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What is ton (displacement)?

The displacement ton is a unit of volume or capacity equal to 0.99108963072 cubic meters (1 displacement ton = 0.99108963072 m³), the derived unit of volume in the International System of Units (SI). It is also equal to 991,089.63072 cubic centimeters (cm³), or 991.08963072 cubic decimeters (dm³) or 9.9108963072x10-4 cubic decameters (dam³) (units of volume in the SI), or 9,910.8963072 deciliters (dL), or 991.08963072 liters (L), or 99.108963072 decaliters (daL) or 0.99108963072 kiloliters (kL), which are units of volume in the metric system.

The displacement ton is defined as the volume of sea water that corresponds to one long ton displacement of ships.

A floating ship displaces the amount of water corresponding to the mass of the ship. When calculating the volume of water displaced, the density of water should be taken into account (volume = mass / density). The density of sea water at the surface of the ocean varies between 1,020 and 1,029 kg/m³.

Conversions of various tons:

  • The displacement ton is equal to 35 cubic feet (cu ft) or about 0.9911 cubic meters (m³)
  • The freight ton or measurement ton is equal to 40 cubic feet (cu ft) or about 1.13267 cubic meters (m³)
  • The register ton is equal to 100 cubic feet (cu ft) or about 2.832 cubic meters (m³)
  • The water ton is equal to 35.96 cubic feet (cu ft) or about 1.0183 cubic meters (m³)

The term "ton" is also used as a unit of mass in the metric, Imperial and US customary systems of units (see mass conversions: metric ton, long ton and short ton).




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