# 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 Meters f = m

## 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

## 1 Meter Expressed In Imperial Units

• 1 meter = 39.3700787 inches
• 1 meter = 9.8425197 hands
• 1 meter = 4.9709695 links
• 1 meter = 3.2808399 feet
• 1 meter = 1.0936133 yards
• 1 meter = 0.5468066 fathoms
• 1 meter = 0.1988388 rods/poles/perches
• 1 meter = 0.0497097 chains
• 1 meter = 0.0053961 cables
• 1 meter = 0.0049709 furlongs
• 1 meter = 0.0006214 miles
• 1 meter = 0.0005400 nautical miles

## Imperial Units Expressed As Meters

• 1 inch = 0.0254 meters
• 1 hand = 0.1016 meters
• 1 link = 0.201168 meters
• 1 foot = 0.3048 meters
• 1 yard = 0.9144 meters
• 1 fathom = 1.8288002 meters
• 1 rod/pole/perch = 5.0291995 meters
• 1 chain = 20.1167981 meters
• 1 cable = 185.3190 meters
• 1 furlong = 201.1708 meters
• 1 mile = 1,609.344 meters
• 1 nautical mile = 1,852 meters