The Mystery of the World’s Largest Wooden Ship

In 2001 the Radisson Hotels & Resorts chain built a huge ship next to one of their hotels in Kuwait, and they called it the Al-Hashemi-II. They issued a press release at the time, claiming that at 83.7 metres long, the Al-Hashemi-II was now officially the World’s Largest Wooden Ship, and had duly been entered in the Guinness Book of World Records. However, things are never that simple in the world of Google Sightseeing! So what’s the problem? Well, I checked my copy of the Guinness Book of World Records (you really need one to write for this…

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