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Abbreviation Sort descending Field Explanation
#2006-09-15 UPLOAD 1, 2006 207000 SHIPS, 330000 INDEXLINES
#2007-01-28 UPLOAD 1, 2007 210026 SHIPS, 351678 INDEXLINES
#2008-01-12 UPLOAD 1, 2008 220187 SHIPS, 384710 INDEXLINES
#2009-02-01 UPLOAD 1, 2009 230548 SHIPS, 420775 INDEXLINES
#2010-01-02 UPLOAD 1, 2010 235482 SHIPS, 443376 INDEXLINES
#2011-01-02 UPLOAD 1, 2011 243202 SHIPS, 480322 INDEXLINES
#2012-01-01 UPLOAD 1, 2012 248194 SHIPS, 515221 INDEXLINES
#2013-01-06 UPLOAD 1, 2013 253439 SHIPS, 546763 INDEXLINES
#2014-01-05 UPLOAD 1, 2014 257300 SHIPS, 570870 INDEXLINES
#2015-01-04 UPLOAD 1, 2015 261117 SHIPS, 594068 INDEXLINES
#2016-01-03 UPLOAD 1, 2016 265209 SHIPS, 618094 INDEXLINES
#2017-01-09 UPLOAD 1, 2017 268186 SHIPS, 637963 INDEXLINES
(1*) Fate number of lives lost
(blank) Material steel hull
(rf) Type (refrigerated)
* A out of service
06 A still in service 2006 (e.g.)
1/1D Machinery one screw aft, one forward, diesel (e.g.)
18a Change 19th Century name change (order a/b/c etc)
19a Change 20th Century name change (order a/b/c etc)
1D Machinery one screw shaft diesel (e.g.)
a Change e.g. 1925a, b, c - order of renaming, same year
A.G. Owner Aktiengesellschaft (share company)
A.S. Owner (or AS, or A/S) share company
A/B Owner (or Ab) share company
aa Material aluminium alloy hull
ABW FLAG Aruba
ac/b Fate bombed by aircraft
ac/DC Fate depth-bombed by aircraft
ac/gm Fate sunk by air-launched guided missile
ac/r Fate rockets (fired) from aircraft
ac/t Fate torpedoed by aircraft
AGO FLAG Angola
AIA FLAG Anguilla
ALB FLAG Albania
ALD FLAG Aland Islands
ANT FLAG Netherlands Antilles (to Oct 2010)
ARE FLAG United Arab Emirates
ARG FLAG Argentina
ATF FLAG Kerguelen Islands
ATG FLAG Antigua & Barbuda
AUH FLAG Austro-Hungarian Empire
AUS FLAG Australia
AUT FLAG Austria
AZE FLAG Azerbaijan
BEL FLAG Belgium
BEN FLAG Benin
BGD FLAG Bangladesh
BGR FLAG Bulgaria
BHR FLAG Bahrain
BHS FLAG Bahamas
BLZ FLAG Belize
BMU FLAG Bermuda
BOL FLAG Bolivia
BRA FLAG Brazil
BRB FLAG Barbados
BRN FLAG Brunei
BRS FLAG Belarus
BU Fate broken up
C Machinery compound engine (2-cyl)
c Material composite hull
CAN FLAG Canada
cf Material carbon fibre sandwich hull
CHE FLAG Switzerland
CHL FLAG Chile
CHN FLAG China (People's Republic)
CIV FLAG Ivory Coast
CKI FLAG Cook Islands
CMR FLAG Cameroon
Co Owner company
COG FLAG Congo
COL FLAG Colombia
COM FLAG Comoros
Corp Owner corporation
cpl Subsequent history completed (by)
CPV FLAG Cape Verde
CRI FLAG Costa Rica
CSA FLAG Confederate States of America
CSD Machinery closed-cycle diesel (submarines)
csd Subsequent history Closed shelterdeck (no longer used)
CUB FLAG Cuba
CUR FLAG Curacao (from Oct 2010)
cv Subsequent history [converted]
Cx- Machinery Double compound engine
CYM FLAG Cayman Islands
CYP FLAG Cyprus
CZE FLAG Czech Republic (in 2016, Czechia)
CZS FLAG Czechoslovakia
D Machinery diesel motor
d.y. Owner junior (Norwegian)
D/E Machinery diesel (surface) / electric (submerged)
D/GT Machinery diesel or gas turbine (CODOG)
DC Fate depth-charged
DDR FLAG German Democratic Republic
DE Machinery diesel motor, electric drive
deleted Fate removed from Lloyd's Register listing
DEU FLAG Germany (incl West Germany)
DGT Machinery diesel and gas turbine (CODAG)
DJI FLAG Djibouti
DMA FLAG Dominica
DNK FLAG Denmark
DOM FLAG Dominican Republic
DWJ Machinery diesel water jet propulsion
DWT DWT (merchant) deadweight in tonnes
DWT DWT (naval, marked "N") full load displ.
DZA FLAG Algeria
DZG FLAG Danzig
E Machinery Electric motors
ECU FLAG Ecuador
EGY FLAG Egypt
ERI FLAG Eritrea
ESP FLAG Spain
EST FLAG Estonia
ETH FLAG Ethiopia
fc Material ferro-concrete hull
FIN FLAG Finland
FJI FLAG Fiji
FRA FLAG France
FRO FLAG Faroe Islands
GAB FLAG Gabon
GBR FLAG United Kingdom
GEO FLAG Georgia
GHA FLAG Ghana
GIB FLAG Gibraltar
GIN FLAG Guinea
GLP FLAG Guadeloupe
GMB FLAG Gambia
GmbH Owner company with limited responsibility (literally)
GNB FLAG Guinea-Bissau
GNQ FLAG Equatorial Guinea
GRC FLAG Greece
GRD FLAG Grenada
GRL FLAG Greenland
GT Machinery gas turbine
GTM FLAG Guatemala
GUY FLAG Guyana
HKG FLAG Hong Kong
HND FLAG Honduras
HRV FLAG Croatia
HTI FLAG Haiti
HUN FLAG Hungary
HWI FLAG Hawaii
I Material iron hull
IDN FLAG Indonesia
IND FLAG India
Intnl Owner International
IOM FLAG Isle of Man
IRL FLAG Irish Republic
IRN FLAG Iran
IRQ FLAG Iraq
is Material iron & steel hull
ISL FLAG Iceland
ISR FLAG Israel
ITA FLAG Italy
JAM FLAG Jamaica
JOR FLAG Jordan
JPN FLAG Japan
Jr. Owner junior
JS Owner Joint Stock (Company)
K Change e.g. 1900K - keel laid as
K/S Owner (or KS) partnership company
KEN FLAG Kenya
KG Owner partnership company
KHM FLAG Cambodia
KIR FLAG Kiribati
KOR FLAG Korea, South
KWT FLAG Kuwait
KZK FLAG Kazakhstan
L Change e.g. 1900L - launched as
L as History [Launched as]
LAO FLAG Laos
LBN FLAG Lebanon
LBR FLAG Liberia
LBY FLAG Libya
LCA FLAG St Lucia
LCT FLAG Lichtenstein
LD as History [Laid down as]
Lg History [lengthened]
LKA FLAG Sri Lanka
LLC Owner limited liability company
LOA LOA length overall (in metres)
LP Owner Limited Partnership
LPP LPP length between perpendiculars (in metres)
Ltd Owner limited
LTU FLAG Lithuania
LUX FLAG Luxembourg
LVA FLAG Latvia
MAR FLAG Morocco
mchy History machinery
MCO FLAG Monaco
MCR FLAG Micronesia
MDG FLAG Madagascar
MDV FLAG Maldives
MEX FLAG Mexico
MHL FLAG Marshall Islands
MIC FLAG Micronesia
MKO FLAG Manchukuo
MLD FLAG Moldova
MLI FLAG Mali
MLT FLAG Malta
MMR FLAG Myanmar (Burma)
MNG FLAG Mongolia
MOZ FLAG Mozambique
MRT FLAG Mauritania
MTG FLAG Montenegro
MTQ FLAG Martinique
MUS FLAG Mauritius
MWI FLAG Malawi
MWI FLAG Malawi
MYS FLAG Malaysia
n N naval marking - tonnage in grt/dwt
N N naval marking - tonnage in displacements
NAM FLAG Namibia
Nav Owner Navigation
NBN FLAG North Borneo
NGA FLAG Nigeria
NGR FLAG Niger
NIC FLAG Nicaragua
NLD FLAG Netherlands
nm Fate nautical miles (e.g. 5nm)
NOR FLAG Norway
NRU FLAG Nauru
NST Machinery nuclear-fuelled steam turbines
NUE FLAG Niue
NZL FLAG New Zealand
o Change renamed whilst fitting out
O as History [Ordered as]
OMN FLAG Oman
p Material glass-reinforced plastic hull
P Machinery Paddle driven
P/R Owner partrederiet
PAK FLAG Pakistan
PAL FLAG Palau
PAL FLAG Palau
PAN FLAG Panama
PER FLAG Peru
PHL FLAG Philippines
plc Owner public limited company
PMD FLAG Madeira
PNG FLAG Papua New Guinea
POL FLAG Poland
PR FLAG Prussia
PRK FLAG Korea, North
PRT FLAG Portugal
PRY FLAG Paraguay
PS Machinery Paddle steamer
Q Machinery quadruple-expansion steam
q Fate quarter, as in 1q.1911 (first quarter, 1911)
QAT FLAG Qatar
RMSP Owner Royal Mail Steam Packet
ROM FLAG Romania
RUS FLAG Russia (incl U.S.S.R.)
RW FLAG Rwanda
S Machinery simple steam engine
S.A. Owner
S.B. Owner Sendirian Berhad (Sdn.Bhd.)(Malay)
S.r.l. Owner
SAR FLAG Sarawak
SAU FLAG Saudi Arabia
SDN FLAG Sudan
Sdn Bhd Owner Sendirian Berhad
SE Fate still existing (being phased out)
SE Owner Societe Europeenne (european company)
SEN FLAG Senegal
Sg Owner shipping
SGP FLAG Singapore
SGT Machinery Steam turbine + gas turbine (COSAG)
SKN FLAG Saint Kitts & Nevis
SLB FLAG Solomon Islands
SLE FLAG Sierra Leone
SLV FLAG El Salvador
sm/gf Fate gunfire from submarine
sm/m Fate mined by submarine-laid mine
sm/t Fate torpedoed by submarine
sm/x Fate sunk by explosive device from submarine
SN Owner Steam Navigation
SOM FLAG Somalia
SP Owner Steam Packet
SpA Owner Societa per Azioni
SPM FLAG St Pierre & Miquelon
SS Owner steam ship / steamship
ST Machinery Steam turbine
STP FLAG Sao Tome & Principe
SUR FLAG Suriname
SVK FLAG Slovakia
SVN FLAG Slovenia
SWE FLAG Sweden
SYC FLAG Seychelles
SYM FLAG South Yemen
SYR FLAG Syria
T Machinery triple-expansion
T Change e.g. 1994T - temporary name
TAH FLAG Tahiti
TE Machinery steam turbine, electric drive
TGO FLAG Togo
THA FLAG Thailand
TIM FLAG Timor-Leste
TKM FLAG Turkmenistan
TKS FLAG Tadzhikistan
TON FLAG Tonga
Tons Tons (naval, marked "N") standard displacement
Tons Tons (merchant) gross tons (1gt = 100 cu.ft volume)
tt Material titanium hull
TTO FLAG Trinidad & Tobago
TUN FLAG Tunisia
TUR FLAG Turkey
TUV FLAG Tuvalu
TWN FLAG Taiwan
Tx Machinery triple-expansion, exhaust turbine
TZN FLAG Tanzania
UF Machinery Uniflow
UGA FLAG Uganda
UKR FLAG Ukraine
URY FLAG Uruguay
USA FLAG U.S.A.
V1942/1 Starke 1942-45 European & South American
V1942/2 Starke 1942-45 Victory ships & T2 tankers
V1942/3 Starke 1942-45 British & Dominion mercantile
V1942/4 Starke 1942-45 United States C-types
V1942/5 Starke 1942-45 Japan
V1942/6 Starke 1942-45 Liberty Ships
VCT FLAG Saint Vincent & the Grenadines
VEN FLAG Venezuela
VGB FLAG British Virgin Islands
VNM FLAG Vietnam (including North Vietnam)
VNS FLAG Vietnam, South (to 1975)
VUT FLAG Vanuatu
w Material wooden hull
WLF FLAG Wallis & Futuna
wp Material wood & plastic hull
WSM FLAG Western Samoa
YEM FLAG Yemen
YMS FLAG South Yemen
YUG FLAG Yugoslavia
ZAF FLAG South Africa
ZAM FLAG Zambia
ZAR FLAG Zaire
ZZB FLAG Zanzibar
ZZZ BLANK TEST LINE 22/3/17