Split Celebrates 26 Years of Croatian Navy

Daniela Rogulj

The Croatian Navy was formed in 1991 from the Yugoslav Army during the Croatian War of Independence and the breakup of Yugoslavia. This weekend, the Croatan Navy celebrates 26 years.

The City of Split will celebrate 26 years of the Croatian Navy on Sunday, September 17 and Monday, September 18, 2017, reports Dalmacija Danas on September 15, 2017. 

The celebration will commence on Sunday, September 17, 2017, at 19:30 with an opening ceremony on the Riva including the HRM Klapa and Orchestra.

The central ceremony with the deployment of HRM units will take place on Monday, September 18, 2017, on the West Coast, when HRK will open their ships for the citizens of Split to visit. 

On both Sunday, September 17, 2017, and Monday, September 18, 2017, from 16:00-19:00 on the West Coast, citizens will be able to visit the warship RTOP-41 “Vukovar”, the rescue boat SB-73 “Faust Vrančić”, the minehunter LM-51 “Korčula” and the patrol boat OB-01 “Novigrad”.

On the same day in Makarska, from 10:30 to 12:00 and from 16:00 to 19:00, citizens will have the opportunity to visit the warship DBM-81 “Cetina”.

Here is a look at the program.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

18:00 Holy Mass for the Croatian defenders who lost their lives (Cathedral of St. Domnius)

19:30 Concert “We are the Croatian Navy“ (The Riva)


HRM Orchestra/conductor mo. Tonći Ćićerić

Klapa HRM “Sv. Juraj”/ Mario Božić

Soloists: Jakov Košćina, Saša Jakelić, Danijela Pintarić, Petar Nižić

Leader: Mariola Milardović-Perić

Monday, September 18, 2017

08:00 Morning wake up by HRM Orchestra in the streets of Split

08:00 Appointment of the Barracks and the HRM Hall (Military “St. Nicholas”)

09:00 Wreath and candle lighting in front of the memorial to Croatian defenders killed in the Homeland War (City Cemetery Lovrinac, Split)

10:45 Laying wreaths in the sea for the sailors killed (In front of the city harbor)

11:00 Central Celebration of the HRM and the 26th anniversary of the Croatian Navy. The ceremonial establishment of HRM units. (West Coast)

Translated from Dalmacija Danas 


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