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HOW LONG IS A CABLE

Sunday October 12th, 2014
How long is a cable?

The nautical cable is named afte the ship’s anchor cable and came to represent a unit of measurement equal to 1/10th of a nautical mile resulting in an international unit of 185.2 metres making it identical to the classical Greek measurement called a Stadium

The British Admiralty cable also 1/10th of a mile came to be calculated as 185.32 metres (608 feet).

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