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    First in the World 150 Years of Rijeka’s Torpedo

    On this one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the torpedo, which was in fact invented in Rijeka in
    1866, we are greatly pleased to be able to present the exhibition on the torpedo’s history.
    When a group of enthusiasts, "torpedoists", met at the City Museum of Rijeka in 2007 in favourable
    circumstances, the first torpedoes and their instruments, parts and tools started arriving.
    Our approach to torpedo research is based on fascination with technical achievements and particular
    progress in Rijeka at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century. Because of torpedo, Rijeka
    became known throughout the world. Many technical innovations were introduced in the torpedo
    factory and many new instruments were invented and tested for the first time. No less fascinating is
    the fact that early acoustic and aerodynamic research was conducted in this factory and that the breaking
    of the sound barrier was proven here. The help for this exhibition came from many assistants of
    different profiles and interests and cooperative museums and other institutions.
    We are very grateful to everyone who diligently and with great enthusiasm volunteered to make the exhibition
    about torpedo of Rijeka – our first actual step towards a museum of industrial heritage in Rijeka.


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    Great exhibition!!! - more photos can be found here:


    I was somewhat disappointed that the early ~1868 torpedo with the later variation of the spring pistol, the net cutter torpedo head and the War Nose Mk1 mod0 pistol were not on displayed this time as exhibited back in the 2010 one.


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