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- Tue Jul 14, 2015 12:04 am
- Forum: Naval Technology
- Topic: Tonnage and Displacement
- Replies: 9
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May I beg to differ. Tonnage is a measure of the cargo-carrying capacity of a (merchant) ship. It is a measure of volume. Displacement is the weight of a ship, used for warships and only as a secondary fact for merchant vessels. It is a measure of mass or weight. In order to estimate (since obviousl...