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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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And that trend has been replicated in the first half of 2019 as ships with an aggregate gross tonnage of 434 million gross tons called at the city.
Recently, local politicians in Cebu were quoted to have said that commercial fishing vessels weighing 4 to 8 gross tons would be allowed to fish within 10.1 kilometers to 15 km from the shorelines of any local government units (LGUs).
JSEA member yards delivered 20 ships of 801,431 gross tons in May, slightly down from 21 ships of 857,306 gross tons in May 2013.
Meyer Werft delivered Norwegian Breakaway, the first of Norwegian's two new 146,600 gross ton, 4,000-passenger Breakaway class vessels on April 25, 2013; and will deliver Norwegian Getaway, in mid-January 2014.
This will be 175 years to the day that Samuel Cunard sailed on his inaugural voyage from Liverpool, on July 4, 1840, aboard RMS Britannia - 1,154 gross tons - to Boston.
Although there is no federal or State law requiring Crowley to use double hulls for barges less than 5,000 gross tons, the company believes the change is important.
Sable Mining Africa Limited (Sable Mining Africa) (LSE: SBLM), a United Kingdom-based resource company, has estimated to have found 136 million gross tons of coal resources after the completion by Delta Mining Consolidated Ltd (DMC) of the 53 hole first phase drilling programme on DMC.
The RMS Titanic was the largest passenger steamship ever built at that time, 46,000 gross tons. (The Oasis of the Seas cruise liner, just launched a few months ago, weighs in at 225,000 gross tons.)
The solar-power-assisted Auriga Leader (60,213 gross tons), which is equipped with 328 solar panels, has been used to experiment with propulsion systems that run in part on solar power.
Vincent cargo ship which was 3,038 gross tons in weight and 82 meters in length was carrying iron from Batumi port of Georgia to Turkish city of Istanbul.
Dues-paying vessels into the port during the year equated to just under 53 million gross tons - almost a 1.5 million tons increase on the previous record year of 2007.
Fifteen trains, carrying 33 million gross tons of freight, use the track daily, rail officials said.