Cable (International) conversions
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About cable (International)
The cable length (International) is a nautical unit of length equal to one tenth of a nautical mile (nmi) (a nautical unit of length) or 185.2 meters (1 cable length (International) = 185.2 m), the base unit of length in the International System of Units (SI).
One cable length (Int.) is also equal to approximately 0.1852 kilometers (km) (an SI unit of length), or 0.038359 miles (mi), or 607.61 feet (ft) or 202.537 yards (yd), which are US customary / Imperial units of length.
The cable definition varies depending on the system of units used as follows:
- 1 cable length (International) is equal to 0.1852 kilometers
- 1 cable length (Imperial or Admiralty) is equal to 0.1853184 kilometers
- 1 cable length (US customary or US Navy) is equal to 0.219456 kilometers
The cable length unit is named after the length of a ship's anchor cable in the age of sail lasting from the 16th to the mid-19th century.
Plural: cables (International)