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What is Displacement Tonnage?

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Displacement Tonnage is the actual weight of a vessel. The term is expressed as a displacement weight in order to reflect the amount of water which is displaced by the vessel's hull. The draft of a vessel can then be used to determine the weight using markings on the hull called load lines.

See Draft

See Deadweight Tonnage

See Load Lines

Also Known As: Displacement

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