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What means DD/ DDG/USSN
Brandon
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Posted: Wednesday, August 30, 2006 - 10:59 PM UTC
Hallo everybody

It sounds strange and maybe stupied but I wonder what means D/DD/DDG and USSN I know from the European side what kind of code the naval ships have but of the USA ships sorry I am .......

The last new type looks familiar to the new Dutch frigates

I llok forward to hear and may clear this to me

Thanks and regards
redneck
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Posted: Wednesday, August 30, 2006 - 11:18 PM UTC
DD = Destroyer
DE = Destroyer Escort
DDG = guided missile destroyers
CV = Aircraft carrier
BB = Battleship
CVE = Escort aircraft carrier
CA = Heavy cruiser or sometimes Armored cruiser

Thats all I can help you with.
DDSailor
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Posted: Thursday, August 31, 2006 - 01:04 AM UTC
USNS is United States Naval Ship. These are non commissioned Navy owned ships that are mostly manned by civilian crews. Types of ships are usualy tankers, supply, oceangraphic and deep sea tugs. Most carry large hull numbers but can be spotted by the Blue and yellow bands at the top of the funnels.
thathaway3
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Posted: Thursday, August 31, 2006 - 02:36 AM UTC

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USNS is United States Naval Ship. These are non commissioned Navy owned ships that are mostly manned by civilian crews. Types of ships are usualy tankers, supply, oceangraphic and deep sea tugs. Most carry large hull numbers but can be spotted by the Blue and yellow bands at the top of the funnels.



As a follow on to this, all Commissioned ships in the US Navy are designated as "USS (name)", which stands for "United States Ship". These are Naval vessals manned by military crews, and include the warships as well as many auxilary types.

If you're interested in the full list, let me know. I can get it easily out of the "Ships and Aircraft of the US Fleet". They have changed some over time with a lot of additions.


Tom