The Seawise Giant is one of the biggest ship ever built and measures a staggering 458 meters in length. It also had the greatest deadweight tonnage ever and fully laden displaced 657,019 tons. Built in 1979, the vessel’s final journey was in 2010.
Batillus A supertanker built in 1976 by Chantiers de l’Atlantique in France, the Batillus was constructed for the French branch of Shell Oil. She had a deadweight tonnage of 553,662 tonnes, and her cargo was carried in 40 tanks. Two propellers, each driven by two Stal-Laval steam turbines developing a group capacity of 32,500 horsepower, carried out propulsion duties for this supertanker. Her last voyage was to Taiwan, where she was scrapped for US $8 million.
Constructed in 1979, “Seawise Giant,” later “Happy Giant,” “Jahre Viking,” and “Knock Nevis,” was the longest ship ever built and possessed the greatest deadweight tonnage ever recorded. The heaviest ship of any kind, and with a draft of 81 ft (24.6 m), she was incapable of navigating the English Channel, the Suez Canal or the Panama Canal. Overall, she was generally considered the largest ship ever built, as well as the largest self-propelled man made object.