Bowen Queen

Place Built Victoria, B.C. Vehicle Capacity 70
Builder Victoria Machinery Depot Co. Passenger Capacity 393 (+ 7 crew)
Date Launched November 15, 1965 Length 84.96 m
Joined BC Ferries 1965 Breadth 18.7 m
Est. Retirement Year* 2014/2015 Gross Tons 1,475.68
Onboard Services* Snack Bar Horsepower 3,560
* From BC Ferries Coastal Ferry
Services Contract
Service Speed 14 knots

Special Notes:


Year Event
1965 Launched
1979 Stretched to 70-car capacity and new engines installed.
Bowen Queen

Origin of the Name:

Bowen Queen

Works Cited & Sources of Information:

Bannerman, Gary and Patricia. The Ships of British Columbia. Surrey: Hancock House Publishers, 1985.

Francis, Daniel, ed. Encyclopedia of British Columbia. Madeira Park: Harbour Publishing, 2000.

Griffiths, Garth, and H.L. Cadieux. Dogwood Fleet. Nanaimo: Cadieux and Griffiths, 1967.

Relevent Links:

Bowen Queen - by Kevin Stapleton - Three nice photos of the Bowen Queen.

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