|Wooden screw steamer
|Joseph Dent Ltd
|Gross weight :
|110.40 x 24.40 x 9.00 (feet)
|Passenger capacity :
|11 knots/9 knots after 1937
Lady Scott was a near sister to Lady Denman and was constructed by the
same builder. She is unique in that she is the only vessel of her class
still operating on Sydney Harbour. She is also the oldest of the four
remaining old ferries still in Sydney (the others being 1912's
Kanangra, 1922's Baragoola and 1938's South Steyne).
She was unusual in that her single smoke stack was placed off-centre.
Lady Scott was one of the Lady ferries that survived the opening of the
Sydney Harbour Bridge. She was converted to diesel operation in 1937and
remained in service until February 16, 1969.
She was then withdrawn from service and laid up until 1972. November
6th of that year nearly saw an end to her, she caught fire and burned
to the waterline. The hull was sold to John Cadman Cruises who
completely rebuilt her. She re-emerged a completely different ship (and
single ended as well) as the John Cadman I.
She was sold in 1992 to Harbour Cruises Pty Ltd. They renamed her to
Harbour Queen and today she operates as a luxury cruise boat. She can
be readily identified by her distinctive, original shaped bow.