Biggest Ships of all time

The Top 20 biggest Ships of all time

Symphony of the Seas ship
Darthvadrouw, SymphonyOfTheSeas1, CC BY-SA 4.0

10. Symphony of the Seas (Oasis-Class) – Length: 361 metres (1,184 ft)

Symphony of the Seas is an Oasis-class cruise ship owned and operated by Royal Caribbean International. Symphony of the Seas was built in the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint Nazaire, France. She is the fourth ship in its Oasis-class series.

Vale Brasil ship
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9. Ore Brasil/Vale Brasil (Valemax-Class) – Length: 362 metres (1,187 ft)

The MS Ore Brasil, previously known as Vale Brasil, is a very large ore carrier owned by the Brazilian mining company Vale. She is the first of seven 400,000-ton very large ore carriers (VLOC) ordered by Vale from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering in South Korea and twelve from Jiangsu Rongsheng Heavy Industries in China, which are designed to carry iron ore from Brazil to Asia along the Cape route around South Africa.

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8. Nanny – Length: 364 metres (1,194 ft)

The Nanny was a Swedish tanker ship. 

TI Europe ship

7. TI Europe (Hellespont-Alhambra-Class) – Length: 380 metres (1,246 ft)

The TI Europe is a oil tanker, constructed for shipping company Hellespont Group by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering in Okpo, South Korea in 2002/2003.

Pieter Schelte Pioneering Spirit ship
FaceMePLS from The Hague, The Netherlands, Pieter Schelte (16050027248), CC BY 2.0

6. Pioneering Spirit/Pieter Schelte – Length: 382 metres (1,253 ft)

Pioneering Spirit (previously named Pieter Schelte) is the world’s largest construction vessel, designed for the single-lift installation and removal of large oil and gas platforms and the installation of record-weight pipelines. In June 2017, Pioneering Spirit commenced pipelay for the first line of SouthStream Transport B.V’s dual 930-km Turkish Stream pipeline in the Black Sea.

Majestic Maersk ship
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5. Majestic Maersk (Triple-E-Class) – Length: 399 metres (1,310 ft)

The Maersk Triple E-class container ships comprise a family of very large container ships of more than 18,000 TEU. In February and June 2011, Maersk awarded Daewoo Shipbuilding two US$1.9 billion contracts ($3.8bn total) to build twenty of the ships. The name “Triple E” is derived from the class’s three design principles: “Economy of scale, Energy efficient and Environmentally improved”.

MOL Triumph ship
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4. MOL Triumph (MOL 20.000-TEU-Typ) – Length: 400 metres (1,312 ft)

The MOL Triumph is the world’s first 20,000 TEU-class container ship and was built for the Japanese shipping operator Mitsui O.S.K. Lines. The ship was christened in a ceremony in South Korea on March 15, 2017. The Triumph will have five sisterships delivered during the further months.