Research: Abstract of the Napoleonic Era

Weights and Measurements:

Conversion of English Naval Measurements into French Measurements Based on P. Steel

Converting English tables published by P. Steel and others into French measures:

1440 English feet.  =  1351.200 French Royal feet.
6 English feet.  = one English fathom.  =  5.630 French Royal feet.
3 English feet.  =  one yard.  =  2.815 French royal feet. 
101 English fathoms.  =  one English cable length.  =  113.700 French fathoms.
120 English fathoms.  =  one [English] cable length.  =  135.100 French fathoms.
100 pounds avoirdupois.  =  92.653 French poids de marc.
112 livres avoirdupois.  =  one quintal load.  =  103.771 French poids de marc.
2240 pounds avoirdupois.  =  20 quintals.  =  a one ton load.  =  2075.427 French poids de marc.

 

Source:

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.

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: September 2003

 

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