Some articles on knots:

B Class Destroyer (1913)
... feature being a specified top speed of 30 knots (56 km/h) and 4 funnels, although the funnel spacings differed between ships ... one third more than the preceding A class, giving an increase in speed of 3 knots (5.6 km/h) over the "27 knotters" ... shaft horsepower (6,700 kW) for 26.75 knots (49.54 km/h) to 31 knots (57 km/h) ...
HMS Pheasant (U49)
... The Pheasant had a top speed of 20 knots - their prey, the German U-Boats, could only manage 18 knots (33 km/h) on the surface and no more than 8 knots (15 km/h) submerged ...
Derfflinger Class Battlecruiser - Design - Machinery
... This would have given the two ships a top speed of 26.5 knots (49.1 km/h 30.5 mph). 76,634 shaft horsepower (57,146 kW), but a top speed of 25.5 knots (47.2 km/h 29.3 mph) ... shp (60,393 kW) and a top speed of 26.4 knots (48.9 km/h 30.4 mph) ...
AĆ©rospatiale N 262 - Specifications (Nord 262A)
794 kW (1,065 ehp) each Performance Never exceed speed 498 km/h (269 knots, 309 mph) Maximum speed 385 km/h (208 knots, 239 mph) Cruise speed 360 km/h (194 knots ...
New Year's Day Storm
... average) to have reached 90 knots (45 m/s) ... Unofficial records of gusts in excess of 130 knots (67 m/s) were recorded in Shetland, while Statfjord-B in the North Sea recorded wind gusts in excess of 145 knots (75 m/s) ...

Famous quotes containing the word knots:

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    Hilaire Belloc (1870–1953)

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