QUEEN OF THE NORTH - Victoria, British Columbia, Canada       Call sign - VCQD     IMO number - 6917267
Owner - British Columbia Ferry Corporation, Canada     Operator/Manager - British Columbia Ferry Service, British Columbia, Canada

Location - Photographed while she was underway at Horseshoe Bay, British Columbia, Canada      Photograph Date - 24 May 1992
Photographer - Rick Garcia    Added to archive - 17 Jul 2002     Last updated - 7 Jan 2004

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered - August 1969
  Keel laid - unknown
  Launched - February 1969
  Delivered - June 1969
  Construction cost - unknown

  (a) Stena Danica - Sweden (1974)
  (b) Queen of Surrey (1) - Canada (1980)
  (c) Queen of the North - Canada

  As of January 2004 Queen of the North was still in service

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Passenger & vehicle ferry
  Gross tonnage - 8,889
  Net tonnage - 7,098
  Deadweight tonnage - 1,205
  L.O.A. - 125.00 meters (409'9")
  L.B.P. - 107.02 meters (350'10")
  Width overall - 19.74 meters (64'8.5")
  Width moulded - 18.80 meters (61'7.5")
  Draught - 5.236 meters (17'2")
  Depth - 11.36 meters (37'3")
  Loading doors - 1 bow & 1 stern
  Maximum vehicle width - 2.75 meters (9'0")
  Maximum vehicle height - 3.96 meters (13'0")
  Total length of lanes - 848 meters (2,779'9")
  Automobile capacity - 132
  Trailer capacity - 5
  Passenger capacity - 540
  Number of cabins - 90
  Number of berths - 210
  Strait of Georgia service and to PRince Rupert, Canada
  Hull strengthened to Ice Class 3

CONSTRUCTION

  Builder - AG Weser, Werk Seebeck
  Country - Bremerhaven, West Germany
  Hull number - 934
  Engine builder - Maschinenbau Augsburg-Nuernberg (MAN)
  Country - Augsburg, Germany
  Number of engines - 2
  Engine type - MAN (model 16V40/54) 16-cyl diesels
  Horsepower - 15,599 bhp or 11,474 kW
  Fuel - Diesel oil
  Diesel oil capacity - 432.0 tonnes
  Rate of consumption - 56 tonnes/day
  Speed - 22.0 knots
  Propellers - 2 variable pitch
  Steering gear - 1 standard rudder
  Stern thuster - 2 (? hp)
  Generators - 3 x 720kW 380V 50Hz 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
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