Old World Weights & Measures

Units of Conversion from Ancient times
 

Nautical Measurements

Six Feet

=

1 Fathom

Approximately 1,000 Fathoms

=

1 Nautical Mile / Knot

3 Nautical Miles / Knots

=

1 League

Remember: Fathoms and nautical miles are scalar quantities; a knot is a vector quantity. Ergo, you can say "something can be X nautical miles from here" but you cannot say "That is X knots from here." Boats travel in knots, not "knots per hour."



Land Measures

37.2 Inches

=

1 Yard

1 Mile

=

1984 Yards

1 Acre

=

6150 Square Yards



Liquid Measures

4 glls

=

1 mutchkin (roughly 1 modern pint)

2 mutchkins

=

1 choppin (roughly 1 modern quart)

2 choppins

=

1 pint (roughly 2 modern quarts)

2 pints

=

1 quart (roughly 1 modern gallon)

4 quarts

=

1 gallon (roughly 4 modern gallons)

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