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# What in a shot in chain measurement?

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###### April 07, 2008 1:46AM

Shot A unit of length used for anchor chain on ships, = 15 fathoms = 90 feet from

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In the imperial system of measurement there are two units
referred to as a "chain". As already stated the usual measurement
is the Surveyor's chain (also known as Gunter's chain) = 66 feet.
The Engineer's chain = 100 feet.
So 75 feet is equal to 1.136 chains, or 0.75 Engineer's
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