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
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
120 English fathoms. = one [English] cable length. = 135.100 French
100 pounds avoirdupois. = 92.653 French poids de marc.
112 livres avoirdupois. = one quintal load. = 103.771 French poids
2240 pounds avoirdupois. = 20 quintals. = a one ton load. = 2075.427
French poids de marc.
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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