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Abbreviations

Abbreviation Field Sort descending Explanation
* A out of service
06 A still in service 2006 (e.g.)
T Change e.g. 1994T - temporary name
a Change e.g. 1925a, b, c - order of renaming, same year
o Change renamed whilst fitting out
L Change e.g. 1900L - launched as
18a Change 19th Century name change (order a/b/c etc)
19a Change 20th Century name change (order a/b/c etc)
K Change e.g. 1900K - keel laid as
DWT DWT (naval, marked "N") full load displ.
DWT DWT (merchant) deadweight in tonnes
ac/b Fate bombed by aircraft
nm Fate nautical miles (e.g. 5nm)
deleted Fate removed from Lloyd's Register listing
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)
DC Fate depth-charged
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)
sm/x Fate sunk by explosive device from submarine
LCA FLAG St Lucia
TUV FLAG Tuvalu
CHT FLAG China (Taipei)
TZN FLAG Tanzania
SWE FLAG Sweden
ARE FLAG United Arab Emirates
SDN FLAG Sudan
STP FLAG Sao Tome & Principe
VCT FLAG Saint Vincent & the Grenadines
SYR FLAG Syria
THA FLAG Thailand
TKM FLAG Turkmenistan
TGO FLAG Togo
TON FLAG Tonga
SYC FLAG Seychelles
TUN FLAG Tunisia
TTO FLAG Trinidad & Tobago
TUR FLAG Turkey
SVK FLAG Slovakia
CHE FLAG Switzerland
ROM FLAG Romania
QAT FLAG Qatar
PER FLAG Peru
PR FLAG Prussia
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
RUS FLAG Russia (incl U.S.S.R.)
RW FLAG Rwanda
SLE FLAG Sierra Leone
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
NZL FLAG New Zealand
MST FLAG Montserrat
CHK FLAG China (Hong Kong)
ZAM FLAG Zambia
TKS FLAG Tadzhikistan
SAR FLAG Sarawak
PAL FLAG Palau
MKO FLAG Manchukuo
KZK FLAG Kazakhstan
DZG FLAG Danzig
MCR FLAG Micronesia
TIM FLAG Timor-Leste
MIC FLAG Micronesia
ZZB FLAG Zanzibar
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
CKI FLAG Cook Islands
CSA FLAG Confederate States of America
WSM FLAG Western Samoa
YEM FLAG Yemen
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
YUG FLAG Yugoslavia
ZAR FLAG Zaire
SPM FLAG St Pierre & Miquelon
WLF FLAG Wallis & Futuna
VGB FLAG British Virgin Islands
TAH FLAG Tahiti
PMD FLAG Madeira
GRL FLAG Greenland
BMU FLAG Bermuda
ATF FLAG Kerguelen Islands
ALD FLAG Aland Islands
ABW FLAG Aruba
UGA FLAG Uganda
NUE FLAG Niue
DEU FLAG Germany (incl West Germany)
BRB FLAG Barbados
COL FLAG Colombia
BEL FLAG Belgium
BEN FLAG Benin
BHR FLAG Bahrain
BLZ FLAG Belize
BOL FLAG Bolivia
BRA FLAG Brazil
MMR FLAG Myanmar (Burma)
BRS FLAG Belarus
AIA FLAG Anguilla
BRN FLAG Brunei
BGR FLAG Bulgaria
BHS FLAG Bahamas
AZE FLAG Azerbaijan
DDR FLAG German Democratic Republic
GLP FLAG Guadeloupe
GNB FLAG Guinea-Bissau
GMB FLAG Gambia
BGD FLAG Bangladesh
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
CAN FLAG Canada
CHN FLAG China (People's Republic)
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)
HRV FLAG Croatia
CYP FLAG Cyprus
CYM FLAG Cayman Islands
ERI FLAG Eritrea
EST FLAG Estonia
CHL FLAG Chile
KHM FLAG Cambodia
CMR FLAG Cameroon
GAB FLAG Gabon
FRA FLAG France
COG FLAG Congo
FIN FLAG Finland
COM FLAG Comoros
CPV FLAG Cape Verde
CRI FLAG Costa Rica
FJI FLAG Fiji
FRO FLAG Faroe Islands
ETH FLAG Ethiopia
CUB FLAG Cuba
GEO FLAG Georgia
NRU FLAG Nauru
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
MLI FLAG Mali
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
MUS FLAG Mauritius
MTQ FLAG Martinique
MRT FLAG Mauritania
MAR FLAG Morocco
MYS FLAG Malaysia
MLT FLAG Malta
PRK FLAG Korea, North
KEN FLAG Kenya
IOM FLAG Isle of Man
IDN FLAG Indonesia
ISL FLAG Iceland
HWI FLAG Hawaii
HUN FLAG Hungary
HTI FLAG Haiti
IND FLAG India
HND FLAG Honduras
HKG FLAG Hong Kong (British flag)
GUY FLAG Guyana
GTM FLAG Guatemala
GRD FLAG Grenada
GRC FLAG Greece
GIN FLAG Guinea
GIB FLAG Gibraltar
IRN FLAG Iran
GHA FLAG Ghana
KIR FLAG Kiribati
JPN FLAG Japan
JOR FLAG Jordan
JAM FLAG Jamaica
CIV FLAG Ivory Coast
ITA FLAG Italy
ISR FLAG Israel
IRQ FLAG Iraq
IRL FLAG Irish Republic
mchy History machinery
Lg History [lengthened]
O as History [Ordered as]
L as History [Launched as]
LD as History [Laid down as]
LOA LOA length overall (in metres)
LPP LPP length between perpendiculars (in metres)
P Machinery Paddle driven
Cx- Machinery Double compound engine
E Machinery Electric motors
PS Machinery Paddle steamer
Cdxt Machinery Compound engines, double exhaust turbine
SGT Machinery Steam turbine + gas turbine (COSAG)
T Machinery triple-expansion
Tx / Txt Machinery triple-expansion, exhaust turbine
C Machinery compound engine (2-cyl)
DWJ Machinery diesel water jet propulsion
1D Machinery one screw shaft diesel (e.g.)
TE Machinery steam turbine, electric drive
GT Machinery gas turbine
D/GT Machinery diesel or gas turbine (CODOG)
S Machinery simple steam engine
DE Machinery diesel motor, electric drive
D Machinery diesel motor
CSD Machinery closed-cycle diesel (submarines)
UF Machinery Uniflow
D/E Machinery diesel (surface) / electric (submerged)
DGT Machinery diesel and gas turbine (CODAG)
1/1D Machinery one screw aft, one forward, diesel (e.g.)
NST Machinery nuclear-fuelled steam turbines
ST Machinery Steam turbine
Q Machinery quadruple-expansion steam
fc Material ferro-concrete hull
is Material iron & steel hull
tt Material titanium hull
wp Material wood & plastic hull
ss Material stainless steel
I Material iron hull
(blank) Material steel hull
w Material wooden hull
c Material composite hull
cf Material carbon fibre sandwich hull
p Material glass-reinforced plastic hull
aa Material aluminium alloy hull
N N naval marking - tonnage in displacements
n N naval marking - tonnage in grt/dwt
SS Owner steam ship / steamship
Corp Owner corporation
plc Owner public limited company
GmbH Owner company with limited responsibility (literally)
JS Owner Joint Stock (Company)
S.r.l. Owner
S.A. Owner
KG Owner partnership company
LLC Owner limited liability company
A.S. Owner (or AS, or A/S) share company
S.B. Owner Sendirian Berhad (Sdn.Bhd.)(Malay)
A.G. Owner Aktiengesellschaft (share company)
Jr. Owner junior
P/R Owner partrederiet
d.y. Owner junior (Norwegian)
Sg Owner shipping
SpA Owner Societa per Azioni
Sdn Bhd Owner Sendirian Berhad
Co Owner company
SE Owner Societe Europeenne (european company)
Ltd Owner limited
A/B Owner (or Ab) share company
K/S Owner (or KS) partnership company
Intnl Owner International
SN Owner Steam Navigation
LP Owner Limited Partnership
RMSP Owner Royal Mail Steam Packet
SP Owner Steam Packet
Nav Owner Navigation
V1942/2 Starke 1942-45 Victory ships & T2 tankers
V1942/6 Starke 1942-45 Liberty Ships
V1942/4 Starke 1942-45 United States C-types
V1942/3 Starke 1942-45 British & Dominion mercantile
V1942/5 Starke 1942-45 Japan
V1942/1 Starke 1942-45 European & South American
cv Subsequent history [converted]
cpl Subsequent history completed (by)
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
#2018-01-06 UPLOAD 1, 2018 270814 SHIPS, 652847 INDEXLINES