The international nautical miles is 1852 metres. For
practical purÂposes it can be called 6080 feet, or just over 2000 yards. A mile
is divided into ten ‘cables', each of which is therefore approximately 200
NAUTICAL MILE: One minute of latitude; approximately 6076 feet or 1852 metres - about 1/8 longer than the statute mile of 5280 feet.
NAVIGATION: The art and science of conducting a boat safely from one point to another.
The International Nautical Mile as proposed by the International
Hydrographic Bureau in 1929 and adopted by the United States in 1954 has a length of 1852 Metres (approximately 6076.11549 International Feet). This length is from the French Sea Mile in use in 1929.
A distance of 6,076.12 feet or 1,852 meters, which is about 15 percent longer than a statute mile. Equivalent to one minute of latitude on a navigation chart.
Conical navigation buoy that is usually red.
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1 nautical mile is an International measurement of distance at sea level (1.85 kms).
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~ - 6,080 feet. One minute of latitude at the equator.
Official log - a record book kept by the master in which he must, by law, enter certain particulars relating to the ship and its voyage.
~: The unit of geographical distance used on "salt-water" charts. 1 ~ corresponds exactly to 1 minute of angular distance on the meridian (adjacent left and right side of a sea chart).
One minute of latitude; approximately 6076 feet - about 1/8 longer than the statute mile of 5280 feet.
The art and science of conducting a boat safely from one point to another
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~ (NM): International standard for measuring distance on water. One ~ equals one minute of latitude. (One ~ equals 1.15 land miles.)
Outhaul: The line that tightens or eases the tension of the foot of the mainsail along the boom.
~ - A distance of 1.852 kilometres (1.151 mi). Approximately the distance of one minute of arc of latitude on the Earth's surface. A speed of one ~ per hour is called a knot.
Navigation - The art and science of conducting a boat safely from one point to another. ...
~: Measure of length at sea (2025 yards). 1 mile = 1,760 yards.
Nun - a kind of navigational buoy ...
~ - An international distance of 1852 meters or 6076.12 feet. A ~ equals one minute of latitude. See also "Mile."
naval architect - An architect who specializes in marine design.
Distance at sea is measured in ~s, which are about 6067.12 feet, 1.15 statute miles or exactly 1852 meters.
~ : See knot.
NIBBING PLANK : A margin plank that is notched to take the ends of regular deck planks and insure good calking of the joint.
NIGGERHEAD : A small auxiliary drum on a winch. See Gypsy.
~ - 6,080.2 feet
OPEN SITTING - Seating anywhere in the dining room as opposed to an assigned table
OUTSIDE CABIN - A cabin with a view of the ocean ...
~: the unit of distance used on saltwater charts; equal to 1.15 statute miles or 1.85 kilometers
navigator: in a race, the crewmember who monitors the boat's location and progress relative to the racecourse and any opposing boat ...
The unit of distance in the nautical system. There are 60 ~s in one degree of latitude. 1 ~ = 1.15 statute miles.
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~ - One minute of latitude; A measurement used in salt water approximately 6,076 feet - about 1/8 longer than the statute mile of 5,280 feet.
NAVIGATION - The art and science of conducting a boat safely from one point to another.
One 60th of a degree of latitude, or one minute of latitude. Approximately equal to 6,076.1 feet, or 1.15 statute miles.
~ - Mi on nautical maps is ~ 115 land miles = 1 ~ or about 2000 yards
Nautical Speed - Knots ( not knots per hr )
Navigation Time - Use 24 hours ( 1400 = 2 pm ) and tenths rather than minutes ...
~ - Distance of one minute of longitude at the equator, approximately 6,076.115 feet. The metric equivalent is 1852 meters.
NAVSAC - Navigation Safety Advisory Council, an industry advisory body to the U.S. Coast Guard.
NDRF - National Defense Reserve Fleet.
~ A measure of distance equal to one minute of latitude which is approximately 6076 feet.
NAVIGABLE Water which is of sufficient depth to allow a boat navigate.
NAVIGATION The art and science of determining the position of a boat and conducting it safely from one point to another.
~: a unit of length corresponding approximately to one minute of arc of latitude along any meridian arc. By international agreement it is exactly 1,852 metres (approximately 6,076 feet).
Naval Programme: The British system of authorizing naval construction by an annual bill in Parliament.
A ~, or knot, is the same as a geographical mile. Its length is six thousand and eighty feet. A statute mile in the United States measures five thousand two hundred and eighty feet.
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What is a "~?"
One minute (one 60th of a degree) in latitude is one ~(nm), or about 1.15 regular (statute) miles.
league - 3 ~s.
leech line - A line used to tighten the leech of a sail, helping to create proper sail shape.
leech - The aft edge of a fore and aft sailsail.
A speed of one ~ per hour. A method of attaching a rope or line to itself, another line or a fitting.
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A speed of one ~ per hour.
Intertwining the parts of one or more ropes.
To crown a knot is to pass the strands over and under each other above the knot. ...
~. One minute of latitude or about 1.15 statute miles; as in: A ~ is easy to measure by referring to the latitude on a nautical chart.
Navigation Rules. Both the international (COLREGS) rules and the U.S.
~: One minute of latitude, 1852 meters
Navigation: The teaching of commanding a boat safely from one point to another
Navigation Regulations: Also "Steering and sailing rules"; a set of rules that govern the movement of boats with respect to each other ...
1. A speed of one ~ per hour. (6076 feet) per hour.
2. A method of making a Line Fast to an object, another Line, itself, or for ornament.
A unit of speed: 1 ~ (1.8520 km; 1.1508 mi) per hour. Measured by paying out a line from the stern of a moving boat; the line had a knot every 47 feet 3 inches (14.40 m), and the number of knots passed out in 30 seconds gave the speed through the water in ~s per hour.
(2) A nautical measurement of distance, a tenth of a ~, 100 fathoms, or approximately 200 yards
Cable Ship - A specially constructed ship for the laying and repairing of telegraph and telephone cables across channels, seas, lakes, and oceans.
timber, refers to forced hot air circulation through a chamber to dry the wood.
King Plank The centerline plank of a deck.
Knee See Hanging Knee.
Knockabout A type of schooner without a bowsprit.
Knockdown To be capsized by the wind or waves.
Knot 1) A speed of one ~ ...
Knot (1) a speed of one ~ per hour. (2) a method of attaching a rope or line to itself, another line or a fitting. Land breeze A wind moving from the land to the water due to temperature changes in the evening. Lanyard A line attached to a tool.
Nautical unit of distance, having a standard value of 1/10th of a ~ (608 ft.) or 100 fathoms.
Cable-bitt - Large vertical timbers, morticed into the keel, to which anchor and mooring cables were attached.
Knot - ~ (6,076 ft.) per hour ( a measure of speed).
Lee of the Land - near a shore which provides protection
from wind and waves.
Lee Shore - land downwind of a boat.
Leeward - downwind; away from the source of wind.
Calm: A wind or force less than one knot (knot: 1 ~ per hour).
Camel: A wooden float placed between a vessel and a dock acting as a fender.
KNOT: A measure of speed equal to one ~ (6076 feet) per hour.
LEE: The side sheltered from the wind.
LEEWARD: The direction away from the wind. Opposite of windward.
LEEWAY: The sideways movement of the boat caused by either wind or current.
knot -- a ~ (equivalent to 1.15 miles or 1.852km). Also, any of various tangles of line formed by methodically passing the free end through loops and drawing it tight.
landfall -- first sight of land ...
KNOT - A measure of speed equal to one ~ (6076 feet) per hour.
LATITUDE - The distance north or south of the equator measured and expressed in degrees.
LEE - The side sheltered from the wind.
LOG - A record of courses or operation. Also, a device to measure speed.
Equivalent to (UK) 1/10 ~, approx. 600 feet; (USA) 120 fathoms, 720 feet (219 m); other countries use different values.
Canister - a type of anti personnel cannon load in which lead balls or other loose metallic items were enclosed in a tin or iron shell.
The British Admiralty defined a fathom to be a thousandth of an imperial ~ (which was 6080 ft) or 6.08 feet (1.85 m). In practice the "warship fathom" of exactly 6 feet (1.8 m) was used in Britain and the United States.
Determine the distance of each course in ~s using your dividers and the distance scale on the top or bottom of the chart. This is done by putting one end of the dividers on your start point, and the other end at your stop point or turn.
a unit of wind or sailing speed, one knot=6,076 feet per hour, one ~ per hour. 10 knots is equivalent to 11.5 mph and 18 kilometers per hour (kph).
LEAGUE : A distance of three ~s.
LETTER OF MARQUE : A document given to a captain allowing him to attack enemy ships under the authority of the crown, in return for a cut of the loot. It makes a pirate sort of legal if you're on the right side.
KNOT-Measure of distance; one ~, 6,080 feet. Measure of speed: one ~ per hour.
LAPSTRAKE-Overlapping plank of a boat.
LAZARETTE-A stowage compartment in the stern.
KNOT Unit of speed in navigation which is the rate of ~ (6,080 feet or 1,852 meters) per hour.
KVA This is the voltage-ampere requirement of a device designed to convert electric energy to a non-electrical form
L/T Long tons (2,240 lbs.).
One knot equals one ~ per hour. This rate is equivalent to approximately 1.15 statute miles per hour, or exactly 1.852 kilometers per hour.
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Knot A vessel's rate of speed, a ~ per hour. Measured by running out a stern line (or log line) knotted at measured intervals which bear the same proportion to a mile as half a second does to an hour.
KNOT - A measure of speed equal to one ~ (6076 feet) per hour.
LANYARD - Thin line holding gear in place. The lashing on the end of a shroud.
LASH - To tie something using a light rope. ...
Knot: the nautical measure of speed, one knot being a speed of one ~ (6,080 feet) per hour. As a measure of speed the term is always knots, and never knots an hour.
Landfall: the discovery of the land.
One knot is a speed of one ~ per hour or 1.852km/hr.
A small line used to join to anything. Example: bucket ...
Knot (unit of speed): A common nautical unit of speed. 1 knot = 1 ~ per hour = 1.15 miles per hour.
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Lee: A common shorthand word used in place of leeward. See leeward.
knot - Rate of motion equal to 1 ~ per hour (about 1.15 miles per hour) ...
Knot: A measurement of speed - one ~ per hour.
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territorial sea now extends twelve ~s beyond the baseline, which runs along the coast and across the mouths of rivers and bays. The width of the territorial sea varies from country to country, but twelve miles is now the internationally accepted standard.
One (1 ) knot equals 1.15 land miles, or one (1) ~.
Go with the wind.
Single sideband Radiotelephone (2-27.5 MHz) - Used to communicate over medium and long distances (hundreds, sometime thousands of ~s).
Satellite Radio - Used to communicate by means of voice, data or direct printing via satellites.
For prescribed lights the value of K shall be 0.8, corresponding to a meteorological visibility of approximately 13 ~s.
(b) A selection of figures derived from the formula is given in the following table: ...
The Type 094 (NATO reporting name: Jin-class) is a class of nuclear powered ballistic missile submarine developed by the Chinese People's Liberation Army's Navy and capable of carrying 12 of the more modern JL-2s missiles with a range of approximately 4,300 ~s.
(1) A method of forming an eye in a line, or of typing the line to or around something; (2) a speed term that means ~s per hour.
(1) A speed of one ~ (6,076 feet or or 1,852 meters) per hour. It is incorrect to say knots per hour.
* A knot IS NOT method of attaching a rope or line to itself, another line or a fitting. on a ship that is called "bending the line" ...
KEEL - The lowest longitudinal timber of a vessel, on which framework of the whole is built up; combination of iron plates serving same purpose in iron vessel.
KNOT - Unit of speed in navigation, which is the rate of ~ (1,852 metres or 6,080 feet) per hour. i.e. 1.852 km/h.
kick-up: describes a rudder or centerboard that rotates back and up when an obstacle is encountered - useful when a boat is to be beached. knot: a ~ (equivalent to 1.15 miles or 1.852km) a unit of speed, one knot = 6,076 feet per hour.
kill switchA switch with a lanyard that automatically shuts off an engine if disconnected. kite fishingA technique that involves attaching a fishing line to a kite to present bait at a distance from the boat. knotSpeed measured in ~s per hour.
A unit of speed, equal to one ~ per hour. (Which is equal to exactly 1.852 km/h and approximately 1.151 mph.) B: A division of the log line, answering in the calculation of the ship's velocity, to one mile.
See also: What is the meaning of Nautical, Mile, Boat, Vessel, Navigation?