Torpedo Launch Station Rijeka

Image by Davor Mandić

Torpedo Launch Station – The name is not fake!

Fascinating history may be found in the most peculiar places. You probably didn’t know, but the first torpedo, a weapon that can destroy ships or submarines, was designed and produced in Rijeka. It was Mr. Robert Whitehead and Mr. Ivan Luppis who stood at the beginning of the new era in warfare. I have to say that I’m certain that one shouldn’t be proud of conceiving means of destruction, especially if they are taking lives, so I’m not going to express pride, but I will not hide the information about this.

I am going to say, though, that I’m happy we are not producing weapons anymore. I would be even happier if Rijeka produced more of the things that makes life better and fulfilling, but that would be another story for another purpose. Here, I’m going to mention what you can see it if you go for a walk almost to the end of our Industry street, nowadays boringly called Ulica Milutina Barača.

When you come to the place with the ramp, you just go through it, and go to the dead end on the left to find a beautiful, but now almost completely ruined, Torpedo Launch Station. You will find a No Trespassing sign, and I’m not going to tell you that you need to ignore it. Now you can observe that fascinating building through the fence, or you can…

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Ulica Milutina Barača 58, Rijeka

Opening Times

24 hours daily
Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)