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Cable length

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Cable length

A cable length or cable's length is a nautical unit of measure equal to one tenth of a nautical mile or approximately 100 fathoms. The unit is named after the length of a ship's anchor cable in the age of sail. The definition varies:

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  • . Also "fathom", from the same work.
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