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12:31 Nov 28, 2008
Russian to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Ships, Sailing, Maritime
unit called a shackle, or in the US Navy, called a shot, varies in length as does the cable's length and is not necessarilly one tenth of the recognized cable length. In the British Navy for example, a shackle is 12.5 fathoms or about 23 meters an
In France and Spain a cable length is 200 meters and in Portugal it is 258 meters. In Holland it's 225 meters and in Russia, 183 meters. I don't know if Poland has a separate standard or goes by the Russian. In any event a standard manufactured chain
A lot has to do with what is considered a cable length, as it varies from country to country. A traditional cable length in England and Germany is 185 meters, or .1 nautical mile. In the US Navy it's considered to be 120 fathoms or 219 meters.
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paying out 4 shackles
Explanation: dropped the starboard anchor paying out 4 shackles (of the anchor chain)
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