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TON. Twenty hundred weight, each hundred weight being one hundred and twelve pounds avoirdupois. See act of congress of Aug. 30, 1842, c. 270, s. 20.

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The ship is 844 feet long and 106 feet wide and displaces 44,971 long tons.
The same men who offloaded cargo at a rate of 1,000 long tons per day in the support group continue their tasks as stevedores, crane operators, boat crewmen, bookkeepers, truck drivers and storekeepers.
She was a small, two-decked former 92-gun wooden "line of battle" ship, measuring 205ft long, 54ft deep, with a gross tonnage of 4,375 long tons and originally eguipped with 10,8inch guns and eighty-two 30-pounders.
Crilley and Dean (1992) define short sea ships as cargo-carrying vessels of between 100 and 5,000 gross tonnes (98 and 4,920 long tons, respectively).
5 million long tons of biomass, or a three-year supply of raw materials at a site in Hearst.