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Abbreviations

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