Ships, Codes and Terms

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Ship Types

Category Ship Type Code Description
Support Ships
Destroyer DD
Destroyer Escorts DE "Frigates"
Light Cruiser CL Cruisers generally armed with guns ranging from 102mm (4in) to 152mm (6in) [155mm or smaller].
Heavy Cruiser CA Cruisers generally armed with guns roughly 203mm (8in). This is a Cruiser design that is scaled up [155mm to 203mm].
Escort Carrier CE
Capital Ships
Battlecrusier CC This is a Battleship design that is scaled down. Not a content contributor.
Battleship BB
Aircraft Carrier CV
Submarine SS


Ship Parts

Category Description
Port (Left)
Starboard (Right)
Bow or Fore (Front)
Stern or Aft (Back) The difference between aft and stern is that aft is the inside (onboard) rearmost part of the vessel, while stern refers to the outside (offboard) rearmost part of the vessel.