UKHO produces over 3300 Standard Nautical Charts and a wide range of thematic charts for specialist requirements.
Standard Navigational Charts
Load Line Regulations
The World Time Zone Charts
Admiralty Routeing Charts
Admiralty Routeing Guides
Magnetic Variation Chart
Meteorological Charts And Diagrams
1 – Standard Navigational Charts
Admiralty standard nautical charts comply with Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) regulations and are ideal for professional, commercial and recreational use. Charts within the series consist of a range of scales, useful for passage planning, ocean crossings, coastal navigation and entering port.
These listings are not be guaranteed to be 100% accurate and should not be used as definitive authority for anything that is published in the public domain. The Chart Availability List is not intended to replace Chart Catalogue NP131, or the Admiralty Digital Catalogue.
2- Thematic Charts
These are specialist charts providing additional information which can be used alongside the standard nautical charts.
3- Load Line Regulations
Merchant Shipping (Load Line) Regulations cover the draught to which vessels subject to SOLAS regulations may be loaded in designated zones across the world.
The Load Line Chart (D6083) reflects changes made in the 1998 Merchant Shipping Regulations and includes the latest designated zones and seasonal periods relating to load line rules.
4- The World Time Zone Chart
This chart was originally devised so that mariners, in any part of the world, could relate their local time to standard Greenwich Mean Time.
The course of the International Date Line is depicted within the latest edition.
5- Admiralty Routeing Charts
These charts are essential for use in passage planning for ocean voyages. They include routes and distances between major ports, ocean currents, ice limits, load lines and wind roses, with expected meteorological and oceanographic conditions for each month of the year.
Five charts cover the oceans of the world; North Atlantic, South Atlantic, North Pacific, South Pacific and the Indian Ocean.
6- Admiralty Routeing Guides
Routeing Guides provide important passage planning information in addition to details of traffic separation schemes for the major shipping areas of the English Channel, North Sea, Gulf of Suez, Malacca and Singapore Straits.
7- Planning Charts
Planning Charts are designed to assist the planning process and can also be used for educational, travel and decorative purposes. They are series of small scale charts covering significant ports throughout the world that are available in various scales.
8- Co-tidal Charts
Co-tidal and Co-range Charts are used primarily to predict offshore tidal conditions.
9- Astronomical Charts
Astronomical Charts facilitate the accurate plotting of a ship’s position from astronomical observations.
10- Gnomonic Charts
These Charts are used in passage planning to plot great circle routes as a straight line.
They are useful for devising composite rhumb line courses. Fifteen charts cover the world at scales of 1:13,500,000 and 1:26,500,000.
11- Magnetic Variation Charts
These charts show the variation of magnetic fields. While local information is shown
on all charts, these series provides more detailed coverage on a worldwide level.
12- Meteorological Charts and Diagrams
These charts from series of 27 meteorological working charts.