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Abbreviation Field Sort ascending Explanation
#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)
cpl Subsequent history completed (by)
cv Subsequent history [converted]
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
V1942/3 Starke 1942-45 British & Dominion mercantile
V1942/4 Starke 1942-45 United States C-types
V1942/5 Starke 1942-45 Japan
V1942/6 Starke 1942-45 Liberty Ships
S.A. Owner
SE Owner Societe Europeenne (european company)
P/R Owner partrederiet
A/B Owner (or Ab) share company
S.B. Owner Sendirian Berhad (Sdn.Bhd.)(Malay)
GmbH Owner company with limited responsibility (literally)
SP Owner Steam Packet
plc Owner public limited company
A.S. Owner (or AS, or A/S) share company
LLC Owner limited liability company
Intnl Owner International
Nav Owner Navigation
Sdn Bhd Owner Sendirian Berhad
SpA Owner Societa per Azioni
S.r.l. Owner
d.y. Owner junior (Norwegian)
Jr. Owner junior
A.G. Owner Aktiengesellschaft (share company)
JS Owner Joint Stock (Company)
KG Owner partnership company
Corp Owner corporation
K/S Owner (or KS) partnership company
SS Owner steam ship / steamship
SN Owner Steam Navigation
RMSP Owner Royal Mail Steam Packet
LP Owner Limited Partnership
Co Owner company
Ltd Owner limited
Sg Owner shipping
N N naval marking - tonnage in displacements
n N naval marking - tonnage in grt/dwt
p Material glass-reinforced plastic hull
(blank) Material steel hull
c Material composite hull
I Material iron hull
w Material wooden hull
wp Material wood & plastic hull
tt Material titanium hull
ss Material stainless steel
is Material iron & steel hull
fc Material ferro-concrete hull
cf Material carbon fibre sandwich hull
aa Material aluminium alloy hull
DE Machinery diesel motor, electric drive
T Machinery triple-expansion
D Machinery diesel motor
S Machinery simple steam engine
ST Machinery Steam turbine
CSD Machinery closed-cycle diesel (submarines)
GT Machinery gas turbine
UF Machinery Uniflow
DGT Machinery diesel and gas turbine (CODAG)
Q Machinery quadruple-expansion steam
NST Machinery nuclear-fuelled steam turbines
1D Machinery one screw shaft diesel (e.g.)
TE Machinery steam turbine, electric drive
Tx Machinery triple-expansion, exhaust turbine
1/1D Machinery one screw aft, one forward, diesel (e.g.)
D/GT Machinery diesel or gas turbine (CODOG)
D/E Machinery diesel (surface) / electric (submerged)
C Machinery compound engine (2-cyl)
PS Machinery Paddle steamer
P Machinery Paddle driven
E Machinery Electric motors
Cx- Machinery Double compound engine
DWJ Machinery diesel water jet propulsion
SGT Machinery Steam turbine + gas turbine (COSAG)
LPP LPP length between perpendiculars (in metres)
LOA LOA length overall (in metres)
mchy History machinery
L as History [Launched as]
Lg History [lengthened]
LD as History [Laid down as]
O as History [Ordered as]
UGA FLAG Uganda
TTO FLAG Trinidad & Tobago
TUN FLAG Tunisia
TON FLAG Tonga
TKM FLAG Turkmenistan
YEM FLAG Yemen
THA FLAG Thailand
TGO FLAG Togo
YUG FLAG Yugoslavia
ZAR FLAG Zaire
SYR FLAG Syria
TUR FLAG Turkey
TUV FLAG Tuvalu
GBR FLAG United Kingdom
VEN FLAG Venezuela
UKR FLAG Ukraine
URY FLAG Uruguay
VUT FLAG Vanuatu
ARE FLAG United Arab Emirates
TZN FLAG Tanzania
USA FLAG U.S.A.
TWN FLAG Taiwan
VNM FLAG Vietnam (including North Vietnam)
VNS FLAG Vietnam, South (to 1975)
PAK FLAG Pakistan
SAR FLAG Sarawak
TKS FLAG Tadzhikistan
ZAM FLAG Zambia
ZZB FLAG Zanzibar
TIM FLAG Timor-Leste
MIC FLAG Micronesia
PAL FLAG Palau
DMA FLAG Dominica
MTG FLAG Montenegro
SYM FLAG South Yemen
NGR FLAG Niger
LCT FLAG Lichtenstein
YMS FLAG South Yemen
PAL FLAG Palau
NBN FLAG North Borneo
MKO FLAG Manchukuo
KZK FLAG Kazakhstan
DZG FLAG Danzig
VGB FLAG British Virgin Islands
ABW FLAG Aruba
ALD FLAG Aland Islands
ATF FLAG Kerguelen Islands
BMU FLAG Bermuda
GRL FLAG Greenland
PMD FLAG Madeira
SPM FLAG St Pierre & Miquelon
TAH FLAG Tahiti
CUR FLAG Curacao (from Oct 2010)
WLF FLAG Wallis & Futuna
WSM FLAG Western Samoa
CSA FLAG Confederate States of America
CKI FLAG Cook Islands
MCR FLAG Micronesia
MWI FLAG Malawi
DNK FLAG Denmark
FRA FLAG France
GAB FLAG Gabon
GMB FLAG Gambia
GNB FLAG Guinea-Bissau
DDR FLAG German Democratic Republic
DEU FLAG Germany (incl West Germany)
GEO FLAG Georgia
GHA FLAG Ghana
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
GIB FLAG Gibraltar
GIN FLAG Guinea
GRC FLAG Greece
IND FLAG India
IOM FLAG Isle of Man
IRN FLAG Iran
IRL FLAG Irish Republic
IRQ FLAG Iraq
ISR FLAG Israel
ITA FLAG Italy
CIV FLAG Ivory Coast
IDN FLAG Indonesia
ISL FLAG Iceland
GRD FLAG Grenada
GTM FLAG Guatemala
GUY FLAG Guyana
HKG FLAG Hong Kong
HND FLAG Honduras
HTI FLAG Haiti
HUN FLAG Hungary
HWI FLAG Hawaii
JAM FLAG Jamaica
AGO FLAG Angola
BGD FLAG Bangladesh
BEL FLAG Belgium
BEN FLAG Benin
BHR FLAG Bahrain
BLZ FLAG Belize
BOL FLAG Bolivia
AIA FLAG Anguilla
BRA FLAG Brazil
BRB FLAG Barbados
BHS FLAG Bahamas
ALB FLAG Albania
DZA FLAG Algeria
ATG FLAG Antigua & Barbuda
ARG FLAG Argentina
AUH FLAG Austro-Hungarian Empire
AUS FLAG Australia
AUT FLAG Austria
AZE FLAG Azerbaijan
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
NLD FLAG Netherlands
PHL FLAG Philippines
PNG FLAG Papua New Guinea
POL FLAG Poland
PRT FLAG Portugal
PR FLAG Prussia
PER FLAG Peru
QAT FLAG Qatar
ROM FLAG Romania
PRY FLAG Paraguay
PAN FLAG Panama
NGA FLAG Nigeria
NIC FLAG Nicaragua
NAM FLAG Namibia
NOR FLAG Norway
NRU FLAG Nauru
NUE FLAG Niue
NZL FLAG New Zealand
OMN FLAG Oman
RUS FLAG Russia (incl U.S.S.R.)
RW FLAG Rwanda
ZAF FLAG South Africa
SLE FLAG Sierra Leone
CHE FLAG Switzerland
LCA FLAG St Lucia
STP FLAG Sao Tome & Principe
SDN FLAG Sudan
VCT FLAG Saint Vincent & the Grenadines
SVK FLAG Slovakia
SWE FLAG Sweden
ESP FLAG Spain
SOM FLAG Somalia
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
SUR FLAG Suriname
SYC FLAG Seychelles
ANT FLAG Netherlands Antilles (to Oct 2010)
MAR FLAG Morocco
LAO FLAG Laos
LVA FLAG Latvia
LBR FLAG Liberia
PRK FLAG Korea, North
MNG FLAG Mongolia
LBY FLAG Libya
GLP FLAG Guadeloupe
LBN FLAG Lebanon
LTU FLAG Lithuania
LUX FLAG Luxembourg
MHL FLAG Marshall Islands
MEX FLAG Mexico
MCO FLAG Monaco
MDG FLAG Madagascar
MLD FLAG Moldova
KWT FLAG Kuwait
JOR FLAG Jordan
MOZ FLAG Mozambique
MWI FLAG Malawi
MUS FLAG Mauritius
MTQ FLAG Martinique
MRT FLAG Mauritania
JPN FLAG Japan
MYS FLAG Malaysia
KIR FLAG Kiribati
KEN FLAG Kenya
MLT FLAG Malta
MLI FLAG Mali
KOR FLAG Korea, South
MDV FLAG Maldives
SE Fate still existing (being phased out)
ac/gm Fate sunk by air-launched guided missile
(1*) Fate number of lives lost
deleted Fate removed from Lloyd's Register listing
nm Fate nautical miles (e.g. 5nm)
sm/x Fate sunk by explosive device from submarine
q Fate quarter, as in 1q.1911 (first quarter, 1911)
sm/gf Fate gunfire from submarine
ac/t Fate torpedoed by aircraft
sm/m Fate mined by submarine-laid mine
BU Fate broken up
sm/t Fate torpedoed by submarine
DC Fate depth-charged
ac/b Fate bombed by aircraft
ac/r Fate rockets (fired) from aircraft
ac/DC Fate depth-bombed by aircraft
DWT DWT (naval, marked "N") full load displ.
DWT DWT (merchant) deadweight in tonnes
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
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
o Change renamed whilst fitting out
06 A still in service 2006 (e.g.)
* A out of service