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Operated by [[BC Ferries]]
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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.
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==Powell River Queen==
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| align="center" colspan=2|<big><font color="#003768">'''Powell River Queen'''</font></big>
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| align="center" colspan=2|[[File:BC Ferries Powell River Queen-a.jpg|200px]]
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|-
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|width=75px|'''Built'''
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|1965, Victoria
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|'''Home base'''
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|Quathiaski Cove
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|'''Route(s) served'''
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|23
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|}
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'''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>
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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>
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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]].
  
==Current vessels==
 
 
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{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="2" class=sortable
!Name of vessel
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!Engines
!Thumbnail
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!Max speed
!Year
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!Length
!City (Cities) or Country built
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!Displacement
!Engine
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!Vehicle capacity
!Notes
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!Passenger capacity
 
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|- align="center"
|Powell River Queen
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|Four RADs<br>3,598 hp
|[[File:BC Ferries Powell River Queen-a.jpg|128px]]
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|14.5 knots
|1965
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|84.96 m
|Victoria
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|1,638 tonnes
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|59 autos
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|400
*Had the saddles taken away to allow for more over-sized vehicles until 1973.
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*Operated on [[BC Ferries Earls Cove / Saltery Bay|Earls Cove / Saltery Bay]] before getting switched to [[BC Ferries Campbell River / Quadra Island|Campbell River / Quadra Island]].
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*Has similar seats to the major vessel.
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==Mayne Queen==
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{| 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;"
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|-
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| align="center" colspan=2|<big><font color="#003768">'''Mayne Queen'''</font></big>
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|-
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| align="center" colspan=2|[[File:BC Ferries Mayne Queen-a.jpg|200px]]
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|-
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|width=75px|'''Built'''
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|1965, Victoria
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|-
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|'''Home base'''
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|Swartz Bay
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|-
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|'''Route(s) served'''
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|5
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|}
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'''Mayne Queen''' is the second Powell River class vessel built for BC Ferries.<ref>[http://www.bcferries.com/onboard-experiences/fleet/profile-mayne_queen.html Mayne Queen], BC Ferries, retrieved 01-21-2017.</ref>
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Mayne Queen was assigned to route 5 (Swartz Bay - Southern Gulf Islands), replacing [[BC Ferries George S Pearson|George S. Pearson]] and [[BC Ferries Cy Peck|Cy Peck]]. 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, in place of a regular terminal ramp. In 1979, the vessel was lengthened to increase vehicle capacity from 50 to 70 cars. At this time, it had new engines installed, and the unused 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>
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{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="2" class=sortable
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!Engines
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!Max speed
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!Length
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!Displacement
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!Vehicle capacity
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!Passenger capacity
 
|- align="center"
 
|- align="center"
|Bowen Queen  
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|Four RADs<br>3,598 hp
|[[File:BC Ferries Bowen Queen-a.jpg|128px]]
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|14.5 knots
|1965
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|84.96 m
|Victoria
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|1,638 tonnes
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|56 autos
| align="left"|
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|400
*When built she operated on [[BC Ferries Horseshoe Bay / Snug Cove|Horseshoe Bay / Snug Cove]].
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*Spare vessel in the winter.
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*Operates mainly in the Southern Gulf Island, [[BC Ferries Earls Cove / Saltery Bay|Earls Cove / Saltery Bay]], [[BC Ferries Campbell River / Quadra Island|Campbell River / Quadra Island]] or [[BC Ferries Horseshoe Bay / Snug Cove|Horseshoe Bay / Snug Cove]].  
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==Bowen Queen==
*In summer, can be found on the [[BC Ferries Southern Gulf Island / Tsawwassen|Tsawwassen / Southern Gulf Island]].
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{| 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;"
*Has similar seats to the major vessel.
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|-
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| align="center" colspan=2|<big><font color="#003768">'''Bowen Queen'''</font></big>
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|-
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| align="center" colspan=2|[[File:BC Ferries Bowen Queen-a.jpg|200px]]
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|-
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|width=75px|'''Built'''
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|1965, Victoria
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|-
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|'''Home base'''
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|Tsawwassen (summer)
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|-
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|'''Route(s) served'''
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|9 (summer),<br>4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 19, 23 (replacement)
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|}
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'''Bowen Queen''' is the third and final Powell River class vessel built for BC Ferries.<ref>[http://www.bcferries.com/onboard-experiences/fleet/profile-bowen_queen.html Bowen Queen], BC Ferries, retrieved 01-21-2017.</ref>
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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 transferred to route 6 and was renamed [[BC Ferries Vesuvius Queen|Vesuvius Queen]].<ref>[http://www.westcoastferries.ca/ferries/bcferries/bowenqueen.html M.V. Bowen Queen], www.westcoastferries.ca, retrieved 01-21-2017.</ref> In 1971, the [[BC Ferries Howe Sound Queen|Howe 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 Pender Queen|Pender Queen]]. In 1979, the vessel was lengthened to increase vehicle capacity from 50 to 70 cars, and was refitted with new engines.
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By the 1990s, Bowen Queen was operating during the summer as a second vessel on route 9 (Tsawwassen - Southern Gulf Islands). During the rest of the year, Bowen Queen operates as a relief vessel for many minor and intermediate size ships, and can be found on a variety of routes.
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{| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="2" class=sortable
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!Engines
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!Max speed
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!Length
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!Displacement
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!Vehicle capacity
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!Passenger capacity
 
|- align="center"
 
|- align="center"
|Mayne Queen
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|Four RADs<br>3,598 hp
|[[File:BC Ferries Mayne Queen-a.jpg|128px]]
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|14.5 knots
|1965
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|84.96 m
|Victoria
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|1,637 tonnes
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|52 autos
| align="left"|
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|400
*Had side load ramps until 1979.
 
*Has operated on one route her entire life - [[BC Ferries Swartz Bay / Southern Gulf Islands|Swartz Bay / Southern Gulf Islands]].
 
 
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==References==
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Revision as of 22:44, 21 January 2017

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.

Powell River Queen

Powell River Queen
BC Ferries Powell River Queen-a.jpg
Built 1965, Victoria
Home base Quathiaski Cove
Route(s) served 23

Powell River Queen is the first Powell River class vessel built for BC Ferries.[1]

Upon entering service, Powell River Queen operated on its namesake route 7 (Saltery Bay - Earls Cove), replacing 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.[2]

In 1991, 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 Quadra Queen II.

Engines Max speed Length Displacement Vehicle capacity Passenger capacity
Four RADs
3,598 hp
14.5 knots 84.96 m 1,638 tonnes 59 autos 400


Mayne Queen

Mayne Queen
BC Ferries Mayne Queen-a.jpg
Built 1965, Victoria
Home base Swartz Bay
Route(s) served 5

Mayne Queen is the second Powell River class vessel built for BC Ferries.[3]

Mayne Queen was assigned to route 5 (Swartz Bay - Southern Gulf Islands), replacing George S. Pearson and Cy Peck. 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, in place of a regular terminal ramp. In 1979, the vessel was lengthened to increase vehicle capacity from 50 to 70 cars. At this time, it had new engines installed, and the unused side ramps were removed.[4]

Engines Max speed Length Displacement Vehicle capacity Passenger capacity
Four RADs
3,598 hp
14.5 knots 84.96 m 1,638 tonnes 56 autos 400


Bowen Queen

Bowen Queen
BC Ferries Bowen Queen-a.jpg
Built 1965, Victoria
Home base Tsawwassen (summer)
Route(s) served 9 (summer),
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 19, 23 (replacement)

Bowen Queen is the third and final Powell River class vessel built for BC Ferries.[5]

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 transferred to route 6 and was renamed Vesuvius Queen.[6] In 1971, the Howe 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 Pender Queen. In 1979, the vessel was lengthened to increase vehicle capacity from 50 to 70 cars, and was refitted with new engines.

By the 1990s, Bowen Queen was operating during the summer as a second vessel on route 9 (Tsawwassen - Southern Gulf Islands). During the rest of the year, Bowen Queen operates as a relief vessel for many minor and intermediate size ships, and can be found on a variety of routes.

Engines Max speed Length Displacement Vehicle capacity Passenger capacity
Four RADs
3,598 hp
14.5 knots 84.96 m 1,637 tonnes 52 autos 400


References

  1. Powell River Queen, BC Ferries, retrieved 01-21-2017.
  2. M.V. Powell River Queen, www.westcoastferries.com, retrieved 01-21-2017.
  3. Mayne Queen, BC Ferries, retrieved 01-21-2017.
  4. M.V. Mayne Queen, www.westcoastferries.com, retrieved 01-21-2017.
  5. Bowen Queen, BC Ferries, retrieved 01-21-2017.
  6. M.V. Bowen Queen, www.westcoastferries.ca, retrieved 01-21-2017.