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Abbreviation Field Sort ascending Explanation
#2020-01-06 UPLOAD 1, 2020 275909 SHIPS, 683537 INDEXLINES
#2019-01-10 UPLOAD 1, 2019 273331 SHIPS, 669168 INDEXLINES
#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 (merchant) gross tons (1gt = 100 cu.ft volume)
Tons Tons (naval, marked "N") standard displacement
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
V1942/3 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
A/B Owner (or Ab) share company
S.r.l. Owner
SN Owner Steam Navigation
Nav Owner Navigation
Intnl Owner International
SpA Owner Societa per Azioni
SE Owner Societe Europeenne (european company)
K/S Owner (or KS) partnership company
plc Owner public limited company
RMSP Owner Royal Mail Steam Packet
d.y. Owner junior (Norwegian)
Co Owner company
P/R Owner partrederiet
LLC Owner limited liability company
Ltd Owner limited
JS Owner Joint Stock (Company)
Corp Owner corporation
SS Owner steam ship / steamship
Sdn Bhd Owner Sendirian Berhad
Sg Owner shipping
S.B. Owner Sendirian Berhad (Sdn.Bhd.)(Malay)
A.G. Owner Aktiengesellschaft (share company)
KG Owner partnership company
GmbH Owner company with limited responsibility (literally)
Jr. Owner junior
S.A. Owner
A.S. Owner (or AS, or A/S) share company
SP Owner Steam Packet
LP Owner Limited Partnership
n N naval marking - tonnage in grt/dwt
N N naval marking - tonnage in displacements
c Material composite hull
p Material glass-reinforced plastic hull
w Material wooden hull
aa Material aluminium alloy hull
(blank) Material steel hull
ss Material stainless steel
I Material iron hull
fc Material ferro-concrete hull
tt Material titanium hull
wp Material wood & plastic hull (composite)
is Material iron & steel hull
cf Material carbon fibre sandwich hull
ST Machinery Steam turbine
DE Machinery diesel motor, electric drive
TE Machinery steam turbine, electric drive
DGT Machinery diesel and gas turbine (CODAG)
D/E Machinery diesel (surface) / electric (submerged)
UF Machinery Uniflow
Q Machinery quadruple-expansion steam
T Machinery triple-expansion
D Machinery diesel motor
Tx / Txt Machinery triple-expansion, exhaust turbine
C Machinery compound engine (2-cyl)
S Machinery simple steam engine
DWJ Machinery diesel water jet propulsion
1D Machinery one screw shaft diesel (e.g.)
1/1D Machinery one screw aft, one forward, diesel (e.g.)
D/GT Machinery diesel or gas turbine (CODOG)
GT Machinery gas turbine
CSD Machinery closed-cycle diesel (submarines)
SGT Machinery Steam turbine + gas turbine (COSAG)
P Machinery Paddle driven
NST Machinery nuclear-fuelled steam turbines
Cx- Machinery Double compound engine
Cdxt Machinery Compound engines, double exhaust turbine
E Machinery Electric motors
PS Machinery Paddle steamer
LPP LPP length between perpendiculars (in metres)
LOA LOA length overall (in metres)
mchy History machinery
Lg History [lengthened]
L as History [Launched as]
O as History [Ordered as]
LD as History [Laid down as]
URY FLAG Uruguay
PAL FLAG Palau
CHK FLAG China (Hong Kong)
NBN FLAG North Borneo
MTG FLAG Montenegro
MWI FLAG Malawi
MST FLAG Montserrat
ZAR FLAG Zaire
YUG FLAG Yugoslavia
YEM FLAG Yemen
TON FLAG Tonga
TUN FLAG Tunisia
TTO FLAG Trinidad & Tobago
TUR FLAG Turkey
TUV FLAG Tuvalu
CHT FLAG China (Taipei)
TZN FLAG Tanzania
ARE FLAG United Arab Emirates
UGA FLAG Uganda
GBR FLAG United Kingdom
UKR FLAG Ukraine
USA FLAG U.S.A.
VNM FLAG Vietnam (including North Vietnam)
VNS FLAG Vietnam, South (to 1975)
VEN FLAG Venezuela
VUT FLAG Vanuatu
TKM FLAG Turkmenistan
CUR FLAG Curacao (from Oct 2010)
BMU FLAG Bermuda
DZG FLAG Danzig
MCR FLAG Micronesia
CSA FLAG Confederate States of America
WSM FLAG Western Samoa
CKI FLAG Cook Islands
WLF FLAG Wallis & Futuna
TAH FLAG Tahiti
SPM FLAG St Pierre & Miquelon
PMD FLAG Madeira
GRL FLAG Greenland
ABW FLAG Aruba
ALD FLAG Aland Islands
KZK FLAG Kazakhstan
MKO FLAG Manchukuo
YMS FLAG South Yemen
LCT FLAG Lichtenstein
NGR FLAG Niger
SYM FLAG South Yemen
VGB FLAG British Virgin Islands
ZZB FLAG Zanzibar
MIC FLAG Micronesia
TIM FLAG Timor-Leste
ZAM FLAG Zambia
TKS FLAG Tadzhikistan
POL FLAG Poland
SAR FLAG Sarawak
PAL FLAG Palau
ATF FLAG Kerguelen Islands
THA FLAG Thailand
DMA FLAG Dominica
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
GHA FLAG Ghana
FRA FLAG France
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
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
HWI FLAG Hawaii
GRC FLAG Greece
GRD FLAG Grenada
GTM FLAG Guatemala
GUY FLAG Guyana
HKG FLAG Hong Kong (British flag)
HND FLAG Honduras
HTI FLAG Haiti
HUN FLAG Hungary
JAM FLAG Jamaica
AIA FLAG Anguilla
BGD FLAG Bangladesh
BEL FLAG Belgium
BEN FLAG Benin
BHR FLAG Bahrain
BLZ FLAG Belize
BOL FLAG Bolivia
BRA FLAG Brazil
BRS FLAG Belarus
BRB FLAG Barbados
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
BRN FLAG Brunei
BGR FLAG Bulgaria
CUB FLAG Cuba
CYM FLAG Cayman Islands
CYP FLAG Cyprus
MMR FLAG Myanmar (Burma)
CZE FLAG Czech Republic (in 2016, Czechia)
CZS FLAG Czechoslovakia
DJI FLAG Djibouti
DOM FLAG Dominican Republic
HRV FLAG Croatia
CRI FLAG Costa Rica
CPV FLAG Cape Verde
CAN FLAG Canada
CHN FLAG China (People's Republic)
CHL FLAG Chile
KHM FLAG Cambodia
CMR FLAG Cameroon
COG FLAG Congo
COL FLAG Colombia
COM FLAG Comoros
DNK FLAG Denmark
NGA FLAG Nigeria
PRT FLAG Portugal
PR FLAG Prussia
PER FLAG Peru
QAT FLAG Qatar
ROM FLAG Romania
RUS FLAG Russia (incl U.S.S.R.)
RW FLAG Rwanda
ZAF FLAG South Africa
PNG FLAG Papua New Guinea
PAK FLAG Pakistan
PHL FLAG Philippines
NIC FLAG Nicaragua
NOR FLAG Norway
NRU FLAG Nauru
NUE FLAG Niue
NZL FLAG New Zealand
OMN FLAG Oman
PAN FLAG Panama
PRY FLAG Paraguay
NAM FLAG Namibia
SAU FLAG Saudi Arabia
LCA FLAG St Lucia
STP FLAG Sao Tome & Principe
SDN FLAG Sudan
VCT FLAG Saint Vincent & the Grenadines
SVK FLAG Slovakia
SWE FLAG Sweden
SYC FLAG Seychelles
SYR FLAG Syria
CHE FLAG Switzerland
SLE FLAG Sierra Leone
ESP FLAG Spain
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
SOM FLAG Somalia
TGO FLAG Togo
NLD FLAG Netherlands
MHL FLAG Marshall Islands
MNG FLAG Mongolia
PRK FLAG Korea, North
KOR FLAG Korea, South
MEX FLAG Mexico
MDV FLAG Maldives
LAO FLAG Laos
LVA FLAG Latvia
LBR FLAG Liberia
LBY FLAG Libya
LBN FLAG Lebanon
LTU FLAG Lithuania
LUX FLAG Luxembourg
MCO FLAG Monaco
MLD FLAG Moldova
MLI FLAG Mali
ANT FLAG Netherlands Antilles (to Oct 2010)
JOR FLAG Jordan
MOZ FLAG Mozambique
MWI FLAG Malawi
MUS FLAG Mauritius
MTQ FLAG Martinique
KWT FLAG Kuwait
JPN FLAG Japan
MDG FLAG Madagascar
KEN FLAG Kenya
KIR FLAG Kiribati
MLT FLAG Malta
MYS FLAG Malaysia
MAR FLAG Morocco
MRT FLAG Mauritania
deleted Fate removed from Lloyd's Register listing
SE Fate still existing (being phased out)
BU Fate broken up
q Fate quarter, as in 1q.1911 (first quarter, 1911)
nm Fate nautical miles (e.g. 5nm)
ac/DC Fate depth-bombed by aircraft
sm/m Fate mined by submarine-laid mine
sm/gf Fate gunfire from submarine
DC Fate depth-charged
(1*) Fate number of lives lost
ac/gm Fate sunk by air-launched guided missile
ac/r Fate rockets (fired) from aircraft
ac/b Fate bombed by aircraft
sm/x Fate sunk by explosive device from submarine
sm/t Fate torpedoed by submarine
ac/t Fate torpedoed by aircraft
DWT DWT (naval, marked "N") full load displ.
DWT DWT (merchant) deadweight in tonnes
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
19a Change 20th Century name change (order a/b/c etc)
18a Change 19th Century name change (order a/b/c etc)
T Change e.g. 1994T - temporary name
o Change renamed whilst fitting out
* A out of service
06 A still in service 2006 (e.g.)