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7 the world's largest ships

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7 the world's largest ships



We chose the seven most amazing giant ships. Five of them have been sent recently, two have already been written off, and for one you can even buy a ticket. Each of them - the champion in its category.

The longest ship on earth


Length - 488 m, width - 74 m, deadweight - 600 000 t. Launched in 2013 year.



The largest ship on the planet and the largest floating structure ever created by man is the Prelude FLING. It is equal in length to the famous Wailing Wall in Israel. On board could accommodate five full-size football fields or 175 Olympic swimming pools. However, its purpose is different: it is the world's first floating factory for the extraction and liquefaction of natural gas.

The vessel belongs to the Dutch-British oil and gas company Shell, built in South Korea by Samsung Heavy Industries, and will work off the coast of Australia, extracting gas from the ocean floor - the first drilling is scheduled for 2017 year. In the strict sense of the word, this is not a ship at all: the Prelude will not be able to sail under its own power, and will have to be towed to the workplace. But this monster is unsinkable and indestructible: it was created specifically for service in the “zone of cyclones” in the open ocean and is able to withstand a hurricane of even the fifth, highest category. The planned service life is 25 years.

Petronas Towers with Spiers

Length - 458,45 m, width - 68,86 m, deadweight - 564 763 t. Launched in 1979 year, recycled in 2010-m.



The largest tanker for transportation of oil Seawise Giant for its size hit the Guinness Book of Records. The ship on 6 m is longer than the 88-storey Petronas towers in Kuala Lumpur, along with the spiers, and is approximately equal in width to the football field. It is so large that the draft did not allow it to pass through the Suez, Panama canals and the English Channel.

Designed and built in Japan by Sumitomo Heavy Industries Ltd. in the middle of 1970's, the tanker was destined for a Greek customer. However, he refused to buy: during the tests revealed a strong vibration of the hull during voyage in reverse. As a result, the ship was resold by the Hong Kong company and rebuilt: its full-load displacement reached an absolute record - 657 018 t. During its long life, the ship changed owners and names several times, it was Happy Giant, Jahre Viking, Knock Nevis, Mont, went under the Liberian, Norwegian, American flags and the flag of Sierra Leone.

In 1986, the Seawise Giant was nearly destroyed during the Iran-Iraq war. A rocket fired by an Iraqi fighter caused a fire on board, the crew evacuated, and the ship ran aground in the Strait of Hormuz and was considered to be sunken. The Norwegians found it, repaired it and sent it to a new voyage. Since 2004, the world's largest tanker has ceased to be floating and was used as an oil storage facility near Qatar. In 2009, he made his last journey to the shores of India and was dismantled for scrap. After the disposal of the giant, the four largest double-hull TI-class ships are the largest supertankers: Oceania, Africa, Asia and Europe. They have a length of 380 m and exceed their competitors by deadweight - 441 585 t.

Four Statues of Liberty

Length - 382 m, width - 124 m, deadweight - 48 000 t. Launched in 2013 year.



The catamaran ship Pioneering Spirit, which until February 2015 was called Pieter Schelte, is the absolute champion in deck space. The creators claim that it can fit a small town. Four statues of Liberty (93 m with a pedestal) could be laid in length. The ship was built in South Korea on the project of the Finnish company. Its function is to lay underwater pipelines and move drilling platforms. In January 2015, the ship arrived in Europe and had already reached the center of the scandal because of its name - in honor of the Nazi criminal Peter Shelte Heerm, an SS officer who was found guilty of war crimes and escaped punishment. Seeing a giant ship with such a name in Rotterdam, the Jewish communities of Great Britain and Holland raised a fuss, with the result that even the British government was in favor of renaming the ship. Under pressure from the public, the head of the company Allseas, which owns the miracle ship, and the birth son of Peter Shelte, Edward Heerma, agreed not to use the father’s name in the catamaran’s name and changed it to neutral Pioneering Spirit.
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  1. BladeRunner
    BladeRunner 13 June 2016 06: 24
    +36
    Right seven fellow
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    2. Sharky
      Sharky 13 June 2016 09: 56
      +26
      Become weak. As if ripped off from some English-language resource. Actually, the term "ship" only applies to warships. Anything civil is a "ship". Sailors don't like this word because it is associated with a vessel used in medicine.
      Information:
      Medical ship - a reservoir for receiving urine and feces in bed patients. During use, it is placed under the human pelvis.
      Therefore, one can often hear the outdated name "steamer" from a sailor. As a sailor, I tell you this hi
      The sailors do not like the word "floats" either, because the "ho * but" floats, and the steamer goes yes . Such are the subtleties of marine terminology.
      1. jjj
        jjj 13 June 2016 16: 25
        +5
        In some cases, icebreakers can be called ships. In the old days, the Arkhangelsk Pomors also called their Kochi ships. And in folklore it sounds like "little ship", "little ship". For example: "Thirty-three ships ran out, flew out and from across the Danube ..." There is also a dirty word - "shipbuilder". The ship was also lovingly called "Columbine" as the Black Sea floating battery No. 3 "Don't touch me!", As the everyday nickname of a submarine, as an old river deckless ship
      2. Victor Pavlovich
        Victor Pavlovich 13 June 2016 19: 20
        +1
        right. that's why we always called civilians "a piece of paper")) and not only for medical reasons, but also ... hell knows what to expect from them)))
      3. Simple
        Simple 13 June 2016 22: 01
        0
        Submarine
        Fighting swimmers.
        World Swimming Championships.
        Watercraft.
        about a ship or a sailor - to sail, go sailing ◆ When I sailed in the stormy sea and my ship sank ... F.K. Sologub ◆ Almost all his life he sailed on Murmansk ships. B. V. Shergin, “From Diaries”, 1930 – 1960 (cited from the National Corps of the Russian Language, see References)
        to be or move on the surface or in the bulk of a liquid medium without touching the bottom (about a movement made repeatedly or not in a certain direction, in contrast to the similarly meaning gl. swim) ◆ It’s funny to see how a person swims in clothes and fights with waves ! A. P. Chekhov, “The Drowned Man” ◆ Not a single person in the world has ever eaten such a soup: some feathers are floating instead of butter. N.V. Gogol ◆ A lot of fallen leaves swam in the water, I caught them, blew them into the water; she was sweet, very tasty. Anatoly Kuznetsov, “Babi Yar”, 1970 (cited from the National Corps of the Russian Language, see References)

        YOU ARE CONFUSED WITH THE VERGE TO SWIM. G *** o - floats, not SWIMS
        1. Sharky
          Sharky 14 June 2016 02: 03
          +1
          Well, since the topic has come up about * but, I will explain to you from the point of view of science. The substance under discussion floats according to the law of Archimedes. Since the buoyancy of a particular body is determined by its density, and the object under consideration often has a density lower than the density of water, it will remain on the surface of the water (on the line of demarcation of two media, if you want), pushed out by the force of Archimedes. In other words, it acquires a certain buoyancy. FLOATS ON THE SURFACE. And floating on the surface, it can float in a certain direction, depending on the current or wind, for example. That is, it floats on the surface and floats with the flow. hi
        2. Ustinov 055 055
          Ustinov 055 055 17 June 2016 11: 38
          0
          Quote: Just
          It’s funny to see how a person swims in clothes and fights with the waves! A.P. Chekhov

          And what should he write walks.? As an officer of the Navy, I confirm the above. Sharky has such a thing in the fleet, we go and do not swim, etc. So it’s not necessary to operate with excerpts, it’s a tradition like Hodkovism in the Navy.
      4. verboo
        verboo 13 June 2016 22: 49
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        Quote: Sharky
        because the "ho * but" floats, and the steamer goes

        Does it go big?
        This is nonsense. And show-off stupid. And under "go *** but", as you can see, you can sum up anything you want.
        1. Sharky
          Sharky 14 June 2016 02: 08
          0
          Are you a sailor? Do you know nautical terminology and traditions? I think the answer to both questions is no. It would be better to broaden horizons than to engage in demagoguery.
          1. Uncle lee
            Uncle lee 14 June 2016 04: 08
            +7
            - "I used to go on ships, sailing" ....
            - "We went hiking, to distant lands" ...
            - "The ship is leaving, leaving, it's time for us to say goodbye" ...
            - "The fisherman is leaving on his dangerous path" ...
            - "The ships will stand and go on course" ...
      5. BEECH 1972
        BEECH 1972 15 June 2016 10: 16
        +1
        Quote: Sharky
        Therefore, one can often hear the outdated name "steamer" from a sailor. As a sailor, I tell you this.

        And you try to call as my dad, that all his life he went as a captain on ships. I did not follow in his footsteps, but nevertheless from the age of five I hung around in the port, on all the vessels without exception, on which my father went. Often, if they took it, they went on voyages, but I never heard a steamer from any of the crew. If the ship was called according to the type of its power plant, and the ship was with a hybrid car, then they clicked on it with a diesel electric ship, if with a classic car it was just a ship. And do not confuse it with rail transport, there are locomotives running on ruts, just like locomotives used to go. It used to be that sailors called a ship standing in the port a ship, but more often they clicked on its professional specification, for example, a container ship or a cargo ship, and called a name. Naval warriors click their ships in the same way, a proud cruiser or a brisk destroyer, if they did without names and breeds, they simply did not call ships. Warship, combat campaign. Even tugboats or other auxiliary ships were necessarily combat, not to mention minesweepers. Therefore, not everything is as simple as our southwestern non-brothers say. If you do not want to call your ship a vessel, by profession or by its name, then call it a ship and you will not lose. =)
        1. Sharky
          Sharky 17 June 2016 09: 54
          0
          The word "steamer" suits me perfectly. All my sailor friends use it too. We also often call it by the type of ship, but it carries a generalized, collective meaning "steamer". Everything is individual here. It was like this in your father's time, and now it is like this. Whatever "ship" was called, I have never heard. Earlier, in the old days, sailors' tattoos were in vogue, but now no one beats them almost. Not fashionable. Other times, other interests ... hi
    3. Petr petrov
      Petr petrov 13 June 2016 18: 24
      +1
      Petka ...... yes Chapay !!!!!! laughing
  2. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 13 June 2016 06: 30
    +14
    One two seven good
    1. Mordvin 3
      Mordvin 3 13 June 2016 06: 56
      +8
      Quote: Thunderbolt
      One two seven good

      The seventh letter of the Russian alphabet is called "live". Dutch Jews are asked not to make noise. laughing
    2. igordok
      igordok 13 June 2016 12: 53
      +2
      Link.
      Read the continuation of the material on the largest ships in the world on the portal "My Planet".

      And you will be happy. The article is unfinished.
  3. Dart2027
    Dart2027 13 June 2016 06: 51
    +19
    You read inattentively.

    Prelude FLING is the first.
    Seawise Giant is the second.
    Four TI-class ships with a double hull: Oceania, Africa, Asia and Europe - the third, fourth, fifth, sixth.
    Pioneering Spirit - seventh.

    Total really - seven.
    1. Vladimirets
      Vladimirets 13 June 2016 07: 12
      +12
      Quote: Dart2027
      Total really - seven.

      "for one you can even buy a ticket."

      And on which of them are tickets sold? what
      1. Dart2027
        Dart2027 13 June 2016 07: 47
        0
        I do not quite understand what you mean.
        1. Vladimirets
          Vladimirets 13 June 2016 08: 02
          +4
          Quote: Dart2027
          I do not quite understand what you mean.

          The article says: "Five of them were sent to sea recently, two have already been written off, and you can even buy a ticket for one." Which of these ships can I buy a ticket for? These are specialized vessels. I understand that the article is not finished and there must be some kind of cruise ship or ferry. yes
          1. Thunderbolt
            Thunderbolt 13 June 2016 08: 34
            +8
            Quote: Vladimirets
            Which of these ships can I buy a ticket for?
            Here is a link for youhttp://www.moya-planeta.ru/travel/view/samye_bolshie_korabli_v_mire_10293/(full article there). Buy a ticket for this handsome and happy sailing! crying
            Then you can publish a photo story with us, we will discuss how people live in overseas countries laughing
            1. Vladimirets
              Vladimirets 13 June 2016 08: 50
              +14
              Quote: Thunderbolt
              Buy a ticket for this handsome and happy sailing!

              Now I’m only selling an apartment. smile
            2. Vadim237
              Vadim237 13 June 2016 10: 48
              +7
              Yes the harmony of the seas ship is chic
              1. Paranoid50
                Paranoid50 13 June 2016 11: 25
                +6
                Something similar can often be seen on the English Embankment or "across the road" on Vaska. They are, of course, mainly ferries, but still ... Local folk fun is to watch from the Blagoveshchensky bridge how these "swallows" with the help of tugs make a U-turn in the water area of ​​the Neva.
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                2. Greenwood
                  Greenwood 13 June 2016 13: 25
                  +8
                  We also have frequent guests in Vlad. wink
                  In the foreground is the railway (!!!) station.
                  1. jjj
                    jjj 13 June 2016 16: 03
                    +4
                    I don’t know, I don’t like these passenger hulks. For some reason, I immediately want to calculate the windage and take a closer look at stability. I understand that with modern rescue systems, the evacuation can theoretically be carried out in the allotted time. But on the practical side, this is not feasible. I prefer the liners that went from Europe to the States. I consider the "Normandy" to be the best; our engineers, who emigrated after the revolution, calculated the hull lines for it. And our two liners - "Pushkin" and "Lermontov"
                    1. vadim dok
                      vadim dok 13 June 2016 17: 19
                      +2
                      Both liners are NOT Soviet (Russian) built! Name at least one ship (liner), a ship of Russian (Soviet) built!
                    2. verboo
                      verboo 13 June 2016 23: 05
                      0
                      Quote: jjj
                      I prefer liners that went from Europe to the States.

                      Titanic, for example? belay
                      Quote: jjj
                      I consider the "Normandy" to be the best; our engineers who emigrated after the revolution calculated the hull lines for it.

                      I think they didn’t even trust them to transfer the papers. They had such qualifications, just look at what they built before the revolution in Russia.
                      Quote: jjj
                      And our two liners - "Pushkin" and "Lermontov"

                      In fact, they were German-built. Project Seefa 750 shipyard VEB Mathias Thesen Werft Wismar.
                  2. midivan
                    midivan 14 June 2016 01: 51
                    +2
                    Quote: Greenwood
                    We also have frequent guests in Vlad. wink
                    In the foreground is the railway (!!!) station.

                    good beautiful! no, here are idiots on seas and oceans, but in Vladik on rail laughing but seriously, there is a picture (seen in net), from the hill you have, I do not know what kind of street it is, but there the sight of such boats is generally a plague!
                    1. Pioneer Stalin
                      Pioneer Stalin 23 June 2016 19: 07
                      +1
                      This street in Vladivostok is called Okeansky Prospekt, and lively it looks grandiose. And the word hill is not accepted in the city, they are called hills here)
                  3. yehat
                    yehat 14 June 2016 16: 23
                    0
                    ship that came on rails? laughing
                    1. Greenwood
                      Greenwood 14 June 2016 16: 46
                      +1
                      Our railway station is 100 meters from the Marine Station. The rails are 50 meters from the water. laughing
  4. igorkuzik
    igorkuzik 13 June 2016 06: 58
    +5
    These are not ships, but ships!
    1. Stinger
      Stinger 13 June 2016 07: 20
      +5
      These are not ships, but steamboats.
      1. Sharky
        Sharky 13 June 2016 10: 08
        +2
        Stinger, you deserve a "plus" drinks
  5. Lester7777
    Lester7777 13 June 2016 08: 02
    +2
    It was probably worth mentioning the dock ship "Blue marlin".
  6. Wild Hunt
    Wild Hunt 13 June 2016 08: 05
    -2
    Do religious people really believe in the story of Noah's ark? fool
    1. gla172
      gla172 13 June 2016 08: 36
      -1
      Yes, they believe in everything ,,,, what is the benefit .... for them ....
    2. Mordvin 3
      Mordvin 3 14 June 2016 00: 38
      +2
      Quote: Wild Hunt
      Do religious people really believe in the story of Noah's ark? fool

      In the register of Lloyd Noah, the ark, oddly enough, is present.
    3. BEECH 1972
      BEECH 1972 15 June 2016 10: 32
      0
      Quote: Wild Hunt
      Do religious people really believe in the story of Noah's ark? fool

      In the 2248th century, in Lloyd’s full international registry of all ships that had ever plowed the seas and oceans, the entry number one appeared: “Built in 300 BC. Material - a tree of an unknown breed. The length of the vessel is 50 cubits, the width is 20 cubes and the height is XNUMX cubits. Three-deck vessel. Designed to transport animals. The owner is Noah and the sons. Last time vessel seen on Mount Ararat. "
  7. 76rtbr
    76rtbr 13 June 2016 08: 24
    +4
    It is equal in length to the famous Western Wall in Israel.

    and still there is a length - 38 parrots !! author, I poh.ru the length of your crying !!!
  8. svp67
    svp67 13 June 2016 08: 39
    +2
    But this monster is unsinkable and unkillable:
    Somehow History says that there is nothing "unsinkable and indestructible" ...
    the Jewish communities of Great Britain and Holland made a fuss,
    Against this background, the silence of such communities of "heroization" of such "heroes" in Ukraine is absolutely incomprehensible.
  9. igordok
    igordok 13 June 2016 08: 47
    +3
    But this monster is unsinkable and unkillable.

    With these words, "Titanic" is always remembered.
  10. vanavatny
    vanavatny 13 June 2016 09: 29
    +3
    better less yes better laughing
  11. Dimon19661
    Dimon19661 13 June 2016 10: 10
    +3
    The author forgot about Batillus at 660 tons.
    1. dmi.pris
      dmi.pris 13 June 2016 11: 46
      +8
      The author forgot about everything ... I didn’t even finish the article ...
  12. alex47russ
    alex47russ 13 June 2016 11: 02
    -1
    Not enough! It seems to me that someone has math problems !!!
  13. PPD
    PPD 13 June 2016 11: 34
    0
    Strange article. I counted only 3 draft ships, where are 7? Or is the total counted? negative
    As if from a foreign magazine ripped off.
    1. aba
      aba 15 June 2016 01: 05
      0
      I counted only 3 draft ships, where are 7?

      Comments, of course, do not read? wink
  14. Woldemar
    Woldemar 13 June 2016 15: 08
    +4
    What I liked most from this article is that the son of a Nazi criminal owns the company and calls the ships the name of his killer dad. Normally the children of executioners live like that, richly. Looted for a war of values, killed a bunch of people, and now they live happily ever after and do not even feel shy, much less repent.
  15. Backfire
    Backfire 13 June 2016 16: 11
    +1
    Very interesting but where are the rest wink
  16. Victorio
    Victorio 13 June 2016 18: 39
    0
    minus for "ships", the rest is a plus
  17. Dionis2019
    Dionis2019 14 June 2016 03: 18
    0
    PRELUDE SAMSUNG HEAVY INDUSTRIES photo 03.06.2016/XNUMX/XNUMX ..... it does not look like it was built ...
  18. 25ru
    25ru 14 June 2016 05: 52
    0
    This is not an article. This is a note from a madman who was intercepted by the orderlies in time. The author would not be disgraced - flot.com. Reviews, such as: "... Who has ... more" - there in bulk.
    And, Dear, enough tryndet on the subject: ship / ship. Naval Dictionary open and read the wording. My school was generally ancient, gray and plain-looking cover - nine hundred shaggy year. Stop ponty pounding - got it.
    And on the topic: go on a RIB boat, past the Maersk container carrier, when he is standing at the bunkering point. Special sensations.
  19. proud
    proud 14 June 2016 21: 15
    0
    The article is complete! The author is a big minus!
  20. Region-25.rus
    Region-25.rus 27 July 2016 00: 30
    +1
    Quote: Greenwood
    We also have frequent guests in Vlad. wink
    In the foreground is the railway (!!!) station.


    Oh eptel) Native land)) Already a tear struck)))