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## Knot (unit) - Wikipedia

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The knot is a unit of speed equal to one nautical mile (1.852 km) per hour, approximately 1.151 mph. The ISO Standard symbol for the knot is ...

## Why is speed at sea measured in knots? | MIT School of Engineering

Sep 18, 2012 ... Unless sailors knew how fast they were going, they could end up days off schedule, endangering those on board and worrying loved ones ...

## Knots versus Miles per Hour - NASA

www.grc.nasa.gov/www/k-12/WindTunnel/Activities/knots_vs_mph.html

Both miles per hour and knots is a speed which is the number of units of distance that is covered for a ... 1 knot = 1 nautical mile per hour = 6076 feet per hour

## Knot Conversion Chart (Speed Converter, Nautical) ** knot: 1

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Conversion chart for knot (Nautical, speed conversion). Instant units and measurements conversion, metric conversion and other systems. Many units supported ...

## Why is a ship's speed measured in knots? - Ask History

May 14, 2014 ... Ancient mariners used to gauge how fast their ship was moving by throwing a piece of wood or other floatable object over the vessel's bow th...

## What is the difference between a nautical mile and a knot?

oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/nauticalmile_knot.html

A nautical mile is based on the circumference of the earth, and is equal to one minute of latitude. It is slightly more than a statute (land measured) mile (1 nautical ...

## Knots to Mph Conversion - Military Factory

www.militaryfactory.com/conversioncalculators/speed_knots_to_miles_per_hour.asp

Convert any Knots value to Miles-Per-Hour using the conversion calculator below . ... 1 knot (kt) = 1.15077945 miles per hour (mph). Enter value in left-hand ...

## Knots to Miles per hour - Metric Conversion

www.metric-conversions.org/speed/knots-to-miles-per-hour.htm

0 knots, 0.00 mph. 1 knots, 1.15 mph. 2 knots, 2.30 mph. 3 knots, 3.45 mph. 4 knots, 4.60 mph. 5 knots, 5.75 mph. 6 knots, 6.90 mph. 7 knots, 8.06 mph. 8 knots  ...