# Fathoms to Feet Converter

Use this converter to easily convert between Fathoms and Feet (fathoms to ft).

## How many Feet equal one Fathom?

Exactly **6 feet equal one fathom**, according to the international standards for the imperial unit system. There is no internationally recognized symbol for fathoms, while for feet the symbol is "ft".

## Difference between Fathoms and Feet

Both are units of the imperial system of units, but while the foot has a more universal application, the fathom is used mainly for measuring water depths during sea travel and as part of marine navigation. Other than that, the only difference is in their magnitude.

## How to convert Fathoms to Feet

To convert fathoms to feet, multiply the measurement in fathoms by 6 to get the equivalent in feet. This is simple enough for single digit numbers, but it may become complicated for greater depths, so you might want to have a calculator or an online converter handy.

#### Fathoms to Feet conversion example

Sample task: * convert 5 fathoms to feet*. Solution:

*Formula:*

fathoms * 6 = ft

*Calculation:*

5 fathoms * 6 = 30 ft

*End result:*

5 fathoms is equal to 30 ft

## Fathoms to ft conversion table

fathoms | ft |
---|---|

1 fathoms | 6 ft |

2 fathoms | 12 ft |

3 fathoms | 18 ft |

4 fathoms | 24 ft |

5 fathoms | 30 ft |

6 fathoms | 36 ft |

7 fathoms | 42 ft |

8 fathoms | 48 ft |

9 fathoms | 54 ft |

10 fathoms | 60 ft |

20 fathoms | 120 ft |

30 fathoms | 180 ft |

40 fathoms | 240 ft |

50 fathoms | 300 ft |

60 fathoms | 360 ft |

70 fathoms | 420 ft |

80 fathoms | 480 ft |

90 fathoms | 540 ft |

100 fathoms | 600 ft |

200 fathoms | 1,200 ft |

300 fathoms | 1,800 ft |

400 fathoms | 2,400 ft |

500 fathoms | 3,000 ft |

600 fathoms | 3,600 ft |

700 fathoms | 4,200 ft |

800 fathoms | 4,800 ft |

900 fathoms | 5,400 ft |

1,000 fathoms | 6,000 ft |

#### References:

[1] NIST Special Publication 330 (2008) - "The International System of Units (SI)", edited by Barry N.Taylor and Ambler Thompson

[2] International Organization for Standardization (1993). ISO Standards Handbook: Quantities and units (3rd edition). Geneva: ISO. ISBN 92-67-10185-4.

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