1 fathoms = 8 spans 

Fathoms to Spans Conversion

Fathom to span conversion allow you make a conversion between fathom and span easily. You can find the tool in the following.

Length Conversion


= 8.00000000
= 0.08 × 102
= 0.08E2
= 0.08e2
= 12.00000000
= 0.12 × 102
= 0.12E2
= 0.12e2
= 16.00000000
= 0.16 × 102
= 0.16E2
= 0.16e2
= 20.00000000
= 0.2 × 102
= 0.2E2
= 0.2e2
= 24.00000000
= 0.24 × 102
= 0.24E2
= 0.24e2

Quick Look: fathoms to spans

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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.

Name of unitSymbolDefinitionRelation to SI unitsUnit System

≡ 6 ft

= 1.8288 m


conversion table

1= 84= 32
1.5= 124.5= 36
2= 165= 40
2.5= 205.5= 44
3= 246= 48

span is the distance measured by a human hand, from the tip of the thumb to the tip of the little finger. In ancient times, a span was considered to be half a cubit. Sometimes the distinction is made between the great span (thumb to little finger) and little span (index finger to little finger).

Name of unitSymbolDefinitionRelation to SI unitsUnit System

≡ 9 in

= 0.2286 m


conversion table

1= 0.1254= 0.5
1.5= 0.18754.5= 0.5625
2= 0.255= 0.625
2.5= 0.31255.5= 0.6875
3= 0.3756= 0.75

Conversion table

1= 8
0.125= 1


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