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blak3 #1 Posted 18 May 2013 - 12:01 PM

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Active:1991
Country: Croatia
Size approximately: 2.000 personnel
34 ships, due to rise
H/Q: Lora naval base, Split
Patron: Saint Nicholas
March: Mi smo hrvatski mornari (We are the Croatian sailors)
Anniversaries: 18 September
Engagements: Croatian War of Independence
Operation ATALANTA
Decorations: Order of Duke Domagoj (Red kneza Domagoja)

Commanders

Current
commander:
Commodore Robert Hranj
Notable
commanders:
Fleet Admiral Sveto Letica, Admiral Vid Stipetić, Viceadmiral Zdravko Kardum, Admiral Janko Vuković Podkapelski


HISTORY

The modern Croatian navy was born during the Croatian War of Independence in 1991. Commemorating the naval battles in September 1991, but also as the day when the fleet of medieval Croatian duke Branimir defeated the Venetian navy on September 18, 887, the Day of the Croatian Navy is commemorated yearly on September 18.[1]
The contemporary origins of the navy are in the Austro-Hungarian Navy, as well as the navy of Yugoslavia, whose 35 ships and various depots were seized during the war.

PURPOSE

The mission of the Croatian Navy (HRM) is to defend the integrity and sovereignty of the Republic of Croatia, to promote and protect its interest in the Adriatic Sea, islands and coast-lands. It carries and organizes the naval defense of the Republic of Croatia. The Croatian Navy fulfils its role by preparing itself and carrying out the following main tasks:
Deterring the threat to the Republic of Croatia by maintaining high level of competence, training and technical quality of equipment
Constant control of the Adriatic Sea and coast-land and monitoring of foreign war ships' movement
Strengthening of the safety conditions on the Adriatic Sea and preserving the integrity of the maritime borders
Implementation of the program "Partnership for Peace in the Mediterranean"

Structure of Croatian Navy

The following commands were created to carry out the mission of the Croatian Navy:


Navy command

Command company

Navy flotilla
  • Flotilla Command
  • Surface Ships Division
  • Support Division
  • Mine Warfare Section
Coast guard
  • Coast Guard Command
  • 1st Coast Guard Division
  • 2nd Coast Guard Division
Marine Infantry Regiment

Coastal Surveillance Battalion

Navy Training Center

Split Naval Base
  • Naval Detachment North
  • Naval Detachment South
Naval equipment

FLEET:

Missile boats
  • 2 Kralj ("King") class  Croatia - to undergo engine replacement and installation of 3D radars
  • RTOP-11 Kralj Petar Krešimir IV (1992)
  • RTOP-12 Kralj Dmitar Zvonimir (2001)
  • 2 Helsinki class  Finland - possibly to undergo anti-aircraft systems upgrade
  • RTOP-41 Vukovar (1985)
  • RTOP-42 Dubrovnik (1986)
  • 1 Končar class  Croatia
  • RTOP-21 Šibenik (1978/extensively overhauled in 1991 to match the Kralj class)
Patrol boats
  • 4 Mirna class  Croatia - radar equipment modernized in 2007 and new fast boats added in 2009-2012
  • OB-01 Novigrad (1980)
  • OB-02 Šolta (1982)
  • OB-03 Cavtat (1984)
  • OB-04 Hrvatska Kostajnica (1985)
Landing craft - Minelayer
  • 2 Cetina class  Croatia
  • DBM-81 Cetina (1993)
  • DBM-82 Krka (1995)
Armed Landing Craft
  • Type 11
  • DJB-101
  • DJB-103
  • DJB-104
  • Type 22
  • DJB-105
  • DJB-106
  • Type 21
  • DJB-107
Minehunter
  • 1 Korčula class Croatia - to be installed with a remote-controlled submersible drone in 2013 and undergo further upgrades
  • LM-51 Korčula (2006)
School ship
  • 1 Moma class  Poland
  • BŠ-72 Andrija Mohorovičić (1972)
Salvage Ship
  • 1 Spasilac class  Yugoslavia - due to undergo various upgrades for conducting ecological and SAR operations
  • BS-73 Faust Vrančić (1976)
  • plus about 20 other auxiliary ships and crafts


Coastal and other equipment
  • 3 MOL Mobile anti-ship missile launchers equipped with RBS-15  Croatia  Sweden
  • 14 radars (4 AN/FPS-117 + 10 others) - Sea network  Italy  United States
  • 47 RBS-15 Mark 1 anti-shipping missiles


Current fleet status

Two former Helsinki class missile boats, FNS Oulu and FNS Kotka, were acquired from Finland. They were renamed Vukovar and Dubrovnik respectively, and entered service in December, 2008. They were acquired along with a considerable amount of spare parts (most notably three MTU engines - to be installed on Kralj class vessels) due to a severe shortage of vessels at present. The price of these ships was €9 million and is considered rather symbolic, mostly because it was a part of the offset deal for the previous Croatian acquisition of Patria AMV armoured vehicles. The ships reached their full operational capability in June, 2009 and are set to remain in service until at least 2022. They may undergo an anti-aircraft systems' upgrade.
TheKončar class missile boat Šibenik has been overhauled with new turbine engines and radars and is due to remain in service until 2018-2020. The Kralj class vessels were planned to be extensively modernized at a price of €20 million, but as a result of the recent acquisition of Helsinki class boats, they will probably undergo just an overhaul and an engine replacement, believed to be worth around €5 million per each ship.
Four patrol boats currently in service have been upgraded with new radar and the stern anti-aircraft gun has been replaced with a hoist for a semi-rigid inflatable. These are to be augmented and eventually replaced by an entirely new class. Construction of the first out of the projected 5 vessels (more to follow later on) was scheduled to start in 2007, however the international tender for the construction of 1 + 4 vessels was pubished only on April 24, 2013. The tender calls for the acquisition of a total of 5 inshore patrol ship which are to be 42 meters long, with a displacement of roughly 220 tons and a maximum sustained speed of at least 28 knots. They are to be armed with a 30 mm Remote weapon station as their main armament along with two 12,7 mm heavy machine guns and a MANPADS launcher. The tender is to be finalized by late May 2013 and the construction of the first ship is to start in the last quarter of the same year. As projected, the first vessel is to enter service in early 2015, the second one in 2016, the third and the fourth in 2017 and the last one in 2018. Units are projected to cost around 10 million euros respectively.
Previously reported plans for the purchase of 2-4 offshore patrol vessels / surface combatants have been delayed for the time being but as stated by the MoD, the Navy is to continue developing its anti-surface and anti-shipping capabilities.


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Salvage Ship Faust Vrančić

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Landing craft and Minelayer Krka

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RTOP-41 Vukovar
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krille95 #2 Posted 19 May 2013 - 10:22 AM

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A fine fleet :honoring: . And ho the heck voted down this post and why?


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blak3 #3 Posted 19 May 2013 - 10:29 AM

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View Postkrille95, on 19 May 2013 - 10:22 AM, said:

A fine fleet :honoring: . And ho the heck voted down this post and why?
Thanks man :) for small country its really nice fleet :)
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puzdre #4 Posted 20 May 2013 - 02:06 PM

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yea i work in the croatian navy and half of them afe out of function.
The submarine is broken down
The RTOP-11 Kralj Petar Krešimir IV is not going to be operational for some time
We have only passive sonnars so no good submarine detection.
The torpedo was invented by a croatian enginer and we have only 11 of them and only 8 operational.
In this state our navy is really nothing special


blak3 #5 Posted 22 May 2013 - 11:24 AM

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View Postpuzdre, on 20 May 2013 - 02:06 PM, said:

yea i work in the croatian navy and half of them afe out of function.
The submarine is broken down
The RTOP-11 Kralj Petar Krešimir IV is not going to be operational for some time
We have only passive sonnars so no good submarine detection.
The torpedo was invented by a croatian enginer and we have only 11 of them and only 8 operational.
In this state our navy is really nothing special
its shame for Croatia we are coastal country,we should have massive navy power on this area but as you said we dont have..
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Cherma #6 Posted 24 May 2013 - 07:15 AM

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Nice post  :honoring:

misa_rus #7 Posted 24 May 2013 - 10:06 AM

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Nice post

blak3 #8 Posted 25 May 2013 - 01:36 PM

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thx everyone :)
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Hunter1911 #9 Posted 26 May 2013 - 08:15 AM

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View Postpuzdre, on 20 May 2013 - 02:06 PM, said:

yea i work in the croatian navy and half of them afe out of function.
The submarine is broken down
The RTOP-11 Kralj Petar Krešimir IV is not going to be operational for some time
We have only passive sonnars so no good submarine detection.
The torpedo was invented by a croatian enginer and we have only 11 of them and only 8 operational.
In this state our navy is really nothing special

We had a submarine? o.O

My opinion is that Croatia does not need a massive and super expensive navy given it's current position.
A technologically up to date naval force capable of covering and paroling our share of Adriatic Sea as well as being a reliable partner in NATO operations would be enough.

We do not need a massive naval force, nor can we afford one. But having a decent operational navy capable of completing certain tasks should be a must.

blak3 #10 Posted 26 May 2013 - 01:58 PM

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haha yes we hade submarine,i didnt know that xD
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puzdre #11 Posted 26 May 2013 - 11:18 PM

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View Postblak3, on 26 May 2013 - 01:58 PM, said:

haha yes we hade submarine,i didnt know that xD
Yea its called "Velebit" i can take a couple of pictures of it on a dry dock
here they are:
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Sadly the "mohorovicic" costal guard ship had to bring her twice from the sea bottom

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alexworley #12 Posted 26 May 2013 - 11:22 PM

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Looks interesting will we have Croatian  ships ?

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View Postalexworley, on 26 May 2013 - 11:22 PM, said:

Looks interesting will we have Croatian  ships ?
i dont think so because croatia didnt have a strong navy during the ww2.
And most of the modern ships that were build during the Jugoslavian navy were based on russian naval vessels , heck they even used russian engines to propell them


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View Postpuzdre, on 26 May 2013 - 11:18 PM, said:

Yea its called "Velebit" i can take a couple of pictures of it on a dry dock
here they are:
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Sadly the "mohorovicic" costal guard ship had to bring her twice from the sea bottom

Pictures would be awesome.

View Postalexworley, on 26 May 2013 - 11:22 PM, said:

Looks interesting will we have Croatian  ships ?

We never had a significant navy, nor diverse equipment or ships. So realistically speaking, not much ground to be able to add the Croatian navy.

Nikoladiv #15 Posted 29 May 2013 - 07:33 AM

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Very good presentation of Croatian navy, your enemies are shaking when they see it!

D3ATHBR1NG3R96 #16 Posted 29 May 2013 - 07:41 AM

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Very interesting read! Now, let me list the Royal Navy:

HMS Daring

....oh. That's it.

The Town Class Light Cruiser is in the Royal Navy Tech Tree! :D


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blak3 #17 Posted 29 May 2013 - 11:10 AM

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View PostD3ATHBR1NG3R96, on 29 May 2013 - 07:41 AM, said:

Very interesting read! Now, let me list the Royal Navy:

HMS Daring

....oh. That's it.
hahaha you made my day with this hahahahahha
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belivg_cro #18 Posted 31 May 2013 - 09:51 AM

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svala cast majstore z aovo  :teethhappy:

belivg_cro #19 Posted 31 May 2013 - 09:53 AM

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bravo majstore ........

puzdre #20 Posted 03 June 2013 - 08:45 AM

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i served on this one on our last camp, the ship is a beast it can handle the nastiest sea in the adriatic.
Its a soviet search a rescue ship the only problem is it has no auto pilot so you must be at the helm all the time. Its equiped with the new ARPA radar system so we see all the italian fishing boats in our teritorial sea with ease  :trollface:
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