Long ton

Long ton, Unit of mass used in many Commonwealth countries and the United States.

Long ton, also known as the imperial ton or displacement ton, is the name for the unit called the "ton" in the avoirdupois system of weights or Imperial system of measurements. It was standardised in the thirteenth century. It is used in the United Kingdom and several other British Commonwealth of Nations countries alongside the mass-based metric tonne defined in 1799, as well as in the United States for bulk commodities.It is not to be confused with the short ton, a unit of weight equal to 2,000 pounds (907.18474 kg) used in the United States, and in Canada before metrication, also referred to simply as a "ton". Unit definition A long ton is defined as exactly 2,240 pounds. The long ton arises from the traditional British measurement system: A long ton is 20 hundredweight (cwt), each of which is 8 stone (1 stone 14 pounds).

Ton
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Ton ... The ton is a unit of measure. It has a long history and has acquired a number of meanings and uses over the years. It is used principally as a unit of...

Tonne
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Tonne ... to as a metric ton in the United States. It is equivalent to approximately 2,204.6 pounds; 1.102 short tons (US) and 0.984 long tons (UK). The official...

Short ton
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Short ton ... unspecified tons normally means long tons (for example, naval ships) or metric tons (world grain production figures). Both the long and short ton are defined...

Road train
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Road train ... 9 long tons; 9.9 short tons) Tandem axle grouping 16.5 t (16.2 long tons; 18.2 short tons) Tri-axle grouping 20.0 t (19.7 long tons; 22.0 short tons) Therefore...

Tonnage
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Tonnage ... confused with displacement (the actual weight of the vessel), the long ton (or imperial ton) of 2240 lbs is derived from the fact that a "tun" of wine typically...

Deadweight tonnage
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Deadweight tonnage ... tonnage was historically expressed in long tons but is now usually given internationally in tonnes (metric tons). In modern international shipping conventions...

Hundredweight
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Hundredweight ... conventions, there are 20 hundredweight in a ton, producing a "short ton" of 2,000 pounds and a "long ton" of 2,240 pounds. The hundredweight has had many...

Iowa-class battleship
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Iowa-class battleship ... meet the Second London Naval Treaty's "escalator clause" limit of 45,000-long-ton (45,700 t) standard displacement. Four vessels, Iowa, New Jersey, Missouri...

Tons
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Tons ... India). the plural of ton, a unit of mass, force, volume, energy or power short ton, 2,000 pounds, used in the United States long ton, 2,240 pounds, used...

Semi-trailer truck
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Semi-trailer truck ... combinations on select routes. These vehicles will run a 60-tonne (59.1-long-ton; 66.1-short-ton) weight limit. Two types are to be used: 1) a 26-tonne truck pulling...

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Lion-class battleship
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