Conversion from Short ton (tn.sh.) to Long ton (tn.l.) and vice versa

Updated on by Stefan Banse

Here you can convert the Unit of weight Short ton into the unit Long ton and vice versa you can convert Long ton into Short ton. By clicking the "Swap units" icon, you will always obtain the desired conversion in the calculation result, i.e., tn.sh. to tn.l. or tn.l. to tn.sh.. With the following calculator you can also calculate any other Unit of weight.

Info about Short ton

In outdated terms, the short ton is also known as "American ton" and is especially common in the USA. It is equivalent to 20 "short hundredweight" or 2 000 pounds.

Exactly as with the long ton, a short ton is equivalent to 20 hundredweight. The unit hundredweight differs in the British and American systems, however. While in America a hundredweight is defined as 100 pounds, in the Anglo-Saxon world it is defined as 112 pounds. Thus: one short ton is equivalent to 20 short hundredweights, which in turn is equivalent to 2 000 pounds and thus 907.18474 kilograms.

Incidentally, the well-known unit "ton" from the metric system, which is defined as 1 000 kilograms, is consequently called the metric ton in the Anglo-American area to differentiate from the long ton and short ton.

Info about Long ton

In outdated terms, the long ton is also called the "British ton". It is equivalent to 20 "long hundredweight" or 2,240 pounds.

Exactly as with the short ton, a long ton is equivalent to 20 hundredweight. The unit hundredweight differs in the British and American systems, however. While in America a hundredweight is defined as 100 pounds, in the Anglo-Saxon world it is defined as 112 pounds. Thus: one long ton is equivalent to 20 long hundredweights, which in turn is equivalent to 2 240 pounds and thus 1 016.0469088 kilograms.

The long ton is used in particular for the standard displacement of a ship, which was established in 1922 in Washington.

Incidentally, the well-known unit "ton" from the metric system, which is defined as 1 000 kilograms, is consequently called the metric ton in the Anglo-American area to differentiate from the long ton and short ton.

Basis for conversion Short ton (tn.sh.) to Long ton (tn.l.)

The abbreviation for the Unit of weight Short ton is tn.sh.. The abbreviation for the Unit of weight Long ton is tn.l..

Formula for the conversion of Short ton (tn.sh.) to Long ton (tn.l.)

The calculation from Short ton to Long ton shall be made using the following conversion formula:

 Conversion formula Short ton to Long ton 

Determine the number of Long ton from Short ton

Short ton × 0.89285714285618


Formula for the conversion of Long ton (tn.l.) to Short ton (tn.sh.)

The calculation from Long ton to Short ton shall be made using the following conversion formula:

 Conversion formula Long ton to Short ton 

Determine the number of Short ton from Long ton

Long ton × 1.1200000000012


Overview table: How many Short ton are how many Long ton?

Short ton tn.sh.Long ton tn.l.
0.01 tn.sh. => 0.00892 tn.l.
0.02 tn.sh. => 0.01785 tn.l.
0.03 tn.sh. => 0.02678 tn.l.
0.04 tn.sh. => 0.03571 tn.l.
0.05 tn.sh. => 0.04464 tn.l.
0.06 tn.sh. => 0.05357 tn.l.
0.07 tn.sh. => 0.06250 tn.l.
0.08 tn.sh. => 0.07142 tn.l.
0.09 tn.sh. => 0.08035 tn.l.
0.10 tn.sh. => 0.08928 tn.l.
0.20 tn.sh. => 0.17857 tn.l.
0.30 tn.sh. => 0.26785 tn.l.
0.40 tn.sh. => 0.35714 tn.l.
0.50 tn.sh. => 0.44642 tn.l.
0.60 tn.sh. => 0.53571 tn.l.
0.70 tn.sh. => 0.62500 tn.l.
0.80 tn.sh. => 0.71428 tn.l.
0.90 tn.sh. => 0.80357 tn.l.
1 tn.sh. => 0.89285 tn.l.
2 tn.sh. => 1.78571 tn.l.
3 tn.sh. => 2.67857 tn.l.
4 tn.sh. => 3.57142 tn.l.
5 tn.sh. => 4.46428 tn.l.
6 tn.sh. => 5.35714 tn.l.
7 tn.sh. => 6.25000 tn.l.
8 tn.sh. => 7.14285 tn.l.
9 tn.sh. => 8.03571 tn.l.
10 tn.sh. => 8.92857 tn.l.
20 tn.sh. => 17.85714 tn.l.
30 tn.sh. => 26.78571 tn.l.
40 tn.sh. => 35.71428 tn.l.
50 tn.sh. => 44.64285 tn.l.
60 tn.sh. => 53.57142 tn.l.
70 tn.sh. => 62.50000 tn.l.
80 tn.sh. => 71.42857 tn.l.
90 tn.sh. => 80.35714 tn.l.
100 tn.sh. => 89.28571 tn.l.
200 tn.sh. => 178.57142 tn.l.
300 tn.sh. => 267.85714 tn.l.
400 tn.sh. => 357.14285 tn.l.
500 tn.sh. => 446.42857 tn.l.
600 tn.sh. => 535.71428 tn.l.
700 tn.sh. => 625 tn.l.
800 tn.sh. => 714.28571 tn.l.
900 tn.sh. => 803.57142 tn.l.
1 000 tn.sh. => 892.85714 tn.l.

Overview table: How many Long ton are how many Short ton?

Long ton tn.l.Short ton tn.sh.
0.01 tn.l. => 0.01120 tn.sh.
0.02 tn.l. => 0.02240 tn.sh.
0.03 tn.l. => 0.03360 tn.sh.
0.04 tn.l. => 0.04480 tn.sh.
0.05 tn.l. => 0.05600 tn.sh.
0.06 tn.l. => 0.06720 tn.sh.
0.07 tn.l. => 0.07840 tn.sh.
0.08 tn.l. => 0.08960 tn.sh.
0.09 tn.l. => 0.10080 tn.sh.
0.10 tn.l. => 0.11200 tn.sh.
0.20 tn.l. => 0.22400 tn.sh.
0.30 tn.l. => 0.33600 tn.sh.
0.40 tn.l. => 0.44800 tn.sh.
0.50 tn.l. => 0.56000 tn.sh.
0.60 tn.l. => 0.67200 tn.sh.
0.70 tn.l. => 0.78400 tn.sh.
0.80 tn.l. => 0.89600 tn.sh.
0.90 tn.l. => 1.00800 tn.sh.
1 tn.l. => 1.12000 tn.sh.
2 tn.l. => 2.24000 tn.sh.
3 tn.l. => 3.36000 tn.sh.
4 tn.l. => 4.48000 tn.sh.
5 tn.l. => 5.60000 tn.sh.
6 tn.l. => 6.72000 tn.sh.
7 tn.l. => 7.84000 tn.sh.
8 tn.l. => 8.96000 tn.sh.
9 tn.l. => 10.08000 tn.sh.
10 tn.l. => 11.20000 tn.sh.
20 tn.l. => 22.40000 tn.sh.
30 tn.l. => 33.60000 tn.sh.
40 tn.l. => 44.80000 tn.sh.
50 tn.l. => 56 tn.sh.
60 tn.l. => 67.20000 tn.sh.
70 tn.l. => 78.40000 tn.sh.
80 tn.l. => 89.60000 tn.sh.
90 tn.l. => 100.80000 tn.sh.
100 tn.l. => 112 tn.sh.
200 tn.l. => 224 tn.sh.
300 tn.l. => 336 tn.sh.
400 tn.l. => 448 tn.sh.
500 tn.l. => 560 tn.sh.
600 tn.l. => 672 tn.sh.
700 tn.l. => 784 tn.sh.
800 tn.l. => 896 tn.sh.
900 tn.l. => 1 008 tn.sh.
1 000 tn.l. => 1 120 tn.sh.

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Last update on June 25, 2020

The last changes in the "Units of weight" category were implemented by Stefan Banse on June 25, 2020. The main changes were:

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