At more than 530 yards long and 80 yards wide, the Prelude is
officially the largest ship in the world. Built to
refine oil, the ship is so big in fact, that it’s not possible to be
photographed in its entirety—it took photographer Stephen Mallon two
days and a thousand pictures to create a single, stitched-together
image. The New York Times explains the monstrous vessel—currently under construction in a South Korean shipyard—has a turret the size of the Statue of Liberty and is expected to displace 600,000 metric tons of water.