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Abbreviations

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