|Photographer:||Anton Heuff [View profile]||Title:||KACJAK||Added:||Aug 24, 2007|
|The isle of Krk enjoyed three ro-ro ferry connections with the mainland: Crikvenica - Šilo (since 1958), Črišnjeva - Voz and Senj - Baška. In 1980 a bridge replaced the ferries. The KAČJAK was one of a series built in 1954/55 for the Yugoslavian military forces (probably the army?) as PDS 707. Disposed of in the mid-sixties, these vessels found a new job with Jadrolinija and Rapska plovidba as roll-on roll-off ferries. The KAČJAK is photographed at Crikvenica in what may be her first year in Jadrolinija's service (postcard sent August 1966). Jadrolinija owned seven ro-ro's of this type, which were modernized in the eighties. The KAČJAK and two others were lost in 1991. The last remaining of this series, the BADIJA, was sold in 2006.
Scanned from a picture postcard issued by Foto Matejčić, Crikvenica. Please credit Fleet File Rotterdam's collection when you save the scan to your computer.