Osaka Bay

Fairfield
20th May 2005, 12:17
One of what was termed the G2-Second Generation-container ships of about 50000grt built in the 1970s.
She and her sisters were all built in Hamburg for Overseas Containers and I can remember seeing CARDIGAN BAY and another one of them under construction.Now dwarfed by the new breed of giant containerships.
This was taken in Southampton in 1978.

Doug Rogers
21st May 2005, 03:54
Good picture Paul, not a bad looking vessel as container ships go!!.
Doug

Fairfield
22nd May 2005, 18:54
Yes,they looked good as did quite a lot of similar ships built then.Can/t say the same for these biggies of today!

Bob S
22nd May 2005, 19:25
Followed her down Southampton Water on one of the old Red Funnel ferries with camera in hand, never did catch up with her.

Rhiw.com
22nd May 2005, 23:43
:rolleyes: Good picture Paul, not a bad looking vessel as container ships go!!.
Doug
They all look good from the back of a taxi!!!!!

Doug Rogers
23rd May 2005, 00:16
Followed her down Southampton Water on one of the old Red Funnel ferries with camera in hand, never did catch up with her.

Yes they did move along a little whereas the old Red Funnel puffers probably managed a bit over twelve knots or so..but perhaps they are a bit faster now..long time since I travelled on the ferry by that route..happy days tho!!.

Doug Rogers
23rd May 2005, 00:18
:rolleyes:
They all look good from the back of a taxi!!!!!

Good comment!! (H) (H)

janbonde
12th November 2005, 20:14
The first OCL were 28800 t a couple of friends of mine were in them Encounter,Botany,Flinders,Moreton,Jarvis Bay,one other I cannot remember

Frank P
12th November 2005, 22:51
My brother worked on the Osaka Bay, Liverpool Bay, Cardigan bay and Tokyo Bay for many years, first for Blue funnel/OCL and then P+O.
Frank

jimmaclean
13th November 2005, 20:44
I sailed on the Cardigan, Osaka & Liverpool. All were originally steamers but were re-engined with 2 off 8RND90M sulzers. Good accommodation, excellent bars & built with teak decks aft of the accom block in the swimming pool area. Newer far easters were not as people friendly and lacked the character.

Any Port in a Storm
3rd March 2006, 09:49
janblonde - the other was the Discovery Bay.
I had the 'pleasure' of sailing on the Flinders, Cardigan and Tokyo a good few years ago.
Apparently, before the Liverpool Bay class were re-engined (around 1980, although they kept the same shafting) they could do over 30kts. They were built like brick sh*t houses which is why they were able to run almost flat out right up until they were scrapped, although as duty engineer you spent a good portion of your night down below...

ruud
17th February 2007, 08:11
Ahoy,
Just found these in the old box: