Fathoms To Meters Converter
To use our fathoms to meters converter type the number of fathoms into the fathoms box, alternatively to convert meters to fathoms type the number of meters into the meters box.
Fathoms - Definitions
The fathom is now defined as 6 feet and is an Imperial and US customary unit of length used for water depth at sea.
Earlier the fathom had varied between 5ft and 7ft in length with merchant vessels often using a fathom of 5½ft, warships using a fathom of about 6ft and fishing vessels sometimes using a fathom of 7ft.
The British navy defined the fathom as 1/1000th of a nautical mile (6.08ft) (in the 19th Century?) however this definition was never really used in practice.
Fathom To Meters Conversion Factor
1 fathom = 1.8288002 meters
Meter To Fathoms Conversion Factor
1 meter = 0.5468066 fathoms
Imperial Length Units To Meters Converters
1 Meter Expressed In Imperial Units
Imperial Units Expressed As Meters