If you are wondering what the largest ship in the world is, then perhaps it is fair to provide a list that would include a number of candidates in that category.
5. The Harmony Of The Seas
The first candidate in the long line of large ships is the second largest passenger ship owned by the Royal Caribbean International, the cruise liner named Harmony of the Seas. As a matter of fact, it has surpassed its sister ships Allure of the Seas and Oasis of the Seas.
Only its sister Symphony of the Seas has surpassed the Harmony, which has a total of 2,757 rooms and accommodates 5,479 guests. It also has 23 swimming pools, 20 dining halls, and a theater with a seating capacity of 1,400 people.
If you think the legendary unsinkable ship Titanic was the largest cruise ship in history, then you are mistaken. The Oasis of the Seas and its sister ships are almost 5 times bigger than that.
4. TI Class Supertanker Oceania
Another large ship that you can include on the list is the TI Class Supertanker Oceania, which has a massive capacity to transfer crude oil.
The TI Class Supertanker is the frontrunner when it comes to gross tonnage and deadweight, aside from the Maersk Triple E class container that is bigger in length.
3. Emma Maersk
The Emma Maersk is the second largest ship in the world still in service until this day. It is the first container ship in the E-class out of the 8 ships owned by AP Moller-Maersk Group.
Basically, this container ship sails from one country to another carrying containers with various goods. Its length is 1,305 feet long with a carrying capacity of 11,000 TEU or twenty-foot equivalent units or 14,770 TEU.
2. Mont Or Seawise Giant
The Seawise Giant has more than enough memories throughout history. First off, this supertanker has a lot of names, such as the Seawise Gaint after it was constructed in Japan in the year 1979 by Sumitomo Heavy Industries Ltd.
Its other names include the Jahre Viking, Knock Nevis, and the Oppama. It was after the Iran-Iraq war when it got damaged by a missile attack where it was named Happy Gaint. It nearly sank but it was salvaged and repaired by the company and later named it Happy Giant.
Then in 2008-2009, the Happy Giant was finally sold to Indian ship breakers for demolition. It was later renamed as Mont for her final voyage. It can be considered the biggest oil taker type ship that was ever constructed.
1. Prelude FLNG
The world’s largest ship on the list is the Prelude FLNG or floating liquefied natural gas. This is considered the biggest ship on the planet ever built.
According to sources, this floating liquefied natural gas facility is longer than the famous Empire State Building in New York.
It started in 2013, when the oil company Shell built a 1,601-foot long and 243-foot wide ship called the Prelude FLNG. Its construction was never easy as it is composed of 260,000 tons of steel and weighs 600,000 tons overall.