List of world's longest ships
The world's longest ships are listed according to their overall length (LOA), which is the maximum length of the vessel measured between the extreme points in fore and aft. In addition, the ships' deadweight tonnage (DWT) and gross tonnage (GT) are presented as they are often used to describe the size of a vessel.
The list includes the current record-holders, either as individual ships or ship classes, of each major ship type as well as longer vessels that have been scrapped.
|Name||Type||Length overall||DWT||GT/GRT||In service||Status||Notes||Image||Ref|
|Seawise Giant||Oil tanker||458.46 m (1,504.1 ft)||564,650 DWT||260,851 GT||1979–2009||Broken up||Originally smaller, jumboisation would make Seawise Giant the largest ship ever by length, displacement (657,019 tonnes), and deadweight tonnage.|||
|Batillus class (4 ships)||Oil tanker||414.22 m (1,359.0 ft)||553,661–555,051 DWT||273,550–274,837 GT||1976–2003||Broken up||The four Batillus-class supertankers were the largest and longest ships ever to be laid down per original plans. They were the largest ever when measuring gross tonnage, and were second only to Seawise Giant (post its jumboisation) for deadweight tonnage and length overall. With minor differences between the sister ships, Pierre Guillaumat was the largest of the four. All were built by 1979, three were retired by 1986, only Prairial sailed to 2003.||
|Oil tanker||406.57 m (1,333.9 ft)||516,421–516,891 DWT||247,160–247,161 GT||1977–2002||Broken up|||
|CSCL Globe||Container ship||399.67 m (1,311 ft)||184,320 DWT||187,541 GT||2014–||In service|||
|Pioneering Spirit||Crane vessel||382 m (1,253 ft)||50,000 DWT||403,342 GT||2014–||In service||Pioneering Spirit is the largest twin-hulled vessel ever built as well as, at 124 metres (407 ft), the widest ship in the world.|||
|TI class (4 ships)||Oil tanker||380 m (1,247 ft)||441,893 DWT||234,006 GT||2002–||In service||The four TI-class supertankers are the largest ships currently in service by deadweight tonnage. Two ships have been converted to floating storage and offloading (FSO) units.|||
|Valemax (35 ships)||Bulk carrier||360–362 m (1,181–1,188 ft)||400,000 DWT||200,000 GT||2011–||In service||The 400,000-ton Valemax ore carriers are the largest bulk carriers ever constructed by deadweight tonnage and length overall.|||
|Oasis class (3 ships)||Cruise ship||360 m (1,181 ft)||15,000 DWT||225,282 GT||2009–||In service||Oasis-class cruise ships Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas are the largest passenger ships ever built by gross tonnage, length overall and passenger capacity. A third ship is under construction and a fourth one has been ordered.|||
|Queen Mary 2||Ocean liner||345 m (1,132 ft)||19,189 DWT||148,527 GT||2003–||In service|||
|Q-Max (14 ships)||LNG carrier||345 m (1,132 ft)||128,900 DWT||163,922 GT||2008–||In service|
|USS Enterprise||Aircraft carrier||342 m (1,122 ft)||1961–2013||Retired||Longest warship ever built. Inactivated in December 2012.|||
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