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NAUTICAL MILE The International Nautical Mile as proposed by the International
Hydrographic Bureau in 1929 and adopted by the United States in 1954 has a length of 1852 Metres (approximately 6076.11549 International Feet).  This length is from the French Sea Mile in use in 1929.  (thanks to Michael Young)
The Nautical miles is 1.15 greater than a statute mile and is directly related to the 360 degrees of the circumference of the earth.  All navigation is based upon the Nautical Mile. (thanks to Verne Russell)
NAVIGATION RULES The maritime rules governing navigation
NOAA (United States of America) National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, keeper of nautical charts and the weather
 
 
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