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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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QM2 will be joined by her fleet mates, the new Queen Elizabeth, 91,000 gross tons, and Queen Victoria.
We will maintain our position as the world's busiest port in terms of shipping tonnage, ahead of Rotterdam and Hong Kong,'' Yeo said, as he announced that the gross tonnage of ships visiting the city-state so far this year surpassed 1 billion gross tons Tuesday -- a first-ever feat for Singapore as a port.
In Seattle, ferry vessels range in size from approximately 500 to 3,200 gross tons and carry 18 million passengers annually; New York City ferries carry approximately 20 million passengers annually.
In fact, the "Lucy" was only the first of 20 losses for Cunard, an amazing 56% of the company's pre-war tonnage or a total of 220,444 gross tons.
Each ship is 251 metres long, weighs 60,000 gross tons, and carries 2,199 passengers.
The new ship, at 163,000 gross tons and approximately 4,200 passenger berths, will be larger than the company's Breakaway class ships currently under construction at Meyer Werft and incorporate many of those vessels' design elements and innovations.
The 600ft long ferry has just taken the place of one of the world's biggest ferries, Ulysses, 51,000 gross tons, also given her regular annual overhaul at Laird's for Irish Ferries.
The captain of the 4,996 gross tons of cargo ship asked for support, and the Ship Traffic Services sent a tugboat to the area.
Total shipping tonnage handled by the island state hit a record high of 971 million gross tons last year, topping the previous record of 960 million tons in 2001, the regulatory authority said in a statement.
05 million gross tons, equivalent to two to three years' work for shipbuilders.
Of these, 3,855 were over 100 gross tons and 12,684 were under 100 gross tons.
The Coast Guard's report focused on the 182 foreign-flag passenger vessels of 1,600 gross tons or more that have taken on or discharged passengers at United States ports between 1985 and 1994.