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Knots

From The Great War 1914-1918

Knots: A term used to designate the speed of ships; "25 knots" means that a ship is capable of travelling 25 nautical miles an hour. The nautical mile is 6,080 feet, as against 5,280 of the statute mile. About 25 knots is a speed of a very fast Dreadnought. A fast torpedo-boat destroyer often has a speed of 30 knots (34½ miles).[1]

References / notes

  1. Various contributors (1914). The War Book-of-Facts. 2nd Edition. A.W. Shaw Company, London p.142.

Glossary of words and phrases

The above term is listed in our glossary of words and phrases of the Armed Forces of Great Britain during the Great War. Included are trench slang, service terms, expressions in everyday use, nicknames, the titles and origins of British and Commonwealth Regiments, and warfare in general. These words and phrases are contemporary to the war, which is reflected in the language used. They have been transcribed from three primary sources (see Contents). Feel free to expand upon and improve this content.
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