List of retired BC Ferries ships

List of retired BC Ferries:

Retired ferries

Since the 1960s, BC Ferries has retired the following ferries:[1]

NameBuilt (Rebuilt)Years in serviceClassAuto capacityPassenger capacityNotes Refs
MV Quillayute19271961-1963None35600Acquired in Black Ball purchase [2]
SS Smokwa19461961-1966None46473Acquired in Black Ball purchase; named Scotian when built [3]
MV Jervis Queen19281961-1966None45600Acquired in Black Ball purchase, formerly named Bainbridge [4]
MV George S. Pearson19251961-1966None18134Acquired in Gulf Island Ferry Co. purchase, previously named Fox Island and Wollochet [5]
MV Cy Peck1913 (1930)1961-1966None18135Acquired in Gulf Island Ferry Co. purchase; formerly named Island Princess and Daily [6]
MV Sunshine Coast Queen19521967-1976None180+973Originally named Vacationland and later Père Nouvel Sank while being towed for scrap December 3, 1987
MV Sechelt Queen19471961-1976None83670Acquired in Black Ball purchase, originally named Chinook [7]
MV Langdale Queen1903 (1919/1926/1952)1961-1976None80600Acquired in Black Ball purchase, formerly named Kahloke, City of Sacramento, and Asbury Park; scrapped in 2009 [8]
MV Dogwood Princess19691969-1979None030
MV Pender Queen1923 (1956)1961-1980None40250Acquired in Gulf Island Ferry Co. purchase, formerly named Motor Princess. Sunk and scrapped in 2003 [9]
MV Princess of Vancouver19551985-1987Princess class150984Formerly part of the Ministry of Transportation and Highways' saltwater ferry fleet and the Canadian Pacific Railway
MV Queen of the Islands19631963-1991None40400Sold in 1991, permanently moored in Mosquito Creek Marina in North Vancouver since 2009
MV Saltspring Queen19491961-1996None36187Acquired in Gulf Island Ferry Co. purchase, formerly named Delta Princess
MV Vesuvius Queen19501962-1998None35184Originally named Lloyd Jones and sailed on Okanagan Lake, sold to R & G Importadora & Exportadora of the Dominican Republic in 1998 [10]
MV Queen of Sidney19601960-2000Sidney138989First BC Ferries vessel, abandoned in 2000
MV Queen of Victoria1962 (1970/1981)1962-2000V2861360Stretched in 1970, upper deck added in 1981 to increase capacity; sold to R & G Importadora & Exportadora of the Dominican Republic in 2001 [11]
MV PacifiCat Explorer19981998-2000PacifiCat2351000Video documentary filmed about the ship's construction
MV PacifiCat Discovery19991999-2000PacifiCat2351000
MV PacifiCat Voyager2000NeverPacifiCat2351000Would have entered service in 2000
MV Albert J. Savoie19611985-2002N16133Formerly part of the Ministry of Transportation and Highways' saltwater ferry fleet
MV Queen of the North19691974-2006None115650Purchased from Stena Line in 1974; formerly named Queen of Surrey and Stena Danica; sank in Wright Sound on March 22, 2006
MV Queen of Esquimalt1963 (1969/1982)1963-2008V3761630Stretched in 1969, upper deck added in 1982 to increase capacity [12]
MV Queen of Tsawwassen19601960-2008Sidney128640 [13]
MV Queen of Saanich1962 (1972/1982)1962-2008V3601672Stretched in 1972, upper deck added in 1982 to increase capacity
MV Queen of Vancouver1962 (1972/1981)1962-2009V3381670Stretched in 1972, upper deck added in 1981 to increase capacity [14]
MV Queen of Prince Rupert19651965-2009None80510Last BC Ferry built at Victoria Machinery Depot
MV Mill Bay19561969-2011None16136Acquired in 1969 purchase of Coast Ferries
MV Queen of Chilliwack19781991-2015None115400Acquired by Goundar Shipping in 2015
MV Tenaka19641985-2016None24244Acquired by Lady Rose Marine Services in 2016
MV Queen of Burnaby1965 (1972)1965-1994; 2000-2017Burnaby168904Stretched in 1972 to increase capacity
MV Queen of Nanaimo1964 (1974)1964-2017Burnaby1641163Stretched in 1974 to increase capacity
MV Nimpkish
1973 1985 - 2019 N 12 95 transferred to BC Ferries in 1985

Planned to be Retired

Several of the K class ferries that had served as Albion ferries are retired and for sale after the opening of the Golden Ears Bridge in 2009.

BC Ferries has plans to retire the Queen of New Westminster, Queen of Alberni, Queen of Coquitlam, and the Queen of Cowichan starting in 2024.

See also

References

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