It's about three-fifths as heavy as The Space Shuttle.
In other words, 974.03 hundredweight is 0.620 times the weight of The Space Shuttle, and the weight of The Space Shuttle is 1.60 times that amount.(for Endeavour, a.k.a. OV-105, a.k.a. Orbiter Vehicle-105) (empty weight, excluding main engines)
When empty, the space shuttle Endeavour weighs 1,600 hundredweight. The shuttle's spacious cargo bay carried the Chandra X-ray Observatory into orbit in 1999 — a payload that weighed 440 hundredweight.
It's about two-fifths as heavy as a Blue Whale.
In other words, 974.03 hundredweight is 0.4230 times the weight of a Blue Whale, and the weight of a Blue Whale is 2.360 times that amount.(Balaenoptera musculus)
Blue whales weigh between 2,300 hundredweight. The largest mammal to have ever lived, blue whales feed almost exclusively on krill — tiny invertebrates weighing about 0.0000220 hundredweight each.
It's about three-tenths as heavy as a House.
In other words, 974.03 hundredweight is 0.2830 times the weight of a House, and the weight of a House is 3.530 times that amount.(149 sq. m, single-level, unfurnished)
A 149 sq. m (1,600 sq. ft), single-story, unfurnished house (without extensive masonry) of the type commonly found in America would weigh approximately 3,440 hundredweight, based on the weight of the included materials. In contrast, a yurt — a type of dwelling structure popular among nomadic peoples of East Asia — typically weighs less than 10.10 hundredweight.
It's about four times as heavy as an Anchor of a Cruise Ship.
In other words, 974.03 hundredweight is 3.910 times the weight of an Anchor of a Cruise Ship, and the weight of an Anchor of a Cruise Ship is 0.2560 times that amount.(for QE2 forward anchor, a.k.a. RMS Queen Elizabeth 2)
Each of the forward anchors of the RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 weighs 249 hundredweight. The anchor of the QE2 now sits in front of the Holyrood Church in Southampton, England, United Kingdom, along a pedestrian tourist route known as "the QE2 mile."
It's about seven times as heavy as a Tyrannosaurus rex.
In other words, 974.03 hundredweight is 6.90 times the weight of a Tyrannosaurus rex, and the weight of a Tyrannosaurus rex is 0.140 times that amount.(for FMNH PR2081, a.k.a. "Sue") (a.k.a. Tyrannosaurus, a.k.a. T-Rex) (estimated live weight)
The notable Tyrannosaurus specimen housed at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, Illinois, "Sue," is estimated to have weighed about 140 hundredweight while alive. A renowned predator in popular culture, the teeth of tyrannosaurus rex were up to 33.02 cm (13 in) long.
It's about seven-and-a-half times as heavy as an Elephant.
In other words, the weight of an Elephant is 0.140 times 974.03 hundredweight.(for African bush elephant, Loxodonta africana) (Adult, bull)
A bull African bush elephant weighs about 130 hundredweight. Among African elephants, both males and females have tusks (whereas female Asian elephants, Elephas maximus, do not have tusks) which can grow to 3 m (10 ft) and weigh up to 2 hundredweight.
It's about twelve times as heavy as a Hippopotamus.
In other words, 974.03 hundredweight is 11.80 times the weight of a Hippopotamus, and the weight of a Hippopotamus is 0.0847 times that amount.(Hippopotamus amphibius) (adult, male)
The average weight of an adult male hippopotamus ranges from 82.70 hundredweight. Appearances to the contrary, adult hippos cannot swim or float in water; they actually move by leaping and walking across lake bottoms at about 8 kph (5 mph).