Died 2001, Split, Croatia
Allegiance Yugoslavia Croatia
Place of burial Split, Croatia
|Commands held Croatian Navy|
Name Sveto Letica
|Born April 4, 1926
Podgora, Kingdom of Yugoslavia (1926-04-04) |
Buried at Lovrinac, Split, Croatia
Service/branch Yugoslav Navy Croatian Navy
Rank Admiral (JNA) Fleet Admiral (HV)
Awards Order of Duke Domagoj, Order of Ban Jelacic
Battles and wars World War II in Yugoslavia, Croatian War of Independence
Years of service 1942–1986 1991–1996
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Sveto Letica (4 April 1926 – 6 November 2001) was a Croatian admiral, and the first commander of the Croatian Navy.
- Tv kalendar 04 04 2016 zg studenti i hrvatsko proljece admiral sveto letica maurice de vlaminck
Letica was born in 1926 in Podgora, where he was involved in creating a Partisan Navy in 1942. He graduated at the Naval and War Academy. For 20 years he served on different warships of the Yugoslav Navy. He was Fleet commander, he was chief of a naval region, and before his retirement he served in Generalštab of JNA. He retired in 1986 with the rank of Vice Admiral in YPA. Decree of the President of the Presidency of the SFRY from September 1986. retroactively promoted him in rank admiral. The long-time experience of Letica was precious for Croatia when the Croatian Navy was established. On 12 September 1991, the President of the Republic, Franjo Tuđman, named him Commander of Croatian Navy. He served as supreme navy commander until his second retirement on 1 June 1996. He was retired by decision of the President. In September 1991 he was confirmed rank of Admiral, and in March 1996 promoted in rank of Fleet Admiral (Stožerni admiral).
He is buried in Lovrinac graveyard in Split.