Queen of Sidney Ferry
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Builders: Victoria Machinery Depot of Victoria
Burrard Dry Dock of Vancouver
Operators: BC Ferries
Succeeded by: Victoria Class
In service: 1960–2000 & 1960–2008
The Sidney Class consists of the original two ferries built for the British Columbia Ferry Corporation in 1960. The design for the ships was based on the MV Coho ferry with changes made to accommodate loading of vehicles through the bow of the vessel.
After more than 40 years of service, the Queen of Sidney (Hull 85) was retired on November 28, 2000. The Queen of Tsawwassen (Hull 309) continued in service until the fall of 2008. A decommissioning ceremony was held on September 27, 2008 at the Deas Pacific Marine shipyard.
These two ships spent almost all of their service life identical to when they were constructed, except for an expansion of the restaurant areas, due to unexpected food demand shortly after they commenced service
Overall length: 102.49m
Gross tonnage: 3127.33 tons
Propulsion: Two Mirrlees
Car capacity: 138
Passenger Capacity: 989
Service speed: 18 knots
The Queen of Tsawwassen was built at Burrard Dry Dock in Vancouver, while the Queen of Sidney was built at Victoria Machinery Depot in Victoria.
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