SHIP DESIGNATORS

Recently the question of ship two and three letter identifiers on correspondence and posting orders was raised.  So thought I would have a crack with your help to build a list. Leave a comment to this post if you can fill in any of the gaps.

Tony Bullock has provided a list to which I have added some others.  Click HERE.  However, there are still a few others which we need to identify.

Ship                                2 Ltr                      
Cook
Maori
Black Prince
Blackpool
Taupo
Paea
Parore
Maroro
Santon
Hickleton

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8 Responses to SHIP DESIGNATORS

  1. Rob says:

    Don’t forget TP and TK (Tarapunga and Takapu)

  2. Mole says:

    In my 30 year plus service we never used 3 Ltr identifier’s on Official Correspondence however, to fill in missing blanks

    Naval Staff NA, if it was specific to a person I.e. for a complaint, punishment approval it was designated PF with persons Service Number.
    Tasman TS.
    Comauck NC originally STOOD FOR Naval Commodore.
    Waikato WT
    TUI TU
    Monowai MW
    Not sure about small boats or the earlier ships

  3. jenn4mike@vodafone.co.nz says:

    Gidday Tui is “SQ) or “A05” Cheers Dins

  4. Pete says:

    Te Kaha TK TEK
    TE Mana TM TEM
    Canterbury CY CAN
    Wellington WN WEL(?)

  5. Ernie Pope says:

    what about SANTON and HICKLETON?

  6. Neill Dorset says:

    I think IN = Inverell KI = Kiama LA= Lachlan PG = Pegasus

  7. Bill Bartlett says:

    ROYALIST – RY
    BELLONA – BL
    PUKAKI – PK
    HAWEA – HW
    KANIERE – KN
    ROTOITI – RT

  8. Jim P says:

    What about Hinau not even a mention HI I think There is a BR with all of these things including 3 letter designations like ANR and even how to submit a new one LOL (aboved named rating)

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