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Abbreviations

Abbreviation Field Explanation Sort descending
S.A. Owner
S.r.l. Owner
DWT DWT (merchant) deadweight in tonnes
Tons Tons (merchant) gross tons (1gt = 100 cu.ft volume)
DWT DWT (naval, marked "N") full load displ.
Tons Tons (naval, marked "N") standard displacement
A/B Owner (or Ab) share company
A.S. Owner (or AS, or A/S) share company
K/S Owner (or KS) partnership company
(rf) Type (refrigerated)
V1942/3 Starke 1942-45 British & Dominion mercantile
V1942/1 Starke 1942-45 European & South American
V1942/5 Starke 1942-45 Japan
V1942/6 Starke 1942-45 Liberty Ships
V1942/4 Starke 1942-45 United States C-types
V1942/2 Starke 1942-45 Victory ships & T2 tankers
18a Change 19th Century name change (order a/b/c etc)
#2006-09-15 UPLOAD 1, 2006 207000 SHIPS, 330000 INDEXLINES
19a Change 20th Century name change (order a/b/c etc)
#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
#2018-01-06 UPLOAD 1, 2018 270814 SHIPS, 652847 INDEXLINES
A.G. Owner Aktiengesellschaft (share company)
ALD FLAG Aland Islands
ALB FLAG Albania
DZA FLAG Algeria
aa Material aluminium alloy hull
AGO FLAG Angola
AIA FLAG Anguilla
ATG FLAG Antigua & Barbuda
ARG FLAG Argentina
ABW FLAG Aruba
AUS FLAG Australia
AUT FLAG Austria
AUH FLAG Austro-Hungarian Empire
AZE FLAG Azerbaijan
BHS FLAG Bahamas
BHR FLAG Bahrain
BGD FLAG Bangladesh
BRB FLAG Barbados
BRS FLAG Belarus
BEL FLAG Belgium
BLZ FLAG Belize
BEN FLAG Benin
BMU FLAG Bermuda
BOL FLAG Bolivia
ac/b Fate bombed by aircraft
BRA FLAG Brazil
VGB FLAG British Virgin Islands
BU Fate broken up
BRN FLAG Brunei
BGR FLAG Bulgaria
KHM FLAG Cambodia
CMR FLAG Cameroon
CAN FLAG Canada
CPV FLAG Cape Verde
cf Material carbon fibre sandwich hull
CYM FLAG Cayman Islands
CHL FLAG Chile
CHN FLAG China (People's Republic)
csd Subsequent history Closed shelterdeck (no longer used)
CSD Machinery closed-cycle diesel (submarines)
COL FLAG Colombia
COM FLAG Comoros
Co Owner company
GmbH Owner company with limited responsibility (literally)
cpl Subsequent history completed (by)
c Material composite hull
C Machinery compound engine (2-cyl)
CSA FLAG Confederate States of America
COG FLAG Congo
CKI FLAG Cook Islands
Corp Owner corporation
CRI FLAG Costa Rica
HRV FLAG Croatia
CUB FLAG Cuba
CUR FLAG Curacao (from Oct 2010)
CYP FLAG Cyprus
CZE FLAG Czech Republic (in 2016, Czechia)
CZS FLAG Czechoslovakia
DZG FLAG Danzig
DNK FLAG Denmark
ac/DC Fate depth-bombed by aircraft
DC Fate depth-charged
D/E Machinery diesel (surface) / electric (submerged)
DGT Machinery diesel and gas turbine (CODAG)
D Machinery diesel motor
DE Machinery diesel motor, electric drive
D/GT Machinery diesel or gas turbine (CODOG)
DWJ Machinery diesel water jet propulsion
DJI FLAG Djibouti
DMA FLAG Dominica
DOM FLAG Dominican Republic
Cx- Machinery Double compound engine
K Change e.g. 1900K - keel laid as
L Change e.g. 1900L - launched as
a Change e.g. 1925a, b, c - order of renaming, same year
T Change e.g. 1994T - temporary name
ECU FLAG Ecuador
EGY FLAG Egypt
SLV FLAG El Salvador
E Machinery Electric motors
GNQ FLAG Equatorial Guinea
ERI FLAG Eritrea
EST FLAG Estonia
ETH FLAG Ethiopia
FRO FLAG Faroe Islands
fc Material ferro-concrete hull
FJI FLAG Fiji
FIN FLAG Finland
FRA FLAG France
GAB FLAG Gabon
GMB FLAG Gambia
GT Machinery gas turbine
GEO FLAG Georgia
DDR FLAG German Democratic Republic
DEU FLAG Germany (incl West Germany)
GHA FLAG Ghana
GIB FLAG Gibraltar
p Material glass-reinforced plastic hull
GRC FLAG Greece
GRL FLAG Greenland
GRD FLAG Grenada
GLP FLAG Guadeloupe
GTM FLAG Guatemala
GIN FLAG Guinea
GNB FLAG Guinea-Bissau
sm/gf Fate gunfire from submarine
GUY FLAG Guyana
HTI FLAG Haiti
HWI FLAG Hawaii
HND FLAG Honduras
HKG FLAG Hong Kong
HUN FLAG Hungary
ISL FLAG Iceland
IND FLAG India
IDN FLAG Indonesia
Intnl Owner International
IRN FLAG Iran
IRQ FLAG Iraq
IRL FLAG Irish Republic
is Material iron & steel hull
I Material iron hull
IOM FLAG Isle of Man
ISR FLAG Israel
ITA FLAG Italy
CIV FLAG Ivory Coast
JAM FLAG Jamaica
JPN FLAG Japan
JS Owner Joint Stock (Company)
JOR FLAG Jordan
Jr. Owner junior
d.y. Owner junior (Norwegian)
KZK FLAG Kazakhstan
KEN FLAG Kenya
ATF FLAG Kerguelen Islands
KIR FLAG Kiribati
PRK FLAG Korea, North
KOR FLAG Korea, South
KWT FLAG Kuwait
LAO FLAG Laos
LVA FLAG Latvia
LBN FLAG Lebanon
LPP LPP length between perpendiculars (in metres)
LOA LOA length overall (in metres)
LBR FLAG Liberia
LBY FLAG Libya
LCT FLAG Lichtenstein
Ltd Owner limited
LLC Owner limited liability company
LP Owner Limited Partnership
LTU FLAG Lithuania
LUX FLAG Luxembourg
mchy History machinery
MDG FLAG Madagascar
PMD FLAG Madeira
MWI FLAG Malawi
MWI FLAG Malawi
MYS FLAG Malaysia
MDV FLAG Maldives
MLI FLAG Mali
MLT FLAG Malta
MKO FLAG Manchukuo
MHL FLAG Marshall Islands
MTQ FLAG Martinique
MRT FLAG Mauritania
MUS FLAG Mauritius
MEX FLAG Mexico
MCR FLAG Micronesia
MIC FLAG Micronesia
sm/m Fate mined by submarine-laid mine
MLD FLAG Moldova
MCO FLAG Monaco
MNG FLAG Mongolia
MTG FLAG Montenegro
MST FLAG Montserrat
MAR FLAG Morocco
MOZ FLAG Mozambique
MMR FLAG Myanmar (Burma)
NAM FLAG Namibia
NRU FLAG Nauru
nm Fate nautical miles (e.g. 5nm)
N N naval marking - tonnage in displacements
n N naval marking - tonnage in grt/dwt
Nav Owner Navigation
NLD FLAG Netherlands
ANT FLAG Netherlands Antilles (to Oct 2010)
NZL FLAG New Zealand
NIC FLAG Nicaragua
NGR FLAG Niger
NGA FLAG Nigeria
NUE FLAG Niue
NBN FLAG North Borneo
NOR FLAG Norway
NST Machinery nuclear-fuelled steam turbines
(1*) Fate number of lives lost
OMN FLAG Oman
1/1D Machinery one screw aft, one forward, diesel (e.g.)
1D Machinery one screw shaft diesel (e.g.)
* A out of service
P Machinery Paddle driven
PS Machinery Paddle steamer
PAK FLAG Pakistan
PAL FLAG Palau
PAL FLAG Palau
PAN FLAG Panama
PNG FLAG Papua New Guinea
PRY FLAG Paraguay
KG Owner partnership company
P/R Owner partrederiet
PER FLAG Peru
PHL FLAG Philippines
POL FLAG Poland
PRT FLAG Portugal
PR FLAG Prussia
plc Owner public limited company
QAT FLAG Qatar
Q Machinery quadruple-expansion steam
q Fate quarter, as in 1q.1911 (first quarter, 1911)
deleted Fate removed from Lloyd's Register listing
o Change renamed whilst fitting out
ac/r Fate rockets (fired) from aircraft
ROM FLAG Romania
RMSP Owner Royal Mail Steam Packet
RUS FLAG Russia (incl U.S.S.R.)
RW FLAG Rwanda
SKN FLAG Saint Kitts & Nevis
VCT FLAG Saint Vincent & the Grenadines
STP FLAG Sao Tome & Principe
SAR FLAG Sarawak
SAU FLAG Saudi Arabia
Sdn Bhd Owner Sendirian Berhad
S.B. Owner Sendirian Berhad (Sdn.Bhd.)(Malay)
SEN FLAG Senegal
SYC FLAG Seychelles
Sg Owner shipping
SLE FLAG Sierra Leone
S Machinery simple steam engine
SGP FLAG Singapore
SVK FLAG Slovakia
SVN FLAG Slovenia
SpA Owner Societa per Azioni
SE Owner Societe Europeenne (european company)
SLB FLAG Solomon Islands
SOM FLAG Somalia
ZAF FLAG South Africa
SYM FLAG South Yemen
YMS FLAG South Yemen
ESP FLAG Spain
LKA FLAG Sri Lanka
LCA FLAG St Lucia
SPM FLAG St Pierre & Miquelon
ss Material stainless steel
SN Owner Steam Navigation
SP Owner Steam Packet
SS Owner steam ship / steamship
ST Machinery Steam turbine
SGT Machinery Steam turbine + gas turbine (COSAG)
TE Machinery steam turbine, electric drive
(blank) Material steel hull
SE Fate still existing (being phased out)
06 A still in service 2006 (e.g.)
SDN FLAG Sudan
ac/gm Fate sunk by air-launched guided missile
sm/x Fate sunk by explosive device from submarine
SUR FLAG Suriname
SWE FLAG Sweden
CHE FLAG Switzerland
SYR FLAG Syria
TKS FLAG Tadzhikistan
TAH FLAG Tahiti
TWN FLAG Taiwan
TZN FLAG Tanzania
THA FLAG Thailand
TIM FLAG Timor-Leste
tt Material titanium hull
TGO FLAG Togo
TON FLAG Tonga
ac/t Fate torpedoed by aircraft
sm/t Fate torpedoed by submarine
TTO FLAG Trinidad & Tobago
T Machinery triple-expansion
Tx Machinery triple-expansion, exhaust turbine
TUN FLAG Tunisia
TUR FLAG Turkey
TKM FLAG Turkmenistan
TUV FLAG Tuvalu
USA FLAG U.S.A.
UGA FLAG Uganda
UKR FLAG Ukraine
UF Machinery Uniflow
ARE FLAG United Arab Emirates
GBR FLAG United Kingdom
URY FLAG Uruguay
VUT FLAG Vanuatu
VEN FLAG Venezuela
VNM FLAG Vietnam (including North Vietnam)
VNS FLAG Vietnam, South (to 1975)
WLF FLAG Wallis & Futuna
WSM FLAG Western Samoa
wp Material wood & plastic hull
w Material wooden hull
YEM FLAG Yemen
YUG FLAG Yugoslavia
ZAR FLAG Zaire
ZAM FLAG Zambia
ZZB FLAG Zanzibar
cv Subsequent history [converted]
LD as History [Laid down as]
L as History [Launched as]
Lg History [lengthened]
O as History [Ordered as]