Frequent use of standard US state abbreviations is made.

Country abbreviations should be self explanatory except for
'Aust.' which is almost always 'Australia', rarely (never?) Austria.


Abbreviations and symbols used throughout: ________________________________________ ~ About, almost, approximately | | ~ Also, and | | > Arriving, Enroute to | | < Departing | | @ at | | 2m 2 masted, 3m...3 masted, etc. | | AMC Armed Merchant Cruiser | | Atl. Atlantic | | b. built, or Bay (B. of Fundy) | | BB Battleship | | BC Back Cover | | BHP Brake Horse Power (diesel) | | Br. Britain/British | | Brg Brig | | brg barge or bearing | | CA Heavy Cruiser | | CL Light Cruiser | | COW Contaminated Oil Washdown | | Cr. Crane(s) | | CV/CVL/CVE Aircraft Carrier | | DD dry dock/Destroyer | | Der. Derrick(s) | | DWT Deadweight Tons | | E East ("of" is often implied) | | enrt enroute from-to | | FC Front Cover | | frtr freighter | | G. Gulf (as in G. of Mexico) | | Gas Gas powered, screw propelled | | G.L. Great Lakes (sometimes just GL) | | GRT Gross Registered Tons | | I. Island | | Is. Islands | | IBC Inside the Back Cover | | IFC Inside the Front Cover | | IHP Indicated Horse Power (stm.recip)| | IGS Inert Gas Suppression | | Jap Japanese (no disrespect intended)| | k. kt. 15 k. = 15 knots, etc. | | KYS Know Your Ships | | Lbr. Liberian | | LS Lightship | | Lths Lighthouse | | N North ("of" is often implied) | | nr near | | N.Z. New Zealand | | OBO Ore, Bulk and Oil carrier | | Ols Oil powered, screw ship (diesel) | | Pac. Pacific | | Pkg Package | | Pass Passenger | | Pt Point or Port, as in Pt Huron, MI| | pt port (left) | | pw paddlewheeler | | R. River | | Reg Registered, Registry | | Rf Reef | | Rk Rks Rock Rocks | | RTS Returned To Service | | S South ("of" is often implied) | | SB Shipbuilding (usu. w/ Co.) | | SBT Segregated Ballast Tanks | | scr scrapped | | SHP Shaft Horse Power (stm turbine) | | Sis: sister ship(s) | | ss steamship/submarine | | stbd starboard (right) | | stm steam | | Stp Side-mounted paddlewheel steamer | | str steamer/Strait(s) | | Stw Rear-mounted paddlewheel steamer | | TCL Total Constructive Loss | | tpd tons per day (fuel consumption) | | U Measured under UMS Rules (Rhine) | | UMS Universal Measurement System | (Rhine) | UMS Unmanned Machinery Space | | W West ("of" is often implied) | | w.l. waterline | | X-- Collision with | __________________________________________