Why does mankind build the largest ships?
Humanity throughout itsexistence has always been inclined to gigantomania, that is, to the creation of structures or any objects of gigantic size. And till now people because of pride and ambition compete in the creation of something most-most - the largest building, the biggest burger, the largest dump truck and so on. And these achievements are all recorded in the very Guinness Book of Records. However, if we are talking about man-made giants, then the biggest ships are very notable in this respect.
On the other hand, the size of the ships is notself-admiration is human, but economic and structural necessity. Ships are divided into military and transport. Transport, in turn, are passenger and freight. In either case, a large ship will carry more cargo or passengers, which is economically advantageous, especially at great distances. In addition, the gigantic size provides the ship more stability, which makes it more safe, although it reduces speed. By the way, the first experience of creating a huge ship ended tragically - meaning "Titanic", then a miracle of technological progress. However, humanity did not stop building the largest ships. And this is not surprising.
The biggest ships in the world are a kind ofthe rating of giant boats, and subdivided into categories (depending on the destination). Such a list of record holders is constantly updated due to technological innovations and the ability to build increasingly sophisticated, powerful vessels of enormous size.
The largest ships for oil transportation in thisthe rating is represented by the tanker "Xin Buyan". It is a ship of Chinese origin, most recently launched. It has fantastic dimensions - 333 meters long and 60 meters wide. The tonnage of the ship is 308 tons. In addition to record sizes, it has ultra-modern electronic equipment. However, to be surprised - China, despite some global skepticism, is already the leading industrial power with advanced technologies.
The largest ships among dry cargo ships,engaged in container transport, is represented by the Danish vessel Emma Maersk. Until now, this ship in its category is the largest in length - 397 meters, with a deck width of 56 meters. In addition, it has not only a solid displacement of 171 tons, but also the world's largest diesel engine.
The largest ships of the world of military use -the American "grandfather" -Avianos carrier Enterprise, which is to this day an active combat ship (335.8 meters long) and the pride of the world's most democratic state, and the world's largest non-navigating Russian nuclear-powered missile cruiser Peter the Great. Vivat, Russia!
And, finally, the palm of the championship among the largestpassenger ships belong to the Finnish cruise liner-giant "Freedom of the Seas". In fact, this is a supercomfortable giant house on water 339-meter long. Equipped with the latest technology, it is able to mark and entertain with taste almost four and a half thousand people.