L: 156.4m, B: 20.4m, D: 8.9m, 10897 BRT, 13928 DWT, 6500hp Sulzer main engine, 14.2kn.
Built at Stocznia A. Warskiego Szczecin/PL (B512-1/2, launched Aug 17, 1963, finished Jan 1964) for Czechoslovak Ocean Shipping (Ceskoslovenska namorni plavba, COS/CNP, Prague, CS).
Sister ship Brno.
Republika sailed mainly to Cuba and Iraq, also made several voyages to Far East (CHN, VNM) and India. One voyage to Ft. William/CA (Lake Superior) loading barley for Glasgow/UK.
In early 1970's, on her way to Cuba, attempted to save crew of a small aircraft that run out of fuel above ocean. The plane crashed into heavy sea, the pilot lost his consciousness, shocked & confused girl could not be saved - even a sailor of Republika jumped into water (tied with rope) in order to help her. The water was too cold and the waves too high.
In April 1973 (in Landskrona/SE), Republika was sold to Ebro Trading Co. of Liberia and renamed to Cape Blanco (LR/Monrovia).
In 1978 sold to (?) and renamed to Laodiki (GR/?).
In Apr 1985 broken up at Shanghai/CN.