Admiralty Publications

The Admiralty's renowned nautical publications, Sailing Directions and tidal atlases are used throughout the world. TODD Holds a full stock of all British Admiralty nautical publications.

Admiralty Publications

Sailing Directions

TODD Holds a full stock of all British Admiralty nautical publications.

Often referred to as Pilots, Sailing Directions are designed for use by the merchant mariner on all classes of ocean-going vessels with essential information on all aspects of navigation. Sailing Directions are complementary to Admiralty Standard Nautical Charts and provide worldwide coverage in 74 volumes.

Each publication contains quality colour photography and views, as well as information on navigational hazards, buoyage, meteorological data, details of pilotage, regulations, port facilities and guides to major port entry.

New Editions of Admiralty Sailing Directions are published on a regular basis. Navigationally significant information for these publications is issued via the Admiralty Notices to Mariners weekly bulletin (Section IV).

Admiralty List of Radio Signals

The Admiralty List of Radio Signals series provides comprehensive information on all aspects of Maritime Radio Communications. The data is organised into six volumes, some divided into several parts for ease of handling. Each of the six volumes is presented in a user-friendly format with full colour photographs and diagrams. 

The contents range from a complete listing of stations handling Maritime Public Correspondence to a full range of products and services essential for compliance with the GMDSS (Global Maritime Distress and Safety System). The volumes also feature radio stations broadcasting weather services and forecasts and a detailed explanation of the complexities of Global Satellite Position Fixing Systems. ALRS publications are presented in a user-friendly format and are updated through Section VI of the weekly editions of Admiralty Notices to Mariners. New Editions are published annually containing all changes to information held.

NP281 (Parts 1 & 2) - Maritime Radio Stations

NP282 - Radio Aids to Navigation, Satellite Navigation Systems, Legal Time, Radio Time Signals and Electronic Position Fixing Systems

NP 283 (Parts 1 & 2) - Maritime Safety Information Services

NP 284 - Meteorological Observation Stations

NP 285 - Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)

NP 286 (Parts 1 - 6) - Pilot Services, Vessel Traffic Services and Port Operations

Admiralty List of Lights and Fog Signals

This series of books provides extensive information on all lighthouses, lightships, lit floating marks (over 8m in height), fog signals and other lights of navigational significance.

Each publication also gives the characteristics of lights and fog signals, together with the equivalent foreign language light descriptions. Tables can be used to calculate the geographical and luminous ranges of lights. Details for all lights listed include the international number, location and/or name, geographical co-ordinates, characteristics and intensity, elevation in metres, range in sea miles and description of structure.

We publish new editions of the Admiralty List of Lights and Fog Signals on a rolling cycle of revision. We also list important changes to lights in the weekly Admiralty Notices to Mariners.