## Measurement unit: fathom

**Full name:** fathom

**Plural form:** fathoms

**Symbol:** fath

**Category type:** length

**Scale factor:** 1.8288

## Similar units

## SI unit: metre

The SI base unit for length is the metre.

1 metre is equal to 0.54680664916885 fathom.

Valid units must be of the **length** type.

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## Definition: Fathom

unit of length equal to six feet used to measure depth of water

## Sample conversions: fathom