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AK Designation, Cargo Ship - 7/29/2020 4:30:53 PM   
Dante Fierro


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I get that AK is a cargo ship.

But why the Abbreviations AK? Is it some other language?

I mean, I could come up with a lot of acronymns for 'Cargo' ships, but tbh, 'AK' would be low on my list.



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RE: AK Designation, Cargo Ship - 7/29/2020 4:48:17 PM   
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(A)ssembled (K)aiser?

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RE: AK Designation, Cargo Ship - 7/29/2020 5:09:36 PM   
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A = Auxiliary ship. K = Cargo ( AC was already in use for Collier ships, so they used K )

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RE: AK Designation, Cargo Ship - 7/29/2020 5:35:47 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Nomad

A = Auxiliary ship. K = Cargo ( AC was already in use for Collier ships, so they used K )


Well, it's slowly all starting to make sense ... thx

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RE: AK Designation, Cargo Ship - 7/29/2020 7:10:44 PM   
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(A) Asinus (K) Kapitis ??

Especially when meeting Subs and Combat ships ?



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RE: AK Designation, Cargo Ship - 7/29/2020 7:32:18 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Dante Fierro


quote:

ORIGINAL: Nomad

A = Auxiliary ship. K = Cargo ( AC was already in use for Collier ships, so they used K )


Well, it's slowly all starting to make sense ... thx


Now that you know you should ADCON.
http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USN/ref/OPNAV_29-P1000A.html

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RE: AK Designation, Cargo Ship - 7/29/2020 9:49:57 PM   
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Now that you know you should ADCON.
http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USN/ref/OPNAV_29-P1000A.html


Ah, thanks for the link! Acronyms & abbreviations - the bane of attempting to play war simulation games.

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RE: AK Designation, Cargo Ship - 7/29/2020 11:19:59 PM   
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As much as they would hate to admit it, the U.S. Navy doesn't take a dump without a plan either. They just don't want to be even with the Soviet Union/Russians.

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RE: AK Designation, Cargo Ship - 7/30/2020 2:31:18 AM   
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One of the things I inherited from a guy on the way out when I was a newbie at McDonnell Douglas was a well-used company tome called the "Dictionary of Abbreviations, Acronyms and Initialisms" or thereabouts. It was a very large book with tens, maybe even hundreds, of thousands of entries. I think I still have the thing somewhere. Early on I noticed four engineer colleagues nearby had a sign above their bay saying "The TWASPIT." When I asked what that meant, they said to check the acronym book. It meant "Therapeutic Work Aid Station for Physically Inactive Thinkers." I don't think the military and aerospace worlds could exist without acronyms.

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RE: AK Designation, Cargo Ship - 7/30/2020 2:46:16 AM   
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I should get a shirt with "DILLIGAF?" on it.

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RE: AK Designation, Cargo Ship - 7/30/2020 6:36:08 AM   
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I should get a shirt with "DILLIGAF?" on it.


Or a hat

"And when some c*nts givvin' you the sh*ts just point and say 'read that'..."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7a6EOyaMdqY


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RE: AK Designation, Cargo Ship - 7/30/2020 7:34:14 AM   
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Classic.

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RE: AK Designation, Cargo Ship - 7/30/2020 9:46:13 AM   
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10 joint BOHICA.

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RE: AK Designation, Cargo Ship - 7/30/2020 12:04:07 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: LargeSlowTarget

quote:

ORIGINAL: RangerJoe

I should get a shirt with "DILLIGAF?" on it.


Or a hat

"And when some c*nts givvin' you the sh*ts just point and say 'read that'..."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7a6EOyaMdqY


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RE: AK Designation, Cargo Ship - 7/31/2020 2:15:12 AM   
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DILLIGAF.......Love it!!!!!

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RE: AK Designation, Cargo Ship - 7/31/2020 11:57:43 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: NigelKentarus

DILLIGAF.......Love it!!!!!


I mentioned it to a Nurse Administrator of an Assisted Living facility that I was living in at the time. She did not know what it was. I just left it hanging after the second to the last word and she chuckled.

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