First Fleet-class ferry

The First Fleet class is a class of ferry operated by Harbour City Ferries on Sydney Harbour.

First Fleet class
Golden Grove in October 2006
Class overview
Builders: Carrington Slipways
Built: 1984–1986
Completed: 9
Active: 9
General characteristics
Type: Catamaran
Displacement: 83 tonnes
Length: 25.4 m (83 ft)
Propulsion: MTU Series 60
Speed: 11 knots (20 km/h; 13 mph)
Capacity: 393


In the early 1980s, the Urban Transit Authority ordered nine catamaran ferries from Carrington Slipways, Tomago. They were named after ships of the First Fleet being delivered between 1984 and 1986. They replaced the K-class and wooden Lady class ferries on Sydney Harbour. It was originally intended that they operate services on the Parramatta River, but they generated too much wash.

In 2006/07, the class were repowered with MTU Series 60 engines.[1] Today, all nine remain in service with Harbour City Ferries.[2]


NameCall SignMMSIShipyard NoCompletedStatusNamesakeReference
Supply164965033448001631984ActiveHMS Supply
Sirius156225033457001641984ActiveHMS Sirius
Golden Grove164975033455001771986ActiveGolden Grove[8]

See also


  1. MTU's Progress on Sydney Ferry Upgrade Marine Business June 2007
  2. Sydney Ferries Fleet Facts Archived April 12, 2015, at the Wayback Machine Transport for NSW
  3. Alexander Ferries of Sydney
  4. Borrowdale Ferries of Sydney
  5. Charlotte Ferries of Sydney
  6. Fishburn Ferries of Sydney
  7. Friendship Ferries of Sydney
  8. Golden Grove Ferries of Sydney

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