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Abbreviations

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