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Meassures

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Measures

 

For ship's comparison we will convert old national feet & gunnery pounds (lbs.) units into metric system; meters & kilos.

 

 

NATION Britain Denmark Netherlands France Portugal Russia Spain Sweden U.S.A. Venetia Metric
1 ft. = 0.30488 0.31385 0.2831 0.32484 0.3285 0.304881 0.2786352 0.2969 0.30488 0.34773 meters
1 lbs. = 0.4536 0.496 0.4941 0.489505 0.459 0.494414 0.4895053 0.500 0.4536 0.477 kilos

 

 

1 Russia adopted britsh feet around 1700.

2 Spanish Burgos feet, commonly used after 1750.

3 Spain adopted french pound around 1740.


 

Britain Unit (metric) Division Unit (metric) Division Unit (metric)
Length 1 Yard (0.91464 m.) 3 Feet 1 Foot (0.30488 m.) 12 Inches 1 Inch (0.02539 m.)
Weight 1 Pound (0.4536 Kg.) 16 Ounces 1 Onze (0.02535 Kg.)
Weight1 1 Ton (970.00 Kg.)  
Volume 1 Ton (2.83 m3) 100 cubic feet

1 British commercial ton.

 

Denmark Unit (metric) Division
Length 1 Foot (0.31385 m.) 12 Inches?
Weight 1 Pound (0.496 Kg.) ?

 

Netherlands Unit (metric) Division
Length 1 Voet, Amsterdam foot (0.2831 m.) ?
Weight 1 Amsterdam pound (0.4941 Kg.) ?

 

France Unit (metric) Division Unit (metric)
Length1 1 French cubit (0.64654 m.) 3 Feet 1 Feet (0.215514 m.)
Length 1 Pied du Roi, Royal foot (0.32484 m.) 12 Royal Pouces 1 Royal Pounce (0.02707 m.)
Length1 1 French foot (0.32327 m.) 12 Pounces 1 Pounce (0.02694 m.)
Weight 1 Livre, Pound (0.489505 Kg.) 16 Onces 1 Onze (0.0306 Kg.)

1 Source b2.

 

Portugal Unit (metric) Division
Length 1 Foot (0.3285 m.) 12 Inches?
Length 1 Rumo (1.540 m.) 2 Goas
Length 1 Goa (0.770 m.) 6 palmos
Length 1 palmo de goa (0.257 m.) 7 polegadas
Weight 1 Pound (0.459 Kg.) 16 Ounces?

 

Russia Unit (metric) Division
Length1 1 Foot (0.30488 m.) 12 Inches
Weight2 1 Pound (0.409512 Kg.) ?
Weight zolotniks, 1 Pound (0.490 Kg.)  
Weight3 zolotniks, 1 Pound (0.494414 Kg.)  

1 Russia adopted British lenght units since the early 1700s.

2 Russian commercial pound.

3 Stablished around 1700 by Peter I the Great for naval artillery (artillerskiy funt), 1.2 times russian comercial pound.

 

Spain Unit (metric) Division Unit (metric) Division Unit Division Unit Division
Weight1 1 Tonelada
(914.00 Kg.)
20 Quintales 1 Quintal
(45.70 Kg.)
4 Arrobas 1 Arroba
(11.425 Kg.)
25 Libras 1 Libra
(0.451 Kg.)
16 Onzas
Weight2 1 Libra
(0.489505 Kg.)
16 Onzas (ounces) 1 Onza
(0.02875 Kg.)
Length3 1 Codo de Ribera
(0.574684 m.)
2 Pies de Burgos +
9 lineas
1 Pie Burgos
(0.287342 m.)

12 Pulgadas

1 Pulgada
(0.002395 m.)
12 Lineas
Length3

1 Codo de Ribera

(0.574684 m.)

33 Dedos

or

24 Pulgadas

1 Dedo
(0.017415 m.)

1 Pulgada

(0.02395 m.)

Volume7 1 Tonelada (1.518 m3) 8 Codos cubicos
Length4 1 Vara de Burgos
(0.835906 m.)
3 Pies 1 Pie
(0.278635 m.)
12 Pulgadas 1 Pulgada
(0.023219 m.)
12 Lineas
Length4 1 Vara de Burgos
(0.835906 m.)
2 Codos 1 Codo
(0.417953 m.)
18 Pulgadas 1 Pulgada
(0.023219 m.)
12 Lineas
Length 1 Cuarta or Palmo
(0.20898 m.)
12 Dedos 1 Dedo
(0.017415 m.)
Length5 1 Vara de Rey
(0.97449 m.)
3 Pies 1 Pie
(0.32483 m.)
12 Pulgadas 1 Pulgada
(0.02707 m.)
12 Lineas
Weight6 1 Tonelada
(920.186 Kg.)
20 Quintales 1 Quintal
(46.0093 Kg.)
4 Arrobas 1 Arroba
(11.502 Kg.)
25 Libras 1 Libra
(0.460093 Kg.)
16 Onzas

1 Spanish comercial pound & military until around 1740.

2 Spain adopted the french pound for naval artillery between 1728 & 1743.

3 Spanish Codo de Ribera, Rey or Real, from 1590 until 1752. Another spanish old codo Castellano (32 dedos), was 0.5573 m.

4 Spain adopted as standard the Pie de Burgos or Castellano in 1752.

5 Spain adopted the Vara and Pie de Rey or Real (french Pied du Roi) only for naval artillery after 1765.

6 Established by Charles IV of Spain around 1800 for comercial use?

7 Established by Royal Ordenance in 1738: spanish "Arqueo tons" equal to 8 cubic "codos de ribera"

 

Sweden Unit (metric) Division
Length 1 Foot (0.2969 m.) 12 Inches?
Weight 1 Pound (0.500 Kg.) 16 Ounces?

 

U.S.A. Unit (metric) Division Unit (metric) Division Unit (metric)
Length 1 Yard (0.91464 m.) 3 Feet 1 Foot (0.30488 m.) 12 Inches 1 Inch (0.02539 m.)
Weight 1 Pound (0.4536 Kg.) 16 Ounces 1 Onze (0.02535 Kg.)

 

Venetia Unit (metric) Division
Length 1 Foot (0.34773 m.) ?
Weight 1 Pound (0.477 Kg.) ?

 

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