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Abbreviation Field Sort ascending Explanation
#2021-01-08 UPLOAD 1, 2021 278402 SHIPS, 695793 INDEXLINES
#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]
csd Subsequent history Closed shelterdeck (no longer used)
cpl Subsequent history completed (by)
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
V1942/5 Starke 1942-45 Japan
V1942/6 Starke 1942-45 Liberty Ships
plc Owner public limited company
A.S. Owner (or AS, or A/S) share company
K/S Owner (or KS) partnership company
A/B Owner (or Ab) share company
S.B. Owner Sendirian Berhad (Sdn.Bhd.)(Malay)
P/R Owner partrederiet
Ltd Owner limited
LLC Owner limited liability company
SE Owner Societe Europeenne (european company)
JS Owner Joint Stock (Company)
SS Owner steam ship / steamship
Sdn Bhd Owner Sendirian Berhad
Co Owner company
Sg Owner shipping
LP Owner Limited Partnership
SpA Owner Societa per Azioni
Jr. Owner junior
GmbH Owner company with limited responsibility (literally)
S.A. Owner
Corp Owner corporation
Nav Owner Navigation
d.y. Owner junior (Norwegian)
A.G. Owner Aktiengesellschaft (share company)
SN Owner Steam Navigation
Intnl Owner International
SP Owner Steam Packet
RMSP Owner Royal Mail Steam Packet
KG Owner partnership company
S.r.l. Owner
n N naval marking - tonnage in grt/dwt
N N naval marking - tonnage in displacements
c Material composite hull
w Material wooden hull
I Material iron hull
(blank) Material steel hull
aa Material aluminium alloy hull
p Material glass-reinforced plastic hull
is Material iron & steel hull
cf Material carbon fibre sandwich hull
fc Material ferro-concrete hull
tt Material titanium hull
ss Material stainless steel
wp Material wood & plastic hull (composite)
Q Machinery quadruple-expansion steam
ST Machinery Steam turbine
D/GT Machinery diesel or gas turbine (CODOG)
DGT Machinery diesel and gas turbine (CODAG)
D/E Machinery diesel (surface) / electric (submerged)
UF Machinery Uniflow
DE Machinery diesel motor, electric drive
T Machinery triple-expansion
Tx / Txt Machinery triple-expansion, exhaust turbine
C Machinery compound engine (2-cyl)
S Machinery simple steam engine
D Machinery diesel motor
DWJ Machinery diesel water jet propulsion
1D Machinery one screw shaft diesel (e.g.)
TE Machinery steam turbine, electric drive
GT Machinery gas turbine
1/1D Machinery one screw aft, one forward, diesel (e.g.)
CSD Machinery closed-cycle diesel (submarines)
SGT Machinery Steam turbine + gas turbine (COSAG)
Cdxt Machinery Compound engines, double exhaust turbine
NST Machinery nuclear-fuelled steam turbines
P Machinery Paddle driven
PS Machinery Paddle steamer
E Machinery Electric motors
Cx- Machinery Double compound engine
LPP LPP length between perpendiculars (in metres)
LOA LOA length overall (in metres)
mchy History machinery
Lg History [lengthened]
L as History [Launched as]
LD as History [Laid down as]
O as History [Ordered as]
MWI FLAG Malawi
CHK FLAG China (Hong Kong)
PAL FLAG Palau
MST FLAG Montserrat
NBN FLAG North Borneo
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
URY FLAG Uruguay
USA FLAG U.S.A.
VNM FLAG Vietnam (including North Vietnam)
VNS FLAG Vietnam, South (to 1975)
VEN FLAG Venezuela
VUT FLAG Vanuatu
CUR FLAG Curacao (from Oct 2010)
YMS FLAG South Yemen
LCT FLAG Lichtenstein
DZG FLAG Danzig
CKI FLAG Cook Islands
CSA FLAG Confederate States of America
MCR FLAG Micronesia
WSM FLAG Western Samoa
WLF FLAG Wallis & Futuna
VGB FLAG British Virgin Islands
TAH FLAG Tahiti
SPM FLAG St Pierre & Miquelon
PMD FLAG Madeira
ABW FLAG Aruba
ALD FLAG Aland Islands
ATF FLAG Kerguelen Islands
GRL FLAG Greenland
KZK FLAG Kazakhstan
NGR FLAG Niger
SYM FLAG South Yemen
MTG FLAG Montenegro
ECU FLAG Ecuador
MIC FLAG Micronesia
TIM FLAG Timor-Leste
ZZB FLAG Zanzibar
ZAM FLAG Zambia
TKS FLAG Tadzhikistan
PRT FLAG Portugal
SAR FLAG Sarawak
PAL FLAG Palau
MKO FLAG Manchukuo
BMU FLAG Bermuda
TKM FLAG Turkmenistan
DMA FLAG Dominica
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
GIB FLAG Gibraltar
GAB FLAG Gabon
FRA FLAG France
FIN FLAG Finland
EGY FLAG Egypt
SLV FLAG El Salvador
GNQ FLAG Equatorial Guinea
ERI FLAG Eritrea
EST FLAG Estonia
ETH FLAG Ethiopia
FRO FLAG Faroe Islands
FJI FLAG Fiji
GIN FLAG Guinea
GRC FLAG Greece
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
JAM FLAG Jamaica
IND FLAG India
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
JOR FLAG Jordan
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
NAM FLAG Namibia
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
SAU FLAG Saudi Arabia
POL FLAG Poland
PNG FLAG Papua New Guinea
NRU FLAG Nauru
NUE FLAG Niue
NZL FLAG New Zealand
OMN FLAG Oman
PAN FLAG Panama
PRY FLAG Paraguay
PHL FLAG Philippines
PAK FLAG Pakistan
SEN FLAG Senegal
NOR FLAG Norway
SGP FLAG Singapore
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
TGO FLAG Togo
LCA FLAG St Lucia
CHE FLAG Switzerland
SKN FLAG Saint Kitts & Nevis
SLB FLAG Solomon Islands
LKA FLAG Sri Lanka
SVN FLAG Slovenia
SUR FLAG Suriname
SOM FLAG Somalia
ESP FLAG Spain
SLE FLAG Sierra Leone
THA FLAG Thailand
NIC FLAG Nicaragua
NGA FLAG Nigeria
MLD FLAG Moldova
MHL FLAG Marshall Islands
KWT FLAG Kuwait
MNG FLAG Mongolia
LVA FLAG Latvia
LBR FLAG Liberia
LBY FLAG Libya
LBN FLAG Lebanon
LTU FLAG Lithuania
LUX FLAG Luxembourg
MCO FLAG Monaco
MDG FLAG Madagascar
MDV FLAG Maldives
MEX FLAG Mexico
MLI FLAG Mali
MLT FLAG Malta
MYS FLAG Malaysia
JPN FLAG Japan
NLD FLAG Netherlands
ANT FLAG Netherlands Antilles (to Oct 2010)
MOZ FLAG Mozambique
MWI FLAG Malawi
MUS FLAG Mauritius
LAO FLAG Laos
KIR FLAG Kiribati
MTQ FLAG Martinique
MRT FLAG Mauritania
KEN FLAG Kenya
MAR FLAG Morocco
PRK FLAG Korea, North
KOR FLAG Korea, South
BU Fate broken up
SE Fate still existing (being phased out)
deleted Fate removed from Lloyd's Register listing
sm/x Fate sunk by explosive device from submarine
sm/gf Fate gunfire from submarine
q Fate quarter, as in 1q.1911 (first quarter, 1911)
ac/DC Fate depth-bombed by aircraft
ac/t Fate torpedoed by aircraft
nm Fate nautical miles (e.g. 5nm)
(1*) Fate number of lives lost
ac/gm Fate sunk by air-launched guided missile
sm/t Fate torpedoed by submarine
ac/r Fate rockets (fired) from aircraft
DC Fate depth-charged
sm/m Fate mined by submarine-laid mine
ac/b Fate bombed by aircraft
DWT DWT (naval, marked "N") full load displ.
DWT DWT (merchant) deadweight in tonnes
K Change e.g. 1900K - keel laid as
a Change e.g. 1925a, b, c - order of renaming, same year
T Change e.g. 1994T - temporary name
19a Change 20th Century name change (order a/b/c etc)
18a Change 19th Century name change (order a/b/c etc)
o Change renamed whilst fitting out
L Change e.g. 1900L - launched as
* A out of service
06 A still in service 2006 (e.g.)