Fishburn

Workhorse of the Harbour

Fishburn

Workhorse of the Harbour

Class: First Fleet Class
Service: 1985
Capacity: 403
Speed: 12 kn
Length: 25.38 m
Displacement: 105 t
Route: Inner Harbour, Taronga Zoo, Cockatoo Island, Eastern Suburbs
Origin of Name: Named after the Fishburn, part of the 1787 First Fleet.

The Fishburns namesake was the largest of the three First Fleet storeships. She was built at Whitby in 1780.

The Sydney Harbour First Fleet Class consist of nine catamaran ferries built by Carrington Slipways in Tomago, New South Wales. They replaced the wooden K and Lady class ferries on Sydney Harbour. It was originally intended that they operate services on the Parramatta River, but they generated too much wash.

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