Maritime Museum Varna



The Maritime Museum in Varna is situated at the sea shore, in the southernmost point of the Sea Garden.
In its expositions the museum presents maritime Bulgaria in its wholeness. Special attention is paid to the significant victory on 21 November 1912 when the torpedo boat Drazki successfully torpedoed the Turkish cruiser Hamidie in the Black Sea. The museum visitors can see original ancient anchors and shop remnants, found on the bottom of the Black Sea; ship head decorations; uniforms of seamen and officers. Desk models show the diversity of the ship collection of the naval and the commercial fleet in various periods. Maritime flags, torpedoes, optical devices of lighthouses from the Bulgarian shores, medals, etc. are presented. Apparatuses and instruments show the complexity of the specifics of naval professions such as navigation and shipbuilding.
In an open-air exposition at the museum the visitors can see the museum ship Drazki; a torpedo cutter 123-K; a mine-sweeping cutter constructed during the Second World War according to a Bulgarian project; the sailing yacht Kor Karoli by which in 1976-77 captain Georgi Georgiev performed the first individual Bulgarian sailing around the world. A collection of various types of sea mines, boat and coast cannons, anchors, etc. are presented.

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