List of world's longest ships

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Size comparison between five of the longest ships of their type

The world's longest ships are listed according to their overall length (LOA), which is the maximum length of the vessel measured between the extreme points in fore and aft. In addition, the ships' deadweight tonnage (DWT) and gross tonnage (GT) are presented as they are often used to describe the size of a vessel.

The list includes the current record-holders, either as individual ships or ship classes, of each major ship type as well as some former record-holders and larger vessels that have been scrapped.

NameTypeLength overallDWTGT/GRTIn serviceStatusNotesRef
Prelude FLNGFLNG488 m (1,601 ft)600,000 DWT2017-Under construction"Prelude" was launched in South Korea during late 2013 and is owned by Shell Oil. The vessel will produce liquefied natural gas in the Browse Basin, 200 km off the western coast of Australia.[1]
Seawise GiantOil tanker458.46 m (1,504.1 ft)564,650 DWT260,851 GT1979–2009Broken upSeawise Giant became the longest and largest ship by deadweight tonnage after lengthening.[2]
Pierre GuillaumatOil tanker414.22 m (1,359.0 ft)555,051 DWT274,837 GT1977–1983Broken upBatillus-class supertankers Pierre Guillaumat was the longest and largest ship by deadweight tonnage ever laid down, as well as the largest ship by gross tonnage ever built.[3]
BatillusOil tanker414.22 m (1,359.0 ft)553,661 DWT273,550 GT1976–1985Broken upBatillus-class supertankers[4]
BellamyaOil tanker414.22 m (1,359.0 ft)553,661 DWT274,267 GT1976–1986Broken upBatillus-class supertankers[5]
PrairialOil tanker414.22 m (1,359.0 ft)555,046 DWT274,825 GT1979–2003Broken upBatillus-class supertankers[6]
Esso AtlanticOil tanker406.57 m (1,333.9 ft)516,891 DWT247,161 GT1977–2002Broken up[7]
Esso PacificOil tanker406.57 m (1,333.9 ft)516,421 DWT247,160 GT1977–2002Broken up[8]
Maersk Triple E class
(20 ships)
Container ship399 m (1,309 ft)196,000 DWT174,500 GT2013–In serviceThe twenty identical Maersk Triple E class container ships, first of which entered service in 2013, are the longest cargo ships currently in service.[9]
Maersk E class
(8 ships)
Container ship397.71 m (1,305 ft)158,200 DWT170,793 GT2006–In serviceThe Maersk E class container ships were the longest ships in service until the introduction of Triple E class in 2013.[10]
Explorer class
(3 ships)
Container ship396 m (1,299 ft)187,624 DWT175,342 GT2012–In serviceThe last three Explorer-class container ships were the largest container ships by capacity (TEU) until the introduction of the Maersk Triple E class.[11]
Nai SuperbaOil tanker381.92 m (1,253.0 ft)409,400 DWT198,783 GT1978–2001Broken up[12]
Nai GenovaOil tanker381.92 m (1,253.0 ft)402,932 DWT188,947 GT1978–2000Broken up[13]
Berge EmperorOil tanker381.82 m (1,252.7 ft)423,697 DWT203,112 GT1975–1986Broken up[14]
Berge EmpressOil tanker381.82 m (1,252.7 ft)423,697 DWT211,358 GT1976–2004Broken up[15]
TI class (4 ships)Oil tanker380 m (1,247 ft)441,893 DWT234,006 GT2002–In serviceThe four TI-class supertankers are the largest ships currently in service by deadweight tonnage. Two ships have been converted to floating storage and offloading (FSO) units.[16]
Valemax (35 ships)Bulk carrier360–362 m (1,181–1,188 ft)400,000 DWT200,000 GT2011–In serviceThe 400,000-ton Valemax ore carriers are the longest bulk carriers ever constructed as well as largest by deadweight tonnage. All 35 ships of this type are expected to be in service by 2013.[17]
Oasis class (2 ships)Cruise ship360 m (1,181 ft)15,000 DWT225,282 GT2009–In serviceOasis-class cruise ships Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas are the longest and largest passenger ships ever built by gross tonnage and passenger capacity.[18]
Queen Mary 2Ocean liner345 m (1,132 ft)19,189 DWT148,527 GT2003–In service[19][20]
Berge StahlBulk carrier343 m (1,125 ft)364,767 DWT 175,719 GT1986–In serviceBerge Stahl was the longest and largest bulk carrier by deadweight tonnage in 1986–2011.[21]
USS EnterpriseAircraft carrier342 m (1,122 ft)<94,000 DWT1961–2013RetiredLongest warship ever built. Decommissioned in March 2013.[22][23]
NameTypeLength overallDWTGT/GRTIn serviceStatusNotesRef

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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