Lady Street

Lady Street

Type :
Steel motor vessel
Launched  :
Builder :
New South Wales State Dockyard
Newcastle, NSW
Gross weight :
350 tons
Dimensions :
35.31 x 8.84  (metres)
Passenger capacity :
Speed :
11 knots

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 possible.

In 2002 the three remaining Lady ferries were withdrawn from service for a refit.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 Melbourne).

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.