Sailing ship "Jadran" in Tivat
Sailing ship "Jadran" in Tivat
A priceless jewel of Montenegro
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Tatiana Torgonskaya
Translation: Vera Root
Photo: Tatiana Torgonskaya
14.12.2019

Graceful sailing ship called Jadran is a priceless jewel of Montenegro. The oldest sailboat in the country, Jadran recently celebrated her 85th anniversary.
The ship illuminates Tivat embankment, it is an attraction tourists can not miss.

Sailing ship "Jadran" in Tivat

The sailboat was built in Germany in 1931 – 1933 by order of the Royal Yugosav Navy. Jadran is a Serbian name for the Adriatic sea.

Sailing ship "Jadran" in Tivat

Jadran was built in Hamburg, but designed by the Yugoslav engineer Josip Jozo Škarica.

Sailing ship "Jadran" in Tivat

She belongs to the class of barkentine.

Sailing ship "Jadran" in Tivat

The ship is 60 meters (197 feet) long and 8.9 meters (29 feet) wide.

Sailing ship "Jadran" in Tivat

The displacement of the vessel is 694.6 / 789.9 tons.

Sailing ship "Jadran" in Tivat

The upper deck of the sailboat.

Sailing ship "Jadran" in Tivat

There are three single, two double and three four-berth cabins, as well as 32 berths for the crew.

Sailing ship "Jadran" in Tivat

The total length of all the ship ropes is almost 12 kilometers (7.5 miles).

Sailing ship "Jadran" in Tivat

Steering wheel.

Sailing ship "Jadran" in Tivat

The central part of the deck.

Sailing ship "Jadran" in Tivat

Nautical knot at the oar.

Sailing ship "Jadran" in Tivat

But Jadran is not just a tourist attraction. The ship still belongs to the Montenegrin Navi, she is a training ship where young sailors learn the basics of the profession.

Sailing ship "Jadran" in Tivat

Ship pulley.

Sailing ship "Jadran" in Tivat

One of the anchors.

Sailing ship "Jadran" in Tivat

Lifebuoy aboard the sailboat.

Sailing ship "Jadran" in Tivat

The mast, called the mizzen, still has a plate from the shipyard. It shows ship number, the year of manufacture, as well as some other information.

Sailing ship "Jadran" in Tivat

Bell with the Jadran engraving on the fore mast.

Sailing ship "Jadran" in Tivat

The bow of the vessel.

Sailing ship "Jadran" in Tivat

Jadran’s longest voyage of 11,262 nautical miles happened in 1938. Then the barcentine successfully made a trip Dubrovnik – New York – Boston – Dubrovnik.

Sailing ship "Jadran" in Tivat

Overall, Jadran had cruised more than 400 000 nautical miles and visited almost all ports in Europe.

Sailing ship "Jadran" in Tivat

She is still sailing with the cadets.

Sailing ship "Jadran" in Tivat

The ship operates the same way as 85 years ago. The muscle power of sailors and old mechanism are actively used.

Sailing ship "Jadran" in Tivat

From time to time, Jadran has special visitors days, so everyone can inspect the old ship and indulge their curiosity.

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