It's about one-and-one-third times as heavy as an Anchor of a Cruise Ship.
In other words, the weight of an Anchor of a Cruise Ship is 0.7520 times 15,000 kilograms.(for QE2 forward anchor, a.k.a. RMS Queen Elizabeth 2)
Each of the forward anchors of the RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 weighs 11,300 kg. The anchor of the QE2 now sits in front of the Holyrood Church in Southampton, England, United Kingdom, along a pedestrian tourist route known as "the QE2 mile."
It's about two-and-a-half times as heavy as a Tyrannosaurus rex.
In other words, the weight of a Tyrannosaurus rex is 0.430 times 15,000 kilograms.(for FMNH PR2081, a.k.a. "Sue") (a.k.a. Tyrannosaurus, a.k.a. T-Rex) (estimated live weight)
The notable Tyrannosaurus specimen housed at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, Illinois, "Sue," is estimated to have weighed about 6,400 kilograms while alive. A renowned predator in popular culture, the teeth of tyrannosaurus rex were up to 33.02 cm (13 in) long.
It's about two-and-a-half times as heavy as an Elephant.
In other words, the weight of an Elephant is 0.40 times 15,000 kilograms.(for African bush elephant, Loxodonta africana) (Adult, bull)
A bull African bush elephant weighs about 6,100 kg. Among African elephants, both males and females have tusks (whereas female Asian elephants, Elephas maximus, do not have tusks) which can grow to 3 m (10 ft) and weigh up to 90 kg.
It's about four times as heavy as a Hippopotamus.
In other words, the weight of a Hippopotamus is 0.250 times 15,000 kilograms.(Hippopotamus amphibius) (adult, male)
The average weight of an adult male hippopotamus ranges from 3,000 to 4,500 kg. Appearances to the contrary, adult hippos cannot swim or float in water; they actually move by leaping and walking across lake bottoms at about 8 kph (5 mph).
It's about one-fifth as heavy as The Space Shuttle.
In other words, 15,000 kilograms is 0.210 times the weight of The Space Shuttle, and the weight of The Space Shuttle is 4.80 times that amount.(for Endeavour, a.k.a. OV-105, a.k.a. Orbiter Vehicle-105) (empty weight, excluding main engines)
When empty, the space shuttle Endeavour weighs 71,000 kilograms. The shuttle's spacious cargo bay carried the Chandra X-ray Observatory into orbit in 1999 — a payload that weighed 19,737 kg.
It's about five-and-a-half times as heavy as The Tongue of a Blue Whale.
In other words, the weight of The Tongue of a Blue Whale is 0.180 times 15,000 kilograms.(Balaenoptera musculus) (adult)
The tongue of a Blue Whale can weigh up to 2,700 kilograms. Despite their tremendous size, blue whales feed almost exclusively on tiny crustaceans called krill and cannot swallow anything much larger than a beach ball.
It's about six times as heavy as a Giraffe.