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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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Over the past eighteen months, the battalion discharged and loaded 34 vessels with more than 357,000 measurement tons of ammunition and general cargo.
This year the northbound move to Valdez, Alaska consisted of 164 20-foot containers, measuring 5,258 measurement tons with a net explosive weight of 334,614.
The Center stuffed more than 4000 export SEAVAN containers; stripped 860 import containers; worked 7900 trucks; loaded 6388 measurement tons of sustainment material on Combat Logistic Force ships; off/on loaded 1706 measurement tons of Marine combat equipment on Navy amphibious ships; and handled 25,320 measurement tons of survival sustainment material for the Air Force Radar at Thule, Greenland.

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