Cable (UK) conversions
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About cable (UK)
The cable length (Imperial or Admiralty) is a nautical unit of length equal to 185.3184 meters (1 cable length (UK) = 185.3184 m). The cable length (UK) is also equal to approximately 0.1853184 kilometers (km), or 0.1000639 nautical miles (nmi), or 608 feet (ft), or 0.11515 miles (mi) or 202.6666 yards (yd).
The cable definition varies depending on the system of units used as follows:
- One cable length (Int.) is equal to 0.1 nautical miles
- One cable length (Imp. or Admiralty) is equal to 608 feet
- One cable length (US customary or US Navy) is equal to 720 feet
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 (UK)