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Monday, 30 May 2011

Queen of Sidney to be sold for scrap

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 28th 2000. The Queen of Tsawwassen (Hull 309) remained in service until the end of 2008. A decommissioning ceremony was held on September 27th 2008 at the Deas Pacific Marine shipyard.

Overall length: 102.49m
Gross tonnage: 3127.33 tons
Car capacity: 138
Passenger Capacity: 989
Service speed: 18 knots
Built 1960

Info source Wilipedia

The vessel is laid up on the banks of the Fraser River in British Columbia, Canada

For sale at $2 million

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