It is very alluring to be traveling in the biggest ships amidst the tranquility blue sea with the sky spread out above us. However, if we are talking about the largest ship, it is all but natural that the first name that comes to our mind is that of the might Titanic which met the fateful incident at the onset of its journey. However, we are still unaware of the fact that there are a number of biggest ships out there. So it is going to be an interesting journey to look through the array of the top 10 biggest ships as on date.
10. TI Class Supertanker:
The TI class supertanker Oceania is one of the biggest ships if we are talking about the tonnage. The mighty TI class supertanker Oceania is the largest four double-hulled supertankers of the world. The gigantic capacity of carrying the crude oil is just awe inspiring. Though the Maersk Triple E class is the longer one still TI class supertanker Oceania happens to be the largest in the case of the gross tonnage and the deadweight tonnage which is more near to 440000 tons. The speed of the TI class supertanker Oceania lies between 16 to 18 knots making it the mighty one. It is powered by the latest technology, have the strength of tackling the oddities and the hindrances of the journey in the sea. The TI class supertanker Oceania is nearly 380 m or 1247 ft.
9. Norwegian Epic:
Norwegian Epic is another leading ship which is nearly 329 m long and has the capacity to hold 5800 passengers. If we consider its tonnage, it is as mighty as 155873 tons and costs nearly 1.2 billion dollars. The beautiful cruise from Norway started its journey from the year 2009 and since then have been the beauty of the sea. The Norwegian Cruise Line was completed under the supervision of STX Europe Chantiers de l’Atlantique located in France. After the negotiation which resulted as the after effect of some disputes, the mighty Norwegian Epic was handed over to NCL. After the completion, the mighty cruise started its journey in the year of 2010, 24th of June from the port of Southampton to New York.
8. USS Enterprise Class Carrier:
The length of the ship USS Enterprise Class Carrier is as long as 342 m. It has a jaw-dropping tonnage of 94700 tons and costs nearly 450 million dollars. The ship has the capacity of accommodating 5000 crews. It is serving for the last 50 years. It is notable that a ship for the first time was nuclear powered and also helped in the formation of a force that only comprises of nuclear powered mighty machines. It has taken part in the various wars and can be called the biggest ship for war.
7. Nimitz Class Carriers:
The Nimitz Class Carriers is one of the finest of US Navy and has the tonnage of 100000 tons. It has a length of nearly 333 meters. The mighty ship costs nearly 1 billion dollars and it can carry 6000 persons. It is one of the largest warships having the capability of subsiding under the sea water since it has a submarine. It was named after the commander Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, who took part in the Second World War
6. Gerald-Ford Class Carriers:
The Gerald-Ford Class Carriers has the length of 337 meters and in term of tonnage it is 100000 tons and the mighty ship costs nearly 12.8 billion dollars. It has the capacity of carrying 4300 crews. It is a mighty ship and has an elaborate design, though it carries fewer crews than that of the Nimitz Class Carrier. The supercarrier is one of the last generation ones which are taken up by the US army. This is one of the most popular and useful ships which is being used by the US army.
5. Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller:
Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller is one of the ships which better known as the container vessels. It is undoubtedly one of the biggest ships since it has a mighty capacity of carrying 18270 containers and is 399 meters or nearly 1309 ft and it is believed to be the longest ship also. The ship was designed and constructed by the South Korean company, Marine Engineering (DSME) and the Daewoo Shipbuilding for Maersk and had its first sail in the year 2013. Mighty as she has a speed of 23 knots.
4. RMS Queen Mary 2:
The RMS Queen Mary 2 which is also known as the QM2 is a splendid vessel on the sea. It is the vessel which was dedicated to the Cunard Line by Queen Elizabeth the 2nd in the year 1969 and since then it has remained under the Cunard Line only. The latest form was named by Queen Elizabeth the 2nd. The ship has derived its previous name – RMS Queen Mary from Mary of Teck, the consort of King George V. It was the only means to link Southampton with New York and it happened to be in the service when Queen Elizabeth 2nd retired in the year 2008.
3. Oasis of the Seas, Allure of the Seas:
Oasis of the seas and Allure of the seas belongs to the same ship. They are often called the two sisters. It is said that these are the biggest cruisers in the world. If we are taking into account the weight of the ship then you would be surprised to hear that it is even higher than the quantum class. They normally sail in the Caribbean Sea route. The owner of the ship and the classy cruise is the Royal Caribbean International. Its construction began in the November of 2007, and was completed within the next two years and was ready to sail in the year 2009 in the month of October. It has the capacity of accommodating 6000 passengers. In the case of tonnage, it is nearly 225282 tons and the length is nearly 361.6 m or 1187 ft.
2. MS Quantum of the Seas:
MS Quantum of the Seas is yet another biggest ship which belongs to the Royal Caribbean International. Talking about the length of the cruise it is nearly 3471 m and in tonnage, it is as mighty as 168666 tons. The mighty cruise costs as bountiful as 935 million dollars. MS Quantum of the Seas was handed over to the Royal Caribbean International in the year 2014 on 28th October which started sailing from the port of Shanghai, China. This is one of the premium cruises which were built. From the Shanghai port, it traveled all the way down to Cape Liberty Cruise Port crossing the Caribbean Sea. The cruise has a splendid view once it is seen in the night.
1. Pioneering Spirit:
This is by far the biggest ships from the point of view of both carrier and that of cargo in the world. It is initially an aircraft carrier and at the same time, it happens to be a cruise. It was initiated in the year 2013 in South Korea by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering. Pioneering Spirit which was earlier known as the Pieter Schelte is specially designed to lift the large gas and oil tanks. It has been designed by the Swiss Allseas Group and is as mighty as 382 m long and in width is 124 m. The mighty ship costs near about 2.6 billion dollars. It started its journey from the year 2016 of the month of August. This can lift nearly 13500 tons which are certainly a world record.
This is the tour of the listing of the largest and mightiest ships present. Other than the cruises it is certainly very interesting to note the biggest ships which are used by the US army. Even more than that it is striking to see billions of dollars which are spent to be involved in the war. To know about the biggest ships is certainly an awe-inspiring as well spine chilling one.