Whenever the question about the biggest ship in the world arises, most of the people instantly think of Titanic. However, that is not true. Titanic might be the Most famous Ship ever, but it certainly wasn’t the biggest. There are many ships that have been made in history and still exist that would make Titanic look like a small boat if they were ever compared. These ships have been used as cruise ships and as cargo ships, and each one is stocked with the best luxury equipment and the material used in making these ships is one of the best. These ships take several years to build because of their size.
The Top 10 Biggest and Largest Ships in the World are mentioned in the list below:
- Prelude FLNG
- Seawise Giant
- Pierre Guillaumat
- Esso Atlantic
- Maersk Mc Kinney Moller
- Emma Maersk
- CMA CGM Alexander von Humboldt
- Berge Emperor
- TI Class Supertanker
1. Prelude FLNG:
This is the Biggest Ship in the World Ever Built and is said to have more length than the tallness of Empire State Building which is often mentioned as one of the Tallest Skyscraper. This ship is basically a carrier of natural gas and is known as FLNG which stands for floating liquefied natural gas which removed the hardship of having to work and trade with natural gas on land. Through this ship, natural gas can be transported anywhere and any operation can be performed on this ship.
2. Seawise Giant:
The Seawise Giant or more commonly known as the Happy Giant is said to be the Longest Ship Ever Built which was used as a floating storage unit which was also used for offloading by many countries including Qatar which is the largest trader of fuel in the world right now. This ship can carry immensely heavy load way beyond the largest air carrier can which is why sea ships are preferred for transporting fuels anywhere.
3. Pierre Guillaumat:
This ship was built by the same company that built Batillus which next on this list of the Largest and Biggest Ships Ever and both the ships were astoundingly large and this one was built in 1977 by a French company which after some losses sold it to the Hyundai corporations which have been using it since for their transportation. There are very few such ships that still exist in this world.
Batillus was built by a French company a year before the completion of Pierre Guillaumat and both the ships rivaled any other ships in size by a long margin. This ship was built as a supertanker for the company Shell Oil in France so that they could easily transport their oil to different parts of the world in bulk at one time and not have to make several trips, but have the work concluded in only one fast trip which was made easier by Batillus.
5. Esso Atlantic:
This extremely large ship was built by the company Hitachi ESSO Atlantic in 1977 and was later sold to Ceres Hellenic Shipping in 1990. This ship has since then been sold to Pakistani oil traders and is ultimately owned by AIS and is used to transport oil and fuel to different parts of the world. This is a super tanker which can carry heavy loads and has all the luxuries required for it.
6. Maersk Mc Kinney Moller:
This is biggest ship used for cargo and transportation that is still functioning in this world as compared to many others on this list that have long ago been put aside for better versions. This ship was specially built for Maersk by a shipping company called Daewoo in South Korea. It has many other models and variations and all are some of the Biggest Ships in the World. Maersk is very famous among the shipping business for using the best quality and models of ships there is.
7. Emma Maersk:
Emma Maersk is a very famous ship in the world and was constructed by the Moller-Maersk company itself. The ship is still alive and well and functioning to the full of its abilities. It was launched quite late as compared to other ships on this list in 2006. When it was built, it was said to be the Largest Container in Ships Ever. As compared to other ships, this one is not constrained to carrying fuel only but can transport anything from the world.
8. CMA CGM Alexander von Humboldt:
CMA CGM Alexander von Humboldt was built in the recent year 2013 and is used for the purpose of export and import around the world. The ship carries the name of the United Kingdom and is currently working under the French Nation. The ship is very beautiful and equipped with all the latest technologies and is the Most Favourable Model in Ships right now because of the ease it provides and its huge carrying capacity.
9. Berge Emperor:
The ship was originally built by Japan and named the Berge emperor because of the sheer size of it. Later on, it was sold to Maastow BV and the name of this ship was changed to only Emperor. The ship was very big and could carry a huge amount of weights at one time. However, the ship did not have a large living and was scrapped in 1986 after only ten years of its existence.
10. TI Class Super Tanker:
This ship is one of the Biggest and Fastest Ships in the World built by a South Korean Company in 2003. This ship has some of the best features and equipment installed into it which is why it is far better than any other supertanker in the world. It has every facility and more for the ease of the people and for the purpose of making transport easier. This super tanker carries fuel to all parts of the world.