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World's 30 largest ships

Last updated on: March 2, 2012 08:29 IST


A ship's length is measured taking the extreme points in fore and aft.

In addition, the ships' deadweight tonnage and gross tonnage are presented as they are often used to describe the size of a vessel.

We present here a list of 30 largest ships of the world. Read on. . . 

1. Seawise Giant

Type: oil tanker
Length: 458.46 m (1,504.1 ft)
Dead weight tonnage: 564,650
Gross tonnage: 260,851
In-service: 1979-2009
Status: Broken up

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Image: Pierre Guillaumat .

2. Pierre Guillaumat  

Type: Oil tanker
Length: 414.23 m (1,359.0 ft)  
DWT: 555,051
GT: 274,838 GT         
In service: 1977-1983
Status: Broken up

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Image: Batillus.

3. Batillus        

Type: Oil tanker
Length: 414.22 m (1,359.0 ft)  
DWT: 553,662
GT: 273,550  
In service: 1976-1985
Status: Broken up

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Photographs: Courtesy: aukevisser.nl

4. Bellamya
     
Type: Oil tanker           
Length: 414.22 m (1,359.0 ft)  
DWT: 553,662
GT: 274,268
In-service: 1976-1986
Status: Broken up

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Image: Prairial.

5. Prairial
         
Type: Oil tanker           
Length: 414.22 m (1,359.0 ft)  
DWT: 555,046
GT: 274,826
In-service: 1979-2003
Status: Broken up

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Image: Esso Atlantic.

6. Esso Atlantic         

Type: Oil tanker           
Length: 406.57 m (1,333.9 ft)  
DWT: 516,891
GT: 247,160 GT         
In-service: 1977?            
Status: Broken up

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Image: Esso Pacific.

7. Esso Pacific

Type: Oil tanker           
Length: 406.57 m (1,333.9 ft)  
DWT: 516,421
GT: 247,160 GT         
In-service: 1977?            
Status: Broken up

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Image: Emma Marsk.

8. Emma Marsk

Type: Container
Length: 397.71 m (1,304.8 ft)
DWT: 158,200 
GT: 170,794
Status: In-service since 2006

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Image: Estelle M rsk.

9. Estelle Marsk

Type: Container
Length: 397.71 m (1,304.8 ft)
DWT: 158,200 
GT: 170,794
Status: In-service since 2006

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Image: Eleonora Marsk.

10. Eleonora Marsk

Type: Container
Length: 397.71 m (1,304.8 ft)
DWT: 158,200 
GT: 170,794
Status: In-service since 2007

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Image: Evelyn Marsk.

11. Evelyn Marsk

Type: Container
Length: 397.71 m (1,304.8 ft)
DWT: 158,200 
GT: 170,794
Status: In-service since 2007

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Image: Ebba Marsk.

12. Ebba Marsk

Type: Container
Length: 397.71 m (1,304.8 ft)
DWT: 158,200 
GT: 170,794
Status: In-service since 2007

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Image: Elly Marsk.

13. Elly Marsk

Type: Container
Length: 397.71 m (1,304.8 ft)
DWT: 158,200 
GT: 170,794
Status: In-service since 2007

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Image: Edith Marsk.

14. Edith Marsk

Type: Container
Length: 397.71 m (1,304.8 ft)
DWT: 158,200 
GT: 170,794
Status: In-service since 2007

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Image: Eugen Marsk.

15. Eugen Marsk

Type: Container
Length: 397.71 m (1,304.8 ft)
DWT: 158,200 
GT: 170,794
Status: In-service since 2008

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Image: Nai Superba.
Photographs: Courtesy: photoship.co.uk

16. Nai Superba
          
Type: Oil tanker           
Length: 381.92 m (1,253.0 ft)  
DWT: 409,400
GT: 198,783
In-service: 1978-2001
Status: Broken up

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Image: Nai Genova.

17. Nai Genova
          
Type: Oil tanker           
Length: 381.92 m (1,253.0 ft)  
DWT: 402,932 DWT  
GT: 188,947
In-service: 1978-2000
Status: Broken up

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Image: Berge Emperor.
Photographs: Courtesy: photoship.co.uk

18. Berge Emperor
     
Type: Oil tanker           
Length: 381.82 m (1,252.7 ft)  
DWT: 423,697
GT: 203,110
In-service: 1975-1986
Status: Broken up

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Image: Berge Empress.

19. Berge Empress
      
Type: Oil tanker           
Length: 381.82 m (1,252.7 ft)  
DWT: 423,697
GT: 211,359
In-service: 1976-2004
Status: Broken up

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Image: FSO Africa.
Photographs: Courtesy, E. Nacar; marinetraffic.com

20. FSO Africa
          
Type: FSO      
Length: 380.00 m (1,246.72 ft)            
DWT: 441,655
GT: 234,006
In-service since 2002

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Image: FSO Asia.

21. FSO Asia

Type: FSO
Length: 380.00 m (1,246.72 ft)
DWT: 441,893
GT: 234,006
In-service since 2002

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Image: TI Europe.
Photographs: www..euronav.com

22. TI Europe

Type: Oil tanker
Length: 380.00 m (1,246.72 ft)
DWT: 441,561
GT: 234,006
In-service since 2002

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Image: T1 Oceania.

23. T1 Oceania

Type: Oil tanker
Length: 380.00 m (1,246.72 ft)
DWT: 441,585
GT: 234,006
In-service since

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Image: Globtik Tokyo.

24. Globtik Tokyo
      
Type: Oil tanker           
Length: 378.88 m (1,243.0 ft)  
DWT: 483,684
GT: 238,232 GT         
In-service: 1973-1986
Broken up

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Image: Deck 1 of Globtik London.

25. Globtik London

Type: Oil tanker
Length: 378.88 m (1,243.0 ft)  
DWT: 483,960
GT: 238,207 GT
In-service: 1973-1985
Status: Broken up

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Image: Nissei Maru.

26. Nissei Maru
          
Type: Oil tanker           
Length: 378.85 m (1,242.9 ft)  

DWT: 484,276 DWT  
GT: 234,287 GT         
In-service: 1975?            
Status: Broken up

 

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Image: Burmah Endeavour.

27. Burmah Endeavour
           
Type: Oil tanker           
Length: 378.42 m (1,241.5 ft)  
DWT: 457,841
GT: 231,629 GT         
In-service: 1977-2003
Status: Broken up

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Image: Burmah Enterprise.

28. Burmah Enterprise

Type: Oil tanker           
Length: 378.41 m (1,241.5 ft)  
DWT: 457,924
GT: 231,629
In-service: 1978-2003
Status: Broken up

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Image: Esso Mediterranean.

29. Esso Mediterranean
          
Type: Oil tanker           
Length: 378.39 m (1,241.4 ft)  
DWT: 457,062
GT: 218,447 GT         
In-service: 1977?            
Status: Broken up

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Image: Esso Caribbean.

30. Esso Caribbean
    
Type: Oil tanker           
Length: 378.39 m (1,241.4 ft)  
DWT: 456,368
GT: 218,447  
In-service: 1976-2002
Status: Broken up