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Croatian mariners in the famous Arctic Expedition (1872-1874.):The discovery of Franz Josef Land

Croatian mariners in the famous Arctic Expedition (1872-1874.):The discovery of Franz Josef Land

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An interesting story from the glorious history of our Croatian mariners

Croatian mariners in the famous Arctic Expedition (1872-1874.) - The discovery of Franz Josef Land

The Austro-Hungarian Arctic Expedition of 1872-1874 along with the discovery of Franz Joseph Land would normally pass into history and be recorded as an Austro-Hungarian accomplishment, but it was not, majority was Croats. 30.08.1873. the famous Austro-Hungarian polar expedition revealed the Land of Franz Joseph - a Russian island group located in the Arctic Ocean north of the Novaya Zemlya (New Land) and east of Svalbard. The Land of Franz Joseph contains a total of 191 islands. The islands were discovered by Austro-Hungarian researchers Julius Payer and Carl Weyprecht after their ship jammed in the ice as they tried to find the northeast passage. In the research they carried out, they discovered a group of islands called the Land of Francis Joseph. One of the islands has a cape that has an interesting name, it's called cape Fiume (Rijeka). Of the 24 members of the crew, 12 members of the crew Tegetthoff were Croats, mostly from Rijeka and Kvarner Bay: Lovro Marola and Ante Večerina from Rijeka, Petar Falešić and Juraj Štiglić from Bakar, Jakov Sušić from Volosko, Fran Letiš from Opatija, Vicko Palmić from Lovran, Petar Lusina from Cres, Ante Katarinić from Mali Lošinj, Josip Latković from Plomin (Istria), Ante Lukinovic from Pučišća on Brač (Dalmatia) and Ante Zaninovic from Sveti Nedilje on Hvar (Dalmatia). The Croatian sailors proved to be extremely valauble and diligent members of the expedition, Commander Julius Payer often praised them in his expedition diary. Naval officer Heinrich von Littrow spent most of his life in Rijeka and Opatija, and he recommended and assisted his colleagues Weyprecht and Payer to choose the Quarnerole for their mission to the Arctic. The name "Quarneroli" is a nickname that Carl Weyprecht gave to sailors, although originally referred to "people from the Kvarner", soon spread to the entire crew. Upon returning from the north, sailors were awarded a high prize for courage, the order of Francis Joseph II, and expedition leaders ensured that their crews were taken care of for the rest of their lives, that is to secure safe and well-paid employment. They enabled them to finish the school for harbor pilots in Dubrovnik and find their jobs.

See also: Croatian mariners in the New World; Croatian Guilds and Collegiums (on the Geni), Croatian history.net - Croatian mariners in the New World; Croatian Guilds and Collegiums

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Croatian mariners in the famous Arctic Expedition (1872-1874.) - The discovery of Franz Josef Land

The Austro-Hungarian Arctic Expedition of 1872-1874 along with the discovery of Franz Joseph Land would normally pass into history and be recorded as an Austro-Hungarian accomplishment, but it was not, majority was Croats. 30.08.1873. the famous Austro-Hungarian polar expedition revealed the Land of Franz Joseph - a Russian island group located in the Arctic Ocean north of the Novaya Zemlya (New Land) and east of Svalbard. The Land of Franz Joseph contains a total of 191 islands. The islands were discovered by Austro-Hungarian researchers Julius Payer and Carl Weyprecht after their ship jammed in the ice as they tried to find the northeast passage. In the research they carried out, they discovered a group of islands called the Land of Francis Joseph. One of the islands has a cape that has an interesting name, it's called cape Fiume (Rijeka). Of the 24 members of the crew, 12 members of the crew Tegetthoff were Croats, mostly from Rijeka and Kvarner Bay: Lovro Marola and Ante Večerina from Rijeka, Petar Falešić and Juraj Štiglić from Bakar, Jakov Sušić from Volosko, Fran Letiš from Opatija, Vicko Palmić from Lovran, Petar Lusina from Cres, Ante Katarinić from Mali Lošinj, Josip Latković from Plomin (Istria), Ante Lukinovic from Pučišća on Brač (Dalmatia) and Ante Zaninovic from Sveti Nedilje on Hvar (Dalmatia). The Croatian sailors proved to be extremely valauble and diligent members of the expedition, Commander Julius Payer often praised them in his expedition diary. Naval officer Heinrich von Littrow spent most of his life in Rijeka and Opatija, and he recommended and assisted his colleagues Weyprecht and Payer to choose the Quarnerole for their mission to the Arctic. The name "Quarneroli" is a nickname that Carl Weyprecht gave to sailors, although originally referred to "people from the Kvarner", soon spread to the entire crew. Upon returning from the north, sailors were awarded a high prize for courage, the order of Francis Joseph II, and expedition leaders ensured that their crews were taken care of for the rest of their lives, that is to secure safe and well-paid employment. They enabled them to finish the school for harbor pilots in Dubrovnik and find their jobs.

See also: Croatian mariners in the New World; Croatian Guilds and Collegiums (on the Geni), Croatian history.net - Croatian mariners in the New World; Croatian Guilds and Collegiums

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