The technical collection began to fill in 2007. Thanks to the efforts of a few enthusiasts and the readiness and understanding of the Croatian Navy Command, we managed to collect a few torpedoes and torpedo parts. The originator of this “miraculous” technique, the first torpedo of Rijeka, was the retired Captain of Frigate of the Austro-Hungarian Navy Giovanni Luppis, born in Rijeka in 1814. He imagined a sailboat-sailboat loaded with explosives and a bow thruster that would cause an explosion to crash with an enemy ship. Englishman Robert Whitehead, the manager of the Rijeka factory Stabilimento tecnico, perfected Luppis’ device and produced the first torpedo in the world. All the great naval countries that had the Navy were arming their ships with new and very effective weapons of war on the sea. It is about the production of high-tech weapons, with many technical inventions that ranked the Rijeka factory among the leading industries in Monarhia and beyond.

The torpedo factory in Rijeka employs the best workers, engineers and engineers who patented numerous inventions: a drive with two opposite rotating propellers, eliminating the possibility of rotation of the entire torpedo by the longitudinal axis, a compressed air tank of 200 Pa was made, significantly improved a gyroscope that allows torpedo guidance along the way. The Rijeka Tower Factory is producing and refining launching and underwater launch pipes and launching from aircraft.

Rijeka has donated to the Museum three of the oldest preserved electric bulbs from the early 20th century in the County, and Mr. Engel from Zagreb gave us 11 items of marine equipment.

Items from technical collection