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Old August 14th, 2006, 04:57 AM
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Norm,

My goodness.... You're even worse than I am when it comes to technical specifications........

But you are correct -- a given ship's "weight" if you will, is the amount of sea water it DISPLACES as it bobs about at anchor.

And you're right -- various hull designs contribute to various displacements.

It would be nice if ship displacements were standardized. Heaven forbid there be a common standard.

But I guess, Gross Registered Tonnes (GRT) is a recognized standard. Perhaps if the cruise lines were to stick with that, life would be easier..........

Dean
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