[LMB] OT: Unusual grub - was OT-ish: Do-Overs: 10 speculative fiction books

Peter Granzeau pgranzeau at cox.net
Tue Jan 18 00:10:36 GMT 2011


At 09:08 PM 1/16/2011, mtraber251 wrote:
>On 1/16/2011 4:15 PM, Judy R. Johnson wrote:
>>What's the "MV" stand for?
>>
>>Entwife Judy
>Motor Vessel
>
>You address non military ships as MV instead of USS [United States Ship] though there is a condition where a privately owned vessel is registered as a reserve military ship, then I believe they are USNRS but I don't see them listed.

Commissioned ships of the US Navy are prefixed as USS.  Non commissioned ships owned by the US Navy (crewed by civilians) are prefixed as USNS (United States Naval Ship).  US Coast Guard ships are prefixed as USCGC (United States Coast Guard Cutter).

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