Gun Battery Uriny

The waters of the Adriatic Sea, around Croatia, were important to the Germans for transportation of supplies and equipment. It was for this reason that the Germans took over the Italian ports after Italy pulled out of the war in September 1943. Several of these port facilities were expanded under German rule.

East of the important port at Rijeka, the German Army began installation of two bunkers in early 1944. These were both R679 bunkers. Each was armed with an Italian 90 mm. gun. Two more of these guns were placed in open ring positions nearby, with full a 360° fields of fire. These four guns had a range of 12 kilometers.

Today, the property is private property, owned by the URINJ HEP Power Plant, and the remains of the bunkers are not available for public viewing.