QUEEN OF ESQUIMALT - Victoria, British Columbia, Canada       Call sign - CYJC     IMO number - 5413068
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 - 26 July 2003
Photographer - Rick Garcia    Added to archive - 7 Jan 2004     Last updated - 7 Jan 2004

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered - January 1962
  Keel laid - unknown
  Launched - unknown
  Delivered - January 1963
  Construction cost - unknown

  (a) Queen of Esquimalt - Canada

  As of January 2004 Queen of Esquimalt was still in service
  She has sailed as such for her entire career

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Passenger & vehicle ferry
  Gross tonnage - 9,304
  Net tonnage - 7,778
  Deadweight tonnage - 1,593
  L.O.A. - 129.98 meters (426'1")
  L.B.P. - 119.49 meters (391'8")
  Width overall - 23.93 meters (78'5.5")
  Width moulded - 23.17 meters (75'11.5")
  Draught - 3.982 meters (13'1")
  Depth - 6.25 meters (20'5")
  Loading doors - 1 bow & 1 stern
  Maximum vehicle width - 2.75 meters (9'0")
  Maximum vehicle height - 4.16 meters (13'8")
  Total length of lanes - 2,030 meters (6,654'4")
  Automobile capacity - 240
  Trailer capacity - 12
  Passenger capacity - 1,394

CONSTRUCTION

  Builder - Victoria Machinery Depot Co. Ltd.
  Country - Victoria, B.C., Canada
  Hull number - 100
  Engine builder - Krupp MaK Maschinenbau GmbH
  Country - Kiel, Germany
  Number of engines - 2
  Engine type - MaK (model 8M551AK) 8-cyl diesels
  Horsepower - 9,000 bhp or 6,620 kW
  Fuel - Diesel oil
  Diesel oil capacity - 255.5 tonnes
  Rate of consumption - unknown
  Speed - 19.0 knots
  Propellers - 2 variable pitch
  Steering gear - 1 standard rudder
  Bow thuster - 2 (? hp)
  Generators - 3 x 400kW 440V 60Hz a.c.

ORIGINAL ENGINE PARTICULARS

  Engine builder - Canadian Locomotive Co. Ltd.
  Country - Kingston, Ontario, Canada
  Number of engines - 4
  Engine type - Fairbanks-Morse 10-cyl diesels
  Horsepower - 6,664 bhp or 4,902 kW
  Fuel - Diesel oil
  Diesel oil capacity - unknown
  Rate of consumption - unknown
  Speed - 17.5 knots

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..


** Queen of Esquimalt was lengthened on 1969 and re-engined in 1982. Her original length is unknown. Original engine information presented above


Information sources - Fairplay Internet Ship Register, Lloyds Registers & Marine News - The World Ship Society
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ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS

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