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Old Torpedo-Launching Ramp

Ulica Milutina Baraca, Rijeka 51000, Croatia
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Neglected and overrated

It should be a part of industrial heritage of Rijeka, but torpedo launching ramp is so now so... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2017
Rijeka, Croatia
The most beautiful sunset

So the old Torpedo-launching ramp is not in the best condition,but for sure that doesnt effect the... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2017
Rijeka, Croatia
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The launching ramp from 1930s is an item belonging to the closed torpedo production factory. It is proof of the technical inventive of Rijeka during this period and at the same time is an important world landmark of industrial heritage. The torpedo factory was founded on the outline of ideas by Rijeka inhabitant, Giovanni Luppis with regard to a defence weapon known as the “saviour of the shore”. Luppis was engaged with his idea at the beginning of 1860s, without success. Fortunately, the idea interested Robert Whitehead, the director of the Rijeka Technical Institute. Based on Luppis’ idea, Whitehead developed a solution that resembled a metal fish and called it torpedo. The prototype was tested in 1866 and in 1875 the Institute became the R. Whitehead & Co. Torpedo Factory. It was the first torpedo factory in the world. The ramp, which dates back to 1930, simulated the launching of projectiles from ships and planes.
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19 Jul 2017
“Neglected and overrated”
20 Mar 2017
“The most beautiful sunset”
Ulica Milutina Baraca, Rijeka 51000, Croatia

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Reviewed 20 July 2017

It should be a part of industrial heritage of Rijeka, but torpedo launching ramp is so now so ruined that is too dangerous to walk around. It is a site of the original launching station ramp where the torpedos were tested. They were produced in...More

Thank IvekFiume
Reviewed 20 March 2017

So the old Torpedo-launching ramp is not in the best condition,but for sure that doesnt effect the sunset and the complete feeling of waves and light wind. Great place for couples and groups of friends.

Thank Luksha27102001
Reviewed 1 November 2016

One of the first torpedo launching ramp on tje World is today in very poor state. All builds and ramps are devastated. There are nothing for sightsee.

Thank Milivoj F
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Okay, it is not your usual tourist site but that's what I loved about it. You need to discover it, rather hard to find. Once you are there you really feel like you found something, it is a great sight if you are into ruins.

Thank eeervin3
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Navication: Ulica Milutina baraca 19. Near bosch car service. Walk underneath what looks like a factory gate entrance and keep left. Walk 100 m left.

Thank Frouke L
Reviewed 3 May 2016

First of all i m supraised that Tripadvisor knows about this place because meny people from Rijeka never heard for it. I accideantly found it one a few year ago when i have drive by bike trought Rijeka streets. It is situated of course on...More

Thank rolingstone1
Reviewed 15 March 2016

If you are around take a look, it is close to the ex/future fish market. It should be made as a museum,although.

Thank Albert C
Reviewed 23 September 2015

The Torpedo Factory is closed for years (and it produced tractors and other similar equipment), but the truth is that the torpedo is invented here in 1866, by naval officer Ivan Lupis and engineer Robert Whitehead. Sadly, there is little to see from the old...More

5  Thank Borzov
Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

Great place. Meeting history from the actual past. Good swimming and diving place also. Little difficult to find but with some help of locals good to find.

Thank André H
Reviewed 14 December 2014

Unfortunately, this is all what is left of the old Torpedo factory in Rijeka, where the first Torpedoes were designed and made. The launching ramp is an interesting sight, although it is fenced off, and not exactly open to the public for visiting. However, if...More

7  Thank danielsimac
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