A nautical mile, or knot, you know, is between one and one-sixth and one and one-seventh land miles.
At this rate they would require one hundred and fifty-one days to travel a nautical mile.
In general practice the minute of latitude is taken as equal to the nautical mile.
The drums used for reeling a multiple cable on, are capable of holding half a nautical mile in length.
The nautical mile of 2029 yards has the honor of being the first standard based upon the dimensions of the globe.
Only on the equator is a minute of longitude and a nautical mile of the same length.
Now you have already learned that a minute of latitude is always equal to a nautical mile.
|nautical mile |
A unit of length in the US Customary System, used in air and sea navigation and equal to 6,076 feet or 2,025 yards (1,852 meters). Also called geographic mile. See Table at measurement.