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Seagull

19 June 2021.

Written by Matija Čaić

With official name Ship of Peace Seagull, this ship is one of the most famous artifacts of the communist world.

 The ship of peace and diplomacy

 Galeb was the official yacht of Josip Broz Tito. On it he traveled the world on diplomatic missions, and also hosted foreign diplomats and celebrities.

It was visited by Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Kirk Douglas, Sophia Loren, as well as 102 different statesmen.

When Winston Churchill invited Tito to UK as first leader of a communist country in 1953, Galeb also sailed the Thames.

Today it is anchored in Viktor Lenac shipyard and serves as a museum of that time.

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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