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Oceans and Seas

What is the average speed of an ocean going freighter?

Answer

Wiki User
01/16/2010

Cruising speed (best balance of speed and efficiency ) is normally about 10 knots, top speed around 29 knots. Actual speeds varies from ship to ship depending of hull design and propulsion systems.

10 knots = 18.52 kilometers per hour

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