Saturday, December 20, 2008

World Largest Ship

KNOCK NEVIS is the world's largest ship at 458.4 meters long (over 1/4 of a mile) and 68.9 meters wide. Previous names: 1989 Seawise Giant, 1991 Happy Giant, 2004 Jahre Viking.

KNOCK NEVIS is so huge that when fully laden she cannot pass through the 32 mile wide English channel because it cannot be manoeuvred, as travelling in a straight line is its best forte.

Fully laden, she sits 24.5 meters deep in the sea, a depth great enough to stop her from accessing most of the world’s major ports.

The cargo of oil she normally carries is worth $122 million - separated from the sea by just 3.5cm of steel plate!

The holds could swallow St Pauls Cathedral four times over. It has a crew of 35 to 40, which means it only needs two lifeboats. It takes 5.5 miles to stop with a turning circle of over 2 miles.

HK Snob

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