cable

These units were sometimes referred to as cable lengths.

1

In the United States, 19th–20th centuries, a unit of length, = 240 yards = 219.456 meters.

United Nations, 1966.

2

In the United Kingdom, a unit of length used on ships, = 200 yards = 182.88 meters. Clark, however, gives it as 240 yards, or sometimes, = 1/10 nautical mile.

United Nations, 1966.

Latimer Clark.
A Dictionary of Metric and Other Useful Measures.
London: E & F.N. Spon, 1891.

3

A unit of length, 1/10th of an international nautical mile, = 185.2 meters.

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