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A ship prefix is a combination of letters, usually abbreviations, used in front of the name of a ... Kriegsmarine nor the Imperial Japanese Navy used ship prefixes though the suffix Maru meaning circle is common for most civilian vessels.


United States Naval Ship or USNS is the prefix designation given to non- commissioned ships that are property of the United States Navy.


Jul 22, 2016 ... Nowadays only an exclusive ship prefix is used to represent all the warships of the navy of a particular nation. In case of auxiliaries and the ...