Contest #449, Just east of the Pancevo Bridge, Belgrade, Serbia

Which was not exactly the subject of the search, but perhaps we got a little too detailed.

What started this whole thing was the discovery that the very first shots fired in the Great War (1914-1918) were by the Austro-Hungarian gunboat Bodrog, which is still extant, sitting by a sandbank in Belgrade:

The Bodrog as she appeared in 1914:

Here she is bombarding Belgrade:

And here she is today:

Various nations have owned her since then, and there have been some name changes. Here’s the Wiki article telling the whole story:

And an article with a little more technical detail:

Well, nobody got it before the hint, and nobody identified Bodrog. It was, admittedly, pretty obscure. We’ll have to do more of these!

All those that got to Belgrade, just east of the bridge:

  • Eloy Cano
  • Garfield
  • Phil Ower
  • hhgygy
  • Lighthouse
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Glenmorren

And congratulations! Now await contest 450