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BC Ferries Powell River Class

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Operated The '''Powell River class''' is a series of three vessels owned and operated by [[BC Ferries]]. All vessels were built by the Victoria Machinery Depot. These three vessel where originally built with snack bars however over the years the '''Powell River Queen''' and '''Mayne Queen''' where removed from the vessels. ==Powell River Queen=={| style="border: 5px solid #003768; float:right; width: 25em; text-align: left; font-size: 90%; background-color: #FFFFFF; width: 250px; font-size: 95%; margin: 4px;"|-| align="center" colspan=2|<big><font color="#003768">'''Powell River Queen'''</font></big>|-| align="center" colspan=2|[[File:BC Ferries Powell River Queen-a.jpg|200px]]|-|width=80px|'''Built'''|1965, Victoria|-|'''IMO number'''|6515796|-|'''Status'''|<font color="green">Active</font>|-|'''Home base'''|Quathiaski Cove|-|'''Route(s) served'''|23|}'''Powell River Queen''' is the first Powell River class vessel built for BC Ferries.<ref>[http://www.bcferries.com/onboard-experiences/fleet/profile-powell_river_queen.html Powell River Queen], BC Ferries, retrieved 01-21-2017.</ref> Upon entering service, Powell River Queen operated on its namesake route 7 (Saltery Bay - Earls Cove), replacing [[BC Ferries Jervis Queen|Jervis Queen]]. In 1973, the vessel underwent modifications to increase overheight vehicle capacity, by removing the two "saddle" passenger lounges overtop of the side lanes. The main passenger lounge was also raised and expanded at this time. Powell River Queen underwent more modifications in 1979, being lengthened by 22 metres to increase vehicle capacity from 50 to 70 cars, and having its engines replaced.<ref>[http://www.westcoastferries.ca/ferries/bcferries/powellriverqueen.html M.V. Powell River Queen], www.westcoastferries.com, retrieved 01-21-2017.</ref> In 1991, [[BC Ferries I-Class|Queen of Capilano]] entered service on route 7. This displaced Powell River Queen, which was then assigned to route 23 (Campbell River - Quadra Island), replacing [[BC Ferries T-Class|Quadra Queen II]] and [[BC Ferries T-Class|Tachek]].
==Current vessels==
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|Powell River Four RADs<br>3,598 hp|14.5 knots|84.96 m|1,638 tonnes|59 autos|400|}<br clear="all"> ==Mayne Queen=={| style="border: 5px solid #003768; float:right; width: 25em; text-align: left; font-size: 90%; background-color: #FFFFFF; width: 250px; font-size: 95%; margin: 4px;"|-| align="center" colspan=2|<big><font color="#003768">'''Mayne Queen'''</font></big>|-| align="center" colspan=2|[[File:BC Ferries Powell River Mayne Queen-a.jpg|128px200px]]|-|width=80px|'''Built'''|1965, Victoria|Victoria-|'''IMO number'''|6522567|-|'''Status'''| align<font color="leftgreen">Active</font>|-|'''Home base'''|Swartz Bay|-*Had |'''Route(s) served'''|5|}'''Mayne Queen''' is the saddles taken away to allow second Powell River class vessel built for more overBC Ferries.<ref>[http://www.bcferries.com/onboard-experiences/fleet/profile-sized vehicles until 1973mayne_queen.*Operated on [[html Mayne Queen], BC Ferries Earls Cove , retrieved 01-21-2017.</ Saltery ref> Mayne Queen was assigned to route 5 (Swartz Bay|Earls Cove / Saltery Bay]] before getting switched to - Southern Gulf Islands), replacing [[BC Ferries Campbell River / Quadra IslandCy Peck|Campbell River / Quadra IslandCy Peck]].*Has similar seats In anticipation of serving the numerous small islands along this route, it was equipped with side ramps, enabling it to load/unload at a pier, at Gulf Islands that did not yet have a regular terminal ramp. In 1979, the major vesselwas lengthened to increase vehicle capacity from 50 to 70 cars. At this time, it had new engines installed, and the side ramps were removed.<ref>[http://www.westcoastferries.ca/ferries/bcferries/maynequeen.html M.V. Mayne Queen], www.westcoastferries.com, retrieved 01-21-2017.</ref> {| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="2" class=sortable!Engines!Max speed!Length!Displacement!Vehicle capacity!Passenger capacity
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|Four RADs<br>3,598 hp|14.5 knots|84.96 m|1,638 tonnes|56 autos|400|}<br clear="all">==Bowen Queen=={| style="border: 5px solid #003768; float:right; width: 25em; text-align: left; font-size: 90%; background-color: #FFFFFF; width: 250px; font-size: 95%; margin: 4px;"|-| align="center" colspan=2|<big><font color="#003768">'''Bowen Queen '''</font></big>|-| align="center" colspan=2|[[File:BC Ferries Bowen Queen-a.jpg|128px200px]]|-|width=80px|'''Built'''|1965, Victoria|Victoria-|'''IMO number'''|6600967|-|'''Status'''| align<font color="leftgreen">Active</font>|-|'''Home base'''|Fulford Harbour (off peak season)<br>Vesuvius Bay (peak season)|-|'''Route(s) served'''|6 (peak season)<br>4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 19, 23 (replacement)|}*When '''Bowen Queen''' is the third and final Powell River class vessel built she operated on for BC Ferries.<ref>[http://www.bcferries.com/onboard-experiences/fleet/profile-bowen_queen.html Bowen Queen], BC Ferries, retrieved 01-21-2017.</ref> [[BC Ferries Powell River Class|Bowen Queen]] is only one in her class to retrain her snack bar which is used on select routes. Upon entering service, Bowen Queen was assigned to its namesake route 8 (Horseshoe Bay / - Snug Cove). It replaced the previous Bowen Queen on route 8, which was renamed [[BC Ferries Vesuvius Queen|Vesuvius Queen]] and transferred to route 6 in order to replace [[BC Ferries George S Pearson|Horseshoe Bay George S. Pearson]].<ref>[http://www.westcoastferries.ca/ferries/bcferries/ Snug Cove]bowenqueen.html M.V. Bowen Queen], www.westcoastferries.*Spare vessel in the winterca, retrieved 01-21-2017.*Operates mainly in </ref> In 1971, the Southern Gulf Island, [[BC Ferries Earls Cove / Saltery BayHowe Sound Queen|Earls Cove / Saltery BayHowe Sound Queen]]replaced Bowen Queen on route 8, at which time it shifted to operating on routes 4 (Swartz Bay - Fulford Harbour) and 5 (Swartz Bay - Southern Gulf Islands), replacing [[BC Ferries Campbell River / Quadra IslandPender Queen|Campbell River / Quadra IslandPender Queen]] or . In 1979, the vessel was lengthened to increase vehicle capacity from 50 to 70 cars, and was refitted with new engines. After [[BC Ferries Horseshoe Bay / Snug CoveCentury Class|Horseshoe Bay / Snug CoveSkeena Queen]]entered service in 1997, Bowen Queen began operating during the summer as a second vessel on route 9A (Tsawwassen - Southern Gulf Islands). *In summerDuring the rest of the year, it functions a relief vessel for many minor and intermediate size ships, and can be found on a variety of routes. After the [[BC Ferries Southern Gulf Island / TsawwassenSalish Class|Tsawwassen / Southern Gulf IslandSalish class]]entered service in 2017, Bowen Queen became a full-time relief vessel.*Has similar seats Among other relief duties, it was assigned to route 25 (Port McNeill - Alert Bay - Sointula) during the summer of 2018 and 2019 to provide additional capacity over the major regular vessel, [[BC Ferries T-Class|Quadra Queen II]]. On March 30, 2020, Bowen Queen was reassigned to route 6 (Crofton - Vesuvius), replacing [[BC Ferries Quinitsa|Quinitsa]]; this assignment is expected to last until October, when Bowen Queen will resume its regular relief vessel duties{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="2" class=sortable!Engines!Max speed!Length!Displacement!Vehicle capacity!Passenger capacity
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|Mayne Queen Four RADs<br>3,598 hp|[[File:BC Ferries Mayne Queen-a14.jpg|128px]]5 knots|1965|Victoria84.96 m|1,637 tonnes| align="left"|*Had side load ramps until 1979.52 autos*Has operated on one route her entire life - [[BC Ferries Swartz Bay / Southern Gulf Islands|Swartz Bay / Southern Gulf Islands]].400
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