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SHIPS IN MY HEART

1) M/S MOFJELL (12,870 tdw)
I/S Mofjell (Torvald Klaveness), Oslo, Norway
In service as M/T & M/S Mofjell: 1958 - 1965

Built in 1939-46 as tanker by Deutsche Werft A/G, Hamburg as B#234.
Main engines: 2 x M.A.N. 8 cyl., 5.100 bhp, top speed 13 knots.
Converted to bulk carrier in Horten, Norway in 1960.

Built by Deutsche Werft A/G, Hamburg, originally ordered by The Texas
Company (Norway) A/S, Oslo in 1939. This company was controlled by The
Texas Co., US, and its ships managed by Haakon Chr. Mathiesen, Oslo.
Transferred in Apr. 1940 to Texas Co., Wilmington, Delaware. Launched
June 14, 1941 for Texaco Panama Inc., Panama, laid up unfinished. Damaged
by allied air attack on Hamburg in Apr. 30, 1945. Repaired and completed
in 1946 to the original orderer: The Texas Co (Norway) A/S, Oslo.

1946M/T AmericaNorway
1958M/T MofjellNorway
1960M/S MofjellNorway
1965M/S Seven SunsPanama
1967M/S Bulk TransportPanama
1969ScrappedTaiwan

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2) M/T SIMONA (16,155 tdw)
Tschudi & Eitzen, Oslo, Norway
In service as M/T Simona until 1965

Built in 1953 for Skips A/S Navalis, Oslo, Norway by
Uddevallavarvet AB, Uddevalla, Sweden as B#128.
Main engine: M.A.N. 7 cyl., 6.300 bhp at 115 rpm, service speed 13.5 knots.
Metric length overall: 162.4

1953M/T SimonaNorway
1965M/T FimonaNorway
1968M/T Katina MCyprus
1976ScrappedSpain

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3) M/T SIRANDA (15,985 tdw)
Tschudi & Eitzen, Oslo, Norway
In service as M/T Siranda until 1966

Built in 1949 by Kockums, Malmö, Sweden as B#294 for
Skibs A/S Glarona, Oslo, Norway
Main engine: Kockums-MAN 6 cyl, service speed 13.5 knots
Metric length overall: 162.6

1949M/T SirandaNorway
1966M/T MarisiraLiberia
1971Scrapped

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4) M/T STORFOLD (17,390 tdw)
Tschudi & Eitzen, Oslo, Norway
In service as M/T Storfold: 1966 - 1974

Built in 1954 by Götaverken, Gothenburg, Sweden as B#682 for
Hvalfangeraktieselskapet Vestfold (Johan Rasmussen & Co., Sandefjord, Norway) as M/T NORFOLD.
Main engine: Götaverken 9 cyl., 6.750 bhp, top speed 14.5 knots.
Metric length overall: 167.4

1954M/T NordfoldNorway
1966M/T StorfoldNorway
1974M/T SunlightMalta
1975Scrapped

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5) M/S GAUSDAL (33,580 tdw)
Boe & Pedersen, Oslo, Norway
In service as M/S Gausdal: 1965 - 1978

Built in 1965 by Uddevallavarvet AB, Uddevalla, Sweden as B#270.
Main engine: B&W 7 cyl, 10.500 bhp, top speed 14.5 knots.
Metric length overall: 196.3
Sep. 1974 converted to bulk/car carrier.
Apr. 1978 Boe & Pedersen went bankrupt, and vessel taken over by the bank.
Further operation by Lorentzens Rederi Co., Oslo, Norway, until July 1978.

1965M/S GausdalNorway
1978M/S Dona ElviraPanama
1983M/S Sea Conqueror
1985Scrapped

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6) M/S SUSAA (6,250 tdw)
A. H. Basse (D/S Hetland A/S), Copenhagen, Denmark
In service as M/S Susaa: 1965 - 1970

Notes: Basse & Co. was a steamship management company based in
Copenhagen, Denmark. Prior to WWII shown as T. Basse, afterwards
as Basse & Co. and finally A. H. Basse being liquidated in 1978.
The "H" probably relates to D/S Hetland A/S under which they seem
to have originally operated.

Built in 1959 by Cantiere Navale Dante Itoyz, Viareggio, Italy as B#522 for
Skibs A/S Vilhelm Torkildsens Rederi, Bergen, Norway.
Main engine: FIAT-Ansaldo 6 cyl., 4500 bhp, top speed 15,5 knots
Metric length overall: 113.9

1959M/S MarstenenNorway
1960M/S BukkenNorway
1962M/S MarstenenNorway
1965M/S SusaaDenmark
1970M/S Corfu IslandGreece
1972M/S Mediterranean KlifCyprus
1974M/S Eastern GrandPanama
1980M/S Timur Island
1981Scrapped

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7) M/S PACIFIC EXPRESS (6,310 brt/6.150 tdw)
Sigurd Herlofson & Co. A/S, Oslo, Norway
In service as M/S Pacific Express: 1964 - 1973

Built in 1964 by Fredrikstad Mek. Verksted, Fredrikstad, Norway as B#382.
Main engine: FMV-Götaverken 8 cyl, 9.700 bhp at 125 rpm, service speed 19 knots - top speed +21 knots.
Metric length overall: 138.8

1964M/S Pacific ExpressNorway
1973M/S Fritz ReuterEast Germany
1990M/S HawkPanama
1993ScrappedAlang, India

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8) M/T BORGSTEN (91,356 tdw)
Fred Olsen & Co., Oslo, Norway
In service as M/T Borgsten: 1964 - 1973

Built in 1964 by Joseph L. Thompson & Sons, Ltd., Sunderland, UK as B#709.
Main engine: B&W 10 cyl, 21.300 bhp, service speed 15.5 knots.
Metric length overall: 265.0
At the time this was the largest U.K. built vessel.

1964M/T BorgstenNorway
1973M/T Oswego CourageLiberia
1978ScrappedTaiwan

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9) M/T BEAUREGARD (74,480 tdw)
Bjørn Bjørnstad, Oslo/Moss, Norway
In service as M/T Beauregard: 1965 - 1974

Built in 1965 by Götaverken, Gothenburg, Sweden as B#792.
Main engine: Götaverken 9 cyl, 19,800 bhp, service speed 16 knots.
Metric length overall: 239.3

1965M/T BeauregardNorway
1974M/T Tai HuChina
1986ScrappedChina

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10) LPG/C MUNDOGAS BERMUDA (6,088 brt/6,903 tdw)
Øivind Lorentzen, Oslo, Norway
In service as M/T Mundogas Bermuda: 1967 - 1975

Built in 1967 by AG Weser Seebeck, Bremerhaven, Germany as B#926.
Main engine: MAN 5 cyl, 5.500 bhp, service speed 15.0 knots.
Metric length overall: 116.3

1967M/T Mundogas BermudaNorway
1976M/T Eirik RaudeNorway
1984M/T Eirik RaudeLiberia
1986M/T Silver StarItaly
1991M/T Silver StarMalta
1992M/T Atlantic StarMalta
1996M/T NohagasPanama
1997M/T AlphagasPanama
2000
2002
M/T Alphagas laid
up in Jebel Ali, Dubai
Panama
2003Scrapped

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As electrician working for Brødrene Davidsen, Oslo, Norway during
building of M/S Golar Nel at Drammen Slip & Verk.:

M/S GOLAR NEL (7,095 tdw)
Gotaas Larsen A/S, Tvedestrand, Norway
In service as M/S Golar Nel: 1968 - 1975

Built in 1968 by Drammen Slip & Verk., Drammen, Norway as B#63.
Main engine: Sulzer 9 cyl, 12.000 bhp, top speed 22.5 knots.
Metric length overall: 139.3

1968M/S Golar NelNorway
1975M/S Brestskaya KrepostRussia
1990M/S S. LuciaHonduras
1993ScrappedTurkey

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As electrician working for Brødrene Davidsen, Oslo, Norway during rebuilding
of M/S Christen Smith from heavy-lift ship to bulk carrier M/S Belforest at Aker Mek. Verk., Oslo:

M/S CHRISTEN SMITH (7,420 tdw)
Belships Co. Ltd., Skips A/S (Christen Smith & Co.), Oslo, Norway
In service as S/S Christen Smith: 1947 - 1958
In service as M/S Christen Smith: 1958 - 1968

Built in 1947 by Fredrikstad Mek. Verksted, Fredrikstad, Norway as B#306.
As S/S 1947 - 1958, main engine: FMV comp. 4 cyl, 506 nhp.
As M/S 1958 - 1968, main engine: B&W 9 cyl, 3.600 bhp.

M/S BELFOREST (9,880 tdw)
Belships Co. Ltd., Skips A/S, Oslo, Norway
In service as M/S Belforest: 1968 - 1972

Main engine: B&W 9 cyl, 3.600 bhp.

1947S/S Christen SmithNorway
1958M/S Christen SmithNorway
1968M/S BelforestNorway
1972M/S MarigoGreece
1979ScrappedSpain

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ESTALEIROS NAVAIS DE LISBOA (LISNAVE), ALMADA

Some memories from Lisnave:

The BIG dock!!!

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Working for Nicoverken International at Lisnave, Almada (Lisbon), Portugal.
Service work on ships at sea between Bantry Bay, Ireland and Sea Island, Mina al Ahmadi, Kuwait and back:

T/T UNIVERSE IRELAND (331,825 tdw)
Universe Tankers (Bantry Tptn. Co.), Monrovia, Liberia
In service as M/T Universe Ireland: 1968 - 1980

Built in 1968 by Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co., Ltd., Yokohama, Japan as B#2001.
Main engine: Double reduction geared, cross compound turbine 2 sets, 18.700 bhp each, service speed 14.6 knots.
Metric length overall: 345.3.
The largest ship in the world at this time.

1968T/T Universe IrelandLiberia
1980T/T Avin Oil EpiskopiGreece
1981T/T Haql Episkopi
1984T/T Episkopi
1984Scrapped

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T/T Universe Ireland (Super Tanker)
In 1968, as in the years immediately preceding, the continued development of the super tanker provided
the most dramatic chapters in world shipbuilding history, with size and tonnage records continuing to be
set and quickly broken. Early in the year the first of six 276,000 deadweight ton tankers was completed in
Yokohama, becoming the world's largest ship until later in the year when the 331,825-ton Universe Ireland,
1,135 feet in length and capable of carrying 2.2 million barrels of oil, was completed at Yokohama for Gulf
Oil's Middle East-Bantry Bay run under National Bulk Carriers ownership.


T/T UNIVERSE KUWAIT (332,092 tdw)
Universe Tankers (Bantry Tptn. Co.), Monrovia, Liberia
In service as M/T Universe Kuwait: 1968 - 1980

Built in 1968 by Mitsubishi, Nagasaki, Japan as B#1651
Main engine: Double reduction geared, cross compound turbine 2 sets, 18.700 bhp each, service speed 14.6 knots.
Metric length overall: 345.3.

1968T/T Universe KuwaitLiberia
1980T/T Avin Oil GeraniGreece
1981T/T Khurais Gerani
1983T/T Gerani
1984Scrapped

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T/T UNIVERSE PORTUGAL (332,092 tdw)
Universe Tankers (Bantry Tptn. Co.), Monrovia, Liberia
In service as M/T Universe Portugal: 1969 - 1980

Built in 1969 by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., Nagasaki, Japan as B#1652
Main engine: Double reduction geared, cross compound turbine 2 sets, 18.700 bhp each, service speed 15 knots.
Metric length overall: 345.3.

1969T/T Universe PortugalLiberia
1980Scrapped

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THE SISTER SHIPS:

1969T/T Universe IranLiberia332,178 tdwMitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., Nagasaki, Japan
1969T/T Universe JapanLiberia331,821 tdwIshikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co., Ltd., Yokohama, Japan
1969T/T Universe KoreaLiberia331,917 tdwIshikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co., Ltd., Yokohama, Japan


JUST FOR THE RECORD - THE LARGEST SHIPS EVER BUILT:

564,650 tdwT/T Seawise Giantbuilt 1979-81
555,051 tdwT/T Pierre Guillaumatbuilt 1977
555,046 tdwT/T Prairialbuilt 1979
553,662 tdwT/T Batillusbuilt 1976
553,662 tdwT/T Bellamyabuilt 1976
516,891 tdwT/T Esso Atlanticbuilt 1977
516,421 tdwT/T Esso Pacificbuilt 1977

JUST FOR THE RECORD - THE LONGEST SHIPS EVER BUILT:

NAMETYPELENGTHDWTIN SERVICESTATUS
Seawise GiantOil tanker458.46 m (1,504.1 ft)564,6501979-2009Broken up
Pierre GuillaumatOil tanker414.23 m (1,359.0 ft)555,0511977-1983Broken up
BatillusOil tanker414.22 m (1,359.0 ft)553,6621976-1985Broken up
BellamyaOil tanker414.22 m (1,359.0 ft)553,6621976-1986Broken up
PrairialOil tanker414.22 m (1,359.0 ft)555,0461979-2003Broken up
Esso AtlanticOil tanker406.57 m (1,333.9 ft)516,8911977-2002Broken up
Esso PacificOil tanker406.57 m (1,333.9 ft)516,4211977-2002Broken up
CSCL GlobeContainer ship400.00 m (1,312.0 ft)184,6052014-In service
BarzanContainer ship400.00 m (1,312.0 ft)199,7442015-In service
Benjamin FranklinContainer ship399.20 m (1,310.0 ft)185,0002015-In service
Mærsk Mc-Kinney
Møller
Container ship399.00 m (1,309.0 ft)194,1532013-In service
Majestic MærskContainer ship399.00 m (1,309.0 ft)194,4352013-In service
Mary MærskContainer ship399.00 m (1,309.0 ft)194,2522013-In service
Marie MærskContainer ship399.00 m (1,309.0 ft)194,435 2013-In service
Madison MærskContainer ship399.00 m (1,309.0 ft)194,3952013-In service
Magleby MærskContainer ship399.00 m (1,309.0 ft)194,4172013-In service
Maribo MærskContainer ship399.00 m (1,309.0 ft)192,8002014-In service
Marstal MærskContainer ship399.00 m (1,309.0 ft)194,9922014-In service
Matz MærskContainer ship399.00 m (1,309.0 ft)194,2842014-In service
Mayview MærskContainer ship399.00 m (1,309.0 ft)194,5332014-In service
Merete MærskContainer ship399.00 m (1,309.0 ft)194,9162014-In service
Mogens MærskContainer ship399.00 m (1,309.0 ft)194,9162014-In service
Morten MærskContainer ship399.00 m (1,309.0 ft)194,7902014-In service
Munkebo MærskContainer ship399.00 m (1,309.0 ft)194,6902015-In service
Emma MærskContainer ship397.71 m (1,304.8 ft)158,2002006-In service
Estelle MærskContainer ship397.71 m (1,304.8 ft)158,2002006-In service
Eleonora MærskContainer ship397.71 m (1,304.8 ft)158,2002007-In service
Evelyn MærskContainer ship397.71 m (1,304.8 ft)158,2002007-In service
Ebba MærskContainer ship397.71 m (1,304.8 ft)158,2002007-In service
Elly MærskContainer ship397.71 m (1,304.8 ft)158,2002007-In service
Edith MærskContainer ship397.71 m (1,304.8 ft)158,2002007-In service
Eugen MærskContainer ship397.71 m (1,304.8 ft)158,2002008-In service
Marco PoloContainer ship396.00 m (1,299.3 ft)187,6252012-In service
MSC MayaContainer ship396.00 m (1,299.3 ft)199,2722015-In service
MSC OscarContainer ship395.40 m (1,297.0 ft)197,3622014-In service
Berge EmperorOil tanker391.83 m (1,285.5 ft)423,7001975-1986Broken up
Berge EmpressOil tanker391.82 m (1,285.5 ft)423,7451976-2004Broken up
Pioneering SpiritCrane vessel382.00 m (1,253.0 ft)50,0002014-In service
Nai SuperbaOil tanker381.92 m (1,253.0 ft)409,4001978-2001Broken up
Nai GenovaOil tanker381.92 m (1,253.0 ft)402,9321978-2000Broken up
FSO AfricaFSO380.00 m (1,246.72 ft)441,6552002-In service
FSO AsiaFSO380.00 m (1,246.72 ft)441,8932002-In service
TI EuropeOil tanker380.00 m (1,246.72 ft)441,5612002-In service
TI OceaniaOil tanker380.00 m (1,246.72 ft)441,5852003-In service
Globtik TokyoOil tanker378.88 m (1,243.0 ft)483,6841973-1986Broken up
Globtik LondonOil tanker378.88 m (1,243.0 ft)483,9601973-1985Broken up
Nissei MaruOil tanker378.85 m (1,242.9 ft)484,2761975-2003Broken up
Burmah EndeavourOil tanker378.42 m (1,241.5 ft)457,8411977-2003Broken up
Burmah EnterpriseOil tanker378.41 m (1,241.5 ft)457,9241978-2003Broken up
Esso MediterraneanOil tanker378.39 m (1,241.4 ft)457,0621977-2002Broken up
Esso CaribbeanOil tanker378.39 m (1,241.4 ft)456,3681976-2002Broken up
CoraggioOil tanker378.04 m (1,240.3 ft)423,7981976-1985Broken up
Hilda KnutsenOil tanker378.01 m (1,240.2 ft)423,6381975-2001Broken up
RobinsonOil tanker378.01 m (1,240.2 ft)410,5901976-2001Broken up
HemlandOil tanker378.01 m (1,240.2 ft)372,2171974-1987Broken up
Esso DeutschlandOil tanker378.00 m (1,240.16 ft)421,6781976-2003Broken up
TitusOil tanker373.54 m (1,225.5 ft)379,9991976-1999Broken up
Esso MadridOil tanker373.52 m (1,225.5 ft)388,1181976-2002Broken up
Esso Le HavreOil tanker373.52 m (1,225.5 ft)375,8681977-2002Broken up
JarmadaOil tanker373.52 m (1,225.5 ft)379,9991976-2008Broken up
Kristine MærskOil tanker370.47 m (1,215.5 ft)336,1071974-1994Broken up
Katrine MærskOil tanker370.47 m (1,215.5 ft)333,7501974-2000Broken up
Karoline MærskOil tanker370.47 m (1,215.5 ft)339,3081976-1999Broken up
Karen MærskOil tanker370.47 m (1,215.5 ft)337,8161977-2000Broken up
Karama MærskOil tanker370.47 m (1,215.5 ft)337,7331977-2001Broken up
Kate MærskOil tanker370.45 m (1,215.4 ft)339,2051976-1999Broken up
Kirsten MærskOil tanker370.45 m (1,215.4 ft)339,0011975-1999Broken up
BonnOil tanker370.24 m (1,214.7 ft)392,6071976-1986Broken up
World GiantOil tanker370.24 m (1,214.7 ft)392,8411976-1994Broken up
Ioannis ColocotronisOil tanker370.23 m (1,214.7 ft)386,6131976-2000Broken up
BremenOil tanker370.23 m (1,214.7 ft)392,9821975-1996Broken up
Shat-AlarabOil tanker370.23 m (1,214.7 ft)392,6271975-1985Broken up
WahranOil tanker370.23 m (1,214.7 ft)392,6271977-1985Broken up
Vale BrasilBulk carrier362 m (1,188 ft)402,3472011-In service
Vale ItaliaBulk carrier362 m (1,188 ft)400,0002011-In service
Vale Rio de JaneiroBulk carrier362 m (1,188 ft)402,3032011-In service
Vale MalaysiaBulk carrier362 m (1,188 ft)402,2852012-In service
Vale CarajasBulk carrier362 m (1,188 ft)402,2852012-In service
Vale ShandongBulk carrier362 m (1,188 ft)400,0002012-In service
Vale Minas GeraisBulk carrier362 m (1,188 ft)400,0002013-In service
Harmony of the SeasPass. ship362 m (1,188 ft)227,700 1)2016-In service
Allure of the SeasPass. ship362 m (1,188 ft)225,282 1)2010-In service
Oasis of the SeasPass. ship361,6 m (1,186.4 ft)225,282 1)2009-In service
Vale BeijingBulk carrier361 m (1,184 ft)374,4002011-In service
Berge AconcaguaBulk carrier361 m (1,184 ft)388,0002012-In service
Berge JayaBulk carrier361 m (1,184 ft)388,0002012-In service
Berge NeblinaBulk carrier361 m (1,184 ft)388,0002012-In service
Vale QingdaoBulk carrier361 m (1,184 ft)404,3892012-In service
Vale Espirito SantoBulk carrier361 m (1,184 ft)403,6272012-In service
Vale IndonesiaBulk carrier361 m (1,184 ft)404,3892012-In service
Vale FujiyamaBulk carrier361 m (1,184 ft)403,8112012-In service
Vale TubaraoBulk carrier361 m (1,184 ft)403,7842013-In service
Vale KoreaBulk carrier361 m (1,184 ft)400,0002013-In service
Vale MaranhaoBulk carrier361 m (1,184 ft)403,8442013-In service
Berge EverestBulk carrier360.97 m (1,184 ft)388,1332011-In service
Vale DalianBulk carrier360 m (1,181 ft)400,3982012-In service
Vale SoharBulk carrier360 m (1,181 ft)400,3152012-In service
Vale LiwaBulk carrier360 m (1,181 ft)400,3142012-In service
Vale ShinasBulk carrier360 m (1,181 ft)400,2852012-In service
Vale SahamBulk carrier360 m (1,181 ft)400,6942013-In service
Vale JiangsuBulk carrier360 m (1,181 ft)400,0002013-In service
Vale CaofeidianBulk carrier360 m (1,181 ft)400,0002013-In service
Vale LianyungangBulk carrier360 m (1,181 ft)399,9952013-In service
Vale MajishanBulk carrier360 m (1,181 ft)399,9952014-In service
Vale TianjinBulk carrier360 m (1,181 ft)400,1012014-In service
Vale RizhaoBulk carrier360 m (1,181 ft)400,0652014-In service
Vale NingboBulk carrier360 m (1,181 ft)400,0002015-In service
Vale ChinaBulk carrier359.94 m (1,181 ft)400,6062011-In service
Vale DongjiakouBulk carrier359.94 m (1,181 ft)400,6062012-In service
Vale HebeiBulk carrier359.9 m (1,181 ft)400,5352012-In service
Universe IrelandOil tanker345.3 m (1,132.87 ft)331,8251968-1984Broken up
Universe KuwaitOil tanker345.3 m (1,132.87 ft)332,0921968-1984Broken up
Universe PortugalOil tanker345.3 m (1,132.87 ft)332,0921969-1980Broken up
Universe IranOil tanker345.3 m (1,132.87 ft)332,1781969-1980Broken up
Universe JapanOil tanker345.3 m (1,132.87 ft)331,8251969-1983Broken up
Universe KoreaOil tanker345.3 m (1,132.87 ft)331,9171969-1980Broken up
Queen Mary 2Pass. ship345 m (1,132 ft)148,528 1)2003-In service
Berge StahlBulk carrier343 m (1,125 ft)364,7671986-In service
USS EnterpriseAircr. carrier342 m (1,122 ft)93,284 2)1961-Retired
FOR THOSE WHO
STILL BELIEVE
RMS TITANIC
WAS THE LARGEST
SHIP EVER BUILT:
TitanicPass. ship269 m (882.545 ft)46,328 1)1911-1912Lost



1) = GT
2) = LT