Top 7 Largest Ships in the World

Probably when you hear the phrase “largest ships” you first think of the historical Titanic that sank on her fist sailing. But, the boat building industry today has gone much further than the grand Titanic. The world’s seas and oceans are the routes for some of the largest ships in the world. Some of them are so grand that literally can have small towns gathered on their boards.

#1. Seawise Giant

This is the biggest ship build ever. This ship has changed several names like Happy Giant, Jahre Viking, and Knock Nevis. It was a ULCC tanker and the longest ship that was ever built in the history. When fully laden, this ship displacement was 657.019 tons and 1504 feet which made her also the heaviest and longest ship ever built so far. This huge ship was built in 1979 by Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd. at their Oppama shipyard in Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Japan. The top speed of 16 knots of Seawise Giant has dedicatedly served the world and fared the seas for long 30 years till 2009. Seawise Giant was also called the Queen of oceans and rivers.
Seawise Giant
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