List of retired BC Ferries ships

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List of retired BC Ferries:

Retired ferries[edit]

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

Name Built (Rebuilt) Years in service Class Auto capacity Passenger capacity Notes Refs
MV Quillayute 1927 1961-1963 None 35 600 Acquired in Black Ball purchase [2]
SS Smokwa 1946 1961-1966 None 46 473 Acquired in Black Ball purchase; named Scotian when built [3]
MV Jervis Queen 1928 1961-1966 None 45 600 Acquired in Black Ball purchase, formerly named Bainbridge [4]
MV George S. Pearson 1925 1961-1966 None 18 134 Acquired in Gulf Island Ferry Co. purchase, previously named Fox Island and Wollochet [5]
MV Cy Peck 1913 (1930) 1961-1966 None 18 135 Acquired in Gulf Island Ferry Co. purchase; formerly named Island Princess and Daily [6]
MV Sunshine Coast Queen 1952 1967-1976 None 180+ 973 Originally named Vacationland and later Père Nouvel
MV Sechelt Queen 1947 1961-1976 None 83 670 Acquired in Black Ball purchase, originally named Chinook [7]
MV Langdale Queen 1903 (1919/1926/1952) 1961-1976 None 80 600 Acquired in Black Ball purchase, formerly named Kahloke, City of Sacramento, and Asbury Park; scrapped in 2009 [8]
MV Dogwood Princess 1969 1969-1979 None 0 30
MV Pender Queen 1923 (1956) 1961-1980 None 40 250 Acquired in Gulf Island Ferry Co. purchase, formerly named Motor Princess [9]
MV Princess of Vancouver 1955 1985-1987 None 150 984 Formerly part of the Ministry of Transportation and Highways' saltwater ferry fleet and the Canadian Pacific Railway
MV Queen of the Islands 1963 1963-1991 None 40 400
MV Saltspring Queen 1949 1961-1996 None 36 187 Acquired in Gulf Island Ferry Co. purchase, formerly named Delta Princess
MV Vesuvius Queen 1950 1962-1998 None 35 184 Originally named Lloyd Jones and sailed on Okanagan Lake, sold to R & G Importadora & Exportadora of the Dominican Republic in 1998 [10]
MV Queen of Sidney 1960 1960-2000 Sidney 138 989 First BC Ferries vessel
MV Queen of Victoria 1962 (1970/1981) 1962-2000 V 286 1360 Stretched 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 Explorer 1998 1998-2000 PacifiCat 235 1000
MV PacifiCat Discovery 1999 1999-2000 PacifiCat 235 1000
MV PacifiCat Voyager 2000 Never PacifiCat 235 1000 Would have entered service in 2000
MV Albert J. Savoie 1961 1985-2002 N 16 133 Formerly part of the Ministry of Transportation and Highways' saltwater ferry fleet
MV Queen of the North 1969 1974-2006 None 115 650 Purchased from Stena Line in 1974; formerly named Queen of Surrey and Stena Danica; sank in Wright Sound on March 22, 2006
MV Queen of Esquimalt 1963 (1969/1982) 1963-2008 V 376 1630 Stretched in 1969, upper deck added in 1982 to increase capacity [12]
MV Queen of Tsawwassen 1960 1960-2008 Sidney 128 640 [13]
MV Queen of Saanich 1962 (1972/1982) 1962-2008 V 360 1672 Stretched in 1972, upper deck added in 1982 to increase capacity
MV Queen of Vancouver 1962 (1972/1981) 1962-2009 V 338 1670 Stretched in 1972, upper deck added in 1981 to increase capacity [14]
MV Queen of Prince Rupert 1965 1965-2009 None 80 510 Last BC Ferry built at Victoria Machinery Depot
MV Mill Bay 1956 1969-2011 None 16 136 Acquired in 1969 purchase of Coast Ferries

Planned to be Retired[edit]

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

MV Queen of Burnaby and her sister ship MV Queen of Nanaimo will be retired in 2016 and will be replaced with two 145-car Intermediate-class ferries.[15]

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