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Old August 16th, 2006, 12:58 PM
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Dean,

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

What can I say? Imprecision creates confusion which causes misunderstanding that leads to conflict....

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..........

For all merchant ships, the published size ("displacement") is the gross registered value. It's commonplace to drop the words "gross" and "registered" because they are understood. There's a slight disparity (less than two percent) between English measure (always long tonnes) and metric measure (metric tonnes), but it's negligible for practical purposes.

Norm.
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