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Deadweight (dwt)

The total weight of cargo, passengers, crew, stores, and water carried by the ship. A deadweight scale relating deadweight to draft, displacement, and other quantities normally appears on the ship's Capacity Plan. In the absence of a deadweight scale, maximum displacement can be estimated for ships of 100,000 tons dwt or less by multiplying maximum deadweight by 1.3. Above this point the multiplier decreases to 1.15 at 150,000 and 1.05 at and above 200,000 tons. (These dwt calculations are for Salvors.)
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