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Overview[edit]

A multitude of naval prefixes are in use for spacecraft in the BattleTech universe. These prefixes 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]

Prefixes by Affiliation[edit]

Note:Underlined prefixes are not exclusive, i.e. used for several different affiliations; compare to above Prefixes list.
This list is built from the list above; see there for references.
  • Alyina Mercantile League: AMLS (JumpShips)
  • 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 Smoke Jaguar: CSJ (WarShips)
  • 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, JumpShips, 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, JumpShips)
  • Lyran Commonwealth: LCS (WarShips, JumpShips, DropShips)
  • Magistracy of Canopus: MCS (WarShips, DropShips)
  • Outworlds Alliance: OAS (WarShips, DropShips)
  • Regulus Principality: RPS (WarShips)
  • Republic of the Sphere: RSS (DropShips)
  • Rim Worlds Republic: RWRS (WarShips, DropShips), RWS (WarShips, JumpShips, DropShips), RWN? (WarShips)
  • Star League: SLS (WarShips, JumpShips, DropShips), SLBS (Naval Vessels)
  • 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: ComStar Intelligence Summary, pp. 6–7
  2. AMLS Empty Nest, Tamar Rising, p. 46
  3. BNS Olympus, Experimental Technical Readout: Primitives, Volume 3, pp. 14–15
  4. Technical Readout: Vehicle Annex, p. 160: "Silverfin/Silverback Coastal Cutter profile" - Silverback escorts Blue Hole's flagship, Jormungand Class vessel, BHS Brynhild
  5. CBS Karianna Schmitt, The Wars of Reaving, p. 156
  6. CCS Incense, The Wars of Reaving, p. 81
  7. CCS Solar Blaze, The Wars of Reaving, p. 85
  8. CCS Zhejiang, Jihad Hot Spots: 3070, p. 85
  9. CCS Predator, Technical Readout: Prototypes, p. 188
  10. CCSS Shen Zhen, Mercenaries Supplemental 2, p. 50
  11. CDS Titanic, The Wars of Reaving, p. 137
  12. CFM Anathema, The Wars of Reaving, p. 171
  13. CGB Rasalhague (Individual Leviathan-class WarShip), Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 119
  14. CGBS Bear's Den, Ghost Bear's Lament Part I, p. 2
  15. CGBS Sharp Claw, Ghost Bear's Lament Part I, p. 2
  16. CGS Coup de Main, Fragments of History, p. 41
  17. CHH Black Knight, The Wars of Reaving, p. 71 (confirmed as a WarShip on p. 76)
  18. CIH Pack Leader, The Wars of Reaving, p. 175 (confirmed as a WarShip on p. 85)
  19. CJF Red Talon, BattleCorps Scenarios#Scenario: Fire in the Dark
  20. CNS Fuuzi, Technical Readout: Prototypes, p. 190
  21. CPS Redemption, Field Manual: 3085, p. 132
  22. CSA Absolute Truth, The Wars of Reaving, p. 137 (confirmed as a WarShip on p. 168)
  23. CSF Charon, Technical Readout: 3145 Mercenaries, p. 52
  24. CSJ Streaking Mist, The Wars of Reaving, p. 89
  25. CSR Ark Royal, Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 95
  26. CSS Vision of Truth, BattleCorps announcement for The Breaking of Chemical Bonds
  27. CSV Perigard Zalman, The Wars of Reaving, p. 40
  28. CSV Invisible Truth, Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 95
  29. CSV Sawakaze, The Fall of Terra, p. 21
  30. CW Stealthy Kill, Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 95
  31. CWS Rogue, The Wars of Reaving, p. 175
  32. CWS Blake's Vengeance, Mercenaries Supplemental Update, p. 41
  33. DCA Urizen II, Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 51
  34. DCJS Katana, 1st Somerset Strikers, p. 47 (sidebar)
  35. DCS Galedon II, BattleCorps Scenarios#Scenario: Tactics of Desperation I
  36. DCS Amagi, Iron Dawn, p. 41
  37. DCS Nagoya, Explorer Corps, p. 27
  38. DCS Nimbus III, Experimental Technical Readout: Primitives, Volume 3, pp. 14–15
  39. 39.0 39.1 Technical Readout: Vehicle Annex, p. 166: "Luftenburg Supercarrier"
  40. DSS Terror of the Deep, Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 95
  41. ECV Curie, Technical Readout: Vehicle Annex Revised, p. 138
  42. FCSS Valiant Heart, Lost Destiny, p. 150
  43. FCS Claymore (Individual Claymore-class DropShip), Technical Readout: 3057, p. 12
  44. FSDS Richard III, Technical Readout: 3026 Revised Edition, p. 118
  45. FSS Vendetta, Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 56
  46. FSS Gray Paladin, BattleCorps Ship Profiles#Ship Profile: FSS Gray Paladin
  47. FWLN Sardis, Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 68
  48. FWLS Janos Marik (Individual Impavido-class WarShip), Field Manual: Free Worlds League, p. 117
  49. FWLS Falcon's Nest (Individual Vengeance-class DropShip), Historical: Brush Wars, p. 21
  50. FWS Corinth, Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 127
  51. IES Kitty Hawk, Interstellar Expeditions: Interstellar Players 3, p. 11
  52. ISS Invisible Truth, The Hunters, p. 132
  53. LAS Fylgia, BattleCorps Scenarios#Scenario: Fire in the Dark
  54. LAS Linz, The Nellus Academy Incident
  55. LCS Invincible, BattleCorps Scenarios#Scenario: Tactics of Desperation I
  56. LCS Stringfire, House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 19
  57. LCS Layar, BattleCorps Scenarios#Scenario: Tactics of Desperation I
  58. Handbook: House Liao, p. 164: "Andryusha-class Bombardment Frigate"
  59. LNS Divine Will, Technical Readout: Irregulars, p. 14
  60. MCS Athena, Field Report 2765: Periphery, p. 10
  61. MCS Danai Centrella, XTRO: Periphery, p. 14
  62. House Davion (The Federated Suns) (PDF), pp. 14–15: "First Prime Ministers"
  63. NCS Blade, Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 95
  64. OAS Pulsar (Individual Pinto-class WarShip), Field Report 2765: Periphery, p. 5
  65. OAS Acceptance, Field Manual: Periphery, p. 97
  66. ODS Santorini, Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 19
  67. RPS Delos, Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 23
  68. RSS San Diego
  69. RWRS Conquistador, Technical Readout: 3026 Revised Edition, p. 120
  70. RWRS Saber, BattleCorps Ship Profiles#Ship Profile: RWS Tadeo Amaris
  71. RWS Krait, BattleCorps Ship Profiles#Ship Profile: RWS Krait
  72. RWS Maybelline, BattleCorps Ship Profiles#Ship Profile: RWS Tadeo Amaris
  73. RWS Harper (Individual Intruder-class DropShip), BattleCorps Ship Profiles#Ship Profile: RWS Krait - referred to as RWS Harper in the text on p. 3 (Security write-up), and as RWRS Harper in the list on p. 5
  74. RWN Dystopia, Masters and Minions: The StarCorps Dossiers, p. 218
  75. SLBS Steadfast, Technical Readout: Irregulars, p. 12
  76. SLS Zughoffer Weir, Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 119
  77. SLS Libyan Sands, Field Manual: SLDF, p. 50
  78. SLS Ascendant, Era Report: 2750, p. 4
  79. SLS Blade, Trial of Retribution
  80. Mercenaries Supplemental Update, p. 80: Kraken Unleashed - Unit history using the Snake River on Principia
  81. SRS Raven's Nest, Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 68: "Flight of the Raven"
  82. TAS Dreadnought, The Star League, p. 12
  83. TCS Vendetta, Field Manual: 3085, p. 132
  84. TCS Ulysses Run, Historical: Reunification War, p. 67
  85. TCS Jamestown (Individual Mule-class DropShip), Mercenaries Supplemental Update, p. 90
  86. TCW Vendetta, Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 56
  87. THS Repulse, BattleCorps Ship Profiles#Ship Profile: THS Repulse
  88. THS Barclay, BattleCorps Ship Profiles#Ship Profile: THS Repulse
  89. WBJS Yoke of Purity, Mercenaries Supplemental Update, p. 109
  90. WBS Blake's Sword, Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 119
  91. WDWS Alexander, Field Manual: Mercenaries, p. 121
  92. WoBS Xanthos, Jihad Hot Spots: 3070, p. 108
  93. WoBS Knox, The Fall of Terra, p. 21

Bibliography[edit]