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Abbreviations

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