When someone asks you about the world’s largest passenger ship then one name that pops into your mind is “Titanic”. We all love this ship and the film related to it. Everyone felt bad to see how this amazing ship sunk. But one thing you need to know at this time is that Titanic wasn’t the only big ship, there are many other largest ships in the world compared to Titanic. I am going to share a top 10 list with you. Some of them are vanished while others are still active in service. This list is created on overall length,gross tonnage and deadweight tonnage basis.Let’s unlock top 10 biggest ships in the world.
10.TI Class Supertanker
If you want to explore a ship which is not only attractive but also have massive capacity transferring crude oi then indeed TI Class Supertanker is what you are searching for.At present there are four of them available. They are the largest ships in the world in terms of deadweight tonnage and gross tonnage..
Speed :16 to 18 knots
Deadweight tonnage : 440,000 tones
Length : 380 m (1,247 ft)
It was among the largest oil tankers of all time. Mitsui built it in Japan in 1975. Berger Emperor was first owned by Bergesen d.y. & Co. However, Maastow BV .bought it in 1985 and then changed its name to “Emperor”.
Launched:30 August 1975.
Length: 381.82 meters
Speed:15.5 knots (28.7 km/h; 17.8 mph)
Out of Service: 30th of March 1986 at Kaohsiung
8.CMA CGM Alexander von Humboldt
It is named after Alexander von Humboldt. It was the largest containership in the world before the release of Maersk Triple E Class.
Length : 396 meters (1,299 ft)
Speed:25.1 knots (46.5 km/h; 28.9 mph)
Deadweight tonnage :187,624 tones
7.Emma Maersk- Longest Container Ship in the world
The owner of this ship is A. P. Moller-Maersk Group. It is one of the largest container ship ever built. She has seven more sisters and they collectively the longest container ships ever built in the world. They are built to carry goods from one country to another
Launched: 18 May 2006
Cargo Capacity: 11,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) or 14,770 TEU
Length :397.71 m (1,305 ft)
Speed:25.5 knots (47.2 km/h; 29.3 mph)
6.Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller
It is the longest ship in the world as of 2013 with great cargo capacity. It was designed for Maersk by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) of South Korea. It is categorized among most efficient container ship in the world.
Launched:24 February 2013
Length:399 metres (1,309 ft)
Cargo capacity : 18,270 TEU containers
Maximum speed :23 knots
It is one of biggest ships ever built in history. It provided the services for almost 35 years and during its services it was the best ship that hadn’t any match.
Length:406.57 meter (1,333.9 feet)
Deadweight capacity : 516,891 tons
Out of Service: 2002 in Pakistan
It was very attractive supertanker. Chantiers de l’Atlantique constructed it in 1976 for the French branch of Shell Oil.She was put in service in 1976. Whenever you travel along such ships, you should make sure that your safety level is optimal. You need to grab best underwater lightings.
Launched:June 25, 1976
Deadweight capacity : 554,000 tones
Speed: 16 to 17 knots
Length : 414.22 m (1,359 feet)
Out of Service : 1983
Gross tonnage:273,550 GT
The name of this ship was derived from Pierre Guillaumat who was a French politician and Elf Aquitaine oil industry .Chantiers de l’Atlantique constructed this third biggest ship in the world for Compagnie Nationale de Navigation.Though it was a great ship yet it provided services only for six years. It was scrapped because of low demands and high loss.As it was a very huge ship , so its usage was limited. It was hard for her to move either the Panama or Suez canals. She entered only a few ports during her whole life. Antifer and Euroports are her famous terminals.
Deadweight capacity: 555,000 tones
Speed: about 16 knots
Length :414.22 m (1,360 feet)
2.Seawise Giant Biggest Ship in the World
This giant ship in the world also recognized with some other names such as Jahre Viking , Happy Giant, Oppama, and Knock Nevis. It was the longest ship in the world due to heavy deadweight tonnage. It was also named as the Queen of oceans and rivers.Sumitomo Heavy Industries,Ltd built this world’s giant ship in 1979 in Japan. This ship was attacked during the Iran-Iraq War by Air Force. It was sank and lost for sometime. However, it was recovered and repaired later on and provided services with Happy Giant name. Indian ship Breakers bought in December 2008 and gave it a new name “Mont”. This ship also hold title of “ the biggest Oil tanker type ship ever built”. It was disposed in India and enjoyed its final journey there.
Out of Service: 2009
Speed:16 knots (30 km/h; 18 mph)
Length:458.45 m (1,504.10 ft)
It holds the first position for the title of “biggest ship in the world” at present. It was released in South Korea in December 2013. It belongs to Shell’s Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility . The weight of Prelude FLNG is more than five times than the weight of the largest aircraft carrier.
Dimensions: 488 m (1,601 ft) long and 74 m (243 ft) wide
Weight: more than 600,000 tonnes
Tonnage: 300,000 GT
Length: 488 m (1,601 ft)