Janko Vuković


Janko Vuković

Janko Vuković, sometimes spelt Janko Vukovich or von Vukovich, also known as Janko Vuković de Podkapelski or Janko Vuković-Podkapelski (Jezerane, September 27 1871 - November 1 1918) was a Croatian sailor who served in the Austro-Hungarian navy, rising to command of the fleet's flagship, the dreadnought "Viribus Unitis" by the end of the First World War.

On October 29 1918 the National Council of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs broke off all relations with Austria and Hungary, establishing the new State of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs. Subsequently Emperor Charles gifted the entire Austro-Hungarian Navy, merchant fleet, and all its installations to the new state. When representatives of the National Council arrived at the naval base at Pula on October 31, the commander in chief, Admiral Miklós Horthy, asked to whom he should hand over command of the fleet. The representatives had not considered the matter, and after some discussion accepted Horthy's suggestion of Vuković, who was promoted to rear-admiral and made commander in chief of the new country's navy when Horthy's flag was lowered at 5 pm.

Overnight, an Italian sabotage team from a nearby patrol boat, who either had not heard of the new State's creation and non-belligerence, or ignored it, penetrated the harbour and laid two 200 kg mines under the "Viribus Unitis". The two-man team was captured and taken aboard "Viribus Unitis", where they informed Vuković of what they had done. Vuković arranged for the prisoners to be taken safely to the sister ship "Tegetthof", but remained on his ship and went down with her and 300-400 of her crew when the mines exploded shortly afterwards. Vuković had been commander-in-chief of his country's fleet for barely twelve hours.


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