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Identification code in English literature Meaning in English Meaning in Japanese
CD Coast Defence Kaibokan
P Patrol Shokaikantei (shokaitei)
Pa Patrol Auxiliary Shokaitei Iru
Ch submarine CHaser Kusentei
Cha submarine CHaser Auxiliary Kusentei Iru
Ma Minelayer Auxiliary Kiraikantei Iru
W minesWeeper Sokaitei
Wa minesWeeper Auxiliary Sokaitei Iru
T Transport  
SB landing ship Senshayorikukan
SBD landing ship diesel driven Senshayorikukan
SBT landing ship turbine driven Senshayorikukan
SS landing ship  
T fast torpedo boat Gyoraitei
T torpedo boat Raitei
H gun boat Hayabusa / Junshitei
  patrol boat Kanshisen
  motor launcher Hayabusatei
  river boat Kasen
  Air propeller boat Puroperasen

 

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008