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Glossary of U.S. Naval Abbreviations


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--Q--

 Q -- Bristol Aeronautical Corporation (glider) (manufacturer's symbol)

 Q -- Electronic countermeasures missions (suffix to plane designation)

 Q -- Fairchild Aircraft Division (Fairchild Corporation)

 Q -- Ranger-Lark Division (Fairchild Corporation) (manufacturer's symbol)

 Q -- Stinson Aircraft Corporation (now Consolidated-Vultee) (manufacturer's symbol)

 Q Card -- Qualifications Card

 QCJ -- Underwater sound gear

 QCL -- Underwater sound gear

 Q-Day -- Day for dress rehearsal of atom bomb test (23 June 1946)

 QLA -- Frequency Modulated (sonar)

 QM -- British Long Range Radio Aid to Navigation (Decca)

 QM -- Plotting & Chart Work (Operations)

 QM -- Quartermaster

 QM -- Research Laboratory

 QMAO -- Qualified for mobilization ashore only

 QMC -- Quartermaster Clerk (USMC)

 QMC -- Quartermaster Corps (Army)

 QMMClk -- Quartermaster Clerk (USMC)

 QMG -- Quartermaster General

 QMSgt -- Quartermaster Sergeant (USMC)

 QMSO -- Quartermaster Supply Officer (Army)

 QPE -- Physical Education Specialist, Medical

 QRPAO -- Qualified Radium Plaque Adaptometer Operator

 Qtr(s) -- Quarter(s)

 QTRS -- Quarters allowance

 Quad -- Quadruple (gun mounts)

 Qual -- Qualified for all types of duty

 Quart -- Quartermaster (USCG)

 Queen -- "Q" in the phonetic alphabet

 QUES -- Question mark

Note: Where the same abbreviation has more than one meaning, the several meanings have been arranged alphabetically. Abbreviations preceded by an asterisk (*), other than Navy numbers, may never be used singly; those preceded by the symbol for number (#) are the Bureau of Personnel Condensation Code for use in dispatch orders to personnel.


Glossary of US Naval Abbreviations
A B C D E F
G H I J K L
M N O P Q R
S T U V W X  Y  Z

 Navy Numbers - FPO (mail address, disguised)

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March 20, 2000