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NP5011 Symbols & Abbreviations used on Admiralty Paper Charts

This highly useful publication contains all the meanings of chart symbols and abbreviations used on Admiralty and International Charts compiled by the UKHO.

This guide lists all relevant information on hydrography, topography, navigational aids and services plus abbreviations of principal terms shown on all Admiralty English and foreign charts, with general information on the content of Admiralty paper charts.

As an essential reference tool for sailors, every vessel should carry a copy, and it’s also recommended for students of the Royal Yacht Association (RYA) courses.

Topics covered include:

  • Metric Charts and Fathom Charts
  • Chart Datum
  • Depths
  • Drying Heights
  • Heights
  • Bearings
  • Sea Miles
  • Cables

This new editions shows recent symbols that have been introduced and records other developments in charting practice.

Additional information

Weight 0.305 kg
Dimensions 30 × 21 × 0.5 cm

8th edition 2020


Soft Cover