It's about six times as long as The QE2
In other words, 62 shackles is 5.78 times the length of The QE2, and the length of The QE2 is 0.173 times that amount.
(a.k.a. RMS Queen Elizabeth 2)The QE2 has a total length of 10.70 shackles. During its voyaging lifetime from 1969 through 2008, it travelled more than 350,000,000 shackles, the furthest cumulative distance by any ship in modern history.
It's about one-fifth as deep as The Challenger Deep (Marianas Trench)
In other words, 62 shackles is 0.15601 times the depth of The Challenger Deep (Marianas Trench), and the depth of The Challenger Deep (Marianas Trench) is 6.4098 times that amount.
(near Marianas Islands, a.k.a. Ladrones Islands, northwestern Pacific Ocean) (depth below sea level)The Challenger Deep, at the southern end of the Marianas Trench, reaches a depth of 397.420 shackles below sea level. The first manned expedition to the bottom of Challenger Deep took 4 hours and 48 minutes in 1960. This was the only manned descent to the floor of the Trench until 2012, when director James Cameron made the trip; several other descents have been made since then.
It's about one-tenth as tall as Maxwell Montes
In other words, 62 shackles is 0.15 times the height of Maxwell Montes, and the height of Maxwell Montes is 6.7 times that amount.
(Ishtar Terra, Venus)Maxwell Montes rises to a total height of 400 shackles. Since Venus does not seem to have the kind of tectonic activity which gives rise to mountains on Earth, the origin of the Venusian mountain remains the subject of some dispute.
It's about seven-and-a-half times as tall as The Golden Gate Bridge
In other words, 62 shackles is 7.49 times the height of The Golden Gate Bridge, and the height of The Golden Gate Bridge is 0.134 times that amount.
(San Francisco, California and Marin County, California) (height above water)The height of each tower of Golden Gate Bridge is 8.280 shackles above the surface of the San Francisco Bay. One of the key designers of the bridge, Charles Ellis, had no engineering degree when he began working on the project, but would later go on to write what became a standard textbook on structural engineering, and would ultimately be forced to complete his calculations on the bridge by working without pay for five months.
It's about nine times as tall as The Space Needle
In other words, 62 shackles is 9.24 times the height of The Space Needle, and the height of The Space Needle is 0.108 times that amount.
(Seattle, Washington) (to aircraft warning beacon at peak)Built for a 1962 World's Fair, the Space Needle stands 6.710 shackles tall. With a track-and-wheel design inspired by railroad mechanics and a precisely-configured balance, the restaurant near the top of the space needle requires just a 1.5 hp motor to rotate at speeds of about 0.053 kph (0.033 mph).
It's about ten times as tall as St. Paul's Cathedral
In other words, 62 shackles is 9.77 times the height of St. Paul's Cathedral, and the height of St. Paul's Cathedral is 0.102 times that amount.
(London, England, United Kingdom)St. Paul's Cathedral measures 6.340 shackles to its peak. The southwest tower of the Cathedral contains the bell known as "Great Paul," which is the largest bell in Great Britain at 15,000 kg (16.5 tons), outweighing the more iconic Big Ben bell by about 3,000 kg (3 tons).
It's about ten times as tall as The Washington Monument
In other words, 62 shackles is 10.05 times the height of The Washington Monument, and the height of The Washington Monument is 0.09953 times that amount.
(Washington, D.C.)The Washington Monument measures 6.17130 shackles tall, with some discrepancy due to the fact that the Monument's base is slightly below the surrounding ground. Interrupted in its construction by the American Civil War, it was almost 36 years between groundbreaking and the completion of construction. |