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Historical Database : Romania : River Danube
Navigatia Fluviala Romana (NFR) later Navigatia Maritima si Fluviale Romana (NAVROM)


Extant in the 1970s


Chiele Bicazului

Built in 1893 at Linz as the tug 
Basarab
Length : 56.38 m

Convered for passenger servive in 1945

Anghel Saligini

Built in Linz in 1922 based on themantled remains of  Habsburg, built in 1884 for service on lake Constance out of the Austrian port of Bregenz
Length : 50,29 m
Compound diagonal engine

16. Februarie

Built in 1891 as a tug for service in Hungary as Vasarheley
Length : 57 m
Transferred to the NFR in 1931 and renamed Brancoveanu
Rebuilt as a passenger vessel in 1951 

 


Earlier withdrawals


Romania Mare

Built in 1898 at Korneuburg as the Austrian DDSG tug 
Vinobona
Length : 60 m
Rebuilt as passenger ship Romania Mare
Taken over by Soviet forces in 1944 and her fate unknown

Principela Carol, later Republica Populare

Built in 1895 at Turnu Severin
Length : 69.5 m. Double-ended but otherwise traditional arrangement
Renamed Republica Populare in 1945
Withdrawn in 1969

Stefan cel Mare (ex- Orient, Orientul)

Built in 1870 by Wm. Denny at Dumbarton UK and assembled at Budapest
Length : 76.2 m.  Engines : Compound oscillating (Austro-Hungarian origin)
Speed reported to be 22 knots - one of the world's fastest ever paddle steamers
Originally named Orient for the Austrian DDSG company
Regularly used for by Austro-Hungarian royalty and the Romanian Governement
Purchased by the Romanian Government in 1898 and renamed Orientul
Rebuilt as a Royal Yacht for the Romanian monarchy in 1902 at Turnu Severin and renamed Stefan cel Mare
Rebuilt in 1937
Further details and fate unknown 


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