Category: Wrecks Country: Montenegro

Austro-Hungarian torpedo boat Golesnica 76T

Lat: 42.401303231854 Lng: 18.566794608762
Austro-Hungarian torpedo boat Golesnica 76T
The shipwreck Golešnica is located near Žanjica bay in Montenegro at the depth of 35 meters. 
This boat belonged to a series of torpedo boats built from 1913 to 1914, capable of sailing for ten hours at a speed of up to 30 knots. The performance of this class was intended to meet the needs of the Austro-Hungarian Navy for rapid actions in the event of the Otranto blockade.

After the First World War, 76T became part of the Yugoslav Royal Navy. When Yugoslavia entered the Second World War in 1941, it patrolled the southern sector with its base in Kotor. It was soon seized by the Italian Navy, which used it in the fight against partisans along the Dalmatian coast. After the Second World War, it became part of the Yugoslav People's Army Navy. It completed its service in the fleet of training ships and was retired in 1955. Outdated and decommissioned, it was sunk as a target during a naval exercise in 1959 in the Bay of Kotor.

Golešnica 91 lies on the sandy seabed. The bow is immersed in the sand on the starboard side, with the anchor winch still present. The middle part of the boat has collapsed, while at the stern, holders of the two shafts that drove the propellers can still be seen.
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