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# Calculate steel weight of a vessel.

## Calculate steel weight of a vessel.

(OP)
Could anyone please share any method, by rule of thumb, to calculate the steelweight of any ship in general, and a 50m coastguard vessel in particular, for the use in the early project phase. I.e. LxBxHx "C" = Weight or preferably somethin more exact?

Thanks

T.

### RE: Calculate steel weight of a vessel.

Don't think it works quite that way.

However, you know that it must weigh less than it's displaced volume of water.

TTFN

### RE: Calculate steel weight of a vessel.

(OP)
Yes it does. Its a statistical method to get an approximate weight for estamating price in the early phase of a project when I only have intended main main dimensions of the vessel. Each type of vessel (or each yard) have different methods to estimate weight, and I am intrested in a publication, standard, or textbook dealing wih these issues.

Thanks.

T.

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