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photizo
08-21-2005, 08:40 PM
Hi,
what about a little challenge:
Let's look for the biggest ship.

good luck!
christian

here is mine:

serge
08-21-2005, 08:46 PM
Just a short "newbie" question. How to measure the ship? Have had GE quiete for a while now but just for browsing
Cheers,
greets from Munich

serge

serge
08-21-2005, 09:17 PM
Okay. 1130ft so far. Still looking for more

photizo
08-21-2005, 09:26 PM
... that was close ;o)

photizo
08-21-2005, 09:36 PM
another supertanker with 1170ft!

McMaster_de
08-22-2005, 05:30 AM
You can't find the largest ship!!!!

It is the supertanker "Jahre Viking", which is 458m long. This tanker is no longer moving around the world. Now it is stationed at an oilfield near Quatar as an oildepot.
The resolution of this area is very bad.

photizo
08-22-2005, 09:14 AM
Did you find him? The challenge was to find the biggest ship displayed in GE - not in the world generally.

It's like saying that the Titanic is the biggest wreck in GE, but you don't have a picture...

I think the challenge is still open ;o)

McMaster_de
08-22-2005, 10:26 AM
I think you find the largest already with 1170 feet.

photizo
08-22-2005, 10:35 AM
perhaps some new data from google will bring you the 1400ft ship in quatar ;o)

burningdesire
08-22-2005, 10:41 AM
I found the Queen Mary, not that long but impressiv .....

serge
08-22-2005, 05:12 PM
The QM was one of my first tries, but not really long

brewer
08-25-2005, 01:21 AM
apparently, the "Freedom of the Seas" will be the new "longest ship" surpassing the QM2 in 2006. Stationed in Turku, Finland. Almost a mile long, 25 stories high, can land planes on it, and it looks like a WWII era flat-top but HUGE.

Very poor resolution in Finland still.

araT
08-25-2005, 01:56 AM
Very Interesting Brewer! I cant wait to see it in high-res - either when finland gets updated, or when it hits the high seas / a high-res port :p

T.

McMaster_de
08-25-2005, 04:17 AM
Sorry brewer, but it will not be the longset ship. The new ship is 6m shorter then the QM2, but it will have more tonnage. So it will be the biggest passenger cruiser, not the longset, of the world.

brewer
08-25-2005, 05:57 AM
Sorry brewer, but it will not be the longset ship. The new ship is 6m shorter then the QM2, but it will have more tonnage. So it will be the biggest passenger cruiser, not the longset, of the world.

But I've seen it cited as nearly a mile long. That's well over 4000 feet! Big enough to land planes on it!

Rachegottes
08-25-2005, 06:27 AM
The Freedom of the Seas will be 339 meters long !
( http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_of_the_Seas )
McMaster_de is right, it will be the biggest passenger cruiser. Not the biggest ship.

plawonn
08-25-2005, 08:56 AM
I found the Queen Mary, not that long but impressiv .....


What is that outer ring around the QM?
Any ideas?

PL

McMaster_de
08-25-2005, 10:33 AM
I measured nearly 1380 feet from the QM2.

McMaster_de
08-25-2005, 10:38 AM
But I've seen it cited as nearly a mile long. That's well over 4000 feet! Big enough to land planes on it!

I think you mean the FREEDOM SHIP "City at Sea".

"With a design length of 4,500 feet, a width of 750 feet, and a height of 350 feet, Freedom Ship would be more than 4 times longer than the Queen Mary."

photizo
08-25-2005, 01:53 PM
The Freedom of the Seas will be 339 meters long !
( http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_of_the_Seas )
McMaster_de is right, it will be the biggest passenger cruiser. Not the biggest ship.

mmmhhh - I'm not sure, but it could be "The Freedom of the Seas" at the dock in Turku.

Take a look...

brewer
08-25-2005, 04:07 PM
Ah yes, thanks McMaster. Seeing both ships mentioned as the "biggest" and both with "freedom" in the name I assumed they were talking about the same ship. In my brief searchings I never saw pictures of the passenger liner, just the floating monstrosity.

Nice, photizo. I think you are right. I saw that but didn't want to make an assumption as to what it may be.

Both of which seem to me to be floating terrorist targets.

sbolish
08-29-2005, 09:19 PM
What is that outer ring around the QM?
Any ideas?

PL

The outer ring is the jetty/sea wall that protects the QM. It is no longer a functional ship. It's now a conference center and "hotel". I stayed there in one of the renovated rooms about 5 years ago... fairly nice. One of my coworkers got a "classic" room that was still in the original style for 3rd class passengers... saggy bed and all. The large dome next to the QM used to hold the Spruce Goose.

aximaxi
09-05-2005, 01:21 PM
Okay. 1130ft so far. Still looking for more

Congratulation Serge!
You found the Queen Mary 2 in the harbour of Lisboa :clap:

Well done...

CBRBRuce
10-04-2005, 08:29 PM
An a great Firepower USS Iowa US Naval Reserve Greetings Tom

abodyjoe
10-26-2005, 11:02 PM
may not be the biggest but its guns are huge...

abodyjoe
10-26-2005, 11:09 PM
An a great Firepower USS Iowa US Naval Reserve Greetings Tom
awesome ship.. i had a good friend from high school that was stationed on that ship...


some here at the philly navy yard..

araT
10-27-2005, 04:43 AM
Abodyjoe; Please dont post 3 times in a row.. you can edit your previos posts - I'm going to merge your 3 posts together.

T.

mouseybrown10
11-12-2005, 10:10 PM
check out this picture.
its a the runway idea
click on it for a bigger pic

McMaster_de
11-12-2005, 11:26 PM
Look at the fourth post of this side.

olYmPus
11-17-2005, 01:27 PM
that's my first try :)

Kill2k
11-18-2005, 01:44 PM
My first try. :)

Madrider
12-20-2005, 09:45 AM
maybe not the biggest but also big

McMaster_de
12-20-2005, 09:56 AM
Sorry, the USS Nimitz is only 1109 feet long (1092 overall from the specifcation) with the measuring tool. Behind her there is a swimming platform.

Madrider
12-22-2005, 07:41 AM
ups....my mistake

Charlemagne
12-23-2005, 12:29 PM
Here is a lay-over of the Jahre Viking...

have fun

shrinkingman
12-23-2005, 03:42 PM
It's just a picture of a ship which you've put in a random place.

photizo
12-23-2005, 04:23 PM
... and it's just a drawing... :confused:

BradG7
12-23-2005, 08:06 PM
U should seek pyschiatric help :dead:

Brammetje
01-01-2006, 07:20 PM
It's not realy a boat, but it's big 1595ft.

BradG7
01-02-2006, 05:47 PM
WOW, that's huge, but i think it has to be all one peice

photizo
01-02-2006, 08:18 PM
great find!!! :givebeer:

Acman3192
01-02-2006, 11:37 PM
How do you guys measure these boats? Or for that matter, how do you measure anything period? I've had Google Earth for a while now and I'm quite familar with it, but this is one thing I don't how to do. Do you need Google Earth Plus or Pro. Or does the regular Google Earth do it? (I have the regular Google Earth. I can't afford any of the other two. LoL.)

martin
01-02-2006, 11:39 PM
Tools -> Measure?

Acman3192
01-02-2006, 11:40 PM
Never mind! I just figured it out!

anorrman
01-15-2006, 10:03 PM
Don't know but is this a ship?
Not in hires and it looks a bit crumbled so maybe not a ship but
the shape is not far from a ship.
If it is, it is it is about 1250ft (380m)

Madrider
01-18-2006, 08:02 AM
nice find
too bad it's not in hi-res

Ede02
04-22-2006, 08:22 PM
Late posting, but I think this is the longest with 350 meters!

SpiderX22
04-22-2006, 10:31 PM
Heh..here's the longest Aircraft Carrier...(at 1,123 feet)..USS Enterprise:
http://www.googleearthhacks.com/dlfile17257/USS-Enterprise-(CVN-65).htm

Not the longest so called ship..but the longest ship of its type (aircraft carriers).. Hope my source isn't wrong.

sladys
04-23-2006, 12:10 AM
The longest ship so far is the norwegian supertanker Jahre Viking 1503 feet long and 226 wide and weighs 565000 tons.

Take a look:

http://www.gadgetopia.com/post/3662

photizo
04-23-2006, 07:30 PM
too bad, my supertanker with 1170 ft disapeared :whine:

looks like the race is on...

BradG7
04-23-2006, 07:57 PM
I don't understand something, don't people read previous posts, beacause in all these threads about the the world's largest or oldest and so on, people seem to see that we found the wanted object, for ex: the runway thread, but still they persist and say here's this one, it's ???m, but we already see the largest is over in ???, ???. Just an observation over the past months :confused:
p.s. I do seee this one is still open though

photizo
04-24-2006, 07:52 AM
Sometimes it looks like people dont read the titles or the posts. In this threat there is also a lot of "I found the biggest picture of a ship that someone wants to build in the next 1000 years or he is thinking loud about it or I dreamed about it and ..." stuff, but this is one of the better moderated forums in the internet and you find a lot more crap around... stupid internet...

Regarding this threat I see your point in runways or any other not moving things. But ships are moving and the data is updated constantly, so you never know when s.o. will find the "biggest" ship in the images, posts the file and is the winner (until the next update).

Thats what you call a challenge...

:kiss:

Facaden
12-24-2006, 12:19 AM
It depends on how it is measured, but I have found the longest with 1208 ft. A container vessel entering the bay of tokyo. Probably owned by mærsk, who owns the largest containerships.

The largest in size I could find, when it comes to dimensions as width also, was in murmansk bay. Belokamenka, 360000 DWT supertanker.

just to add, I think it is rediculous to write: jahre viking is the biggest ship in the world!, any moron can figure that out in guinnes record books.
it has got nothing to do with this thread. This is about the largest VISIBLE in GE.

BradG7
12-25-2006, 01:27 AM
It depends on how it is measured
I'm not sure if I understand what you mean, because ships are measured length overall, bow to stern. There is no variation from this, it's a combination, it is still measured as one whole. Units of measure don't really matter, they can be converted.