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post #1 of 11 Old 05-16-2004, 10:10 PM Thread Starter
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World's largest ship

I thought Pete and others would like this link. I was watching Discovery Channel talk about this ship. Over 3 acres in size!

http://www.cunard.com/QM2/home.asp
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that's a whole lot of Mary
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I wish the US Navy had something like her, my 3 1/2 years at sea would have been a whole lot more enjoyable.
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yep, saw it, they showed their maiden voyage on a tv show here
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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.

Length:
QM2 - 1,132 ft
JV - 1,503 ft

Beam:
QM2 - 135 ft
JV - 226 ft

Draft:
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.

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I looked up a picture of it.

You can make a floating house of it...

I once heard that oiltankers are often sold while they are going to their customer. So that halfway the course it changes direction to go the the customer it has been sold to. Another thing I heard is that they use that much fuel, that if they see another boat on collision course far ahead, and they have precedence, that they won't go an inch of their course because it costs that much fuel to change the course of such a boat.

I bet Pete can shine a light on this
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It's one huge vessel. It's making a statement and I don't know what.

That there are more rich people now?
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Bob,

That is not the Queen Mary 2. This is the Queen Mary 2:

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Bob,

Ignore my post. I see what you posted now. I should read more closely.

Anyways, there is the Queen Mary 2. Nice ship.
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I once heard that oiltankers are often sold while they are going to their customer. So that halfway the course it changes direction to go the the customer it has been sold to. Another thing I heard is that they use that much fuel, that if they see another boat on collision course far ahead, and they have precedence, that they won't go an inch of their course because it costs that much fuel to change the course of such a boat.

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It's not the tanker that is sold enroute, but often the cargo may be sold, sometimes several times, while the ship is underway. Usually the cargo is worth much more than the ship.

They do use a bunch of fuel, but I bet the QM2 uses more fuel than the Jahre Viking. The JV only goes about 13 kts. The QM2 goes 30 kts and they also have huge power requirements for the hotel services.

Supertankers do not have an automatic precedence. There are clearly defined International "Rules of the Road" governing which vessel has the right of way. In open waters, the Jahre Viking may be required to alter her course for a fishing vessel or even a sailboat. In confined waters, she would be "Constrained by Draft" and all other vessels would be required to keep clear. In heavily travelled areas there are traffic seperation schemes to keep the ships going in one direction away from the ships going the other direction.

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I remember reading about this ship a while ago - as she's had a very interesting history - see below:

http://www.exim-india.com/link/oldis...s/shipping.htm
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