Hull Classification Symbol

Hull Classification Symbol

The United States Navy, United States Coast Guard, and United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration use hull classification symbols (sometimes called hull codes or hull numbers) to identify their ship types and each individual ship within each type. The system is somewhat analogous to a system of pennant numbers the Royal Navy and some European and Commonwealth navies (19 in total) use.

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USS Sealion (SS-315) - Service History - Post-War
1948, Sealion was recommissioned a Submarine, Transport, with the hull classification symbol SSP-315 ... On 31 January 1950, she was reclassified a transport submarine with hull classification symbol ASSP-315 and, by the spring of that year, had conducted exercises as far north as Labrador and as far south as the ... Reclassified an amphibious transport submarine with hull classification symbol LPSS-315 in January 1969, Sealion was ordered inactivated the following summer, and, in September, she proceeded ...
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... In the United States Navy, light cruisers have the hull classification symbol CL ... after 1931, hence there are some missing hull numbers, see List of light cruisers of the United States ... of caliber were redesignated as "Gun Cruisers" (hull classification symbol CA), with guided missile cruisers (which generally carry some gun armament ...
Hull Classification Symbol (Canada)
... The Royal Canadian Navy uses hull classification symbols to identify the types of its ships, which are similar to the United States Navy's Hull classification symbol system ... The hull classification symbol in the example is the parenthetical suffix (DDG 283), where the hull classification type DDG indicates that the Algonquin is a ... Listed below are various hull classification types with some currently in use and others that are retired and no longer in use ...
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... Watch SS - Submarine or submersible ship SSBN (aka Boomers) - Hull classification symbol for ballistic missile submarine ... SSGN - Hull classification symbol for cruise missile submarine ... SSN - Hull classification symbol for general-purpose fast attack submarines ...

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