Queen of the West (ship)

Queen of the West is a stern-driven paddle wheel riverboat originally built in 1995 at Nichols Bros. Boat Builders for the American West Steamboat Company[1] for overnight river cruising on the Columbia & Snake Rivers within the United States. She is currently owned and operated by American Cruise Lines. The Queen of the West originally carried up to 167 passengers,[1] but now carries 120 following her 2011 refurbishment for ACL. The ship has 67 cabins spread over 4 decks.[2]

Sternwheeler Queen of the West on the Columbia River, 2006.jpg
The sternwheeler Queen of the West, a 1995-built replica steamboat, on the Columbia River near Hood River, Oregon.
United States
NameQueen of the West
OwnerAmerican Cruise Lines
BuilderNichols Bros. Boat Builders - Freeland WA, USA. Hull S-110.[1]
In service1995[1]
HomeportPortland, Oregon
StatusIn service
General characteristics
TypeOvernight riverboat
Tonnage2,115 gt[3]
Length232 ft (71 m)[2]
Beam50 ft (15 m)[1]
Draft7 ft (2.1 m)[1]
PropulsionMain Engines: 2 x 12V396MTU diesels @ 1750 HP each, Auxiliary Engines: 2 x 500 KW each[1]
Speed12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph)[2]
Complement120 passengers[2] currently, 167 as built [1]

On August 4, 2015, ACL announced that Queen of the West would be joined by her 150 passenger sister ship, American Pride, on the Columbia in early 2016.[4]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "S-110 M/V Queen of the West". Nichols Bros Boat Builders. Retrieved 5 August 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d "Queen of the West Ship Profile and Statistics". Travel Weekly. Retrieved 5 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Queen of the West". Marine Traffic. Retrieved 5 August 2015.
  4. ^ Sloan, Gene (August 4, 2015). "New paddle wheeler to debut on Columbia and Snake rivers". USA Today. Retrieved August 4, 2015.

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