|Steel motor vessel
|New South Wales State Dockyard
|Gross weight :
|35.31 x 8.84 (metres)
|Passenger capacity :
Lady Street was the second last of the Lady class vessels to be built,
she is an identical sister to Lady Herron, also launched in the same
year & still in service. Her launch date was the 19th of June,
1979. Built by the State Dockyard at Carrington Slipway in Newcastle,
Lady Street was delivered in 1979. The vessel is constructed of steel
and is 35.31 metres in length, has total breadth of 8.84 metres and
draught of 2.06 metres. These vessels (& their half-sisters) were
designed to operate at dead end wharves where turning the vessel is not
In 2002 the three remaining Lady ferries were withdrawn from service
for a refit. The refit cost $10 million dollars and saw only Lady
Herron and Lady Northcott returned to passenger carrying duties. The
decision was made to retire Lady Street. The refitted Lady Herron and
the Lady Northcott will be fit to run until 2018.
Lady Street was laid up since withdrawal near to the Balmain yards of
Sydney Ferries. She was scrapped in April 2007. Some of her fittings
have gone to help renovate the Lady Cutler (now in private ownership in
Her wheel was presented to Sir Justice Street (the ferry was named
after his mother).
Lady Street is the first of her class to be scrapped.