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KNOT. A nautical mile per hour equalling approx. 1.5 mph. A ship travelling at 15 knots is travelling at about 22 mph. More precisely 1 international knot = 1 nautical mile per hour = 1.852 kilometres per hour exactly = 1.1507794 miles per hour.


Knot - wikipedia

Knot is a unit of speed, equal to one nautical mile per hour. The term knot was first used by mariners who measured how many knots on the line payed out in a given time period when the chip log was deployed.


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