What Does DWT Weight Stand for?


DWT is an acronym standing for dead weight tonnage. DWT refers to the displacement at any loaded condition less the lightship weight. It includes the passengers, crew, water, fuel, stores and cargo.
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DWT can stand for deadweight tonnage (the amount of weight that a ship can carry without compromising safety) or pennyweight (a unit of measurement that can be used to weigh small amounts of precious metals). It's kind of confusing! You can find more information here: www.ask.com
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