List of world's longest ships

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Size comparison between five of the longest ships of their type

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 some former record-holders and larger vessels that have been scrapped.

Name Type Length overall DWT GT/GRT In service Status Notes Image Ref
Prelude FLNG FLNG 488 m (1,601 ft) 600,000 DWT 2017- Under construction Prelude was launched in South Korea during late 2013. Upon completition, the vessel will be owned by Shell Oil and produce liquefied natural gas in the Browse Basin, 110 nautical miles (200 km) off the western coast of Australia. However, she is not self-propelled so she will not surpass Seawise Giant as the largest and longest ship ever built. [1]
Seawise Giant Oil tanker 458.46 m (1,504.1 ft) 564,650 DWT 260,851 GT 1979–2009 Broken up Seawise Giant became the longest and largest ship by deadweight tonnage after lengthening. Knock Nevis.jpg [2]
Pierre Guillaumat Oil tanker 414.22 m (1,359.0 ft) 555,051 DWT 274,837 GT 1977–1983 Broken up Pierre Guillaumat was the largest ship by deadweight tonnage ever laid down as well as the largest ship by gross tonnage ever built. Together, with the other Batillus-class supertankers, she was also the longest ship ever laid down. [3]
Batillus Oil tanker 414.22 m (1,359.0 ft) 553,661 DWT 273,550 GT 1976–1985 Broken up Batillus tanker in Saint-Nazaire.jpg [4]
Bellamya Oil tanker 414.22 m (1,359.0 ft) 553,661 DWT 274,267 GT 1976–1986 Broken up [5]
Prairial Oil tanker 414.22 m (1,359.0 ft) 555,046 DWT 274,825 GT 1979–2003 Broken up [6]
Esso Atlantic Oil tanker 406.57 m (1,333.9 ft) 516,891 DWT 247,161 GT 1977–2002 Broken up [7]
Esso Pacific Oil tanker 406.57 m (1,333.9 ft) 516,421 DWT 247,160 GT 1977–2002 Broken up [8]
Maersk Triple E class
(20 ships)
Container ship 399 m (1,309 ft) 196,000 DWT 174,500 GT 2013– In service The twenty identical Maersk Triple E class container ships, first of which entered service in 2013, are the longest cargo ships currently in service. Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller passing Port Said in the Suez Canal on its maiden voyage.jpg [9]
Maersk E class
(8 ships)
Container ship 397.71 m (1,305 ft) 158,200 DWT 170,793 GT 2006– In service The Maersk E class container ships were the longest ships in service until the introduction of Triple E class in 2013. Eleonora Maersk p1 9321500, leaving Port of Rotterdam, Holland 25-Jan-2007.jpg [10]
Explorer class
(3 ships)
Container ship 396 m (1,299 ft) 187,624 DWT 175,342 GT 2012– In service The last three Explorer-class container ships were the largest container ships by capacity (TEU) until the introduction of the Maersk Triple E class. 2010-07-13 CMA CGM Christophe Colomb IMG 5413a.jpg [11]
Nai Superba Oil tanker 381.92 m (1,253.0 ft) 409,400 DWT 198,783 GT 1978–2001 Broken up [12]
Nai Genova Oil tanker 381.92 m (1,253.0 ft) 402,932 DWT 188,947 GT 1978–2000 Broken up [13]
Berge Emperor Oil tanker 381.82 m (1,252.7 ft) 423,697 DWT 203,112 GT 1975–1986 Broken up [14]
Berge Empress Oil tanker 381.82 m (1,252.7 ft) 423,697 DWT 211,358 GT 1976–2004 Broken up [15]
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. Hellespont Tara-023.JPG [16]
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 longest bulk carriers ever constructed as well as largest by deadweight tonnage. All 35 ships of this type are expected to be in service by 2013. Vale Rio de Janeiro 20120108 01.jpg [17]
Oasis class (2 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 longest and largest passenger ships ever built by gross tonnage and passenger capacity. Oasis of the Seas.jpg [18]
Queen Mary 2 Ocean liner 345 m (1,132 ft) 19,189 DWT 148,527 GT 2003– In service Queen Mary 2 outbound from Southampton 2 Sept 2013.jpg [19][20]
Q-Max (14 ships) LNG carrier 345 m (1,132 ft) 128,900 DWT 163,922 GT 2008– In service
Berge Stahl Bulk carrier 343 m (1,125 ft) 364,767 DWT  175,719 GT 1986– In service Berge Stahl was the longest and largest bulk carrier by deadweight tonnage in 1986–2011. Berge Stahl in new colours pic08, Port of Rotterdam, Holland 19-Apr-2007.jpg [21]
USS Enterprise Aircraft carrier 342 m (1,122 ft) 1961–2013 Retired Longest warship ever built. Decommissioned in March 2013. USS Enterprise (CVN-65).jpg [22][23]
Pertamina Gas I LPG carrier 258 m (846 ft) 54,433 DWT 84,000 GT 2013- In service [24][25]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  24. ^ Energia Magazine - Pertamina got the world largest gas carrying vessel.. military-today.com
  25. ^ Pertamina bought the world largest LPG carrier ship