MV Queenscliff (1983)

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MV Queenscliff
MV Queenscliff
MV Queenscliff departing Circular Quay
Name: MV Queenscliff
Namesake: Queenscliff Beach
Owner: Government of New South Wales
Operator: Harbour City Ferries
Port of registry: Sydney
Route: Manly ferry services
Builder: Newcastle State Dockyard
Cost: $8.5 million[1]
Launched: 1983
In service: 9 July 1983
Status: In service
General characteristics
Class and type: Freshwater class ferry
Displacement: 1,140 tons (loaded)
Length: 70.4 m (231 ft)
Beam: 13.06 m (42.8 ft)
Draught: 3.35 m (11.0 ft)
Decks: 2
Propulsion: 2x Daihatsu 8DSM-32 diesel engines, each rated at 2,200 kilowatts (3,000 shp), driving two Lipstronic propulsion control system (LIPS) variable-pitch propellers[2]
Speed: 18 knots (33 km/h) (two engines)
Capacity: 1,100
Crew: 6
Notes: Double ended single hull of welded steel construction. Welded aluminium alloy superstructure.

MV Queenscliff is one of four Freshwater class ferries[3] that operate the Manly ferry service between Circular Quay and Manly on Sydney Harbour. The ferry is owned by the Government of New South Wales and operated by Harbour City Ferries. It is named after Queenscliff Beach on Sydney's Northern Beaches.

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  1. ^ Tom Mead (1994). Manly Ferries of Sydney Harbour: The Seven Mile Ships. Sydney: Dolphin Books. 
  2. ^ "Special Commission of Inquiry Into Sydney Ferries Public Forum Manly Ferry Route" (PDF). Government of New South Wales. 6 June 2007. Retrieved 2008-03-03. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Ferry Safety Investigation Report: Systemic Investigation Into Incidents of Collision Involving Freshwater Class Vessels Operated by Sydney Ferries Corporation" (PDF). Office of Transport Safety Investigations. 26 October 2006. Retrieved 2008-03-03. 
  4. ^ Gabrielle Adams (9 March 2017). "Passengers stranded on Sydney ferry for hours after vessel gets stuck". 

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