Jadran is a training ship powered both by sail and internal combustion built for the navy of Yugoslavia and now owned by the Navy of Montenegro. My friend Karoly a resident of Serbia sent me this fine card..
Jadran is a barkentine with a displacement of 737 tons and a length of almost 60 meters. The beam reaches 8.90 m, intermediate draft is 4.05 m, the main mast height 39.1 m, and the deck surface totals 93.3 m2. Total length of rope is 11 kilometers. The main motor is the "burmajster-alpha" 353 kN and develops a maximum speed of 10.4 knots. On the sailboat, there are three single, two double and three four-person cabins, one 12-berth and one 30 berth space.
On 16 July 1933, at 10.00 hours, the ship arrived in Tivat, and was commissioned into theYugoslav Royal Navy. The crew remained on board until April 17, when the destroyer Zagreb was sunk. It was surrendered to the Italian Navy , which used it as a training ship under the new name Marco Polo.
At the request of the Yugoslav government and the ship was returned to Tivat. Immediately its restoration was begun in the Sava Kovacevic marine-technical repair bureau. Repairs began on 21 April 1947, and finished on 17 December 1948. The ship was ready for sailing, and served as part of the Vojnopomorskog school center in Divulje.