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Glossary of U.S. Naval Abbreviations


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--T--

 T -- First letter in the Navy aircraft designation, indicating a torpedo plane

 T -- Northrop Aircraft, Inc. (El Segundo Division, Douglas Aircraft, Inc.) (manufacturer's symbol)

 T -- Taylorcraft Aviation Corporation (Manufacturer's symbol)

 T -- Telegrapher

 T -- Temporary (personnel status)

 T -- Timm Aircraft Corporation (manufacturer's symbol)

 T -- Tons

 T -- Trainer Aircraft

 T -- Transferred

 T -- Tug

 T -- A suffix which, when appended to a basic USNR line officer classification, indicates special qualifications in electronics: officers who are trained in the technical and material details of radio, radar, and underwater sound.

 T/A -- Table of Allowances (Army)

 TA -- Tacoma

 TA -- Tax Amortization (Plan)

 TA -- Travel Allowance

 TA -- United Kingdom to United States (military) (routing designation)

 TAC -- Tactical Air Force

 Tac/R -- Tactical Reconnaissance

 TAD -- Temporary Additional Duty

 TAD -- Physically on board for temporary additional duty from another ship or activity

 TAD -- Training Aids Division

 TADC -- Training and Distribution Center

 TAG -- The Adjutant General (Army)

 TAG -- Training Aids Guide

 TAG -- Transport Air Group (Joint Army, Navy and Marine Corps)

 TAG -- Trinidad to Aruba to Guantanamo (routing designation)

 TAIU -- Technical Aircraft Instrument Unit

 TAJ -- Radio transmitter

 TAL -- Training Aids Library

 TANKSEC -- Petroleum and Tanker Division, Assistant CNO

 TAR -- Target

 Tare -- "T" in the phonetic alphabet

 (TARFU) -- "Things are really fouled up"

 TAS -- Training Aids Section

 TAS -- True Air Speed

 TaskFlot -- Task Flotilla

 TASSO -- Transatlantic Air Safety Service Organization

 TAT -- Torpedo Attack Teacher

 TAW -- Trinidad to Aruba to Key West (routing designation)

 TB -- First two letters in the Navy aircraft designation, indicating a torpedo-bombing plane

 TB -- Torpedo Boat (German); corresponds to US DE

 TB -- Tractor Biplane

 TB -- Trinidad to Bahia (routing designation)

 TBA -- Tables of Basic Allowances; previously, Basic Tables of Commissioning Allowances (BTCA)

 TBD-# -- "Devastator"; single-engine Navy torpedo-bomber (VTB), manufactured by Douglas

 TBD -- Target Bearing Designator

 TBF-# -- "Avenger"; single-engine Navy torpedo-bomber (VTB), manufactured by Grumman

 TBI -- Target Bearing Indicator

 TBK -- Radio Transmitter (HF)

 TBL -- Radio Transmitter (HF)

 TBM -- Radio Transmitter (HF)

 TBM-# -- "Avenger"; single-engine Navy torpedo-bomber (VTB), manufactured by General Motors

 TBR -- Torpedo Bomber Reconnaissance Aircraft

 TBS -- "Talk-Between-Ships"; very high frequency shipborne radio equipment of medium power, used for ships tactically maneuvering

 TBX -- Semi-portable radio equipment of low power

 TBY -- Portable radio equipment of low power used as emergency for TBS

 TBY-# -- "Sea Wolf"; Navy torpedo plane (VTB), manufactured by Consolidated-Vultee

 TC -- Training Center

 TC -- Training Circular (Army)

 TC -- Transportation Corps (Army)

 TC -- Turret Captain

 TCA -- Theatre Commander's Approval

 TCC -- Transportation Control Committee

 TCg -- Contract for USCG

 T Co -- Transportation Company (Army)

 TCS -- Radio Transceiver (HF); used extensively in all amphibious craft

 TCS -- Traffic Control Station (Army)

 TCU -- new York to United Kingdom (Troop) (routing designation)

 TCZ -- Permanent shipborne radio installation of medium power

 TD -- First two letters in the Navy aircraft designation, signifying Drone

 TD -- Tank Destroyer (Army)

 TD -- Physically on board for temporary duty (officers only)

 TD -- Topographic Draftsman

 TD -- Torpedo Dive Bomber Aircraft

 TDC -- Tank Destroyer Center (Army)

 TDC -- Navy target (training) drone, manufactured by Culver Air

 T&DC -- Training and Distribution Center

T&DCen -- Training and Distribution Center

 TDCO -- Torpedo Data Computer Operator

 TDD-# -- Navy pilotless aircraft for target training, manufactured by Radioplane

 TDM -- Torpedo Detection Modification (sonar)

 TDN -- Travel directed is necessary in the military service (Army)

 TDN -- Twin-engine Navy drone manufactured by Brunswick-Balke

 TDQ -- Radio Transmitter (VHF)

 TDQ-RCK -- Shipborne radio transmitter and receiver of medium power for very high frequency; used in ship-to-plane communications

 TDR -- Twin-engine Navy assault drone, (VTD) manufactured by Interstate

 TDS -- Reservists in annual training duty status

 TDS -- Target Designation System

 TDT -- Radio Transmitter (VHF)

 TDT -- Target Designation Transmitter

 T/E -- Tables of Equipment (Army)

 TE -- Technician Communications

 TE -- Turbo Electric Drive

 TE -- Twin Engine

*TECH -- Technical

 Tech -- Technician

 TechTra -- Air Technical Training

 TEG -- Purchases by Coast Guard (BuS&A symbol)

*TEL -- Telegram

 TEL -- Tetraethyl Lead

 TELCON -- Telephone conversation

 Teletype -- Teletypewriter

#TEM -- Temporary duty

#TEMAC -- Temporary active duty

#TEMACINS -- Temporary active duty under instruction

#TEMADD -- Temporary additional duty

#TEMADDCON -- Temporary additional duty in connection with

#TEMADDINS -- Temporary additional duty under instruction

#TEMCON -- Temporary duty connection

#TEMPFLY -- Temporary duty involving flying

#TEMFLYINS -- Temporary duty involving flying under instruction

#TEMINS -- Temporary duty under instruction

 Temp -- Temporary

 Temp att -- Temporarily attached

 Temp d -- Temporary duty

 Temp det d -- Temporary detached duty

#TEMPLINACT -- Temporary duty pending disciplinary action

#TEMPLINEAR -- Temporary duty (disciplinary hearing)

#TEMWAIT -- Temporary duty awaiting

 TENN -- Tennessee

 TERM -- Terminal island

 TEV -- Turbo-Electric Drive (5-inch guns)

 TEX -- Texas

"Texan" -- See SNJ-#

 TexGrp -- Texas Group

 TF -- Task Force

 TF -- Torpedo Fighter Aircraft

 TFC -- Time of First Call

 TG -- Task Group

 Tg -- Telegraph

 TGT -- Target

 TH -- Territory of Hawaii

 TH -- Thermite or Magnesium Bomb

 THI -- Time Handed In

 Thorny -- Thorny or Thorny-Craft (boilers)

 THOU -- Thousand

 THQ -- Theater Headquarters (Army)

 TI -- Terminal Island (San Pedro)

 TI -- Training Instructor

 TI -- Treasure Island (San Francisco Bay)

 TIC -- Technical Intelligence Center (Navy)

"Tigercat" -- See F7F-#

 TIIC -- Technical Industrial Intelligence Committee

 TINA -- Identification of radio operators by personal keying characteristics (RFP--radio finger printing)

 TINSY -- Treasure Island Naval Shipyard

 TIO -- Target Indication Officer

 TIR -- Target Indication Room

 TIS -- Technical Information Section (Navy)

 TIS -- Theater Intelligence Section

 TIU -- Target Indication Unit

 TJ -- Trinidad to Rio de Janeiro (routing designation)

 Tk -- Tank

 T/L -- Training Literature

 Tl -- Trial

 TLoan -- Termination Loan

 TLP -- Torpedo Landplane

 TLP -- Total Loss of Pay

 TLR -- Triangulation-Listening-Ranging (sonar)

 TM -- Technical Manual (Army)

 TM -- Torpedoman's Mate

 TM -- Tractor Monoplane

 TM -- Trinidad to Gibraltar (routing designation)

 TMB -- David W. Taylor model Basin

 TME -- Torpedoman's Mate, Electrical

 TMF -- Trinidad to Gibraltar, Fast (routing designation)

 T mort -- Trench mortar (Army)

 TMV -- Torpedoman's Mate, Aviation

 TNT -- A high explosive (trinitro-toluol)

 TO -- Netherlands West Indies to New York (routing designation)

 TO -- Northwest Africa to Aruba or Curaçao (routing designation)

 T/O -- Tables of Organization (Army)

 TO -- Take Off

 TO -- Technical Observer (flying)

 TOBEDI -- To be disposed of (vessels)

 TOBELE -- To be leased (vessels)

 TOBELN -- To be loaned (vessels)

 TOC -- Trinidad to Curaçao (routing designation)

(TOC) -- Tanker Operational Circular

 TOD -- Time of Delivery

 T/O&E -- Tables of Organization and Equipment

 T of Opns -- Theater of Operations

 TOG Method -- Target-Observer-Gun Method (Army)

 TOO -- Time of Origin

 TopoEngr -- Topographical Engineer

 TOPSEC -- Top Secret

 TOR -- Time of Receipt

*TORP -- Torpedo

 TORP -- Torpedoman

 TorpRon -- Torpedo Squadron

 TOT -- Time of Transmission (or Time on Tape)

 TOT -- Time Over Target

 Tp -- Telephone

 TPA -- Transfer of Pay Account

 TPI -- Target Position Indicator

 TpOp -- Telephone Operator

 TR -- Technical Regulations (Army)

 TR -- Torpedo Reconnaissance Aircraft

 Tr -- Transfer(red)

 T/R -- Transportation Request

*TRA -- Training

 Trac -- Tractor

 TraComd -- Training Command

 TraComdLant -- Training Command, Atlantic Fleet

 TraComdPac -- Training Command, Pacific Fleet

 TraComdSubPac -- Training Command, Submarines, Pacific Fleet

 TraComdWestCoast -- Training Command, West Coast

 Tractor Group -- Convoy of ships (usually LSTs or LSVs) whose destination is an amphibious assault and whose cargo is principally tracked vehicles used in assault

 TRADET -- Training Detachment

 TrainBaseFor -- Train Base Force, Pacific Fleet

 TrainLant -- Train Atlantic Fleet

 TrainRon -- Train Squadron (later ServRon or SerRon)

 TranC -- Transient Center (USMC)

*TRANS -- Transport(ation)

 TRANS DEP -- Transportation of dependents

 TransDiv -- Transport Division

 TransGrpPhibFor -- Transportation Group Amphibious Forces

 TransGrpSoPac -- Transport Group, South Pacific Force

 TransLant -- Transports, Atlantic Fleet

 TransPhibLant -- Transports, Amphibious Force, Atlantic Fleet

 TansPhibPac -- Transports, Amphibious Force, Pacific Fleet

 TransRon -- Transport Squadron

 TraSta -- Training Station

"Traveler" -- See GB-#

 TrBr -- Transportation Brand

 TR/FLRES -- Transferred to Fleet Reserve

 TRLP -- Transport Landplane

 Trng -- Training

 Trng d -- Training duty

 T&RNP -- Transportation of Recruiting Naval Personnel (appropriation title)

 Trs -- Troops

 TRSP -- Transport seaplane

 TRSY -- Treasury

 TS -- Tanapap, Saipan

 TS -- Time Shack (NAS Operations Desk)

 TSCC -- Top Secret Control Channels

 TSCO -- Top Secret Control Officers

 TSCP -- Top Secret Control Proceeding

 TSCS -- Top Secret Control Section

 TSgt -- Technical Sergeant

 TSgt(C) -- Technical Sergeant (Commissary)

 TSMG -- Thompson Submachine Gun

 TSP -- Torpedo Seaplane

 TT -- Target Towing Aircraft

*TT -- Teletypewriter

 TTF -- Training Task Force

 TTPE -- Total Taxable Pay Earned

 TTSA -- Transitional Training Squadron, Atlantic

 TTSFP -- Training Transition School (Squadron), Pacific Fleet

 TTSP -- Transition Training Squadron, Pacific

 TU -- Task Unit

 TU -- Thank you

 TU -- Training Unit (Army)

 TU -- United Kingdom to United States (Troop) (routing designation)

 Turb -- Turbines

 Turb Elec -- Turbine Electric

 TUSA -- Third United States Army

"Tutor" -- See N2T

 TVG -- Time Variation of Gain

 Twin-Wasp -- Naval aircraft engine, 14 cylinders, manufactured by Pratt and Whitney

 Twin-Wasp Jr. -- Naval aircraft engine, 14 cylinders, manufactured by Pratt and Whitney

 TWL -- Leased Teletypewriter Service

 TWPL -- Teletypewriter, Private Line

 TWX -- Commercial Teletypewriter Exchange System

 Tx -- Texas

 TX -- Transmitter (general term)

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