime Heritage Museum in Tivat

For many years, the vessel stayed at the Sava Kovachevich naval base, on the site of which Porto Montenegro was constructed. Barbara has been exploited for more than eight decades in different purposes.

The Maritime Heritage Museum in Tivat

There are several anchors on the gravel covered area.

The Maritime Heritage Museum in Tivat

And weapons.

The Maritime Heritage Museum in TivatThe Maritime Heritage Museum in Tivat

Modest museum building houses an interesting exhibition of the navel artifacts and historical documents.

The ticket to the P-821 Heroj submarine and museum costs 5 Euros for adults and 2.5 Euros for children from 5 to 14 years old. Children under 5 years are free of charge.
The entrance ticket to the museum alone will cost 2 Euros for adults and 1 Euro for children aged 5 to 14 years.

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