“Naše more” is an international scientific journal of marine sciences with a long tradition. There are few journals in the world with such a rich history. The journal was founded in Dubrovnik in 1919 by prominent ship-owners, seafarers and bankers. It was published as a newsletter of the Yugoslav Shipping Foundation based in Dubrovnik, and it covered topics related to the shipping industry. Two issues were published in the first year (Issue No.1 and 2). Within the next year, eight more issues were published edited by Ljubo Leontić PhD. The eighth issue was published in October 1920, in which the editors announced that the newsletter would no longer be printed. The real reasons for this decision are not known, but evidently the journal lacked the state support. Nevertheless, the 100th anniversary of the journal “Naše more” was officially celebrated in 2018, thus accentuating the importance of the journal for the Croatian maritime tradition.
This confirms the ever-present awareness of the importance of shipping in this part of the world, and the importance of the sea for the existence and prosperity of our society.
The journal was launched again in 1954, this time as a newspaper of the Mariners’ Club “Miho Pracat” from Dubrovnik. The promotion committee consisted of Master Mariners: Maroje Aleksić, Zvonimir Goić, Mario Grbić, Viktor Nonveiller, Špiro Savin, Ivo Scarpa and Lujo Šoletić.