The ship was designed as a tugboat with a screw drive. After the order was canceled by the client, there was no buyer. The Sächsisch-Böhmische Dampfschiffahrts-Gesellschaft (SBDG) bought the half-finished ship at the shipyard and had it converted into a side wheel steamer.
On May 9, 1876 the ship arrived in Dresden from Prague. It was put into service as a smooth-deck steamer and used on the Dresden - Loschwitz route. The construction of the ship, built as a screw steamer, did not prove itself in use. In 1881, the 24.80 meter long ship was lengthened by 10 meters at the Blasewitz shipyard and a continuous main deck was installed. The conversion did not improve the driving behavior. In the autumn of 1888, the ship was therefore decommissioned and scrapped.
Hans Rindt: The "White Fleet" Dresden. From the history of the Upper Elbe passenger shipping. Deutsches Schiffahrtsarchiv 3 (= Writings of the German Shipping Museum , Volume 12), Oceanum-Verlag, Wiefelstede 1980, ISBN 3-7979-1523-3 , 1980, pp. 69–114, especially p. 88 ( online as PDF ; 5.1 MB).
Frank Müller, Wolfgang Quinger: With steam and paddle wheel on the Upper Elbe . transpress VEB Verlag for Transport, Berlin, 1988, ISBN 3-344-00286-4 .
Address and business manual of the royal capital and residence city of Dresden 1877 to 1884
Shipping calendar for the Elbe area from 1885 to 1888