MV Kitsap

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Name: MV Kitsap
Owner: WSDOT
Operator: Washington State Ferries
Port of registry: Seattle, Washington,  United States
Builder: Marine Power and Equpiment, Seattle
Completed: 1980
Refit: 1992
Identification: Official Number: 630023
Call Sign: WYR3421[1]
General characteristics
Class and type: Issaquah 130 Class auto/passenger ferry
Length: 328 ft (100.0 m)
Beam: 78 ft 8 in (24.0 m)
Draft: 16 ft 6 in (5.0 m)
Deck clearance: 15 ft 8 in (4.8 m)
Installed power: Total 5,000 hp from 2 diesel engines
Speed: 16 kn (30 km/h; 18 mph)
Capacity: 1200 passengers
124 vehicles (max 26 commercial)[2]
For an earlier Washington ferry with the same name, see MV Kitsap.

The MV Kitsap is an Issaquah 130 Class ferry operated by Washington State Ferries. She is currently serving the Seattle-Bremerton route.


  • In the 1980s, a Punk rock band incited a riot aboard the Kitsap, resulting in damages that cost $40,000.[3]
  • In 1991, the Kitsap collided with the MV Sealth under heavy fog in Rich Passage. Five years later, she ran aground on nearly the same spot of the collision.