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I know this is probably basics: where can I find the vocabulary and abbreviations, e.g. for DD(Destroyers?) and BB(Battleships?). Tks for yr patience (I am a commodore on my TexasV by now.....!), yours, cruising too 

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On 10/15/2020 at 2:55 PM, cruisingtoo said:

I know this is probably basics: where can I find the vocabulary and abbreviations, e.g. for DD(Destroyers?) and BB(Battleships?). Tks for yr patience (I am a commodore on my TexasV by now.....!), yours, cruising too 

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  • ACR: Armored Cruiser (pre-1920)
  • AFSB: Afloat forward staging base (also AFSB(I) for "interim", changed to ESB for Expeditionary Mobile Dock)
  • B: Battleship (pre-1920)
  • BB: Battleship
  • BBG: Battleship, guided missile or arsenal ship (theoretical only, never assigned)[A 1]
  • BM: Monitor (1920–retirement)
  • C: Cruiser (pre-1920 protected cruisers and peace cruisers)
  • CA: (first series) Cruiser, armored (retired, comprised all surviving pre-1920 armored and protected cruisers)
  • CA: (second series) Heavy cruiser, category later renamed gun cruiser (retired)
  • CAG: Cruiser, heavy, guided missile (retired)
  • CB: Large cruiser (retired)
  • CBC: Large command cruiser (retired, never used operationally)[A 2]
  • CC: Battlecruiser (retired, never used operationally)[A 3]
  • CC: (second usage) command ship (retired)[A 4]
  • CLC: Command cruiser[A 4]
  • CG: Cruiser, guided missile
  • CGN: Cruiser, guided missile, nuclear-powered: USS Long Beach (CGN-9) and USS Bainbridge (CGN-25)
  • CL: Cruiser, light (retired)
  • CLAA: Cruiser, light, anti-aircraft (retired)
  • CLG: Cruiser, light, guided missile (retired)
  • CLGN: Cruiser, light, guided missile, nuclear-powered (retired)
  • CLK: Cruiser, hunter–killer (abolished 1951)[A 5]
  • CM: Cruiser–minelayer (retired)
  • CS: Scout cruiser (retired)
  • CSGN: Cruiser, strike, guided missile, nuclear-powered (retired, never used operationally)
  • D: Destroyer (pre-1920)
  • DD: Destroyer
  • DDC: Corvette (briefly proposed in the mid-1950s)[14]
  • DDE: Escort destroyer, a destroyer (DD) converted for antisubmarine warfare – category abolished 1962. (not to be confused with destroyer escort DE)
  • DDG: Destroyer, guided missile
  • DDK: Hunter–killer destroyer (category merged into DDE, 4 March 1950)
  • DDR: Destroyer, radar picket (retired)
  • DE: Destroyer escort (World War II, later became Ocean escort)
  • DE: Ocean escort (abolished 30 June 1975)
  • DEG: Guided missile ocean escort (abolished 30 June 1975)
  • DER: Radar picket destroyer escort (abolished 30 June 1975) There were two distinct breeds of DE, the World War II destroyer escorts (some of which were converted to DERs) and the postwar DE/DEG classes, which were known as ocean escorts despite carrying the same type symbol as the World War II destroyer escorts. All DEs, DEGs, and DERs were reclassified as FFs, FFGs, or FFRs, 30 June 1975.
  • DL: Destroyer leader (later frigate) (retired)[A 5]
  • DLG: Frigate, guided missile (abolished 30 June 1975)
  • DLGN: Frigate, guided missile, nuclear-propulsion (abolished 30 June 1975) The DL category was established in 1951 with the abolition of the CLK category. CLK 1 became DL 1 and DD 927–930 became DL 2–5. By the mid-1950s the term destroyer leader had been dropped in favor of frigate. Most DLGs and DLGNs were reclassified as CGs and CGNs, 30 June 1975. However, DLG 6–15 became DDG 37–46. The old DLs were already gone by that time. Only applied to USS Bainbridge (DLGN-25).
  • DM: Destroyer, minelayer (retired)
  • DMS: Destroyer, minesweeper (retired)
  • FF: Frigate
  • PF: Patrol frigate (retired)
  • FFG: Frigate, guided missile
  • FFH: Frigate with assigned helicopter[15]
  • FFL: Frigate, light
  • FFR: Frigate, radar picket (retired)
  • FFT: Frigate (reserve training) (retired) The FF, FFG, and FFR designations were established 30 June 1975 as new type symbols for ex-DEs, DEGs, and DERs. The first new-built ships to carry the FF/FFG designation were the Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigates. In January 2015, it was announced that the LCS ship types would be redesignated as FF.
  • PG: Patrol gunboat (retired)
  • PCH: Patrol craft, hydrofoil (retired)
  • PHM: Patrol, hydrofoil, missile (retired)
  • K: Corvette (retired)
  • LCS: Littoral combat ship In January 2015, the Navy announced that the up-gunned LCS will be reclassified as a frigate, since the requirements of the SSC Task Force was to upgrade the ships with frigate-like capabilities. Hull designations will be changed from LCS to FF; existing LCSs back-fitted with modifications may also earn the FF label.[16] The Navy is hoping to start retrofitting technological upgrades onto existing and under construction LCSs before 2019.[17]
  • LSES: Large Surface Effect Ship
  • M: Monitor (1880s–1920)
  • SES: Surface Effect Ship
  • TB: Torpedo boat
  • SC: Cruiser Submarine (retired)
  • SF: Fleet Submarine (retired)
  • SM: Submarine Minelayer (retired)
  • SS: Submarine, Attack Submarine[19]
  • SSA: Submarine Auxiliary, Auxiliary/Cargo Submarine
  • SSAN: Submarine Auxiliary Nuclear, Auxiliary/Cargo Submarine, Nuclear-powered
  • SSB: Submarine Ballistic, Ballistic Missile Submarine
  • SSBN: Submarine Ballistic Nuclear, Ballistic Missile Submarine, Nuclear-powered
  • SSC: Coastal Submarine, over 150 tons
  • SSG: Guided Missile Submarine
  • SSGN: Guided Missile Submarine, Nuclear-powered
  • SSI: Attack Submarine (Diesel Air-Independent Propulsion)[20]
  • SSK: Hunter-Killer/ASW Submarine (retired)[21]
  • SSM: Midget Submarine, under 150 tons
  • SSNAttack Submarine, Nuclear-powered
  • SSNR: Special Attack Submarine [note 1]
  • SSO: Submarine Oiler (retired)
  • SSP: Attack Submarine (Diesel Air-Independent Power) (alternate use), formerly Submarine Transport
  • SSQ: Auxiliary Submarine, Communications (retired)
  • SSQN: Auxiliary Submarine, Communications, Nuclear-powered (retired)[22]
  • SSR: Radar Picket Submarine (retired)
  • SSRN: Radar Picket Submarine, Nuclear-powered (retired)
  • SST: Training Submarine
    • AGSS: Auxiliary Submarine
    • AOSS: Submarine Oiler (retired)
    • ASSP: Transport Submarine (retired)
    • APSS: Transport Submarine (retired)
    • LPSS: Amphibious Transport Submarine (retired)
    • SSLP: Transport Submarine (retired)
    SSP, ASSP, APSS, and LPSS were all the same type, redesignated over the years.
  • IXSS: Unclassified Miscellaneous Submarine
  • MTS: Moored Training Ship (Naval Nuclear Power School Training Platform; reconditioned SSBNs and SSNs)
  • PBR: Patrol Boat, River, Brown Water Navy (Pibber or PBR-Vietnam)
  • PC: Coastal Patrol, originally Sub Chaser
  • PCF: Patrol Craft, Fast; Swift Boat, Brown Water Navy (Vietnam)
  • PE: Eagle Boat of World War I
  • PF: World War II Frigate, based on British River class.
  • PG: Gunboat, later Patrol combatant
  • PGH: Patrol Combatant, Hydrofoil (USS High Point)
  • PHM: Patrol, Hydrofoil Missile (Pegasus-class hydrofoil)
  • PR: Patrol, River, such as the USS Panay (PR-5)
  • PTMotor Torpedo Boat (World War II)
  • PTF: Patrol Torpedo Fast, Brown Water Navy (Vietnam)
  • PTG: Patrol Torpedo Gunboat
  • Monitor: Heavily gunned riverine boat, Brown Water Navy (Vietnam and prior). Named for USS Monitor
  • ASPB: Assault Support Patrol Boat, "Alpha Boat", Brown Water Navy; also used as riverine minesweeper (Vietnam)
  • PACVPatrol Air Cushion Vehiclehovercraft that was part of the Brown Water Navy (Vietnam)
  • SP: Section Patrol, used indiscriminately for patrol vesselsmine warfare vessels, and some other types (World War I; retired 1920)

 

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Type_system_of_the_Royal_Navy

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19 minutes ago, cruisingtoo said:

I know this is probably basics: where can I find the vocabulary and abbreviations, e.g. for DD(Destroyers?) and BB(Battleships?). Tks for yr patience (I am a commodore on my TexasV by now.....!), yours, cruising too 

Here is a very old post with some information you want.

 

 

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Thanks a lot. Way over my expectations. Will try to print this out now. Take care and all the best, cruisingtoo

 

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5 hours ago, cruisingtoo said:

where can I find the vocabulary and abbreviations

If you really want to get into it there's even more here apropos ship type abbreviations: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hull_classification_symbol

 

This might also be of interest: https://www.history.navy.mil/research/histories/ship-histories/abbreviations.html

 

The crucial ones you'll probably need to know day-to-day are the following for ship types:

  • DD - Destroyer.
  • CL - Light Cruiser.
  • CA - Heavy Cruiser.
  • CV - Aircraft Carrier.
  • BB - Battleship.

You'll sometimes see people referring to battlecruisers too, usually using the abbreviation BC, although exactly what is/isn't a battlecruiser can be open for discussion (several of the 'BBs' in the game are actually battlecruisers e.g. Hood, and the Alaskas were battlecruisers according to almost everyone, apart from the people who built them, and so on).

 

There are quite a few ship nicknames you may encounter too ('Sharkbait' for Indianapolis, or 'Smolester'/'Smol' for Smolensk etc.), not to mention using the the 'standard' state abbreviations when referring to US BBs (GA is Georgia, MA is Massachusetts etc.).

 

Not an abbreviation, as such, but my favourite WOWS term is still 'triangle w4nker' for destroyer, although I can't remember who I heard that from....

 

 

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Many thanks Admiral Verblonde, I didn't expect that much inputs. May I ask you another one: How can one participate in the chat box in the heat of the action, e.g. "Wilco"(meaning?), "defender"(Admiral of the fleet?)?  The game grows  increasingly greater with time... :cap_old:yours, cruisingtoo (77).

 

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4 hours ago, cruisingtoo said:

May I ask you another one: How can one participate in the chat box in the heat of the action, e.g. "Wilco"(meaning?), "defender"(Admiral of the fleet?)? 

If you want to type regular words and sentences into chat, hit 'enter' then type the message you want to send and hit enter again. Tab toggles between the different options for whom you want to see the message: your side (green), everybody (white), and your division (orange, if applicable). It's worth double-checking that, before you tell people your plans, chat is set to the right channel...

 

The 'standard' messages (that can be especially helpful if your team don't all speak the same language - quite common on the EU server) can be accessed via the F-keys (for example, F3 asks people to target whatever you have your cursor on); press and hold B in game if you're struggling to remember them. A number of them are context-dependent, i.e. will give differing messages depending on what, if anything, your cursor is over at the time.

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Am 15.10.2020 um 15:55, cruisingtoo sagte:

I know this is probably basics: where can I find the vocabulary and abbreviations, e.g. for DD(Destroyers?) and BB(Battleships?). Tks for yr patience (I am a commodore on my TexasV by now.....!), yours, cruising too 

Hello

 

With your few battles you are just beginning to gain your first experiences.


Look here: https://forum.worldofwarships.com/forum/365-game-guides-and-tutorials/

 

Here you will find many posts from which you can learn how to improve your gaming performance.
The posts that started in 2015 are still up to date!

 

Kind regards

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Hi Officer, This is extremely useful. I was starting to wonder why I did not understand a lot of the terminology, and getting worried to stick out as the showstopper and the silent fish in the team. There is a lot to be learned, the French word is "Il y a du pain sur la planche"... :Smile_Default: Many thanks, Sir

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