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A Timeline of The World’s Largest Passenger Ships From 1831-Present

Α ΤΙΜELI NE OF THE WORLD'S LARGEST PASSENGER SHIPS FROM 1831-PRESENT - Port of Registry i Tonnage + Length & Capacity O Status Title held Operator ISS ROYAL WILLIAM 1,370 GRTA 49 meters (160 feet) + 155+ passengers Sank (1860) O Canada (British North America) ▪ 1831-37 The first to make a transatlantic voyage almost entirely steam-powered (1833) Private owners SS GREAT WESTERN 1,340 GRTA 76.8 meters (252 feet) + 128 passengers; 20 servants; 60 crew Scrapped (1855) O United Kingdom Great Western Steamship Company 1837-39 The first steamship built with the express purpose of crossing the Atlantic 1839-40 SS BRITISH QUEEN 1,850 GRT A 75 meters (245 feet) + 207 passengers Scrapped (1844) United Kingdomi British and American Steam Navigation Company is Second steamship purpose-built for the transatlantic route ISS PRESIDENT 2,366 GRTA 74 meters (243 feet) + 110 passengers; 44 servants as Lost at sea (1841) United Kingdom British and American Steam Navigation Company 1840-41 The first steamship to sink during a transatlantic run .. . .. . 1841-43 I SS BRITISH QUEEN 1,850 GRTA 75 meters (245 feet) + 207 passengers Scrapped (1844) O Belgium British and American Steam Navigation Company s Sold in 1841 to Belgium, which kept its name out of respect for Queen Victoria SS GREAT BRITAIN 3,270 GRTA 98 meters (322 feet) + 360 passengers; 120 crew Retired (1886); Museum ship (as of 1984) O United Kingdom Great Western Steamship Company 1843-53 The longest-running passenger ship in the world 1853-58 R ISS ATRATO 3,466 GRT A 110 meters (350 feet) + 762+ passengers Sank (1884) United Kingdom Royal Mail Steam Packet Company Was originally designated as a royal mail ship (RMS) 1858-88 R ISS GREAT EASTERN 18,915 GRT A 211 meters (692 feet) + 4,000 passengers; 418 crew Scrapped (1889) O United Kingdom Eastern Steam Navigation Company Was the largest passenger ship in the world for four decades ISS CITY OF NEW YORK 1888-93 10,499 GRT A 170 meters (560 feet) + 1,740 passengers; 362 crew Scrapped (1923) O United Kingdom Inman Line s Almost collided with the RMS Titanic as it embarked on its doomed maiden voyage in 1912 RMS CAMPANIA AND RMS LUCANIA 1893-97 12,950 GRT A 190 meters (622 feet) + 2,000 passengers; 424 crew a RMS Campania Sunk (1918); RMS Lucania Scrapped (1909) United Kingdom Cunard Line s These sister ships were identical, but the Lucania proved to be marginally faster. SS KAISER WILHELM DER GROSSE 1897-99 14,349 GRT A 200 meters (655 feet) + 1,506 passengers; 488 crew & Scuttled (1914) O Germany (German Empire) North German Lloyd s Was converted to an auxiliary cruiser and fitted with armaments at the start of World War I IRMS OCEANIC 1899-1901 17,272 GRT A 215 meters (704 feet) + 1,710 passengers; 349 crew Ran aground (1914) O United Kingdom White Star Line is In 1912, it retrieved three bodies floating in a lifeboat after the sinking of the Titanic. I RMS CELTIC 20,904 GRTA 214 meters (701 feet) + 2,857 passengers Ran aground (1928)O United Kingdom 1901-03 White Star Line is Throughout its career, it survived striking a mine, a U-boat torpedo attack, and two collisions with other ships. IRMS CEDRIC 1903-04 21,035 GRTA 210 meters (700 feet) + 1,223 passengers; 486 crew Scrapped (1932) O United Kingdom White Star Line is Converted into an armed vessel in 1914, a troopship in 1916, and back to an ocean liner in 1919 RMS BALTIC 1904-06 23,876 222 meters (729 feet) + 2,875 passengers a Scrapped (1933) United Kingdom White Star Line is RT Evacuated Americans from Europe and transported war materials to Britain at the start of World War I SS KAISERIN AUGUSTE VICTORIA 24,581 GRT 206.5 meters (677.5 feet) + 2,466 passengers Scrapped (1930) O Germany (German Empire)- Hamburg America Line 1906-07 Changed hands three times and was renamed RMS Empress of Scotland under the flag of Canada in 1921 1907 RMS LUSITANIA 31,550 GRTA 240 meters (787 feet) + 2,198 passengers; 850 crew Sank (1915) O United Kingdom Cunard Line s Torpedoed and sank by a German U-boat in 1915, killing 1,198 people on board 1907-11 RMS MAURETANIA 31,938 GRTA 240 meters (790 feet) + 2,165 passengers; 802 crew Scrapped (1935) O United Kingdom Cunard Line s Held the Blue Riband records for fastest transatlantic voyage in both directions for 20 years IRMS OLYMPIC 1911-12 45,324 GRTA 269 meters (882.5 feet)+ 2,435 passengers; 950 crew Scrapped (1937) O United Kingdom White Star Line is The first of three in the Olympic-class line of ships, which included the Titanic and the Britannic IRMS TITANIC 46,328 GRT A 269.1 meters (882.9 feet) + 2,435 passengers; 892 crew Sank (1912) O United Kingdom White Star Line s 1912 Its deadly sinking led to widespread advancements in safety practices and regulations. IRMS OLYMPIC 45,324 GRT A 269 meters (882.5 feet) + 2,435 passengers; 950 crew & Scrapped (1937) O United Kingdom White Star Line i 1912-13 Only ship in its class to not sink; Britannic sank in 1916 during its service as a hospital ship in World War I. SS IMPERATOR 52,117 GRTA 276 meters (906 feet) + 4,234 passengers; 1,180 crew Scrapped (1946) Germany (German Empire) Hamburg America Line 1913-14 After World War I, it briefly served as a U.S. Navy ship before ending its career as the RMS Berengaria in the U.K. 1914-22 ESS VATERLAND USS LEUIATHAN; SS LEUIATHAN 54,282 GRT A 290 meters (950 feet) + 1,165 passengers Scrapped (1938) ● Germany (German Empire)- (1914-17); U.S. (1917-37) Hamburg America Line U.S. Navy(1917-19) United States Lines (1919-37) Seized by the U.S. in World War I and used as a troopship; converted back to an ocean liner after the war IRMS MAJESTIC 1922-35 56,551 GRT A 291 meters (956 feet) + 2,145 passengers Sank (1939) O United Kingdom White Star Line is Awarded to Great Britain as war reparations for the German sinking of the HMHS Britannic 1935-36ISS NORMANDIE 79,280 GRT A 314 meters (1,029 feet)+ 1,972 passengers; 1,345 crew Destroyed by fire (1942) O France 7ww7 w wE French Line s The most powerful steam turbo-electric-propelled passenger ship of all time IRMS QUEEN MARY 1936 80,774 GRTA 310.7 meters (1,019.4 feet) + 2,139 passengers; 1,101 crew Museum ship (as of 1971) O United Kingdom Cunard White Star is Docked in Long Beach, CA, where it serves as a tourist attraction with a museum, hotel, and restaurants 1936-46 IISS NORMANDIE 83,404 GRT A 314 meters (1,029 feet) + 1,972 passengers; 1,345 crew Destroyed by fire (1942) O France French Line is The ship was refitted to surpass the Queen Mary and regain the title of the world's largest passenger ship. IRMS QUEEN ELIZABETH 83,673 GRT 314 meters (1,031 feet) + 2,283 passengers; 1,000+ crew a Destroyed by fire (1972)O United Kingdom Cunard White Star Line (1939-49) s Cunard Line (1949-68) The Queen Corporation (1968-70) Orient Overseas Line (1970-72) 1946-72 ulimim m u ju ..... .. ......... . . ·........ ... Upon completion in 1939, it served as a troopship in World War II. It wasn't put into use as an ocean liner until 1946. 1972-87 ISS FRANCE SS NORWAY 66,343 GRTA 315 meters (1,035 feet) + 2,044 passengers; 1,253 crew a Scrapped (2008) O France (1962-80); Norway (1980-2003) French Line s Norwegian Cruise Line --- -- - - Financial hardship forced the France to shut down. It was bought by Norwegian Cruise Line. 1987-90 EMS SOVEREIGN OF THE SEAS 73,529 GTA 270 meters (880 feet) + 2,850 passengers t In service O Norway Royal Caribbean International E ............ ................ The Sovereign-class cruise ships were the first of the modern "megaships" in the world. 1990-95 HE SS NORWAY 76,049 GT 315 meters (1,035 feet) + 2,565 passengers; 875 crew a Scrapped (2008) O Norway Norwegian Cruise Line s The addition of two decks containing luxury rooms won back the title of the world's largest liner. SUN PRINCESS 1995-96 77,499 GTA 261 meters (857 feet) + 2,010 passengers; 924 crew s In service O Liberia ............. Princess Cruise Line is Planned to be used as a floating hotel for the now-delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympics 1996-98 CARNIVAL DESTINY 101,353 GT A 272 meters (893 feet) + 2,642 passengers; 1,150 crew In service O Bahamas Carnival Cruise Line The first passenger ship in history to surpass 100,000 gross tons GRAND PRINCESS 1998-99 109,000 GT A 290 meters (951 feet) + 2,590 passengers; 1,100 crew In service O Liberia Princess Cruise Line is Was quarantined due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with at least 122 people testing positive and seven deaths UOYAGER OF THE SEAS 137,276 GT 310 meters (1,020 feet) + 3,138 passengers; 1,181 crew i In service O 1999-2000 ..... ... ............... Liberia ............... Royal Caribbean International S First cruise ship to have a rock-climbing wall and ice-skating rink 2000-02 EEXPLORER OF THE SEAS 137,308 GTA 310 meters (1,020 feet) + 3,114 passengers; 1,180 crew In service O Liberia ..... Royal Caribbean International S Bested its sister ship Voyager of the Seas by a mere 32 GT to take the title as the world's largest 2002-03 ENAVIGATOR OF THE SEAS 139,999 GT A 311 meters (1,020 feet) + 4,000 passengers;1,200 crew s In service O Bahamas Royal Caribbean International S ................. Throughout the ship, $8.5 million in art is displayed, including a seven-deck-tall sculpture in the atrium. RMS QUEEN MARY 2 148,528 GTA 345.03 meters (1,132 feet) + 2,620 passengers; 1,256 crew a In service O United Kingdom Cunard Line is 2003-06 FR Named after the first RMS Queen Mary, the ship is used for transatlantic travel as well as cruising. 2006-07 EFREEDOM OF THE SEAS 154,407 GTA 338.774 meters (1,111.46 feet)+ 4,515 passengers; 1,300 crew In service O Bahamas Royal Caribbean International S LLLLL LLLLLLLLL LA D*... I ..... ...... While shorter, narrower, and less tall than the Queen Mary 2, Freedom of the Seas easily took the title in gross tonnage. 2007-09 LIBERTY OF THE SEAS 155,889 GT A 338.92 meters (1,111.9 feet)+ 4,960 passengers; 1,300 crew a In service O Bahamas i Royal Caribbean International S L ILLLLA OD .. ..... ..... ---............. Second of the Freedom-class cruise ships and last to claim the title of largest in the world 2009-16 EOASIS OF THE SEAS 225,282 GT 360 meters (1,180 feet) + 6,780 passengers; 2,165 crew In service O Bahamas i Royal Caribbean International The first of the 225,000 GT Oasis-class cruise ships marked a new standard in modern "megaships." 2016-18 HARMONY OF THE SEAS 226,963 GT A 362.12 meters (1,188.1 feet)+ 6,780 passengers; 2,300 crew In service O Bahamas Royal Caribbean International The Oasis-class ships boast a seven-neighborhood promenade including a Central Park and Boardwalk. 2018 to present =SYMPHONY OF THE SEAS 228,081 GT A 361.011 meters (1,184.42+ 6,680 passengers; 2,200 crew In service O Bahamas Royal Caribbean International ....... Uses 25% less fuel than its slightly smaller sister ships SOURCES: archive.org bbc.com britannica.com gien vick.com howstuffworks.com marineinsight.com mari timeconnector. com military.wikia.org royalcaribbean.com ship-technology.com shipbucket.com ssgreatbritain.org wikipedia.org 40 HMY YEARS & THRIVING Est. 1979 Y A CH TS present 2016 2007 2006 2003 2002 2000 1999 1998 1996 1995 6007 1972 1946 L86T 1936 1935 066T 1922 1914 1913 1912 1911 1907 1906 1904 1903 1893 TO6T 1858 1853 1843 1841 1840 1839 1837 668T 1831 L68T 888T

A Timeline of The World’s Largest Passenger Ships From 1831-Present

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What are the largest passenger ships of all time? This is the ultimate cruise ship size comparison timeline so you can take a deep dive through maritime history to discover when famous ocean liners an...

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