How fast is 12 knots in meters per second?

Unit Converter

Conversion formula

The conversion factor from knots to meters per second is 0.514444444444, which means that 1 knot is equal to 0.514444444444 meters per second:

1 kt = 0.514444444444 m/s

To convert 12 knots into meters per second we have to multiply 12 by the conversion factor in order to get the velocity amount from knots to meters per second. We can also form a simple proportion to calculate the result:

1 kt → 0.514444444444 m/s

12 kt → V(m/s)

Solve the above proportion to obtain the velocity V in meters per second:

V(m/s) = 12 kt × 0.514444444444 m/s

V(m/s) = 6.173333333328 m/s

The final result is:

12 kt → 6.173333333328 m/s

We conclude that 12 knots is equivalent to 6.173333333328 meters per second:

12 knots = 6.173333333328 meters per second

12 knots is equal to 6.173 meters per second

Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 meter per second is equal to 0.16198704103686 × 12 knots.

Another way is saying that 12 knots is equal to 1 ÷ 0.16198704103686 meters per second.

Approximate result

For practical purposes we can round our final result to an approximate numerical value. We can say that twelve knots is approximately six point one seven three meters per second:

12 kt ≅ 6.173 m/s

An alternative is also that one meter per second is approximately zero point one six two times twelve knots.

Conversion table

knots to meters per second chart

For quick reference purposes, below is the conversion table you can use to convert from knots to meters per second

knots (kt) meters per second (m/s)
13 knots 6.688 meters per second
14 knots 7.202 meters per second
15 knots 7.717 meters per second
16 knots 8.231 meters per second
17 knots 8.746 meters per second
18 knots 9.26 meters per second
19 knots 9.774 meters per second
20 knots 10.289 meters per second
21 knots 10.803 meters per second
22 knots 11.318 meters per second