Napoleon Series Archive 2003

Re: A Welter of Different National Measures

One source (included in the Stat. Abstract section) gives the following conversions for the fathom:

Conversion of English Naval Measurements into French Measurements Based on P. Steel
6 English feet. = one English fathom. = 5.630 French Royal feet.

Conversion of English Naval Measurements into French Measurements Based on the Tables of Mr. Delambre
6 English feet. = one fathom. = 5.6280541 French feet. = 1.8282139 meters.

Gicquel-des-Touches, P.-G. Tables Comparatives des Principles Dimensions des Batimens de Guerre Français et Anglais de Tous Rangs, de Leur Mature, Greément, Artillerie, Etc. Paris: Bachelier, 1817.

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