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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 expected signs of the relationships between these variables and accident vessel damage cost per gross ton are also indeterminate.
Simultaneously in No 7 drydock, workers are overhauling Irish Ferries 6,000 gross ton, high-speed catarmaran Jonathan Swift in No 7 drydock.
As the ClassNK register broke the 210 million gross ton mark in November 2012, this means that more than 10 million gross tons have been added to the ClassNK register over the past 12 months alone.
Ruby Princess is a 113,000 gross ton, gas turbine powered megaliner built at Trieste, in Italy, in 2008 and can carry more than 3,000 passengers.
At 113,000 gross ton, 951ft long with a beam of 118ft and a draft of 26ft, the vessel is the second largest in the Princess Cruises fleet and can carry 3,080 passengers and 1,200 crew members.
The cruises sail on the hour from Liverpool Pier Head and the best of these 50-minute trips will be the 10am departure on Friday, which coincides with the 90,000 gross ton liner berthing at 10.15am, and on Saturday, when she departs at 4pm.
notes that in the 1997 and 1998 heyday of high prices, peddlers "became used to getting $117 per gross ton for scrap--it was a common price at that time, [and] customers started looking for that."
Vessels dry-docked ranged from the 611 gross ton Royal Iris of the Mersey to the 50,938 gross ton Ulysses, fully utilising Laird's four dry docks.
The 33,930 gross ton, 1,350 passenger MS Thomson Spirit arrived at Liverpool Cruise Terminal from Cyprus and departed for a seven-night cruise around Ireland.
Robert, 45, from West Kirby, who studied at Withens Lane Art School, Wallasey, painted Cunard's 150,000 gross ton flagship RMS Queen Mary 2 with its first vessel, the 1,100 ton PS Britannia, against a backdrop of Liverpool Pier Head.
Back in 2008, containerships calling at Singapore had a total gross tonnage of 591 million gross tons. By 2018, the total gross tonnage of ships calling at Singapore was 881 million gross tons.