Convoy Routing Codes
World War II

AB -- Aden to Bombay

ABF -- Aden to Bombay, Fast

AC -- Alexandria to Cyrenaica (1941)

AG -- Alexandria to Greece (1941)

AH -- Aruba to Halifax (1942)

AH -- Augusta to Heel of Italy (> Sep43)

AJ -- Aden to Colombo, Ceylon

AK -- Aden to Kilindini, Kenya

AKD -- Aden to Kilindini and Durban

AM -- Chittagong to Madras

AN -- Aegean Northward (1940 & 1941)

AN -- Admiralty Islands to New Guinea

AP -- United Kingdom to Egypt (Troop convoys, mid-1940)

ARG -- Boston to Argentia

AS -- Aegean Southward (1940 & 1941)

AS -- United States to West African ports

AT -- Alexandria to Tobruk

AT -- United States to United Kingdom

ATM -- Antwerp to Thames (1944 & 1945)

AW -- Aruba to Curaçao

BA -- Bombay to Aden

BAF -- Bombay to Aden, Fast

BB -- Belfast to Bristol Channel

BB -- Clyde to Bristol Channel

BC -- Beira to Durban

BC -- Clyde to Bristol Channel

BC -- Bristol Channel to Biscay

BC -- United States East Coast to Society Islands

BD -- White Sea to Dikson

BEC -- Bristol Channel to France

BF -- Bahia (Brazil) to Freetown

BG -- Milne Bay to New Guinea

BG -- Brisbane to Gladstone

BHX -- Bermuda Joiner to HX

BK -- Bombay to Karachi

BK -- White Sea to Kola Inlet

BM -- Bombay to Singapore

BM -- Bombay to Colombo

BN -- Bombay to Suez

BN -- New Britain to New Guinea

BP -- Bombay to Persian Gulf

BRN -- Bahia, Brazil, Recife Northward

BS -- Suez to Aden

BS -- Corner Brook (Canada) to Sydney, Nova Scotia

BS -- Brest to Casablanca (French)

BT -- Bahia to Trinidad

BT -- Sydney, Nova Scotia to USA

BT -- Brisbane to Townsville

BTC -- Bristol Channel to Thames

BV -- Brisbane to Townsville

BX -- Boston to Halifax

C -- Colombo to dispersal (1942)

CA -- Capetown southward to dispersal

CB -- Durban to Beira

CD -- Capetown to Durban

CE -- Channel Eastward

CF -- Capetown to W. Africa and United Kingdom

CG -- Casablanca to Gibraltar

CH -- Chittagong to Calcutta

CJ -- Calcutta to Colombo

CK -- Havana to Key West

CL -- St. Johns', Newfoundland to Sydney, Nova Scotia

CM -- Capetown to Kilindini to Aden

CN -- Capetown northward to dispersal

CO -- Newcastle, Australia to Melbourne & Adelaide

COC -- Plymouth to Brittany

CP -- Curaçao to Panama

CRD -- Casablanca to Dakar

CT -- United Kingdom to Canada

CT -- Corsica to Sardinia to Bizerta

CU -- New York to Netherlands West Indies (CU 1-8: Curaçao to United Kingdom)

CU -- New York to United Kingdom

CV -- Cyrenaica to Malta

CW -- Crystobal to Key West

CW -- Channel Westward

CX -- Colombo to Addu Atoll (<--->)

CZ -- Curaçao to Cristobal

D -- Dakar to Casablanca

DB -- Dikson to White Sea

DBF -- Dakar to Bathurst to Freetown

DC -- Durban to Capetown

DF -- Clyde to Faroes (military ferry)

DG -- Thursday Island to Merauke, New Guinea

DK -- Durban to Kilindini

DKA -- Durban to Kilindini to Aden

DLM -- Durban to Laurenco Marques

DM -- Durban to Malaya

DN -- Durban northward to dispersal

DR -- Dakar to Gibraltar

DRC -- Dakar to Casablanca

DS -- Clyde to Reykjavik

DSF -- Dakar to Freetown

DSL -- Dakar to Freetown & Lagos

DSP -- Dakar to Freetown & Pointe Noire

DST -- Dakar to Freetown & Takoradi

DT -- Darwin to Thursday Island

E -- Trinidad to dispersal southward

EBC -- Bristol Channel to France

EBM -- Bristol Channel MT convoy to France (June 1944)

EC -- Southend to Oban via Firth of Forth

ECM -- Falmouth to France

ECP -- Portland & Solent to Bay of Seine

EMM -- Belfast to France

EMP -- Belfast to France

EN -- Methili to Oban via Loch Ewe

EPM -- Portland to France via Solent

EPP -- Portland to France vial Solent

ET -- North Africa to Gibraltar

ETC -- Thames to France

ETM -- Thames to France MT

EWC -- Spithead to Normandy

EWL -- Isle of Wight to France

EWM -- Isle of Wight to France MT

EWP -- Isle of Wight to France

FB -- Freetown to Bahia, Brazil

FBC -- Bay of Seine to Bristol Channel

FC -- France fo West of England

FCP -- France to West of England, personnel

FD -- Faroes to Clyde military ferry

FFT -- Freetown to Trinidad

FG -- Freemantle to Adelaide

FH -- Saint John, New Brunswick to Halifax

FJ -- Florianopolis to Rio de Janeiro

FM -- Milne Bay to Port Moresby

FN -- Forth North, Thames to Firth of Forth

FP -- Troop convoys to Norway

FPM -- France to Portland MT

FPP -- France to Portland (personnel)

FS -- Forth South, Firth of Forth to Thames

FSD -- Freetown to Dakar

FTC -- France to Thames

FTM -- France to Thames MT

FWC -- France to Isle of Wight

FWL -- France to Isle of Wight (landing craft)

FWM -- France to Isle of Wight MT

FWP -- France to Isle of Wight (personnel)

FXP -- France to United Kingdom

G -- Guantanamo to San Juan, Puerto Rico

GAT -- Guantanamo to Aruba to Trinidad

GB -- New Guinea to Milne Bay

GC -- Gibraltar to Casablanca

GD -- Merauke, N.E.I. to Thursday Island

GF -- Adelaide to Fremantle

GI -- New Guinea to Philippines

GJ -- Guantanamo to Kingston, Jamaica

GK -- Guantanamo to Key West

GM -- Galveston to Mississippi River

GN -- Guantanamo to New York

GP -- Galveston to Pilottown

GP -- Guantanamo to Panama

GP -- Sydney, Australia to Townsville and Brisbane

GS -- Greenland to St. Johns, Newfoundland

GS -- Humber to Southend

GT -- Gladstone to Townsville

GTX -- Gibraltar to Tripoli to Alexandria

GUF -- Oran or Naples to U.S., Fast

GUS -- Port Said to U.S., Slow

GZ -- Guantanamo to Panama Canal Zone

HA -- Halifax to Curaçao

HA -- Heel of Italy to Augusta

HB -- Australia to India

HC -- Calcutta to Chittagong

HF -- Halifax to Saint John, New Brunswick

HG -- Gibraltar to United Kingdom

HGF -- Gibraltar to United Kingdom Fast

HHX -- Halifax Joiner to HX Convoy

HJ -- Halifax to St. John's, Newfoundland

HK -- Galveston to Key West

HM -- Holyhead to Milford Haven

HN -- Norway to United Kingdom

HON -- Halifax Joiner to ON Convoy

HP -- Heel of Italy to Piraeus

HS -- Halifax to Sydney, New Brunswick

HT -- Halifax to Trinidad

HX -- Halifax to United Kingdom

HX -- New York to United Kingdom

HXF -- New York to Liverpool, Fast (routing designation)

HXM -- New York to Liverpool, Medium

HXS -- New York to Liverpool, Slow

IG -- Philippines to New Guinea

IXF -- Italy to Egypt

JA -- Colombo to Aden

JC -- Colombo to Calcutta

JF -- Rio de Janeiro to Florianopolis

JG -- Kingston, Jamaica to Guantanamo

JH -- St. John's, Newfoundland to Halifax

JM -- India to Mombasa to Madagascar

JN -- St. John's, Newfoundland to Labrador

JR -- Rio de Janeiro to Recife

JS -- Colombo to Singapore

JT -- Rio de Janeiro to Trinidad

JW -- Iceland/United Kingdom to N. Russia (after December 1942)

K -- Casablanca to Brest (incl. KF, KS)

KA -- Kilindini to Aden

KB -- Kola Inlet to White Sea

KD -- Kilindini to Durban

KG -- Key West to Guantanamo

KH -- Key West to Galveston/Houston

KJ -- Kingston, Jamaica to United Kingdom

KM -- Kilindini to Diego Suarez

KM -- Karachi to Bombay

KM -- United Kingdom to Mediterranean

KMF -- United Kingdom to Mediterranean Fast

KMS -- United Kingdom to Mediterranean Slow

KN -- Key West to New York or Key West to Norfolk

KP -- Key West to Pilottown, Mississippi

KP -- Karachi to Persian Gulf

KP -- Kola Inlet to Petsamo

KR -- Kilindini to Ceylon

KR -- Calcutta and Arakan ports to Rangoon

KS -- Norfolk to Key West

KW -- Key West to Havana

KX -- United Kingdom to Gibraltar

LC -- Sydney, Nova Scotia to St John's, Newfoundland

LE -- Levant East (eg: Port Said to Haifa)

LGE -- Lagos Eastbound

LGW -- Lagos Westbound

LM -- Lagos to Matadi

LMD -- Laurenco Marques (Maputo), Mozambique to Durban

LN -- St Lawrence to Labrador

LQ -- Barrier Reef to Brisbane

LS -- Lagos to Freetown

LSD -- Lagos to Freetown to Dakar

LTS -- Lagos to Takoradi to Freetown

LU -- Humber to Elbe

LW -- Levant Westbound

LW -- U.S. East Coast to Southwest Pacific

MA -- Mombasa to Aden

MA -- Madras to Chittagong

MB -- Colombo to Bombay

MB -- Port Moresby to Fall River, New Guinea

MC -- Aden to Mombasa to Durban to Capetown

MD -- Madagascar to Durban

ME -- Malta Eastbound

MF -- Port Moresby to Milne Bay & Fall River, New Guinea

MG -- Malta to Gibraltar

MG -- Mississippi River to Galveston

MH -- Milford Haven to Holyhead

MK -- Madagascar to Kilindini

MKF -- Mediterranean to United Kingdom Fast

MKS -- Mediterranean to United Kingdom Slow

MN -- Mauritius to Seychelles

MO -- Marseilles to N. Africa

MR -- Madras to Rangoon

MS -- Melbourne to Singapore

MS -- Marseilles to Naples

MT -- Methil to Tyne

MT -- Port Moresby to Townsville

MTC -- Bay of the Seine to Southend

MTM -- Bay of the Seine to Southend

MV -- Milne Bay to Townsville

MW -- Malta Westward, Alexandria to Malta

NA -- Canada to United Kingdom

NA -- Langemak Bay, New Guinea to Admiralty Islands

NAP -- Dover to France

NB -- New Guinea to New Britain

NC -- Walvis Bay, Southwest Africa to Capetown

NE -- New Zealand to Panama

NG -- New York to Guantanamo

NJ -- Newfoundland coast to St John's

NK -- New York to Key West

NL -- Labrador to St Lawrence

NLY -- Lingayen/Hollandia/Leyte

NP -- United Kingdom to Norway

NP -- Turkey to Port Said

NR -- Norway to Methil

NS -- New Caledonia to Sydney, Australia

NSF -- N. Africa to Naples

NT -- New Guinea to Townsville

NV -- Naples to Augusta

NYC -- New York to E. Coast to Bermuda to United Kingdom

OA -- Thames to Liverpool

OA -- Liverpool outward

OC -- Melbourne to Newcastle, Australia

OG -- United Kingdom to Gibraltar

OM -- Oran to Marseilles

ON -- Methil to Bergen

ON -- Liverpool to New York Fast

ONM -- Liverpool to New York Medium

ONS -- Liverpool to Halifax Slow

OS -- Liverpool to Freetown

OSS -- Southward extension of OS

OT -- Aruba or Curaçao to Northwest Africa

OT -- Curaçao to Trinidad

OT -- New York to Netherlands West Indies

OW -- United Kingdom to India and Australia

PA -- Persian Gulf to Aden

PAD -- Pointe Noire to Freetown to Dakar

PB -- Persian Gulf to Bombay

PG -- Brisbane to Sydney

PG -- Panama to Guantanamo

PG -- Pilottown to Galveston

PH -- Piraeus to Heel of Italy

PK -- Pilottown, Mississippi to Key West

PN -- Port Said to Turkey

PQ -- Iceland to Murmansk ("JW" after December 1942)

PQ -- Townsville to Port Moresby

PR -- Piraeus to Rabbit Island (Dardanelles)

PT -- Paramaribo to Trinidad

PT -- Pearl Harbor to Tarawa

PTS -- Pointe Noire to Takoradi to Freetown

PV -- Melbourne to Townsville

PW -- Portsmouth to Wales

QL -- Brisbane to Townsville

QP -- N. Russia to Iceland ("RA" after December 1942)

QS -- Quebec to Sydney, Nova Scotia

RA -- N. Russia to Iceland (after December 1942)

RJ -- Recife to Rio de Janeiro

RK -- Rangoon to Arakan and Calcutta

RK -- Colombo to Kilindini

RM -- Rangoon to Madras to Colombo

RN -- Methil to Norway

RP -- Dardanelles to Piraeus

RS -- Gibraltar to Freetown

RT -- Capetown to Freetown

RT -- Recife to Trinidad

RU -- Reykjavik to United Kingdom

SB -- Sydney, Nova Scotia to Corner Brook

SC -- Halifax Slow to United Kingdom

SD -- Iceland to Clyde

SD -- Seychelles to Diego Suarez

SG -- Sydney or St. Johns, Newfoundland to Greenland

SG -- Southend to Humber

SH -- Sydney, Newfoundland to Halifax

SHX -- Sydney joiner to HX convoys

SJ -- San Juan, PR to Guantanamo

SJ -- Singapore to Colombo

SJ -- Santos to Rio de Janeiro

SL -- Freetown to United Kingdom

SLF -- Freetown to United Kingdom Fast

SLS -- Freetown to United Kingdom Slow

SM -- Batavia to Fremantle

SM -- Naples to Marseilles

SN -- Sydney to New Caledonia

SNF -- Naples to N. Africa Fast

SQ -- Sydney, Newfoundland to Quebec

SR -- Calcutta to Rangoon

SR -- Freetown to Gibraltar

ST -- Freetown to Takoradi

ST -- Sydney to Townsville

STC -- Freetown to Takoradi to Capetown

STL -- Freetown to Takoradi to Lagos

STP -- Freetown to Takoradi to Pointe Noire

STW -- Freetown to Takoradi to Walvis Bay

SU -- Suez to Australia

SV -- Sydney to Townsville

SW -- Suez to Mambasa or Durban

T -- Hollandia to Manila

TA -- United Kingdom to United States (military)

TA -- Tobruk to Alexandria

TAC -- Thames to Ostend

TACA -- Thames to Antwerp

TAG -- Trinidad to Aruba to Guantanamo

TAM -- Thames to Antwerp Military

TAP -- Thames to France

TAW -- Trinidad to Aruba to Key West

TB -- Trinidad to Bahia

TBC -- Thames to Bristol Channel

TC -- Canada to United Kingdom (Troop)

TC -- Tunisia to Corsica

TCU -- New York to United Kingdom (Troop)

TD -- Thursday Island to Darwin

TD -- New Zealand to N. Australia

TE -- Trinidad Eastward to dispersal

TE -- Gibraltar to N. Africa

TF -- Trinidad to Freetown

TG -- Trinidad to Guantanamo

TGE -- Takoradi & Lagos Eastward to dispersal

TH -- Trinidad to Halifax

TJ -- Trinidad to Rio de Janeiro

TLDM -- Takoradi to Lagos to Duala to Matadi

TM -- Trinidad to Gibraltar

TMF -- Trinidad to Gibraltar, Fast

TN -- Townsville to New Guinea

TO -- Netherlands West Indies to New York

TO -- Northwest Africa to Aruba or Curaçao

TOC -- Trinidad to Curaçao

TP -- Norway to United Kingdom Troop

TP -- Trinidad to Paramaribo

TP -- Tarawa to Pearl Harbor

TR -- Trinidad to Recife

TS -- Takoradi to Freetown

TS -- Townsville to Sydney & Brisbane

TSD -- Takoradi to Freetown to Dakar

TU -- United Kingdom to United States (Troop)

TV -- Tripoli to Veletta

TX -- Tripoli to Alexandria

UA -- United Kingdom to Azores

UC -- United Kingdom to New York

UCT -- United Kingdom to New York (Troop)

UG -- United States to Mediterranean

UGF -- United States to Mediterranean, Fast

UGL -- United States to Gibraltar (landing craft)

UGS -- United States to Mediterranean, Slow

UR -- United Kingdom to Reykjavik

US -- Australia to Suez

UT -- United States to United Kingdom (Troop)

VB -- Townsville to Brisbane

VC -- Valetta to Cyrenaica

VK -- Sydney to Wellington

VN -- Augusta or Malta to Naples

VS -- Townsville to Sydney

VT -- Valetta to Tripoli

WA -- Curaçao to Aruba

WAT -- Key West to Aruba to Trinidad

WEC -- Isle of Wight to France

WEL -- Isle of Wight to France (landing craft)

WEP -- Isle of Wight to Cherbourg

WHX -- St. Johns, Newfoundland, Joiner to HX (New York to United Kingdom)

WMP -- Isle of Wight to Arromanches

WN -- Clyde, Oban & Loch Ewe to Firth of Forth

WNC -- Isle of Wight to Le Havre

WNL -- Isle of Wight to France

WO -- India to Australia Troop

WP -- Wales to Portsmouth

WS -- Wabana to Sydney, Newfoundland

WS -- United Kingdom to Middle East to India

WSC -- Wabana Joiner to SC (Halifax, slow, to United Kingdom)

WTS -- Walvis Bay to Takoradi to Freetown

WVP -- Isle of Wight to France

WX -- Western Desert to Alexandria

XB -- Halifax to Boston

XIF -- Egypt to Italy

XK -- Gibraltar to United Kingdom

XT -- Alexandria to Tripoli

XTG -- Alexandria to Tripoli to Gibraltar

XW -- Alexandria to Western Desert ports

ZC -- Canal Zone to Curaçao

ZG -- Canal Zone to Guantanamo

ZT -- New Zealand to Sydney, Australia