MV Klickitat

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Name: 1927-1940: MV Stockton
1940-present: MV Klickitat
Owner: 1927-1940: Southern Pacific-Golden Gate Ferries Ltd
1940-1951: Puget Sound Navigation Company
1951-present: WSDOT
Operator: 1927-1940: Southern Pacific-Golden Gate Ferries Ltd
1940-1951: Black Ball Line
1951-present: Washington State Ferries
Port of registry: Seattle,  USA
Completed: Built: 1927
Refit: 1981
In service: 1927
Out of service: 2007
Identification: Official Number: 226567
Call Sign: WA6855
General characteristics
Class and type: Steel Electric Class auto/passenger ferry
Length: 256 ft (78 m)
Beam: 73 ft 10 in (22.5 m)
Draft: 12 ft 9 in (3.9 m)
Deck clearance: 13 ft 4 in (4.1 m)
Installed power: Total 2,400 hp from 2 x Diesel-Electric engines
Speed: 12 kn (22 km/h; 14 mph)
Capacity: 617 passengers
64 vehicles (max 24 commercial)[1]

The MV Klickitat is a Steel Electric Class ferry operated by Washington State Ferries.

Originally built as the MV Stockton in San Francisco for Southern Pacific Railroad, she started out serving Southern Pacific Railways on their Golden Gate Ferries line on San Francisco Bay. She was purchased by the Puget Sound Navigation Company in 1940, and she was moved to Puget Sound and renamed the MV Klickitat until Washington State Ferries acquired and took over operations in 1951.[2]

She was serving on the Keystone-Port Townsend crossing in November 2007 when the entire Steel Electric class was withdrawn from service due to hull corrosion issues.