What Is the World’s Largest Ship?

The largest ship the world has ever seen is not a passenger liner or a battleship, but an oil tanker!

The largest of the huge oil-carrying ships, called supertankers, is a French vessel that weighs more than half a million tons.

The ship, the Pierre Guillaumat, is 1,359 feet long, more than a quarter of a mile, and can carry over 20 million barrels of oil each year!

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