Top 10 Biggest ships
Which ship is the biggest ship of the world? On hearing this question, the very first name which comes to our minds is the Titanic. It is no doubt one of the most legendary ships which met with quite an unforgettable doom on its first journey. There are many huge ships other than the titanic of which most of us are not aware of and that’s the reason we have brought you this list of the top 10 biggest ships ever which have fared our seas and oceans. There are many modes of transportation available nowadays and each one has its own advantages. The massive and big ships of today transport almost 90 % of anything that the world produces. The biggest ships included in this list are not due to their popularity only but many things have kept in mind before including them in the top 10 biggest ships list like length, width, weight, height, deadweight tonnage, gross register tonnage, current status and lot much more. Enjoy the list and don’t forget to mention you favorite biggest ship at the end! Bon Voyage!
10. Vale Brasil
Vale Brasil is a huge Bulk carrier in service ship with the length of 1,188 feet and a gross registered tonnage of almost 199,000 tones. Vale Brasil started its maiden voyage in May 2011 and since then it is in service for transferring cargo materials from one country to another. If you have a look at Vale Brasil from high above, then no doubt you will say that’s it’s a lady in red because of its eye captivating red colors. With the maximum speed of 14.9 knots, Vale Brasilcan handle deadweight tonnage of almost up to 400,000. Vale Brasil is also one of the world’s largest iron ore carriers of the world.
9. Jarmada class
Jarmada class started off on July 1975 to carry oil to different corners of the world. With the length of 1,225 feet and the speed of almost 16 knots, Jarmada class has made many successful voyages. With a long service period of almost 32 years, Jarmada class came to an end in 2008. The deadweight tonnage of this huge ship was 380,000 and in its time was counted one of the most strongest, powerful and biggest ship of the world. Jarmada classwas retired three years ago and now is currently being used as a dumb storage tank barge.
8. Globtik Tokyo
Globtik Tokyo touched the surface of water in February 1973 for its first voyage. It was one of the biggest oil tankers of its time with the length of 1,243 feet and a massive deadweight tonnage capacity of almost 484,000 tons. Along with this huge weight lifting capacity, Globtik Tokyo had a top speed of 16 to 17 knots. Globtik Tokyoserved the world continuously for a straight 13 years until its life ended. The red and black combination of coloring scheme on the body of Globtik Tokyo, when moving on water gave a great view to everyone, greatly enhanced its beauty and massive looks.
7. TI Oceania
I Oceania is one of the most attractive ships ever built with massive capacity transferring crude oil. TI Oceania is a huge Oil Tanker still in the working condition even after a tough journey routine of 9 years. The deadweight tonnage of TI Oceania is around 440,000 tones along with the speed capacity of speed between 16 to 18 knots. TI Oceaniais a master piece ship highly laden with technology to hurdle all the obstacles which might occur during the journeys. If you look at TI Oceania from the sky or from a long distance, the very first thing which comes to mind is a giant ice berg floating on the water. The length of TI Oceania is 1,246 feet.
6. Emma Maersk
In the list of top 10 biggest ships of the world, Emma Maersk is currently the biggest ship which is still in service. Along with this title, Emma Maersk also holds the title of being the first largest container ship ever built. Emma Maerskis one of the most finely made biggest ships present today. It’s a Container ship which carries different goods from country to country. Emma Maersk entered the oceans to serve the world in August 2006 with the deadweight tonnage capacity of almost 159,000 and the speed of almost 26 knots which makes it one of the fastest container ships of the world as well. The length of the massive big ship is 1,305 feet.
5. Esso Atlantic
Esso Atlantic is one of the most popular historic names in the big ships category. This huge ship used to be the best in its time and has served the world with its consistent services level of straight 35 years. Basically it was an Oil tanker with the deadweight tonnage capacity of almost 516,000 tones. The length of this huge ship was 1,334 feet and the speed capacity was up to 16 knots. Esso Atlanticwas disposed off as scrap on 2002 in Pakistan.
Prairial was an Oil Tanker which has served the world for almost 34 years by transporting crude oil and goods from one corner of the world to the other. Prairial is the only big ship which, despite undergoing many name changes with the passage of time, is still mostly known by its first name. With a massive deadweight tonnage capacity of almost 555,000 tones, Prairial has challenged many a sea storms in its voyages and won the battle many times. The length of Prairialwas 1,359 feet and the speed capacity was almost 16 knots.
Batillus was an oil tanker built with the purpose of moving Shell Oil to various corners of the world. Batillus sailed, on its maiden voyage, for the purpose of travelling the world in June 1976 and braved the seven seas for 9 years before being sold as a scrap for far less than its actual value. One of the main reasons of scrapping the Batillus was purely financial keeping in view its very less usage and demand. When it comes to weight capacity, the deadweight capacity of Batillus was almost 554,000 and the speed of this big ship was 16 to 17 knots. The length of Batilluswas almost 1,359 feet.
2. Pierre Guillaumat
Pierre Guillaumat was the 2nd biggest ship ever built in the history of mankind but it didn’t last quite long enough as was expected. Pierre Guillaumat served the world for only 6 years before it was disposed of as scrap because of the huge unprofitability and declining demands. The biggest reason which created such a name of Pierre Guillaumat, ironically, became its major disadvantage which led it to its end very soon. It was the Pierre Guillaumat’sgigantic size. Because of the huge structure of the ship, it was very difficult for many harbors to provide a good parking for the ship. The deadweight tonnage of Pierre Guillaumat was almost 555,000 tones with near about 16 knots of speed. The length of Pierre Guillaumat was almost 1,360 feet.
1. Seawise Giant
Seawise Giant is the biggest ship of the world ever built till present. With the passage of time, it went by different names and the last name give to this big ship before being called Seawise Giant was Knock Navis! Seawise Giant was created in December 1979 to transport oil to those countries that are in need of it. Along with the title of being the biggest ship of the world, the Seawise Giant also holds the title of being the biggest Oil tanker type ship ever built. With the deadweight tonnage almost a massive 564,700 tones and a surprisingly top speed of 16 knots, Seawise Giant has faithfully served the world and fared the seas for an astounding 30 years till 2009. Seawise Giant was also called the Queen of oceans and rivers. The length of Seawise Giant is 1,504 feet which makes it the biggest ship of the world.