She is ballasted with utilities; not altogether with unusable pig-lead and kentledge.
I think you had better speak to Captain kentledge on the subject.
The ward-room was then scuttled to get at the kentledge, twelve tons of which were thrown overboard.
kentledge, kent′lej, n. pig-iron laid in a ship's hold for ballast.
My breast has felt the last four-and-twenty hours as if a ton of kentledge had been stowed in it.