A common measurement of the internal volume of a ship with certain spaces excluded. One ton equals 100 cubic feet; the total of all the enclosed spaces within a ship expressed in tons each of which is equivalent to 100 cubic feet.

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BUMPKIN

The spar projecting from stern of ship

ISO SOLID CONTAMINANT CODE (ISO 4406)

A code assigned on the basis of the number of particles per unit volume greater than 5 and 15 micrometers in size. Range numbers identify each increment in the particle population throughout the spectrum of levels.

TRAMP FREIGHTER

A cargo ship engaged in the tramp trade.

ACETONE

A filler added to acetylene cylinders, capable of absorbing 25 times its own volume of acetylene.

CORDAGE

Ropes in the rigging of a ship

WEATHER SIDE

The side of a ship exposed to the wind.

AIR

A substance containing by volume approximately 78 - 79% nitrogen; 20.95% oxygen, 0.94% argon, traces of carbon dioxide, helium, etc.

ABSOLUTE TEMPERATURE SCALE

A scale of temperature measurement in which zero degrees is absolute zero.

CAPACITY PLAN

A plan outlining the spaces available for fuel, cargo, ballast, fresh water, etc, with guides on weight and volume for spaces at various drafts and displacements

FLOW RATE

The volume, mass, or weight of a fluid passing through any conductor per unit of time.

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