The world’s longest ship was the supertanker Seawise Giant. It was 458.45 m (1,504.1 ft) long and had a DWT of 564,763. It was eventually scrapped. The supertankers Batillus class (414.2 m (1,359 ft)) and Esso Atlantic class (406.6 m (1,334 ft)) were also scrapped. The longest active is the Mærsk E-class container ship. It is 397 m (1,302 ft) long.
Ship Length: Number 2 to 10
At number two is the G-Class Mærsk, a container ship. It is 367 m (1,204 ft) long and with a 97,933 GT. At number three is the container ship MSC Danit. It is 366.5 m (1,202 ft) long and with a 153,092 GT. At number four is the MSC Beatrice container ship. It is 366.1 m (1,201 ft) long with a 151,559 GT.
Number five is the container ship MSC Sola. It is 363 m (1,191 ft) long with a 131,771 GT. The MSC Ivana is at number six. It is 363 m (1,191 ft) long and 131,771 GT. The CMA CGM Andromeda container ship is at number seven. It is 363 m (1,191 ft) long with a GT of 131,332.
Number eight are the U.S.T. Atlantic class supertankers. They are 362.1 m (1,188 ft) long with 404,531 DWT. Number 9 in the list of the world’s longest ship is the Oasis Class. It is 360 m (1,181 ft) long and with a 225,282 GRT. The number ten spot belongs to the AS-Class Marsk. This container ship is 352 m (1,155 ft) long with a GT of 93,496.
Lengths of Scrapped Ships
The rankings would change if these scrapped ships are included in the list.
Next to the Seawise Giant, Batillus and Esso Atlantic, the longest scrapped ship was the N.A.I. Superba. It was 381.9 m (1,253 ft) long with a DWT of 409,400 DWT. Next would be the Berge Emperor class. It was 380.8 m (1,249 ft) long. The DWT was 423,700.
Number five would be the Globtik Tokyo class. It was 378.9 m (1,243 ft) long with a DWT of 484,000. Number six would be the Esso Mediterranean. Its length was 378.4 m (1,241 ft). The DWT was 456,368. All these ships were supertankers.
The status of the world’s longest ship may change any time. Today, ships are becoming larger and larger to accommodate the demands of passengers and cargo. This is particularly true of the cruise ships and the supertankers.