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Knots | Miles per hour |
---|---|

7 knots | 8.06 mph |

8 knots | 9.21 mph |

9 knots | 10.36 mph |

10 knots | 11.51 mph |

In this manner, why is boat speed in knots?

Ancient mariners used to gauge how fast their**ship** wasmoving by throwing a piece of wood or otherfloatable object overthe vessel's bow then counting the amount oftime that elapsedbefore its stern passed the object. This methodwas known as aDutchman's log.

**knot**is kn.

Also asked, what is a knot in speed?

It is slightly more than a statute (land measured)mile(1 nautical mile = 1.1508 statute miles ). Nautical miles areusedfor charting and navigating. A **knot** is one nautical mileperhour (1 **knot** = 1.15 miles per hour ). The **speed**ofthe ship was said to be the number of **knots**counted(Bowditch, 1984).

If you drive a car or ride a bike, you've seenthespeedometer which measures speed in miles per hour orkilometersper hour (kmph). **Knot** is just another unit**of** speedwhich is like **mph** or kmph, except it's equalto one nauticalmile. Speed **of** boats and aircrafts aregenerally measured in**knots**.