The 9 Biggest Ships In the World

Inspired by the ongoing threat to UK oil tankers at the moment I decided to find out just how big a ship the Iranians could possibly hijack, which brought me to this page. The winner was always going to be a ULCC (Ultra Large Crude Carrier) also known as an oil tanker :p

The biggest is the Jahre Viking, formerly known as the Knock Nevis, pictured below:

Tonnage: 260,941 GT (214,793 NT)
Length: 458.45 m (1,504 ft)
Beam: 68.8 m (226 ft)
Draught: 24.611 m (81 ft)
Capacity: 564,763 DWT
Speed: 16 knots (30 km/h; 18 mph)







Also found this old clip of Jeremy Clarkson giving everybody a tour of this very same ship..

See all 9 ships..