Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: USA & Singapore
Ferrari Life Posts: 5,509
I did see that documentary also. It was very cool! I wouldn't mind serving on that ship! They were very right when they were talking about how hectic sea trails can be. You take a bridge that would normally be manned by 2 or 3 people, on sea trails you will have 50 people up there speaking 3 or 4 different languages (each with their own agenda and tests they want to run).
And I must correct you about the QM2 being the world's largest ship. It is the world's largest Passenger ship. The title of the largest ship in the world would have to go to the ULCC Jahre Viking (ULCC = Ultra Large Crude Carrier). I don't believe there is anything larger afloat.
QM2 - 1,132 ft
JV - 1,503 ft
QM2 - 135 ft
JV - 226 ft
QM2 - 32 ft 10 in
JV - 82 ft
The Cunard website indicates the QM2's gross tons as 151,400. The Jahre Viking, fully loaded, displaces 565,000 metric tons.
The Queen Mary 2 carries 2,620 passengers and 1,253 crew. The Jahre Viking carries no passengers and I would expect her to have a crew of around 30.
'79 308 GTS, '82 Jeep CJ7 Jamboree
"Time is what prevents everything from happening all at once."