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 Sank while being towed for scrap December 3, 1987
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. Sunk and scrapped in 2003 [9]
MV Princess of Vancouver 1955 1985-1987 princess class 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 Sold in 1991, permanently moored in Mosquito Creek Marina in North Vancouver since 2009
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
MV Queen of Chilliwack 1978 1991-2015 None 115 400 Acquired by Goundar Shipping in 2015
MV Tenaka 1964 1985-2016 None 24 244 Acquired by Lady Rose Marine Services in 2016
MV Queen of Burnaby 1965 (1972) 1965-1994; 2000-2017 Burnaby 168 904 Stretched in 1972 to increase capacity
MV Queen of Nanaimo 1964 (1974) 1964-2017 Burnaby 164 1163 Stretched in 1974 to increase capacity

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.

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