It's about six times as long as The QE2.
In other words, 963 fathoms is 5.990 times the length of The QE2, and the length of The QE2 is 0.1670 times that amount.(a.k.a. RMS Queen Elizabeth 2) The QE2 has a total length of 161 fathoms. During its voyaging lifetime from 1969 through 2008, it travelled more than 5,250,000,000 fathoms, the furthest cumulative distance by any ship in modern history.
It's about one-fifth as tall as The Challenger Deep (Marianas Trench).
In other words, 963 fathoms is 0.161540 times the height of The Challenger Deep (Marianas Trench), and the height of The Challenger Deep (Marianas Trench) is 6.19040 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 5,961.30 fathoms below sea level. There has been only one manned expedition to the bottom of Challenger Deep — a 1960 voyage that took 4 hours and 48 minutes to reach the bottom.
It's about one-fifth as tall as Maxwell Montes.
In other words, 963 fathoms is 0.160 times the height of Maxwell Montes, and the height of Maxwell Montes is 6.30 times that amount.(Ishtar Terra, Venus)
Maxwell Montes rises to a total height of 6,000 fathoms. 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 eight times as tall as The Golden Gate Bridge.
In other words, 963 fathoms is 7.760 times the height of The Golden Gate Bridge, and the height of The Golden Gate Bridge is 0.1290 times that amount.(San Francisco, California and Marin County, California) (height above water)
The height of each tower of Golden Gate Bridge is 124 fathoms 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-and-a-half times as tall as The Space Needle.
In other words, 963 fathoms is 9.570 times the height of The Space Needle, and the height of The Space Needle is 0.1040 times that amount.(Seattle, Washington) (to aircraft warning beacon at peak)
Built for a 1962 World's Fair, the Space Needle stands 101 fathoms 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, 963 fathoms is 10.10 times the height of St. Paul's Cathedral, and the height of St. Paul's Cathedral is 0.099 times that amount.(London, England, United Kingdom)
St. Paul's Cathedral measures 95.10 fathoms 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-and-a-half times as tall as The Washington Monument.
In other words, 963 fathoms is 10.4030 times the height of The Washington Monument, and the height of The Washington Monument is 0.096126 times that amount.(Washington, D.C.)
The Washington Monument measures 92.5690 fathoms 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.