The first ever steamship on the Danube was built in 1819 by the inventor Anton Bernhard in Vienna. It had wooden hull and a small one cylinder steam engine. It is known from different books and articles under the name Carolina.
Several museums in Vienna and Budapest have models, all reconstructions having mainly as original source the painting you may have seen here. More…
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