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Fathoms Conversion

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Fathoms

A fathom is a unit of length in the imperial and the U.S. customary systems equal to 6 feet (1.8288 metres), used especially for measuring the depth of water.

There are two yards (6 feet) in an imperial fathom. Originally the span of a man's outstretched arms, the size of a fathom has varied slightly depending on whether it was defined as a thousandth of an (Admiralty) nautical mile or as a multiple of the imperial yard. Formerly, the term was used for any of several units of length varying around 5–5 12 feet.

DefinitionRelation to SI units

≡ 6 ft

Quick Find Conversion

Fathoms to

Conversion table

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1 0.2286 0.001143 342.9 1.143 × 1017 1.143 × 10-22 114 300 1.7940668654842 × 10-8
4.3744532 1 0.005 1 500 5.0 × 1017 5.0 × 10-22 500 000 7.8480615288024 × 10-8
874.8906387 200 1 300 000 1.0 × 1020 1.0 × 10-19 100 000 000 1.5696123057605 × 10-5
0.0029163 0.0006667 3.3333333333333 × 10-6 1 3.3333333333333 × 1014 3.3333333333333 × 10-25 333.3333333 5.2320410192016 × 10-11
8.7489063867017 × 10-18 2.0 × 10-18 1.0 × 10-20 3.0 × 10-15 1 1.0 × 10-39 1.0 × 10-12 1.5696123057605 × 10-25
8.7489063867017 × 1021 2.0 × 1021 1.0 × 1019 3.0 × 1024 1.0 × 1039 1 1.0 × 1027 1.5696123057605 × 1014
8.7489063867017 × 10-6 2.0 × 10-6 1.0 × 10-8 0.003 1 000 000 000 000 1.0 × 10-27 1 1.5696123057605 × 10-13
55,739,282.589676 12 742 000 63 710 19 113 000 000 6.371 × 1024 6.371 × 10-15 6 371 000 000 000 1

Legend

SymbolDefinition
exactly equal
approximately equal to
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digitsindicates that digits repeat infinitely (e.g. 8.294 369 corresponds to 8.294 369 369 369 369 …)

Unit System

Imperial/US

SI Conversion Table

1 fathoms= 1.8288 meters
1.5 fathoms= 2.7432 meters
2 fathoms= 3.6576 meters
2.5 fathoms= 4.572 meters
3 fathoms= 5.4864 meters

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