How The Biggest Ships Were Built (36 pics)

Posted in PICTURES       15 Nov 2010       17126       5

The Batillus class supertankers are the largest vessels by gross tonnage ever built. There were 4 of them, each at 555,000 metric tons DWT, constructed by France in the 1970s. A gross tonnage of Batillus is 275,276 tons. Still, if considering fully-loaded displacement, the Batillus ships don’t hold the world’s record. They are edged out by the Seawise Giant ship that serves as an oil tanker. Still, the Batillus class ships are records for tankers (with the depth of 36 meters and full load draft of 28.5 meters), and, inside this post, you can see how these largest ships were built.

 



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miso251sk 9 year s ago
that engine is pure esence of egineering and technology. If there is a picture in better resolution here, I would make a poster of it. Beautifull.
       
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Fenrisulven 9 year s ago
These photos are old... from 1976. This ship was scraped in 1985.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batillus
Never underestimate the power of large crowds, of stupid people.
       
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2Cool4Ice 9 year s ago
dosn't interest remindsme of that how it's made sery from discovery, hated that one
       
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JMC 9 year s ago
These are just pictures of it being built, not "how" is was built...big difference
       
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Walter 9 year s ago
I don't give a damn!!
       
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