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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)
cpl Subsequent history completed (by)
cv Subsequent history [converted]
csd Subsequent history Closed shelterdeck (no longer used)
V1942/6 Starke 1942-45 Liberty Ships
V1942/2 Starke 1942-45 Victory ships & T2 tankers
V1942/5 Starke 1942-45 Japan
V1942/1 Starke 1942-45 European & South American
V1942/3 Starke 1942-45 British & Dominion mercantile
V1942/4 Starke 1942-45 United States C-types
SE Owner Societe Europeenne (european company)
plc Owner public limited company
K/S Owner (or KS) partnership company
GmbH Owner company with limited responsibility (literally)
SpA Owner Societa per Azioni
S.r.l. Owner
d.y. Owner junior (Norwegian)
Jr. Owner junior
A/B Owner (or Ab) share company
RMSP Owner Royal Mail Steam Packet
KG Owner partnership company
A.G. Owner Aktiengesellschaft (share company)
Intnl Owner International
LLC Owner limited liability company
Ltd Owner limited
Corp Owner corporation
Sdn Bhd Owner Sendirian Berhad
Sg Owner shipping
SS Owner steam ship / steamship
Nav Owner Navigation
JS Owner Joint Stock (Company)
Co Owner company
LP Owner Limited Partnership
A.S. Owner (or AS, or A/S) share company
S.B. Owner Sendirian Berhad (Sdn.Bhd.)(Malay)
S.A. Owner
P/R Owner partrederiet
SP Owner Steam Packet
SN Owner Steam Navigation
N N naval marking - tonnage in displacements
n N naval marking - tonnage in grt/dwt
ss Material stainless steel
p Material glass-reinforced plastic hull
c Material composite hull
(blank) Material steel hull
aa Material aluminium alloy hull
I Material iron hull
w Material wooden hull
wp Material wood & plastic hull
cf Material carbon fibre sandwich hull
fc Material ferro-concrete hull
is Material iron & steel hull
tt Material titanium hull
Cdxt Machinery Compound engines, double exhaust turbine
T Machinery triple-expansion
DWJ Machinery diesel water jet propulsion
NST Machinery nuclear-fuelled steam turbines
Q Machinery quadruple-expansion steam
ST Machinery Steam turbine
DGT Machinery diesel and gas turbine (CODAG)
CSD Machinery closed-cycle diesel (submarines)
UF Machinery Uniflow
GT Machinery gas turbine
D/GT Machinery diesel or gas turbine (CODOG)
1/1D Machinery one screw aft, one forward, diesel (e.g.)
Cx- Machinery Double compound engine
P Machinery Paddle driven
E Machinery Electric motors
D Machinery diesel motor
DE Machinery diesel motor, electric drive
PS Machinery Paddle steamer
Tx / Txt Machinery triple-expansion, exhaust turbine
C Machinery compound engine (2-cyl)
S Machinery simple steam engine
SGT Machinery Steam turbine + gas turbine (COSAG)
1D Machinery one screw shaft diesel (e.g.)
TE Machinery steam turbine, electric drive
D/E Machinery diesel (surface) / electric (submerged)
LPP LPP length between perpendiculars (in metres)
LOA LOA length overall (in metres)
L as History [Launched as]
Lg History [lengthened]
O as History [Ordered as]
LD as History [Laid down as]
mchy History machinery
ZAR FLAG Zaire
YUG FLAG Yugoslavia
YEM FLAG Yemen
MST FLAG Montserrat
THA FLAG Thailand
MWI FLAG Malawi
NBN FLAG North Borneo
PAL FLAG Palau
CUR FLAG Curacao (from Oct 2010)
YMS FLAG South Yemen
VUT FLAG Vanuatu
VEN FLAG Venezuela
VNS FLAG Vietnam, South (to 1975)
TKM FLAG Turkmenistan
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
URY FLAG Uruguay
USA FLAG U.S.A.
VNM FLAG Vietnam (including North Vietnam)
LCT FLAG Lichtenstein
NGR FLAG Niger
CKI FLAG Cook Islands
CSA FLAG Confederate States of America
WLF FLAG Wallis & Futuna
VGB FLAG British Virgin Islands
TAH FLAG Tahiti
SPM FLAG St Pierre & Miquelon
PMD FLAG Madeira
WSM FLAG Western Samoa
GRL FLAG Greenland
BMU FLAG Bermuda
ATF FLAG Kerguelen Islands
ALD FLAG Aland Islands
MCR FLAG Micronesia
DZG FLAG Danzig
POL FLAG Poland
SYM FLAG South Yemen
MTG FLAG Montenegro
CHK FLAG China (Hong Kong)
MIC FLAG Micronesia
TIM FLAG Timor-Leste
ZZB FLAG Zanzibar
ZAM FLAG Zambia
TKS FLAG Tadzhikistan
SAR FLAG Sarawak
PAL FLAG Palau
MKO FLAG Manchukuo
KZK FLAG Kazakhstan
ABW FLAG Aruba
TGO FLAG Togo
DMA FLAG Dominica
FRA FLAG France
GAB FLAG Gabon
GMB FLAG Gambia
GLP FLAG Guadeloupe
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 (British flag)
HND FLAG Honduras
HTI FLAG Haiti
HUN FLAG Hungary
HWI FLAG Hawaii
JAM FLAG Jamaica
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
NLD FLAG Netherlands
PNG FLAG Papua New Guinea
PRT FLAG Portugal
PR FLAG Prussia
PER FLAG Peru
QAT FLAG Qatar
ROM FLAG Romania
RUS FLAG Russia (incl U.S.S.R.)
NIC FLAG Nicaragua
PAK FLAG Pakistan
PHL FLAG Philippines
PRY FLAG Paraguay
NGA FLAG Nigeria
NAM FLAG Namibia
NOR FLAG Norway
NRU FLAG Nauru
NUE FLAG Niue
NZL FLAG New Zealand
OMN FLAG Oman
PAN FLAG Panama
RW FLAG Rwanda
ZAF FLAG South Africa
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
SYC FLAG Seychelles
SLE FLAG Sierra Leone
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
SYR FLAG Syria
JOR FLAG Jordan
LTU FLAG Lithuania
GNB FLAG Guinea-Bissau
LUX FLAG Luxembourg
MDG FLAG Madagascar
MDV FLAG Maldives
MEX FLAG Mexico
KWT FLAG Kuwait
MCO FLAG Monaco
LBN FLAG Lebanon
LBY FLAG Libya
JPN FLAG Japan
KIR FLAG Kiribati
KEN FLAG Kenya
PRK FLAG Korea, North
KOR FLAG Korea, South
LAO FLAG Laos
LVA FLAG Latvia
LBR FLAG Liberia
MNG FLAG Mongolia
MHL FLAG Marshall Islands
MLI FLAG Mali
MRT FLAG Mauritania
MAR FLAG Morocco
MYS FLAG Malaysia
MLT FLAG Malta
MUS FLAG Mauritius
MWI FLAG Malawi
MTQ FLAG Martinique
MLD FLAG Moldova
ANT FLAG Netherlands Antilles (to Oct 2010)
MOZ FLAG Mozambique
ac/b Fate bombed by aircraft
sm/gf Fate gunfire from submarine
SE Fate still existing (being phased out)
ac/DC Fate depth-bombed by aircraft
ac/r Fate rockets (fired) from aircraft
ac/t Fate torpedoed by aircraft
sm/x Fate sunk by explosive device from submarine
BU Fate broken up
sm/m Fate mined by submarine-laid mine
deleted Fate removed from Lloyd's Register listing
nm Fate nautical miles (e.g. 5nm)
sm/t Fate torpedoed by submarine
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)
DC Fate depth-charged
DWT DWT (naval, marked "N") full load displ.
DWT DWT (merchant) deadweight in tonnes
o Change renamed whilst fitting out
T Change e.g. 1994T - temporary name
L Change e.g. 1900L - launched as
K Change e.g. 1900K - keel laid as
a Change e.g. 1925a, b, c - order of renaming, same year
19a Change 20th Century name change (order a/b/c etc)
18a Change 19th Century name change (order a/b/c etc)
06 A still in service 2006 (e.g.)
* A out of service