E-class container ship

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Eleonora Maersk DCT 3.JPG
Eleonora Maersk at Gdańsk Deepwater Container Terminal on 26 May 2011
Class overview
Builders: Odense Steel Shipyard Ltd.
Operators: Maersk Line
Succeeded by: Triple E class
In service: 8
Completed: 8
General characteristics
Type: Container ship
Tonnage:
  • 171,542 GT
  • 55,396 NT
  • 158,200 DWT
Length: 397.7 m (1,304 ft 9 in)
Beam: 56.4 m (185 ft 0 in)
Draught: 15.5 m (50 ft 10 in)
Depth: 30.2 m (99 ft 1 in) (deck edge to keel)
Propulsion: 81 MW (109,000 hp) Wärtsilä 14RT-Flex96c plus 30 MW (40,000 hp) from five Caterpillar 8M32
Speed: 25.5 knots (47.2 km/h; 29.3 mph)
Capacity:
Crew: 13, with room for 30
Notes: [1]

The E class comprises eight 14,770 twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) container ships. Each sister ship bears a name beginning with the letter "E". Until 2012, they were the largest container ship ever constructed, and are among the longest ships currently in use at 399 metres (1,309 ft) long and 56 metres (184 ft) wide. They are owned by the Danish A. P. Moller-Maersk Group. The first in the class built was Emma Maersk by Odense Steel Shipyard Ltd., Denmark. The ships Emma,[2] Estelle,[3] and Eugen[4] were subjects of TV documentaries. The E class was followed by the larger and more fuel efficient Triple E class.[5]

Capacity upgrade[edit]

A visual comparison of ships before and after the upgrade

In 2016, the decision was made to upgrade the capacity of the ships and make them more efficient at lower speeds. The capacity increase was done by increasing the height of the lashing bridges and adding an extra floor to the accommodation block. This allows the containers to be stacked higher on deck. To help maintain stability, flume tanks were added on the sides of the accommodation block. The work was carried out at Qingdao Beihai Shipbuilding Heavy Industry's shipyard in China.[6]

List of ships[edit]

Ship Yard number IMO number Delivery Status ref
Emma Mærsk L203 9321483 31 Aug 2006 In service [7]
Estelle Mærsk L204 9321495 9 Nov 2006 In service [8]
Eleonora Mærsk L205 9321500 12 Jan 2007 In service [9]
Evelyn Mærsk L206 9321512 29 Mar 2007 In service [10]
Ebba Mærsk L207 9321524 15 Jun 2007 In service [11]
Elly Maersk L208 9321536 5 Sep 2007 In service [12]
Edith Mærsk L209 9321548 14 Nov 2007 In service [13]
Eugen Mærsk L210 9321550 29 Jan 2008 In service [14]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ABS Record: Emma Maersk". American Bureau of Shipping. 23 July 2009. Archived from the original on 30 January 2016. Retrieved 4 June 2010.
  2. ^ "Mighty Ships". discoveryhd.ca. CTV Global Media. Archived from the original on 15 September 2008. Retrieved 4 August 2014.
  3. ^ "How Do They Do It?: S5 E9 - Mega Cargo Ships; Peterbilt Vehicles".
  4. ^ "King of Container Ships". IMDb. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Shipping: The Danish Armada". The Economist. 2011-02-22. Retrieved 2011-02-22.
  6. ^ "Maersk to upgrade eight E class". Ships Monthly. 2016-10-02. Retrieved 2020-08-03.
  7. ^ "Emma Mærsk (06151181)". ABS Record. American Bureau of Shipping. Retrieved 2018-02-05.
  8. ^ "Estelle Mærsk (06151182)". ABS Record. American Bureau of Shipping. Retrieved 2018-02-05.
  9. ^ "Eleonora Mærsk (07151183)". ABS Record. American Bureau of Shipping. Retrieved 2018-02-05.
  10. ^ "Evelyn Mærsk (07151184)". ABS Record. American Bureau of Shipping. Retrieved 2018-02-05.
  11. ^ "Ebba Mærsk (07151185)". ABS Record. American Bureau of Shipping. Retrieved 2018-02-05.
  12. ^ "Elly Mærsk (07151186)". ABS Record. American Bureau of Shipping. Retrieved 2018-02-05.
  13. ^ "Edith Mærsk (07151187)". ABS Record. American Bureau of Shipping. Retrieved 2018-02-05.
  14. ^ "Mærsk (08151188)". ABS Record. American Bureau of Shipping. Retrieved 2018-02-05.