Scarborough

Workhorse of the Harbour

Scarborough

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 Scarborough, part of the 1787 First Fleet.

The Scarboroughs namesake, built in 1782, was a double-decked, three-masted, ship-rigged, copper-sheathed, barque. She was chartered for the First Fleet voyage at a rate of 12 shillings per ton (bm) per month. She was the second-largest transport selected for the Fleet after Alexander.

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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