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(Standard NATO designations) 
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AOE

Fast Combat Support Ship.

AOR

Replenishment Oiler.

ATS

Aviation Training Ship.

CV

Aircraft Carrier.

CVH

Helicopter Carrier.

CVN

Nuclear-powered Aircraft Carrier.
CVS Aircraft Carrier (support or ASW).
CG Guided Missile Cruiser.
CGH Guided Missile Helicopter Cruiser.
CGN Nuclear-powered Guided Missile Cruiser.

DG/DDG

Guided Missile Armed Destroyer.

DDH

Destroyer, Helicopter.
FF Frigate.
FG/FFG Guided Missile Armed Frigate.

FFH

Frigate, Helicopter.

FS

Corvette.
FSG Guided Missile Armed Corvette.
LCAC Landing Craft, Air-Cushion (hovercraft).

LCM

Landing Craft, Medium.

LCT

Landing Craft, Tank.
LCU Landing Craft, Utility.
LCVP Landing Craft, Vehicles and Personnel.

LHA

Amphibious Assault Ship

LHD

Amphibious Assault Ship.

LPD

Amphibious Transport (Dock).

LPH

Amphibious Assault Ship, Helicopter.
LSD Landing Ship, Dock.
LST Landing Ship, Tank.

LVT

Landing Vehicle, Tracked.

MCDV

Maritime Coast Defence Vessel (Canada).
MCMV Mine Countermeasures Vessel.
MHC Coastal Minehunter.

MSC

Coastal Minesweeper.

PCFG

Fast Patrol Craft, Guided Missile Armed.
PG Guided Missile Armed Patrol Craft.
SRMH Single Role Minehunter.
SSBN Submarine, Nuclear-powered, Ballistic Missile Armed.
SSG Submarine, Surface-to-Surface Missile Armed.
SSGN Submarine, Surface-to-Surface Missile Armed, Nuclear-powered.
SSK Submarine, ASW Capable, Non-nuclear.
SSN Submarine, Nuclear-powered.
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