Naval prefixes

A multitude of naval prefixes are in use for spacecraft in the BattleTech universe. They are not always consistent. This article lists the affiliation(s) associated with a given prefix, as well as the prefixes used by various affiliations. If the prefix seems to differentiate between types of vessels (such as WarShips, JumpShips, and DropShips) this is also noted.

Prefixes[edit]

Affiliations[edit]

Underlined prefixes are not exclusive, i.e. used for several different affiliations; compare to above list.
This list is built from the list above; see there for references.
  • Blue Nose Interstellar Technologies: BNS (JumpShips)
  • Calderon Protectorate: CPS (WarShips)
  • Capellan Confederation: CCS (WarShips, DropShips), CCSS (DropShips), CNS (DropShips)
  • Clan Blood Spirit: CBS (WarShips)
  • Clan Cloud Cobra: CCS (WarShips)
  • Clan Coyote: CCS (WarShips)
  • Clan Diamond Shark: CDS, DSS (WarShips)
  • Clan Fire Mandrill: CFM (WarShips)
  • Clan Ghost Bear: CGB (WarShips), CGBS (WarShips, DropShips)
  • Clan Goliath Scorpion: CGS (DropShips)
  • Clan Hell's Horses: CHH (WarShips)
  • Clan Ice Hellion: CIH (WarShips)
  • Clan Jade Falcon: CJF (WarShips)
  • Clan Nova Cat: NCS (WarShips)
  • Clan Star Adder: CSA (WarShips)
  • Clan Sea Fox: CSF (DropShips)
  • Clan Snow Raven: CSR (WarShips), SRS (WarShips)
  • Clan Steel Viper: CSV (WarShips)
  • Clan Wolf: CW (WarShips), CWS (WarShips)
  • Clan Wolf-in-Exile: ? CWS (WarShips)
  • ComStar: CSV (WarShips, DropShips), CSS (WarShips)
  • Deimos Clipperships: DCS (DropShips)
  • Draconis Combine: DCA (WarShips), DCS (WarShips, DropShips), DCJS (JumpShips)
  • Explorer Corps: ECV (JumpShips?)
  • Federated Commonwealth: FCSS (JumpShips), FCS (DropShips)
  • Federated Suns: FSS (WarShips, DropShips), FSDS (DropShips)
  • Free Worlds League: FWLN (WarShips), FWS (WarShips), FWLS (WarShips, DropShips)
  • Grand Duchy of Oriente: ODS (WarShips)
  • Interstellar Expeditions: IES (JumpShips)
  • Lyran Alliance: LAS (WarShips)
  • Lyran Commonwealth: LCS (WarShips, JumpShips, DropShips)
  • Magistracy of Canopus: MCS (WarShips, DropShips)
  • Outworlds Alliance: OAS (WarShips, DropShips)
  • Regulus Principality: RPS (WarShips)
  • Rim Worlds Republic: RWRS (WarShips, DropShips), RWS (WarShips, JumpShips), RWN? (WarShips)
  • Star League: SLS (WarShips, JumpShips, DropShips)
  • Task Force Serpent: ISS (WarShips)
  • Taurian Concordat: TCS (WarShips, JumpShips), TCW (WarShips)
  • Terran Alliance: TAS (WarShips)
  • Terran Hegemony: THS (WarShips, DropShips)
  • Western Alliance: AS (early spaceships)
  • Wolf's Dragoons: WDWS (WarShips)
  • Word of Blake: WBJS (JumpShips), WBS (WarShips), WoBS (WarShips, DropShips)

References/Samples[edit]

  1. DropShips and JumpShips, pp. 6, 7
  2. BNS Olympus, Experimental Technical Readout: Primitives, Volume 3, pp. 14-15
  3. CBS Karianna Schmitt, The Wars of Reaving, p. 156
  4. CCS Incense, The Wars of Reaving, p. 81
  5. CCS Solar Blaze, The Wars of Reaving, p. 85
  6. CCS Zhejiang, Jihad Hot Spots: 3070, p. 85
  7. CCS Predator, Technical Readout: Prototypes, p. 188
  8. CCSS Shen Zhen, Mercenaries Supplemental 2, p. 50
  9. CDS Titanic, The Wars of Reaving, p. 137
  10. CFM Anathema, The Wars of Reaving, p. 171
  11. CGB Rasalhague (Individual Leviathan-class WarShip), Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 119
  12. CGBS Bear's Den, Ghost Bear's Lament Part I, p. 2
  13. CGBS Sharp Claw, Ghost Bear's Lament Part I, p. 2
  14. CGS Coup de Main, Fragments of History, p. 41
  15. CHH Black Knight, The Wars of Reaving, p. 71 (confirmed as a WarShip on p. 76)
  16. CIH Pack Leader, The Wars of Reaving, p. 175 (confirmed as a WarShip on p. 85)
  17. CJF Red Talon, BattleCorps Scenarios#Scenario: Fire in the Dark
  18. CNS Fuuzi, Technical Readout: Prototypes, p. 190
  19. CPS Redemption, Field Manual: 3085, p. 132
  20. CSA Absolute Truth, The Wars of Reaving, p. 137 (confirmed as a WarShip on p. 168)
  21. CSF Charon, Technical Readout: 3145 Mercenaries, p. 52
  22. CSR Ark Royal, Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 95
  23. CSS Vision of Truth, BattleCorps announcement for The Breaking of Chemical Bonds
  24. CSV Perigard Zalman, The Wars of Reaving, p. 40
  25. CSV Invisible Truth, Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 95
  26. CSV Sawakaze, The Fall of Terra, p. 21
  27. CW Stealthy Kill, Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 95
  28. CWS Rogue, The Wars of Reaving, p. 175
  29. CWS Blake's Vengeance, Mercenaries Supplemental Update, p. 41
  30. DCA Urizen II, Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 51
  31. DCJS Katana, 1st Somerset Strikers (sourcebook), p. 47 (sidebar)
  32. DCS Galedon II, BattleCorps Scenarios#Scenario: Tactics of Desperation I
  33. DCS Nagoya, Explorer Corps (sourcebook), p. 27
  34. DCS Nimbus III, Experimental Technical Readout: Primitives, Volume 3, pp. 14-15
  35. DSS Terror of the Deep, Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 95
  36. ECV Herschel, Explorer Corps (sourcebook), p. 6
  37. FCSS Valiant Heart, Lost Destiny, p. 150
  38. FCS Claymore (Individual Claymore-class DropShip), Technical Readout: 3057, p. 12
  39. FSDS Richard III, Technical Readout: 3026 Revised Edition, p. 118
  40. FSS Vendetta, Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 56
  41. FSS Gray Paladin, BattleCorps Ship Profiles#Ship Profile: FSS Gray Paladin
  42. FWLN Sardis, Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 68
  43. FWLS Janos Marik (Individual Impavido-class WarShip), Field Manual: Free Worlds League, p. 117
  44. FWLS Falcon's Nest (Individual Vengeance-class DropShip), Brush Wars, p. 21
  45. FWS Corinth, Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 127
  46. IES Kitty Hawk, Interstellar Players 3: Interstellar Expeditions, p. 11
  47. ISS Invisible Truth, The Hunters, p. 132
  48. LAS Fylgia, BattleCorps Scenarios#Scenario: Fire in the Dark
  49. LCS Invincible, BattleCorps Scenarios#Scenario: Tactics of Desperation I
  50. LCS Stringfire, House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 19
  51. LCS Layar, BattleCorps Scenarios#Scenario: Tactics of Desperation I
  52. MCS Athena, [[Field Report 2765: Periphery, p. 10
  53. MCS Danai Centrella, XTRO: Periphery, p. 14
  54. NCS Blade, Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 95
  55. OAS Pulsar (Individual Pinto-class WarShip), Field Report 2765: Periphery, p. 5
  56. OAS Acceptance, Field Manual: Periphery, p. 97
  57. ODS Santorini, Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 19
  58. RPS Delos, Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 23
  59. RWRS Conquistador, Technical Readout: 3026 Revised Edition, p. 120
  60. RWRS Saber, BattleCorps Ship Profiles#Ship Profile: RWS Tadeo Amaris
  61. RWS Krait, BattleCorps Ship Profiles#Ship Profile: RWS Krait
  62. RWS Maybelline, BattleCorps Ship Profiles#Ship Profile: RWS Tadeo Amaris
  63. RWN Dystopia, Masters & Minions, p. 218
  64. SLS Zughoffer Weir, Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 119
  65. SLS Libyan Sands, Field Manual: SLDF, p. 50
  66. SLS Ascendant, Era Report: 2750, p. 4
  67. SLS Blade, Trial of Retribution
  68. SRS Raven's Nest, Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 68, "Flight of the Raven"
  69. TAS Dreadnought, The Star League, p. 12
  70. TCS Vendetta, Field Manual: 3085, p. 132
  71. TCS Jamestown, Mercenaries Supplemental Update, p. 90
  72. TCW Vendetta, Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 56
  73. THS Repulse, BattleCorps Ship Profiles#Ship Profile: THS Repulse
  74. THS Barclay, BattleCorps Ship Profiles#Ship Profile: THS Repulse
  75. WBJS Yoke of Purity, Mercenaries Supplemental Update, p. 109
  76. WBS Blake's Sword, Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 119
  77. WDWS Alexander, Field Manual: Mercenaries, p. 121
  78. WoBS Xanthos, Jihad Hot Spots: 3070, p. 108
  79. WoBS Knox, The Fall of Terra, p. 21