When the Nautilus Telegraph's Ships of the past column went online as an interactive hub, memories flooded in on social media of one vessel in particular: Tokyo Bay. It has been described as a 'party ship', with the memories being overwhelmingly positive. Here are a few comments posted on our LinkedIn and Facebook pages:
I sailed on her in 1979 when she was a steamship, then again in the 80s when she had been converted to motor. Powerful beasts that were always 1st in the cue going through Suez, so we didn't get held up by the slower ships.
My first ship as deck cadet in 1995 – great memories.
My first ship! Quite daunting coming into Southampton railway station past the docks and seeing this 'huge' monster. Did four months on her and loved every moment!
Sailed on all five of the same Class – Tokyo bay, Kowloon Bay, Liverpool Bay, Cardigan Bay and Osaka Bay. Great ships and crew.
Cracking ships and great crews, they were more like a party than a job
Sailed on her and her sisters Cardigan and Osaka ....excellent ships, great accommodation and even better crews... they also had a great wooden crew deck with a pool. We used to have regular barbecues on that deck passing through the Malacca straits. great memories... they were fast too!
Fabulous ships, work hard, play hard.
I did a triple when it was Ocean Fleets, good times and memories
We also have memories from Telegraph readers Chris Haughton, John Barton, Ian Aitken and Michael Bond, who wrote to firstname.lastname@example.org when Tokyo Bay appeared in the print version of Ships of the past in April 2020.
You can read more about Tokyo Bay and all our other featured ships in our Ships of the past online hub, and please send us a message via the Contribute section if you have memories or knowledge to share about any of the vessels.
Tune into our Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram pages to see our weekly featured ship every Thursday and take part in guessing which ship will be featured by watching our Twitter and Facebook pages for our 'guess the ship' posts.