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What does U.S.S. mean in ship names?

April 18, 2017 | Author: | Posted in Military

U.S.S. preceding the names of vessels are the abbreviation of United States Ship. It is frequently but erroneously stated that the second S stands for Steamship or Steamer. But these letters were used in this connection before the days of steam-propelled vessels. They are used only with the names of vessels in the United States …

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What does f.o.b. mean?

April 17, 2017 | Author: | Posted in Language

F.o.b. is the abbreviation of the commercial phrase free on board. When used without a modifier, f.o.b. means that goods are to be delivered, at the seller’s expense, on the train, vessel, airplane, truck or other conveyance by which they are to be transported to the purchaser, who must pay the freight charges. The abbreviation …

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