Type :
Steel twin catamaran
Launched  :
Builder :
Carrington Slipways Pty Ltd
Newcastle, NSW
Gross weight :
105 tons
Dimensions :
25.38 (metres)
Passenger capacity :
Speed :
11 knots

Alexander was the third First Fleet vessel introduced. All nine vessels are basically identical (only difference is length of upper outer decks, some having longer decks, others being shorter). These vessels all operate the inner harbour routes including as far as Drummoyne.

This class of ferry was named after the First Fleet that began the settlement of Australia in 1788. There were eleven ships in the original fleet - the 'missing' vessels are Prince of Wales and Lady Penryhn.