It's about one-one-hundredth as tall as a Vinson Massif.
In other words, 27 fathoms is 0.01009 times the height of a Vinson Massif, and the height of a Vinson Massif is 99.110 times that amount.(a.k.a. Mount Vinson) (Antarctica)
Mount Vinson, the highest peak of the Vinson Massif mountain, reaches 2,675 fathoms at its peak. The mountain is named after Georgia Congressman Carl Vinson who emphatically promoted Antarctic exploration in the 1930s.
It's about one-one-hundredth as tall as Mount Elbrus.
In other words, 27 fathoms is 0.008752 times the height of Mount Elbrus, and the height of Mount Elbrus is 114.30 times that amount.(a.k.a. Mingi Tau, a.k.a. Эльбрус, a.k.a. იალბუზი) (Karachay-Cherkessia and Kabardino-Balkaria, Russia) (west summit)
The west summit of the dual-summit volcano Mount Elbrus is 3,085 fathoms at its peak and is the highest peak in both Russia and the European continent. Until 1976, a cable car would take visitors to the mountain as far up as the Garabashi camp, located at an elevation of 2,078 fathoms.
It's about one-one-hundredth as tall as a Kilimanjaro.
In other words, 27 fathoms is 0.00838217 times the height of a Kilimanjaro, and the height of a Kilimanjaro is 119.3010 times that amount.(a.k.a. Mount Kilimanjaro) (Tanzania) (to Uhuru peak; 2008 gravimeter measurement)
Kilimanjaro rises to 3,221.120 fathoms at its peak. An isolated peak with no surrounding mountain range, Kilimanjaro is considered the world's tallest freestanding mountain.
It's about one-one-hundredth as tall as Mount Logan.
In other words, 27 fathoms is 0.008286 times the height of Mount Logan, and the height of Mount Logan is 120.70 times that amount.(Kluane National Park and Reserve, Yukon, Canada) (elevation)
The highest mountain in Canada, Mount Logan has a total height of 3,259 fathoms. The high altitude and northern latitude of the mountain resulted in one-time temperature of -77.5 °C — the lowest temperature ever recorded outside of Antarctica.
It's about one-one-hundred-fiftieth as tall as Denali.
In other words, 27 fathoms is 0.007973 times the height of Denali, and the height of Denali is 125.40 times that amount.(a.k.a. Mount McKinley, a.k.a. Doleika, a.k.a. Traleika, a.k.a. "The Great One") (Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska) (South peak)
The highest mountain peak in North America, Denali's South Peak measures 3,386 fathoms above sea level at its peak. The impetus for the name Mount McKinley was US president William McKinley of Ohio, and disputes over the which of the mountain's names should be officially recognized regularly occur between Ohio Congressmen and Alaska politicians.
It's about 150 times as tall as a Bowling Pin.
In other words, the height of a Bowling Pin is 0.00769 times 27 fathoms.(USBC specifications; tenpin)
According to the United States Bowling Congress specifications, a tenpin bowling pin should be within 0.000434 fathoms of 0.2080 fathoms in height. The USBC further mandates that certified pins be made of sugar maple wood, unless otherwise approved by the organization.
It's about one-one-hundred-fiftieth as long as The Las Vegas Strip.
In other words, the length of The Las Vegas Strip is 140 times 27 fathoms.(Las Vegas Boulevard S and W from Russel Rd to Sahara Ave)(Paradise, Nevada through Winchester, Nevada).
Although technically located beyond the city limits of Las Vegas (along with the well-known "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign), the stretch of road known as the "Las Vegas Strip" runs 3,700 fathoms along Las Vegas Boulevard South and West from Russel Road at the south end to Sahara Avenue at the north end. The casinos and hotels on the Strip display an estimated total of 13,000,000 fathoms of neon light tubing.