It's about thirty times as tall as Nelson's Column.
In other words, 963 fathoms is 34.10 times the height of Nelson's Column, and the height of Nelson's Column is 0.02933 times that amount.(London, England, United Kingdom) (from pedestal first step to tip of statue's hat)
Nelson's Column measures 28.240 fathoms from the first step of the pedestal's base to the top of the statue's hat. While the London tower is the tallest, there are at least eight other monuments to Admiral Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, 1st Duke of Bronté throughout England, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, and Barbados.
It's about forty times as tall as The Arc de Triomphe.
In other words, the height of The Arc de Triomphe is 0.028 times 963 fathoms.(Paris, France)
The Arc de Triomphe stands 27 fathoms tall. France's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from the First World War lies beneath the arch and is commemorated by the first eternal flame to have been lit in modern European history.
It's about forty times as tall as The Chicago Water Tower.
In other words, 963 fathoms is 37.60 times the height of The Chicago Water Tower, and the height of The Chicago Water Tower is 0.0266 times that amount.(Chicago, Illinois)
The Chicago Water Tower is 25.60 fathoms tall. The tower's architecture was one source of inspiration behind the design of White Castle fast-food restaurants beginning with "Building Number 8," a prefabricated structure built in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1936.
It's about one-fiftieth as long as The Panama Canal.
In other words, the length of The Panama Canal is 50 times 963 fathoms.(Canal de Panamá) (Panama)
Connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans across the Isthmus of Panama, the Canal measures 48,000 fathoms in length. Ships passing through the Canal are raised (and then lowered) 14 fathoms above sea level through the lock-and-dam system.
It's about one-sixtieth as long as The English Channel.
In other words, 963 fathoms is 0.0165 times the length of The English Channel, and the length of The English Channel is 60.60 times that amount.(average width between Isle of Ushant and The Walde Lighthouse) (La Manche, Ärmelkanal, Mor Breizh, Mor Bretannek) (a.k.a. The Channel)
The English Channel measures between 58,500 fathoms, narrowing as it flows northeast. The world speed record for a Channel crossing by swimmer was set by Australian Trent Grimsey in 2012, with a time of 6 hours, 55 minutes.
It's about 65 times as long as Baseball base distances.
In other words, 963 fathoms is 64.20 times the length of Baseball base distances, and the length of Baseball base distances is 0.015576 times that amount.(MLB Official Baseball Rules specification)
According to MLB Official Baseball Rules, the distance between baseball diamond bases is 15 fathoms. While second and home base are located upon the corners of the 27.432 sq. m area created by the bases, first and third base are placed within that square, to better allow the umpires to judge whether a ball is fair or foul.
It's about one-sixty-fifth as long as The 405.
In other words, 963 fathoms is 0.015112 times the length of The 405, and the length of The 405 is 66.1730 times that amount.(a.k.a. I-405, Interstate 405, San DIego Freeway) (Southern California)
Running from Irvine to San Fernando, The 405 runs a total of 63,725 fathoms. The 405 is the most heavily-trafficed freeway in the United States, with an average speed as low as 8 kph during rush hours.