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    70000 Tons of Metal

    For those who like a relaxing music themed cruise

    70000TONS OF METAL - The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise

    #2
    Hmm...I don't know what the 70,000 tons refers to?

    In gross tonnes, the normal ship comparison measurement, she's 154,400.
    See my cruise blog: HERE

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      #3
      Maybe just the metal !! isn't gross tonnage the volume of a ship, not what it would weigh if you put it on a scale
      Last edited by andyn, Bucks; 8th October 2016, 03:36 PM.

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        #4
        Originally posted by andyn, kensworth View Post
        Maybe just the metal !! isn't gross tonnage the volume of a ship, not what it would weigh if you put it on a scale
        Yes, I had though of that but can't find the figures.

        I guess it's not that important in the scope of things.
        See my cruise blog: HERE

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          #5
          Yeah, not important but had a look anyway. Seems the weight is measured by Displacement Tonnage but they only seem to show it for Navy ships

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            #6
            In modern simple terms Gross tonnage is a measurement of the ships earning capacity.All the space on a cruise ship available to passengers,i.e. cabins and all the other public areas.All the internal spaces cubic capacity is added up and divided by 100 this then gives the gross tonnage,but it is not the weight of the ship that is the displacement tonnage.

            On the Azura last week I was amazed and surprised to hear the deputy captain say that the new P&oer WEIGHED 184000tons,no doubt this was done so the listeners would be amazed at how heavy the ship was ,but of course the displacement tonnage(the actual weight of the ship ,fuel,stores and FW and weight of passengers and crew0

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