MV Kaleetan

MV Kaleetan is a Super class auto and passenger ferry operated by Washington State Ferries, a child department of the Washington State Department of Transportation.

It was built in San Diego, California in 1967 and re-built in 1999.

The vessel has two auto decks, a main passenger deck and a upper level passenger deck giving it a capacity for 1,868 passengers and 144 vehicles in total.

Kaleetan measures 382 feet 2 inches in length with a beam of 73 feet 2 inches and a draft of 18 feet 6 inches.

It is powered by four diesel-electric engines that can generate a total of 8,000 horsepower and reach a service speed of 17 knots.

Accessible restrooms are available on both auto decks as well as the main passenger deck and elevator access is available from both auto decks.

For those hard of hearing, Kaleetan is equipped with a visual paging announcement system that displays important announcements on monitors throughout the boat.

Other amenities include a galley on the upper passenger deck and a limited amount of vending and newspaper machines on the main passenger deck.

MV Kaleetan is named for the Chinook word meaning “arrow.

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