What is gross tonnage?

It is a measure of the overall size of a ship, i. e. the volume of all enclosed spaces in the ship, determined in accordance with the International Tonnage Convention 1969. (Many people – especially in the press and media – believe it is the ship’s weight!)

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How is gross tonnage determined under the International Tonnage Convention, 1969?

What data is shown on the back of an International Tonnage Certificate (1969)?