Thursday, August 14, 2014

The longest and the 2nd longest ship ever built

Built as the Seawise Giant in 1979, later renamed the Happy Giant, Jahre VIking, Knock Nevis and Mont. Scrapped in 2010.
Length: 458.45 m (1,504.10 ft)
Beam: 68.8 m (225.72 ft)
Draught: 24.611 m (80.74 ft)
Some banana-esque structures for scale.
Mont, previously known as Knock Nevis, Jahre Viking, Happy Giant and Seawise Giant, was a ULCC supertanker. Before its decommission it was the longest ship ever built. After its final journey in 2009, it was intentionally beached in India for demolition.
She was built in 1979 in Japan. During the Iran-Iraq War it was damaged by an air force attack in the Strait of Hormuz in 1988. She was sank and was considered completely lost. However the wreckage was salvaged and repaired. After the repairs she was back in service as Happy Giant.

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