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2017-12-05

Updated: the longest Ships in the World



In our Previous Post we outlined the top 10 longest ships or watercrafts in the world and they were placed according to the standard rating system that includes overall length, its weight carrying capacity and so on.


Today, we bring to you an updated information regarding the three longest ships in the world and they were rated based on the overall length (maximum points from end to end), the DWT or deadweight tonnage and GT or gross tonnage. 


Although they are thirteen in number, three ships have been singled out because of their outstanding features. They are as follows:

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Seawise Giant 

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This mighty moving sea object known as Seawise Giant is a ship used in conveying oil and history has it that it is the largest ship ever produced by man. It is rated as the largest because it has a length of 1,504.1 ft or 458.46 m, DWT or Deadweight tonnage of 564,650 and gross tonnage of 260,851.

According to the info gathered, Seawise Giant has been on sail for thirty years, 1979 and had a brake up in 2009. This ship was called at first Happy Giant, then Jahre Viking”, “Knock Nevis”, “Oppama”, and then lastly known as “Mont”.

Batillus Class

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The Batillus Class can be seen as one of the unique species of ships per say, the class is made up of a group of four supertanker ships established in France between the years 1976 to 1979. The Batillus Class experienced some years in service but not as long as Seawise Giant, it was scrapped in the year 2003. They were given the second position because of the length 414.22 m or 1,359.0 ft, the deadweight tonnage of 553,661-555,051 and gross tonnage of 274,837-275,276.

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Esso Atlantic Class

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Just like the Batillus Class, the Esso Atlantic Class is made up of two ships namely: - Esso Atlantic and Esso Pacific. Both the Esso Atlantic and Esso Pacific have a length of 1,333.9 ft or 406.57m and half a million deadweight tonnage in the maritime history. History has it that the two ships were in service since 1977 and were broken up in the year 2002.

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