List of 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 longer vessels that have been scrapped.

The list does not include other floating structures, generally not self-propelled, such as mobile offshore drilling units (example, the 1,200,000 DWT Hibernia Gravity Base Structure) or mobile floating liquefied natural gas units (example, the 488 m (1,601 ft) long Prelude FLNG).

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 made Seawise Giant the largest ship ever by length, displacement (657,019 tonnes), and deadweight tonnage. [1]
Batillus class (4 ships) Oil tanker 414.22 m (1,359.0 ft) 553,661–
555,051 DWT
274,837–
275,276 GT
1976–2003 Broken up The largest and longest ships ever to be laid down per original plans. They became second only to Seawise Giant (after its jumboisation) for deadweight tonnage and length overall. Three were retired by 1986, only Prairial sailed till 2003. Batillus tanker in Saint-Nazaire.jpg [2]
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Esso Atlantic
Esso Pacific
Oil tanker 406.57 m (1,333.9 ft) 516,421–
516,891 DWT
247,160–
247,161 GT
1977–2002 Broken up [7]
Barzan (6 ships) Container ship 400 m (1,312 ft) 199,744 DWT 195,636 GT 2015– In service Container ship Barzan, photographed from the rear tractor KOTUG Boxter.jpg [8]
Pioneering Spirit Crane vessel 382 m (1,253 ft) 499,125 DWT 403,342 GT 2015– 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.
Photo is prior to renaming of vessel.
Pieter Schelte (ship, 2014) 002.jpg [9][10]
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 [11]
Valemax (67 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. Vale Rio de Janeiro 20120108 01.jpg [12]
Oasis class (5 ships) Cruise ship 360–362 m (1,181–1,188 ft) 15,000 DWT 225,282–
226,963 GT
2009– In service Oasis-class cruise ships — three in service, one under construction and one on order — are the largest passenger ships ever built by gross tonnage, length overall and passenger capacity. Oasis of the Seas.jpg [13]
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 [14][15]
Q-Max (14 ships) LNG carrier 345 m (1,132 ft) 128,900 DWT 163,922 GT 2008– In service Mozah.JPG [16]
USS Enterprise Aircraft carrier 342 m (1,122 ft) 1961–2013 Retired USS Enterprise, the longest aircraft carrier ever built, was deactivated in December 2012. USS Enterprise (CVN-65).jpg [17][18][19][20]
Paul R. Tregurtha Lake freighter 309 m (1,014 ft) 1981– In service The current Queen of the Lakes (the longest ship operating on the Great Lakes), and last of the "1000-footers" launched there. Paul R. Tregurtha.jpg [21]
Iowa class (4 ships) Battleship 270 m (890 ft) 1943–1992 Retired Iowa-class battleships were the longest battleships ever built. Uss iowa bb-61 pr.jpg [22]

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References[edit]

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  2. ^ Auke Visser. "Batillus". International Super Tankers. Retrieved 2011-08-24. 
  3. ^ Auke Visser. "Pierre Guillaumat". International Super Tankers. Retrieved 2011-08-24. 
  4. ^ Auke Visser. "Bellamya". International Super Tankers. Retrieved 2011-08-24. 
  5. ^ Auke Visser. "Prairial". International Super Tankers. Retrieved 2011-08-24. 
  6. ^ The Tanker Register 1978 ISSN 0305-179X
  7. ^ Auke Visser. "Kapetan Giannes". International Super Tankers. Retrieved 2011-08-24. 
  8. ^ "Barzan (33829)". DNV GL Vessel Register. Det Norske Veritas. Retrieved 2015-06-27. 
  9. ^ "Pieter Schelte (9593505)"Free registration required. Equasis. French Ministry for Transport. Retrieved 2014-10-14. 
  10. ^ Vessel dimensions and capability range. Allseas. Retrieved 2014-10-14./
  11. ^ Auke Visser. "TI Africa". International Super Tankers. Retrieved 2011-08-24. 
  12. ^ "Vale Brasil (30616)". DNV GL Vessel Register. Det Norske Veritas. Retrieved 2013-05-19. 
  13. ^ "Oasis of the Seas (27091)". DNV GL Vessel Register. Det Norske Veritas. Retrieved 2012-11-15. 
  14. ^ World Shipping Register. "SHIPS INDEX - Q". Retrieved 2011-08-24. 
  15. ^ "Queen Mary 2 (9241061)"Free registration required. Ships In Class. Lloyd's Register. Retrieved 2012-07-19. 
  16. ^ "LNG carrier "Mozah" delivered to Qatargas and Nakilat" (Press release). Qatargas. 2008-09-29. Retrieved 2008-11-28. 
  17. ^ USS Enterprise Nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Archived 23 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine.. military-today.com
  18. ^ "Obit for a Carrier". Time. January 7, 2013. Retrieved 2013-09-13. 
  19. ^ USS Enterprise Nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Archived 23 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine.. military-today.com
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  22. ^ "LNG carrier "Mozah" delivered to Qatargas and Nakilat" (Press release). 2000-10-21. Retrieved 2015-07-12.