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A unit for measuring the displacement of a ship afloat, equivalent to one long ton or about one cubic meter of salt water.
(Units) the full name for ton16
a unit for measuring the displacement of a vessel, equal to a long ton of 2240 lb. (1016 kg) or 35 cu. ft. (1 cu. m) of seawater.
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Navy surface combatant and deliver greater payload per displacement ton
than any ship of comparable displacement.
HOUSTON -- Zeus Development Corporation has found that most of the designs it has reviewed during its research on proposed CNG ocean transport are striving to exceed 9,000 cubic feet per displacement ton