I am running several damaged conditions but I am confused about
the displacement in the Status command. Why is there a displacement
much greater than the total weight initially set? There are no loaded
The STATUS report shows weight in the first section and displacement
in the second section. If the vessel is in equilibrium, the two
totals are the same (or very close). In case of damage you will
see the flooded tanks deducting from the overall displacement of
the hull. You have to compare total weight with total displacement.
With flooding you loose displacement in certain spaces of your hull.
The STATUS report shows first the displacement of the intact hull
envelope, then the deductions for the lost buoyancy in the flooded
spaces. If this would be confusing to the reader, you could "turn
off" this detail by means of the TOTAL subparameter:
STATUS WEIGHT, DISPL:TOTAL
which would show only the total displacement. (Of course our
total is less than the HULL displacement because we are adding negatives