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Abbreviation Field Sort ascending Explanation
#2018-01-06 UPLOAD 1, 2018 270814 SHIPS, 652847 INDEXLINES
#2017-01-09 UPLOAD 1, 2017 268186 SHIPS, 637963 INDEXLINES
#2016-01-03 UPLOAD 1, 2016 265209 SHIPS, 618094 INDEXLINES
#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
#2006-09-15 UPLOAD 1, 2006 207000 SHIPS, 330000 INDEXLINES
(rf) Type (refrigerated)
Tons Tons (naval, marked "N") standard displacement
Tons Tons (merchant) gross tons (1gt = 100 cu.ft volume)
cv Subsequent history [converted]
cpl Subsequent history completed (by)
csd Subsequent history Closed shelterdeck (no longer used)
V1942/1 Starke 1942-45 European & South American
V1942/2 Starke 1942-45 Victory ships & T2 tankers
V1942/4 Starke 1942-45 United States C-types
V1942/5 Starke 1942-45 Japan
V1942/3 Starke 1942-45 British & Dominion mercantile
V1942/6 Starke 1942-45 Liberty Ships
Nav Owner Navigation
Intnl Owner International
plc Owner public limited company
SpA Owner Societa per Azioni
K/S Owner (or KS) partnership company
A/B Owner (or Ab) share company
S.r.l. Owner
SE Owner Societe Europeenne (european company)
SN Owner Steam Navigation
SP Owner Steam Packet
RMSP Owner Royal Mail Steam Packet
P/R Owner partrederiet
Co Owner company
LLC Owner limited liability company
Corp Owner corporation
Sdn Bhd Owner Sendirian Berhad
Ltd Owner limited
SS Owner steam ship / steamship
JS Owner Joint Stock (Company)
Sg Owner shipping
A.G. Owner Aktiengesellschaft (share company)
S.B. Owner Sendirian Berhad (Sdn.Bhd.)(Malay)
A.S. Owner (or AS, or A/S) share company
S.A. Owner
GmbH Owner company with limited responsibility (literally)
KG Owner partnership company
d.y. Owner junior (Norwegian)
Jr. Owner junior
LP Owner Limited Partnership
n N naval marking - tonnage in grt/dwt
N N naval marking - tonnage in displacements
w Material wooden hull
I Material iron hull
aa Material aluminium alloy hull
(blank) Material steel hull
c Material composite hull
p Material glass-reinforced plastic hull
ss Material stainless steel
fc Material ferro-concrete hull
is Material iron & steel hull
cf Material carbon fibre sandwich hull
tt Material titanium hull
wp Material wood & plastic hull
DWJ Machinery diesel water jet propulsion
Q Machinery quadruple-expansion steam
GT Machinery gas turbine
Cx- Machinery Double compound engine
CSD Machinery closed-cycle diesel (submarines)
UF Machinery Uniflow
D/E Machinery diesel (surface) / electric (submerged)
DGT Machinery diesel and gas turbine (CODAG)
ST Machinery Steam turbine
1D Machinery one screw shaft diesel (e.g.)
NST Machinery nuclear-fuelled steam turbines
1/1D Machinery one screw aft, one forward, diesel (e.g.)
D/GT Machinery diesel or gas turbine (CODOG)
Tx Machinery triple-expansion, exhaust turbine
T Machinery triple-expansion
DE Machinery diesel motor, electric drive
TE Machinery steam turbine, electric drive
S Machinery simple steam engine
E Machinery Electric motors
P Machinery Paddle driven
PS Machinery Paddle steamer
SGT Machinery Steam turbine + gas turbine (COSAG)
C Machinery compound engine (2-cyl)
D Machinery diesel motor
LPP LPP length between perpendiculars (in metres)
LOA LOA length overall (in metres)
Lg History [lengthened]
L as History [Launched as]
mchy History machinery
O as History [Ordered as]
LD as History [Laid down as]
TUN FLAG Tunisia
MWI FLAG Malawi
PAL FLAG Palau
NBN FLAG North Borneo
ZAR FLAG Zaire
ARE FLAG United Arab Emirates
TZN FLAG Tanzania
TWN FLAG Taiwan
TUV FLAG Tuvalu
TUR FLAG Turkey
TTO FLAG Trinidad & Tobago
TON FLAG Tonga
TKM FLAG Turkmenistan
THA FLAG Thailand
UGA FLAG Uganda
GBR FLAG United Kingdom
YUG FLAG Yugoslavia
YEM FLAG Yemen
VEN FLAG Venezuela
VUT FLAG Vanuatu
VNS FLAG Vietnam, South (to 1975)
VNM FLAG Vietnam (including North Vietnam)
USA FLAG U.S.A.
URY FLAG Uruguay
UKR FLAG Ukraine
TGO FLAG Togo
CUR FLAG Curacao (from Oct 2010)
PMD FLAG Madeira
SPM FLAG St Pierre & Miquelon
TAH FLAG Tahiti
VGB FLAG British Virgin Islands
WSM FLAG Western Samoa
CSA FLAG Confederate States of America
CKI FLAG Cook Islands
MCR FLAG Micronesia
KZK FLAG Kazakhstan
MKO FLAG Manchukuo
PAL FLAG Palau
SAR FLAG Sarawak
TKS FLAG Tadzhikistan
ZAM FLAG Zambia
GRL FLAG Greenland
BMU FLAG Bermuda
YMS FLAG South Yemen
LCT FLAG Lichtenstein
NGR FLAG Niger
SYM FLAG South Yemen
MTG FLAG Montenegro
MST FLAG Montserrat
DZG FLAG Danzig
PNG FLAG Papua New Guinea
MIC FLAG Micronesia
TIM FLAG Timor-Leste
WLF FLAG Wallis & Futuna
ABW FLAG Aruba
ALD FLAG Aland Islands
ATF FLAG Kerguelen Islands
ZZB FLAG Zanzibar
SYR FLAG Syria
DMA FLAG Dominica
FRA FLAG France
GAB FLAG Gabon
GMB FLAG Gambia
GNB FLAG Guinea-Bissau
GLP FLAG Guadeloupe
DDR FLAG German Democratic Republic
DEU FLAG Germany (incl West Germany)
GEO FLAG Georgia
FIN FLAG Finland
FJI FLAG Fiji
ECU FLAG Ecuador
EGY FLAG Egypt
SLV FLAG El Salvador
GNQ FLAG Equatorial Guinea
ERI FLAG Eritrea
EST FLAG Estonia
ETH FLAG Ethiopia
FRO FLAG Faroe Islands
GHA FLAG Ghana
GIB FLAG Gibraltar
GIN FLAG Guinea
IDN FLAG Indonesia
IND FLAG India
IOM FLAG Isle of Man
IRN FLAG Iran
IRL FLAG Irish Republic
IRQ FLAG Iraq
ISR FLAG Israel
ITA FLAG Italy
ISL FLAG Iceland
HWI FLAG Hawaii
GRC FLAG Greece
GRD FLAG Grenada
GTM FLAG Guatemala
GUY FLAG Guyana
HKG FLAG Hong Kong
HND FLAG Honduras
HTI FLAG Haiti
HUN FLAG Hungary
CIV FLAG Ivory Coast
DNK FLAG Denmark
AIA FLAG Anguilla
BRB FLAG Barbados
BGD FLAG Bangladesh
BEL FLAG Belgium
BEN FLAG Benin
BHR FLAG Bahrain
BLZ FLAG Belize
BOL FLAG Bolivia
BRA FLAG Brazil
BHS FLAG Bahamas
AZE FLAG Azerbaijan
AGO FLAG Angola
ALB FLAG Albania
DZA FLAG Algeria
ATG FLAG Antigua & Barbuda
ARG FLAG Argentina
AUH FLAG Austro-Hungarian Empire
AUS FLAG Australia
AUT FLAG Austria
MMR FLAG Myanmar (Burma)
BRS FLAG Belarus
BRN FLAG Brunei
CRI FLAG Costa Rica
HRV FLAG Croatia
CUB FLAG Cuba
CYM FLAG Cayman Islands
CYP FLAG Cyprus
CZE FLAG Czech Republic (in 2016, Czechia)
CZS FLAG Czechoslovakia
DJI FLAG Djibouti
CPV FLAG Cape Verde
COM FLAG Comoros
BGR FLAG Bulgaria
CAN FLAG Canada
CHN FLAG China (People's Republic)
CHL FLAG Chile
KHM FLAG Cambodia
CMR FLAG Cameroon
COG FLAG Congo
COL FLAG Colombia
DOM FLAG Dominican Republic
ZAF FLAG South Africa
PHL FLAG Philippines
PRY FLAG Paraguay
PAN FLAG Panama
SLE FLAG Sierra Leone
NZL FLAG New Zealand
NUE FLAG Niue
NRU FLAG Nauru
NOR FLAG Norway
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
QAT FLAG Qatar
PAK FLAG Pakistan
POL FLAG Poland
RW FLAG Rwanda
RUS FLAG Russia (incl U.S.S.R.)
ESP FLAG Spain
ROM FLAG Romania
SAU FLAG Saudi Arabia
SEN FLAG Senegal
SGP FLAG Singapore
SKN FLAG Saint Kitts & Nevis
SLB FLAG Solomon Islands
LKA FLAG Sri Lanka
SVN FLAG Slovenia
PER FLAG Peru
SUR FLAG Suriname
SOM FLAG Somalia
PR FLAG Prussia
PRT FLAG Portugal
CHE FLAG Switzerland
MUS FLAG Mauritius
MTQ FLAG Martinique
LTU FLAG Lithuania
SWE FLAG Sweden
SYC FLAG Seychelles
LBN FLAG Lebanon
OMN FLAG Oman
LBY FLAG Libya
LBR FLAG Liberia
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
JOR FLAG Jordan
LUX FLAG Luxembourg
SVK FLAG Slovakia
MRT FLAG Mauritania
MAR FLAG Morocco
MYS FLAG Malaysia
MLT FLAG Malta
MLI FLAG Mali
MLD FLAG Moldova
LCA FLAG St Lucia
STP FLAG Sao Tome & Principe
MHL FLAG Marshall Islands
MNG FLAG Mongolia
MCO FLAG Monaco
MDG FLAG Madagascar
MDV FLAG Maldives
MEX FLAG Mexico
VCT FLAG Saint Vincent & the Grenadines
SDN FLAG Sudan
JAM FLAG Jamaica
ac/gm Fate sunk by air-launched guided missile
(1*) Fate number of lives lost
q Fate quarter, as in 1q.1911 (first quarter, 1911)
ac/r Fate rockets (fired) from aircraft
SE Fate still existing (being phased out)
nm Fate nautical miles (e.g. 5nm)
sm/x Fate sunk by explosive device from submarine
deleted Fate removed from Lloyd's Register listing
BU Fate broken up
sm/gf Fate gunfire from submarine
ac/DC Fate depth-bombed by aircraft
ac/t Fate torpedoed by aircraft
sm/m Fate mined by submarine-laid mine
sm/t Fate torpedoed by submarine
DC Fate depth-charged
ac/b Fate bombed by aircraft
DWT DWT (merchant) deadweight in tonnes
DWT DWT (naval, marked "N") full load displ.
T Change e.g. 1994T - temporary name
19a Change 20th Century name change (order a/b/c etc)
18a Change 19th Century name change (order a/b/c etc)
L Change e.g. 1900L - launched as
a Change e.g. 1925a, b, c - order of renaming, same year
o Change renamed whilst fitting out
K Change e.g. 1900K - keel laid as
* A out of service
06 A still in service 2006 (e.g.)