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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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At 33,930 gross register tons, she carries 1,214 passengers, for a tight passenger space ratio of 28; the average ship today has a space ratio of 40 or better.