QUEEN OF COWICHAN - Victoria, B.C., Canada        Call sign - CZ4990     IMO number - 7411143
Owner - British Columbia Ferries Corporation, Canada     Operator/Manager - British Columbia Ferry Service, British Columbia, Canada

Location - Photographed while underway at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada     Photograph Date - 11 February 2002
Photographer - Ron Brown courtesy Rene Beauchamp     Added to archive - 23 Mar 2003     Last updated - 7 Jan 2004

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered - November 1974
  Keel laid - October 1975
  Launched - February 1976
  Delivered - July 1976
  Construction cost - unknown

  (a) Queen of Cowichan - Canada

  As of January 2004 Queen of Cowichan was still in service

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Passenger & vehicle ferry
  Gross tonnage - 6,551
  Net tonnage - 4,208
  Deadweight tonnage - 1,496
  L.O.A. - 139.29 meters ( 456'7" )
  L.B.P. - 129.80 meters ( 425'5" )
  Width overall - 27.08 meters ( 88'9" )
  Width moulded - 26.80 meters ( 87'10" )
  Draught - 5.540 meters ( 18'2" )
  Depth - 7.93 meters ( 26'0" )
  Loading doors - 1 bow & 1 stern
  Maximum vehicle width - 4.30 meters (14'1")
  Maximum vehicle height - 4.42 meters (14'6")
  Total length of lanes - 1,898 meters (6,221'8")
  Automobile capacity - 362
  Trailer capacity - nonw ?
  Passenger capacity - 1,466
  Designed for service in the Straits of Georgia, Canada

CONSTRUCTION

  Builder - Yarrows Yard Ltd.
  Country - Victoria, B.C., Canada
  Hull number - 371
  Engine builder - Krupp MaK Maschinenbau GmbH
  Country - Kiel, Germany
  Number of engines - 2
  Engine type - MaK (model 12M551AK) 12-cyl diesels
  Horsepower - 11,700 bhp or 8,606 kW
  Fuel - Diesel oil
  Diesel oil capacity - 245.0 tonnes
  Rate of consumption - 21.0 tonnes/day
  Speed - 19.0 knots
  Propellers - 2 variable pitch
  Steering gear - 1 standard rudder
  Bow thuster - 2 (? hp)
  Generators - 4 x 400kW 480V 60Hz a.c.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - This section is open for all viewers to contribute any information about this ship that is known such as former owners, managers, charterers, accidents, conversions, drydockings, cargoes, voyages, sightings or ports of call etc..


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Information sources - Fairplay Internet Ship Register, Lloyds Registers & Marine News - The World Ship Society
Additional information - Sylvia Masson - Quebec, Canada
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