It's about one-sixty-fifth as long as Hadrian's Wall.
In other words, the length of Hadrian's Wall is 67 times 963 fathoms.(a.k.a. Roman Wall, a.k.a. The Wall, a.k.a. Vallo di Adriano, a.k.a. Vallum Aelium, a.k.a. Severus' Wall) (from North Tyneside, Tyne and Wear, England, United Kingdom to Cumbria, North West England, United Kingdom)
Hadrian's Wall, which crossed England form the North Sea to the Irish Sea during the time of Roman rule, measures 66,000 fathoms (about 79 Roman miles). Roman soldiers — at one time up to 10,000 of them — only occupied Great Britain for about 246 years after the wall was built, after which time the local Brits began to take residence the wall's garrisons.
It's about 90 times as long as a Cricket Pitch.
In other words, 963 fathoms is 87.54550 times the length of a Cricket Pitch, and the length of a Cricket Pitch is 0.0114226 times that amount.(per Marylebone Cricket Council / International Cricket Council Law #6)
The length of a cricket pitch, from one bowling crease to the other, is 11 fathoms. The wickets at either end of the pitch stand 0.3937010 fathoms tall including the bails.
It's about 90 times as long as a Bowling Lane.
In other words, 963 fathoms is 91.9360 times the length of a Bowling Lane, and the length of a Bowling Lane is 0.010877 times that amount.(USBC specifications; tenpin; including pin deck)
According to the United States Bowling Congress specifications, a tenpin bowling lane should measure 10.4750 fathoms. In a Professional Bowling Association game, the lane must be lubricated by about 25 ml (0.85 fl. oz) of oil.
It's about 100 times as tall as The Hollywood Sign.
In other words, 963 fathoms is 120 times the height of The Hollywood Sign, and the height of The Hollywood Sign is 0.0083 times that amount.(a.k.a. Hollywoodland Sign) (Mount Lee, Hollywood Hills, Santa Monica Mountains, California)
Each of the white letters in the Hollywood Sign measures 8.20 fathoms tall. Built as an advertisement in 1923, the sign was intended to stand for only eighteen months.
It's about 100 times as long as a Semitrailer.
In other words, 963 fathoms is 120.40 times the length of a Semitrailer, and the length of a Semitrailer is 0.008306 times that amount.(a.k.a. semi-trailer truck, a.k.a. semi, a.k.a. tractor-trailer, a.k.a. truck and trailer, a.k.a. eighteen-wheeler, a.k.a. big rig, a.k.a. Mack truck, a.k.a. transport, a.k.a. lorry, a.k.a. artic; for box truck; United States Federal length limits)
According to the United States Department of Transportation (DOT), the maximum allowable length of a semitrailer pulled by a road tractor truck is 8 fathoms (unless superseded by state law). These regulations also allow the vehicles to tow up to 36,000 kg in gross weight.
It's about 150 times as tall as a Brachiosaurus.
In other words, the height of a Brachiosaurus is 0.0071 times 963 fathoms.(based on comparable bone measurements, height to head)
Dinosaurs in the genus Brachiosaurus had an estimated height (at the head with neck fully extended) of up to 7.10 fathoms. A resin cast of the first Brachiosaurus specimen, owned by the Field Museum in Chicago, is currently on display at the O'Hare International Airport.
It's about 150 times as tall as a Telephone Pole.
In other words, the height of a Telephone Pole is 0.0063 times 963 fathoms.(a.k.a. Utility Pole, a.k.a Power Pole, a.k.a. Telegraph Pole, a.k.a. Telegraph Post, a.k.a. Hydro Pole) (exposed height; per Florida Public Service Commission average)
A standard telephone pole is 6 fathoms tall. Despite alternatives, most telephone poles in the US are made of wood — most commonly pine — and have a lifespan of 25 to 50 years, depending on climate and preservatives applied.