|Operator:||Washington State Ferries|
|Port of registry:||Anacortes, WA, USA|
|Route:||Out of Service (as of 8 April 2017)|
|Launched:||May 20, 1967|
|Christened:||May 20, 1967|
|Acquired:||March 23, 1968|
|Maiden voyage:||March 1968|
|In service:||March 1968|
|Out of service:||2025 (Planned)|
|Class and type:||Super-class auto/passenger ferry|
|Displacement:||3634 (in long tons)|
|Length:||382 ft 2 in (116.5 m)|
|Beam:||73 ft 2 in (22.3 m)|
|Draft:||18 ft 6 in (5.6 m)|
|Deck clearance:||15 ft 6 in (4.7 m)|
|Installed power:||Total 8,000 hp from 4 x Diesel-Electric engines|
|Propulsion:||4 Diesel-Electric Engines|
|Speed:||17 kn (31 km/h)|
The MV Yakima is a Super-class ferry operated by Washington State Ferries. The Yakima was built in 1967 for the Seattle-Bremerton run and remained there until the early 1980s when she was moved to the Edmonds-Kingston run where she was a better match for ridership levels.
In 1999 she was extensively rebuilt, and then she was moved to the Anacortes-San Juan Islands route. She was removed from service in the spring of 2014 to have her drive motors rebuilt, and returned to service in Fall 2014.
In March 2016 there was a fire on the vessel while running in the San Juan Islands. The vessel clogged passage to and from Friday harbor for several hours and the ship was out of service for some time. The Yakima was then returned to service in the San Juans.
The vessel is currently set to be retired in 2025, after the 7th Olympic-class vessel comes to the fleet. She would be the final Super-class vessel to be retired, with the Elwha and Hyak first, and the Kaleetan right before the Yakima.
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