10 biggest ships in the world
When it comes to large ships, the first comes to mind is "Titanic." It can certainly be attributed to the category of the most famous ships wrecked on the first flight. But there are other great vessel, which most people have not even heard. We offer to meet with the biggest ships in the history of shipbuilding, some of them still roam the oceans, and some are long gone for scrap. The list is based on the length of the vessel, its gross payload and gross tonnage.
10. Supertanker TI's Class
Supertanker "Oceania" class TI - one of the most beautiful ships designed to transport oil. Of supertankers in the world of four. Gross tonnage "Oceania" 440 000 tons with the possibility of speeds up to 16-18 knots. Length of vessel 380 meters.
9. Berge Emperor
Berge Emperor was the largest tanker intended for the transportation of oil released by Mitsui in 1975, and one of the largest tankers in the world. Weight ship 211,360 tons. The first owner was a company Bergesen d.y. & Co, but then in 1985 the company sold the tanker Maastow BV, where he received a new name. He served there for only a year and then he was sent for scrap.
8. CMA CGM Alexander von Humboldt
Named after Alexander von Humboldt ship CMA CGM container ship is a Class Explorer. It was the biggest container ship in the world, has not yet appeared Maersk Triple Class E. Its length is 396 meters. The gross tonnage of 187624 tonnes.
7. Emma Maersk
In the list of the biggest ships of Emma Maersk is the second largest ships which are in service until now. This is the first container class E of eight belonging to A. P. Moller-Maersk Group. On the water it was lowered in 2006. The vessel is capable of approximately 11,000 TEU. Its length is 397, 71 meters.
6. Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller
Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller - leading container Class E. It has the largest load capacity in the world, and moreover, it is the longest ship in 2013. Its length is 399 meters. Maximum speed - 23 knots with payload capacity 18270 TEU. It was built for Maersk in the South Korean factory Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering.
5. Esso Atlantic
Esso Atlantic - one of the most popular names in the history of the big ships. The huge vessel of 406 gross 57metra differs incredible load capacity - 516 891 tons. It has served 35 years, mostly as a tanker for transporting oil, and in 2002 it passed the scrap in Pakistan.
Batillus - supertanker built by Chantiers de l'Atlantique for the French branch of Shell Oil. Its gross load capacity of 554 tons, the speed of 16-17 knots, length 414, 22 meters. This is the fourth in size ship in the world. The last flight has committed in December 1985.
3. Pierre Guillaumat
the world's third largest ship is named in honor of the French politician, founder of the oil company Elf Aquitaine Pierre Guillaume. It was built in 1977 in the Chantiers de l'Atlantique for the company Nationale de Navigation. It has served the vessel for six years, and then he was sent for scrap because of the incredible loss. its use has been very limited due to the enormous size. It can not pass through the Panama or Suez canals. Yes, and it is not at all the ports the ship could enter. The gross load capacity was almost 555 tons, speed 16 knots, length 414, 22 meters.
2. Seawise Giant
Mont Supertanker was known under different names, it was called the queen of the oceans and rivers. Ships built in 1979 on the Japanese shipyard Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd. During the Iran-Iraq war, it was badly damaged, and it flooded because considered IRREPARABLY. But later it was raised and repaired, calling Happy Giant. In December 2009 it made its last flight. At that time it was the largest ship in the world, but the largest tanker title it has retained to this day.
1. Prelude FLNG
Prelude - the largest boat used in the world, built in 2013 in South Korea. Its length is 488 meters, width 78 meters. It is intended for the transportation of liquefied natural gas. For its construction took 260 thousand tons of steel, a fully loaded weight exceeds 600 thousand tons.