History of the Nautical High School of Split  
The first page of the 1849/50 class book
Schools location in 1862
The Split Nautical High School was founded by an Imperial Decree in 1849. Such Nautical High Schools already existed in Trieste and Rijeka. At the same time Nautical High Schools were also established in Zadar, Dubrovnik and Kotor.
The first academic year began on March 1, 1850. Pictured above is the first page of the 1849/50 class book. At the beginning , the school was located in the Dominican Monastery near the so-called Silver Gate of the Roman Imperial Palace. After reorganization in 1852, the school became an annex of the Junior Grammar School and in 1862 of a Grammar School located in the centre of Split, which is in existence today. Nine students were enrolled in the first academic year.
The school was closed on September 24, 1874. However, in the 1925/26 school year, the Marine Engineering Department was opened within the Technical Secondary School in Split. In 1959, the Split Nautical High School was opened again with three departments: Nautical, Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture. In 1963, the school was moved to the present location. Presently, the school has the following departments: Nautical, Marine Engineering, Forwarding Agents and Mariculture.
One of the five students who graduated from this school in 1869/70 was Juraj Caric (bottom, left), a writer and a researcher, a seaman in theory and practice, a scientist engaged in the development of seamanship, maritime politics and education. The school's training ship was named for him.
In 1874, Juraj Caric was a cadet on the barque Jader (bottom, right).
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