The World’s Top 10 Biggest Ships in 2015-16

There are great many inventions in the world that describes the superiority of mankind. When it comes to ships, the first name that hits our mind is Titanic. Undoubtedly it is one of the greatest ships of all times and very popular too, but there are many other big ships as well which I am going to list.

Below is the list of top 10 biggest ships in the world:

10. TI Class Supertanker

TI Class Supertanker

This ship is quite beautiful with great capacity of transferring crude oil. There are many big container ships but TI Class Supertanker is still counted in biggest ships when it comes to deadweight tonnage and gross tonnage. The length of this ship is 380m with a deadweight tonnage of 440,000.

9. Berge Emperor

Berge Emperor

This large oil tanker was built by Mitsui in Japan in the year 1975 with a total length of 381. 82 meters and a weightage of 211,360 tons. The ship was owned at the time of manufacture by Bergesen d.y. & Co. but was sold to Maastow BV. In the year 1985 and the name was changed to “Emperor” and was scrapped in 1986.

8. CMA CGM Alexander von Humboldt

CMA CGM Alexander von Humboldt

This ship is an explorer class container ship named after Alexander von Humboldtbuilt for CMA CGM. The length of the Alexander is 396 meters with a deadweight tonnage of 187,624 tons.

7. Emma Maersk

Emma Maersk

This ship is the second biggest ship which is still in service. This container ship is owned by A. P. Moller-Maersk Group and was launched in 2006. The carrying ability of Emma Maersk is 11,000 twenty-foot equivalent units and its length is 397.71 meters. She and her sister ships were the longest container ships as of 2010.

6. Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller

Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller

It is longest ship constructed which is still in service as of 2013 and has the largest cargo capacity of 18,270 TEU. It was constructed by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) of South Korea in July 2013 and was constructed for Maersk. The length is 399 meters with aspeed of 23 knots.

5. Esso Atlantic

Esso Atlantic

Esso Atlantic is 406.57 meters long and was an oil tanker. The deadweight tonnage capacity of this ship is 516,891 tons and has served the country for 35 years and got scrapped off in Pakistan in 2002.

4. Batillus


Built in 1976, Batillus and her sister ships was one of the longest ships of her times. It was built by Chantiers de l’Atlantique for a French Branch of Shell Oil. The ship has the speed of 17 knots with a 554,000 tones capacity. This was the 4th biggest ship having length of 414.22 meters and was scrapped off in 1985.

3. Pierre Guillaumat

Pierre Guillaumat

The third biggest ship in the history of the world was built by Chantiers de l’Atlantique in 1977 and was named after the French politician and Elf Aquitaine oil industry founder. It has the deadweight tonnage capacity of 555,000 tones and a total length of 414.22 m. it served for only 6 years and was scrapped off because of declining demands.

2. Seawise Giant

Seawise Giant

The ship is the second largest ship in the world which was built in 1979 by Sumitomo Heavy Industries Ltd. It was known as the Queen of Oceans and Rivers but was damaged by an air attack in Iran-Iraq war and sunk. It was repaired and back to service as Happy Giant. It was sold to India and took her final journey in 2009.

1. Prelude FLNG

Prelude FLNG

The biggest ship was launched in December 2013 in South Korea with a total length of 488 meters and has a deadweight tonnage capacity of 600,000 tons. Over 260,000 tons of steel is used in its construction and it belongs to Shell’s Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility.

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