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What is ton (register)?

The register ton is a unit of volume or capacity equal to 2.832 cubic meters (1 register ton = 2.832 m³), the derived unit of volume in the International System of Units (SI). It is also equal to 2.832x106 cubic centimeters (cm³), or 2,832 cubic decimeters (dm³) or 0.002832 cubic decameters (dam³) (units of volume in the SI), or 2.832x104 deciliters (dL), or 2,832 liters (L), or 283.2 decaliters (daL) or 2.832 kiloliters (kL), which are units of volume in the metric system.

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 register ton is used as a unit of volume for the cargo capacity of a ship.

Note:
(i) 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)
(ii) The abbreviation RT (register tons) is also used for the refrigeration ton

Symbol:

RT

Plural:

tons (register)

Also known as:

gross registered ton (plural: gross registered tons, abbreviation: GRT)

Ton (register) conversions: quick access

A detailed list with conversions from tons (register) to other (metric, imperial, or customary) volume measurement units is given below.