|Queen of New Westminster
The MV Queen of New Westminster is a Canadian roll-on, roll-off passenger ferry operated by BC Ferries.
The vessel was built as a V class ferry in 1964, and retains most of the characteristics of the other V class ferries, but is not considered a V class ferry because of its improved powerplants. Its only remaining
sister ships are Burnaby Class ferries Queen of Nanaimo and Queen of Burnaby, which are also not considered V class vessels because they don't have the additional car deck which was added to the four V
class ferries, and to the Queen of New Westminster.
Though most of her sister ships were retired and sold off over the 2000s, she had a major refit of her passenger areas between late 2007 and early 2009, to prepare her for another ten to fifteen years of service.
Official Number 0322953 Year Built 1964 Ship Name QUEEN OF NEW WESTMINSTER Port of Registry VICTORIA
Gross Tonnage 8,785.86 t Net Tonnage 6,954.21 t Construction Type CARVEL/FLUSH Ship Length 120.24 m Construction Material STEEL
Ship Breadth 23.20 m Ship Depth 5.12 m
Engine Description DIESEL Number of Engines 4 Propulsion Type SELF-PROPELLED Speed (knots) 20.0 Propulsion Method TWIN SCREW Propulsion
Builder Name VICTORIA MACHINERY DEPOT CO. LTD.
|The Queen of New Westminster
. The Queen of New Westminster damaged a crankshaft beyond repair and was re-engined with four Wärtsilä engines. At this time, the MV Queen of New Westminster was also lifted, adding a second upper car
deck similar to the other V class vessels. As a result, she is no longer considered a "Burnaby" class vessel. (Bu