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All ship type codes on the list are based on USN hull classification codes or modifications thereof.
|In-game tab||Code||In-game Code||Japanese Name||Common
|BB/BC||FBB||戦||高速戦艦||Kōsoku senkan||Fast Battleship||Battleship|
|BBV||航戦||航空戦艦||Kōkū senkan||Aviation Battleship|
|改装航空戦艦||Kaisō kōkū senkan||Improved Aircraft Battleship (Ise-class Kai Ni)||Aircraft Battleship|
|CV/CVL||-||正規空母||Seiki kūbo||Fleet Carrier|
|CV||航||航空母艦||Kōkū bokan||Standard Aircraft Carrier||Aircraft Carrier|
|CVB||装母||装甲空母||Sōkō kūbo||Armored Aircraft Carrier|
|CVL||軽母||軽空母||Kei kūbo||Light Aircraft Carrier|
|CA||CA||重巡||重巡洋艦||Jū jun'yōkan||Heavy Cruiser|
|CAV||航巡||航空巡洋艦||Kōkū jun'yōkan||Aviation Cruiser||Aircraft Cruiser|
|改装航空巡洋艦||Kaisō kōkū jun'yōkan||Improved Aircraft Cruiser (Mogami Kai Ni Toku)|
|CL||CL||軽巡||軽巡洋艦||Kei jun'yōkan||Light Cruiser||Light Cruiser|
|軽(航空)巡洋艦||Kei (kōkū) jun'yōkan||Light (Aircraft) Cruiser (Gotland)|
|防空巡洋艦||Bōkū jun'yōkan||Air Defence Cruiser (Atlanta)|
|兵装実験軽巡||Heisō jikken keijun||Experimental Armament Light Cruiser (Yuubari Kai Ni)|
|CLT||雷巡||重雷装巡洋艦||Jūraisō jun'yōkan||Torpedo Cruiser|
|CT||練巡||練習巡洋艦||Renshū jun'yōkan||Training Cruiser|
|DE||DE||海防||海防艦||Kaibōkan||Coastal defence ship (Destroyer Escort)||Escort|
|SSV||潜母||潜水空母||Sensui kūbo||Submarine Aircraft Carrier||Aircraft Carrying Submarine|
|AV/AO/AS/...||AV||水母||水上機母艦||Suijōki bokan||Seaplane Tender||Seaplane Carrier|
|AO||補給||補給艦 / 給油艦||Hokyūkan / Kyūyukan||Fleet Oiler|
|特務艦||特務艦||Tokumukan||Auxiliary Ship Utility (Souya (AGS))|
|灯台補給||灯台補給船||Tōdai hokyūsen||Lighthouse tender (Souya (AGL))|
|南極観測||南極観測船||Nankyoku kansokusen||Auxiliary Icebreaker (Souya (AGB))|
|陸護空||特設護衛空母||Tokusetsu goei kūbo||"Escort Carrier" (Yamashio Maru)|
|AS||潜母艦||潜水母艦||Sensui bokan||Submarine Tender|
|LHA||揚陸||揚陸艦||Yōrikukan||Amphibious Assault Ship|
- Types with no proper NATO hull classification code.
- In Kancolle, "coastal defense ships" are labeled as "DE" and "destroyers escort" as DD and not DE.
In addition, some subtypes may also be used like :
- CVE for Escort Carriers,
- CVN for Night Carriers,
- BC for Battle Cruisers, only seen in the Composition menu's filtering tabs, mostly referring to the Kongou-class.
- The term Kūbo (空母) is a shorthand for Kōkū bokan (航空母艦), which means "Aircraft Carrier".
A method to play the game without having to access the official DMM website.
Expeditions are sorties where fleets 2, 3, and 4 can be sent, rewarding resources and certain items. This is the main way to farm resources in the game.
The process of using spare ships to increase the Stats (firepower, AA, torpedo, armor) of ships up to a certain point. Luck, ASW, and HP can also be increased in some very specific situations.
These are battles against other players' fleets. Opposing teams update in real-time, but there is no simultaneous play. This is the main way to level up girls.
- Opponent list refreshed at 03:00 and 15:00 JST.
Crossing the T
Classic naval strategy in which a line of warships cross in front of a line formation of enemy ships, allowing the crossing line to bring all their guns to bear while receiving fire from only the forward guns of the enemy.
- When the fleet crosses the enemy fleet (Green T), both sides receive a significant damage buff,
- When the enemy fleet crosses the fleet (Red T), both sides receive a significant damage debuff.
Phases of Battle
- Day Battle
- Night Battle (with special cut-ins)
Often confused with Modernization, will usually result in *ship name*-Kai (改). also known as Upgrading.
Morale greatly affects Expeditions and Combat. A ship's Morale can range from 0 to 100, it decreases when doing sorties, and increases by 3 every 3 min up to 49 when doing nothing.
Orange or Red sad faces are displayed next to the ship icon if they are too fatigued. Rest them for 15 to 30 min to have them back at normal morale. Fatigued ships will have lower accuracy and evasion. If girls are still fatigued upon returning from expeditions, the expedition will fail even with all other criteria fulfilled.
The opposite of Fatigue. If a ship "sparkle", she will gain a boost in sorties. Sparkling also plays a very important role in expeditions, where having multiple sparkled girls can increase significantly the "Great Succes" rate. See Help:Sparkling to learn how to sparkle ships.
Medals and Blueprints owned are displayed in the Inventory.
- They are obtained by clearing certain maps and quests and are common among event rewards.
This occurs when a ship fires any equipped AA guns against planes. The flagship will always do this by default, even without any anti-air stat.
Every piece of equipment in the game has an icon, regrouping them by type, giving a quick visual indicator on what a given equipment is.
- One icon can be shared with different equipment types.
- Some icons are used for a single equipment.
- Some equipment icons on the wiki will be displayed with "text" Text, indicating special notes like stats or sub-types of equipment.
The base type of plane in the game:
- Fighters. Provide air-power and shoot down opposing aircraft.
- Night Fighters. Night battle capable fighters.
- Dive Bombers & Fighter-Bombers. Have a strong shelling-phase attack, and will not attack Installations unless they are Anti-Installation Dive Bombers.
- Torpedo Bombers (larger bombers, sometimes called "attackers"). Have a strong preliminary attack, and can attack Installations.
- Night Bombers, Night battle capable Torpedo Bombers.
("Jet Fighter-Bombers"). They provide air-power, have a shelling-phase attack, and also carry an initial "Jet Assault".
- Recons boost accuracy and LoS greatly, enabeling contact in right conditions.
- Sp Larger Recons . Recons only equipable on CVB.
Planes only usable on Land-Based (because of their size or use):
- Bombers, act like dive bombers/torpedo bombers:
- Interceptors/Fighters, act like fighters:
- LB Land-based Recons
. Boosts accuracy and LoS greatly and act as range extenders.
Planes only compatible with ships having the appropriate catapult:
- Seaplane Fighters. Act like fighters.
- Flying boats
. Only participate in bombing if other planes are present, and are only equipable by several AVs. On LBAS, they mostly act as range extenders. PBY-5A Catalina have an additional crew recovery mechanic.
Some ASW focused aircraft used in niche roles:
- Main Guns. Primarily used for surface combat:
- Secondary Guns (surface). Increase Accuracy and AA stats, and also trigger some combat mechanics.
- High-Angle Guns (dual-purpose), anti-aircaft focused guns.
- AA Machine Guns // AA Rocket Launchers
, specifically attack aircraft and trigger a tracer-fire effect.
- Torpedoes. Are used to enable special attacks and cut-ins.
- Minisub Midget Submarine
. When equipped, they trigger an opening torpedo salvo. They do not count as regular torpedoes and so cannot trigger any relevant cut-in.
- Depth Charges. Bombs set to detonate at a specific depth, crippling target submarines:
- Sonars. They are required for better ASW efficiency, and provide some evasion boost against torpedoes:
- Radars provide increased accuracy and LoS:
- Submarine Radars
are exclusive to submarines and have a similar effect as regular radars.
provide an accuracy boost and increase the cut-in chance in night battle, but result in the ship carrying them being more targeted.
- Star Shell reduce the enemy cut-in chance and increase allied cut-in rates.
- Skilled Lookouts
increase the cut-in chance and accuracy against light enemies and unlock new cut-ins.
- Landing Crafts are used for Expeditions and Sortie resources gain, for Transport Operations, and for Anti-Installation. Some sub-types have greater effectiveness for some of those uses:
- Tanks have a similar use to Landing Craft, with a lesser use for resource gain and the greatest effectiveness against Installations.
- Drums are needed for some Expeditions and routing, and are used in Transport Operations.
- AA Fire Directors
, give an AA boost and are used in some AACI.
- Anti-ground Rocket Launchers
confer a flat firepower bonus against Installations.
- Armors // Bulges, increase armor:
- Engines // Speed modifiers
. They increase evasion, and when combined, also provide a boost to ship's speed.
- Ship Repair Facility enable special Repairs in relevant situations.
- Aviation Personnel, aviation-related special equipement:
- Command Facilities
allow for ships in a fleet to retreat when critically damaged.
- Saiun (Disassembled for Transport) .
IJN ship-naming conventions
- Destroyers are named after natural phenomena, often snow (雪, "-yuki"), waves (波, "-nami"), rain (雨, "-ame", "-are"), wind (風, "-kaze"), clouds (雲, "-kumo" or "-gumo"), the moon (月, "-tsuki" or "-zuki") or tides (潮, "-shio").
- Light Cruisers are named after rivers.
- Heavy Cruisers are named after mountains.
- Exceptions: The Mogami class were originally designed as Light Cruisers before being extensively modified into Heavy Cruisers (and later Aviation Cruisers), and so are named after rivers. The Tone class also, being more lightly armed than the Takao or Myoukou classes, were also named after rivers.
- Battleships are named after provinces.
- Exceptions: The Kongou class were originally designed as Battlecruisers, which were named after mountains before "heavy cruiser" became a separately defined class from simply "cruiser".
- Aircraft Carriers all have the character for "dragon" (龍, "ryuu"), "phoenix" (鳳, "hou"), "crane" (鶴, "kaku") or "falcon" (鷹, "you") in them. Light carriers tend to have "falcon" or "phoenix" names, where Fleet carriers tend to have "dragon" or "crane" names, but this is not strict.
- Exceptions: Akagi and Kaga were originally designed as a battlecruiser and a battleship, respectively, and follow those classes' naming conventions instead (Akagi is named after a mountain, Kaga is named after a province). Chitose and Chiyoda were not originally aircraft carriers, their names are poetic words for "millennium".
- While Taigei's name was changed to fit in with the standard Aircraft Carrier naming scheme ("Ryuuhou" means "Dragon Phoenix") when she was remodeled into an Aircraft Carrier, neither Chitose nor Chiyoda received the same treatment when they were remodeled.
- Submarines are simply given operating numbers in the same manner as German U-boats, following a syllable of the word 'Iroha'. All long-range submarines were designated 'I-' (such as all the submarines present in KanColle), where coastal subs began with 'Ro' and training submarines were 'Ha-' In Kancolle, the submarine girls use the classical Japanese number syllables (or just the number directly, in I-8's case) to make their numbers sound more name-like.
- Submarine Tenders were a varied group of ships. Several of these had the character for "whale" (鯨, "gei") in their names, but many did not.
- Shouhou and Zuihou were originally designed as Submarine Tenders before being converted into Light Carriers. Like Ryuuhou, their names were changed upon conversion, they were originally named Tsurugizaki and Takasaki.
- Non-Navy Ships' names were often appended with "Maru" (丸) the character for 'circle'. The reason for this tradition seems to have been lost to time, but may be related to the red circle being the symbol and flag of japan (the "hi-no-maru") or as a superstition, helping ships travel a circle of going out to sea and returning home.
- The examples in KanColle are "Akitsumaru" (an Army ship) and both Hiyou and Junyou's names before they were converted to aircraft carriers: Izumo Maru and Kashiwara Maru.
- The "maru" in "Maruyu" is a reference to this character, but does not actually appear in her name, which is a circle around the hiragana character 'yu'.
- Akashi was named after the Akashi Strait, near Kobe. Since she was the only repair ship built for the IJN, the naming conventions of her class are unclear.
The Abyssal fleet's 'classes' are based on the Iroha, a classical Japanese alphabetical ordering. That this is classical Japanese implies that the classes are externally ascribed to the Abyssal fleet ships, especially combined with the highly descriptive names for the bosses.
Birthdays of Ship Girls
The date a ship was launched is traditionally used as a ship's birthday; the dates presented here reflect this. These dates are sourced from Wikipedia.
|#||Coastal defence ships||Date Launched|
|1st||Shimushu||13 December 1939|
|2nd||Kunashiri||6 May 1940|
|3rd||Hachijou||10 April 1940|
|4th||Ishigaki||14 September 1940|
|310||Etorofu||29 January 1943|
|311||Matsuwa||13 November 1942|
|312||Sado||28 November 1942|
|316||Tsushima||20 March 1943|
|318||Hirato||30 June 1943|
|319||Fukae||2 April 1943|
|320||Mikura||16 July 1943|
|327||Kurahashi||15 October 1943|
|331||Yashiro||16 February 1944|
|328||Hiburi||10 April 1944|
|333||Daitou||24 June 1944|
|339||Shounan||19 May 1944|
|#||Type D||Date Launched|
|4th||Kaiboukan No.4||30 December 1943|
|30th||Kaiboukan No.30||10 May 1944|
|1st||Kamikaze||25 September 1922|
|2nd||Asakaze||8 December 1922|
|3rd||Harukaze||18 December 1922|
|4th||Matsukaze||30 October 1923|
|5th||Hatakaze||15 March 1924|
|1st||Mutsuki||23 July 1925|
|2nd||Kisaragi||5 June 1925|
|3rd||Yayoi||11 July 1925|
|4th||Uzuki||15 October 1925|
|5th||Satsuki||25 March 1925|
|6th||Minazuki||25 May 1926|
|7th||Fumizuki||16 February 1926|
|8th||Nagatsuki||6 October 1926|
|9th||Kikuzuki||15 March 1926|
|10th||Mikazuki||12 July 1926|
|11th||Mochizuki||28 April 1927|
|1st||Fubuki||15 November 1927|
|2nd||Shirayuki||20 March 1928|
|3rd||Hatsuyuki||29 September 1928|
|4th||Miyuki||26 June 1928|
|5th||Murakumo||27 September 1928|
|7th||Usugumo||26 December 1927|
|9th||Isonami||24 November 1927|
|10th||Uranami||30 June 1929|
|1st (11th)||Ayanami||5 October 1929|
|2nd (12th)||Shikinami||22 June 1929|
|5th (15th)||Amagiri||27 Febuary 1930|
|6th (16th)||Sagiri||23 November 1929|
|7th (17th)||Oboro||8 November 1930|
|8th (18th)||Akebono||7 November 1930|
|9th (19th)||Sazanami||31 June 1931|
|10th (20th)||Ushio||17 November 1930|
|1st (21st)||Akatsuki||7 May 1932|
|2nd (22nd)||Hibiki||22 December 1932|
|3rd (23rd)||Ikazuchi||22 October 1931|
|4th (24th)||Inazuma||25 February 1932|
|1st||Hatsuharu||27 February 1933|
|2nd||Nenohi||22 December 1932|
|3rd||Wakaba||18 March 1934|
|4th||Hatsushimo||4 November 1933|
|5th||Ariake||23 September 1934|
|1st||Shiratsuyu||5 April 1935|
|2nd||Shigure||18 May 1935|
|3rd||Murasame||20 June 1935|
|4th||Yuudachi||21 June 1936|
|5th||Harusame||21 September 1935|
|6th||Samidare||6 July 1935|
|7th||Umikaze||27 November 1936|
|8th||Yamakaze||21 February 1936|
|9th||Kawakaze||1 November 1936|
|10th||Suzukaze||11 March 1937|
|1nd||Asashio||16 December 1936|
|2nd||Ooshio||19 April 1937|
|3rd||Michishio||15 March 1937|
|4th||Arashio||26 May 1937|
|5th||Asagumo||5 November 1937|
|6th||Yamagumo||24 July 1937|
|8th||Minegumo||4 November 1937|
|9st||Arare||16 November 1937|
|10th||Kasumi||18 November 1937|
|1st||Kagerou||27 September 1938|
|2nd||Shiranui||28 June 1938|
|3rd||Kuroshio||25 October 1938|
|4th||Oyashio||29 November 1938|
|5th||Hayashio||19 April 1939|
|7th||Hatsukaze||24 January 1939|
|8th||Yukikaze||24 March 1939|
|9th||Amatsukaze||19 October 1939|
|10th||Tokitsukaze||10 November 1939|
|11th||Urakaze||19 April 1940|
|12th||Isokaze||19 June 1939|
|13th||Hamakaze||25 November 1940|
|14th||Tanikaze||1 November 1940|
|15th||Nowaki||17 September 1940|
|16th||Arashi||22 April 1940|
|17th||Hagikaze||18 June 1940|
|18th||Maikaze||15 March 1941|
|19th||Akigumo||11 April 1941|
|1st||Yuugumo||16 March 1941|
|2nd||Makigumo||5 November 1941|
|3rd||Kazagumo||26 September 1941|
|4th||Naganami||5 March 1941|
|5th||Makinami||27 December 1941|
|6th||Takanami||16 March 1942|
|9th||Tamanami||26 December 1942|
|10th||Suzunami||26 December 1942|
|11th||Fujinami||20 April 1943|
|12th||Hayanami||19 December 1942|
|13th||Hamanami||18 April 1943|
|14th||Okinami||18 July 1943|
|15th||Kishinami||19 August 1943|
|16th||Asashimo||18 July 1943|
|17th||Hayashimo||20 October 1943|
|19th||Kiyoshimo||29 February 1944|
|1st||Shimakaze||18 July 1942|
|1st||Akizuki||2 July 1941|
|2nd||Teruzuki||21 November 1941|
|3rd||Suzutsuki||3 March 1942|
|4th||Hatsuzuki||3 April 1942|
|1st (8th)||Fuyutsuki||20 January 1944|
|1st||Matsu||3 February 1944|
|2nd||Take||28 March 1944|
|3th||Ume||24 April 1944|
|4th||Momo||25 March 1944|
|1st||Z1||18 August 1935|
|3rd||Z3||30 November 1935|
|1st||Maestrale||15 April 1934|
|2nd||Grecale||17 June 1934|
|3rd||Libeccio||4 July 1934|
|4th||Scirocco||22 April 1934|
|1st||Fletcher||3 May 1942|
|112th||Johnston||25 March 1943|
|74th||Samuel B. Roberts||20 January 1944|
|1st||Jervis||9 September 1938|
|5th||Janus||10 November 1938|
|1st||Tashkent||28 December 1937|
|#||Light Cruisers||Date Launched|
|1st||Tenryuu||11 March 1918|
|2nd||Tatsuta||29 May 1918|
|1st||Kuma||14 July 1919|
|2nd||Tama||10 February 1920|
|3rd||Kitakami||3 July 1920|
|4th||Ooi||15 July 1920|
|5th||Kiso||14 December 1920|
|1st||Nagara||25 April 1922|
|2nd||Isuzu||29 October 1921|
|3rd||Natori||16 February 1922|
|4th||Yura||15 February 1922|
|5th||Kinu||29 May 1922|
|6th||Abukuma||16 March 1923|
|1st||Sendai||30 October 1923|
|2nd||Jintsuu||8 December 1923|
|3rd||Naka||24 March 1925|
|1st||Agano||22 October 1941|
|2nd||Noshiro||19 July 1942|
|3rd||Yahagi||25 October 1942|
|4th||Sakawa||9 April 1944|
|1st||Katori||14 December 1939|
|2nd||Kashima||25 September 1939|
|1st||Yuubari||5 March 1923|
|1st||Ooyodo||2 April 1942|
|1st||Gotland||14 September 1933|
|1st||De Ruyter||11 March 1935|
|#||Duca degli Abruzzi-class||Date Launched|
|1st||Duca degli Abruzzi||21 April 1936|
|2nd||Giuseppe Garibaldi||21 April 1936|
|7th||Honolulu||26 August 1937|
|#||St. Louis-class||Date Launched|
|1st (8th)||Helena||28 August 1938|
|1st||Atlanta||6 September 1941|
|6th/1st||Perth||27 July 1934|
|3rd||Sheffield||23 July 1936|
|#||Heavy Cruisers||Date Launched|
|1st||Furutaka||25 February 1925|
|2nd||Kako||10 April 1925|
|1st||Aoba||25 September 1926|
|2nd||Kinugasa||24 October 1926|
|1st||Myoukou||16 April 1927|
|2nd||Nachi||15 June 1927|
|3rd||Ashigara||22 April 1928|
|4th||Haguro||24 March 1928|
|1st||Takao||12 May 1930|
|2nd||Atago||16 June 1930|
|3rd||Maya||8 November 1930|
|4th||Choukai||30 June 1931|
|1st||Mogami||14 March 1934|
|2nd||Mikuma||31 May 1934|
|3rd||Suzuya||20 November 1934|
|4th||Kumano||15 October 1936|
|1st||Tone||21 November 1937|
|2nd||Chikuma||19 March 1938|
|#||Admiral Hipper-class||Date Launched|
|3rd||Prinz Eugen||22 August 1938|
|1st||Zara||27 April 1930|
|4th||Pola||5 December 1931|
|1st||Northampton||5 September 1929|
|5th||Houston||7 September 1929|
|Kongou||18 May 1912|
|Hiei||21 November 1912|
|Kirishima||1 December 1913|
|Haruna||14 December 1913|
|Fusou||28 March 1914|
|Yamashiro||3 November 1915|
|Ise||12 November 1916|
|Hyuuga||27 January 1917|
|Nagato||9 November 1919|
|Mutsu||31 May 1920|
|Yamato||8 August 1940|
|Musashi||1 November 1940|
|Bismarck||14 February 1939|
|Conte di Cavour||10 August 1911|
|Littorio||22 August 1937|
|Roma||9 June 1940|
|Colorado||22 March 1921|
|Maryland||24 April 1917|
|Washington||1 June 1940|
|South Dakota||7 June 1941|
|Iowa||27 August 1942|
|Warspite||26 November 1913|
|Nelson||3 September 1925|
|Richelieu||17 January 1939|
|Gangut||20 October 1911|
|Light Carriers||Date Launched|
|Houshou||13 November 1921|
|Ryuujou||2 April 1931|
|Shouhou||1 June 1935|
|Zuihou||19 June 1936|
|Hiyou||24 June 1941|
|Junyou||26 June 1941|
|Kasuga Maru||19 September 1940|
|Yawata Maru||31 Octember 1939|
|Shinyou||18 December 1933|
|Gambier Bay||22 November 1943|
|Standard Carriers||Date Launched|
|Akagi||22 April 1925|
|Kaga||17 November 1921|
|Souryuu||21 December 1935|
|Hiryuu||16 November 1937|
|Shoukaku||1 June 1939|
|Zuikaku||27 November 1939|
|Taihou||7 March 1943|
|Unryuu||25 September 1943|
|Amagi||1 October 1943|
|Katsuragi||19 January 1944|
|Graf Zeppelin||8 December 1938|
|Aquila||26 February 1926|
|Saratoga||7 April 1925|
|Intrepid||26 April 1943|
|Hornet||14 December 1940|
|Ark Royal||13 April 1937|
|Victorious||14 September 1939|
|I-8||20 July 1936|
|I-19||16 September 1939|
|I-26||10 April 1941|
|I-168||26 June 1933|
|I-58||30 June 1943|
|I-400||18 Jannuary 1944|
|I-401||11 March 1944|
|I-13||30 November 1943|
|I-14||14 March 1944|
|I-47||29 September 1943|
|I-201||22 July 1944|
|I-203||20 October 1944|
|U-511||21 Febuary 1941|
|Luigi Torelli||6 January 1940|
|Scamp||20 July 1942|
|Auxiliary ships||Date Launched|
|Akitsumaru||24 Sept 1941|
|Chitose||29 November 1936|
|Chiyoda||19 November 1936|
|Mizuho||16 May 1938|
|Nisshin||30 November 1939|
|Commandant Teste||12 April 1929|
|Kamoi||8 June 1922|
|Hayasui||25 December 1943|
|Souya||16 February 1938|
|Yamashio Maru||14 November 1944|
|Amphibious Assault Ship|
|Shinshuu Maru||14 March 1934|
|Akitsu Maru||24 September 1941|
|Taigei||16 November 1933|
|Jingei||4 May 1923|
|Chougei||24 March 1924|
|Akashi||29 June 1938|
|Mamiya||26 October 1923|
|Irako||14 February 1941|
List of artist
The list of Seiyuus (VA) is found here here
The list of Drawers is found here here
- "Youki" is speculated to be Shinanos drawer (from p.26 of Teitoku no Natsuyasumi & p.31 of Teitoku no Fuyuyasumi)
|Okamiya Michio (岡宮道生)||Game, Event, OST -Akatsuki-, Incomplete|
|Ookoshi Kaori ( 大越香里)||Game, Event, OST -Akatsuki-, Incomplete|
|Usami Hiroshi (宇佐美宏)||Game, Event, OST -Akatsuki-, Incomplete|
Ever see an acronym in the wiki you didn't know the meaning of and urban dictionary doesn't have it? While it is preferable to not use acronyms to avoid confusion, some discussions will inevitably have them. This is an incomplete list of acronyms used in discussions by English-speaking KanColle players.
- AA - Anti-Air
- AACI - Anti-Air Cut-in
- AAFD - AA Fire Directors
- ACH - Aircraft Carrier Hime
- AD - Air Denial
- AFP - Air Fighter Power
- AGB - Icebreaker
- AGDP - Arctic Gear & Deck Personnel
- AGL - Lighthouse tender
- AGS - Survey ship
- AI - Air Incapability
- AO - Fleet Oiler / Replenishment Oiler
- AP :
- AP - Air Parity
- AP - Air Power
- AP - Armor Piercing
- AR :
- AS :
- AS - Submarine Tender
- AS - Artillery Spotting
- AS - Air Superiority
- AS+ - Air Supremacy
- ASW - Anti-Submarine Warfare
- AV - Seaplane Tender
- BB - Battleship
- BBV - Aviation Battleship
- BC - "Battle Cruisers" (unused in the game)
- BP - Blueprint
- CA - Heavy Cruiser
- CAV - Aviation Cruiser
- CCCI - Credit-Card Cut-In, a "joke cut-in" about paying to do someting.
- CDMG - Concentrated Deployment Machine Gun
- CF - Combined Fleet
- CI - Cut-In
- CL - Light Cruiser
- CLT - Torpedo Cruiser
- CT :
- CT - Training Cruiser
- CT - Closing Torpedo
- CTF - Carrier Task Force
- CV :
- CV - Character Voice, same as VA
- CV - Aircraft Carrier / Standard Aircraft Carrier ("Croiseur Vol")
- CVB - Armored Aircraft Carrier / Armored Carrier ("Croiseur Vol Blindé")
- CVCI - Aircraft Carrier Cut In
- CVE - Escort carrier, an ASW specialized light aircraft carrier ("Croiseur Vol d'Escorte")
- CVL - Light Aircraft Carrier / Light Carrier ("Croiseur Vol Léger")
- CVN - Night Aircraft Carrier (not "nuclear CV" here)
- DA - Double Attack
- DD - Destroyer
- DE - "Destroyer Escort" but this designates "Coastal Defense Ship" in Kancolle
- DLC - Daihatsu Landing Craft
- EO - Extra Operation (maps 1-5, 1-6, 2-5, 3-5, 5-5, 6-5, and some event maps)
- FBB - Fast Battleship
- FCF - Fleet Command Facility
- FCM - First Class Medal
- FF :
- FF - Friendly Fleet
- FF - Fast Fleet
- FP - Firepower
- FS - Flagship
- GS - Great Success
- HMAS - Her/His Majesty's Australian Ship
- HMS - Her/His Majesty's Ship
- HNLMS - His/Her Netherlands Majesty's Ship
- HQ - Headquarter LV (Admiral personal LV)
- IJA - Imperial Japanese Army
- IJN - Imperial Japanese Navy
- JA - Jet Assault
- KC - Kantai Collection
- KMS - Kriegsmarine Ships
- LBAS - Land-Based Air Squadron
- LD - Last Dance
- LHA - Amphibious Assault Ship
- LoS/LOS - Line of Sight
- LSC - Large Ship Construction
- MN - Marine nationale (French Navy)
- MO - Main Operation, all maps other than EO.
- NOAP - Night Operation Aviation Personnel
- OA - Opening Airstrike
- OASW - Opening ASW
- OT/O torp - Opening Torpedo
- RADAR - RAdio Detection And Ranging
- RAN - Royal Australian Navy
- RE - Reinforcement Expansion (extra ship slot)
- RL/RLK2 - 12cm 30-tube Rocket Launcher /12cm 30-tube Rocket Launcher Kai Ni
- RM - Regia Marina (Italian Royal Navy)
- RN - Royal Navy
- RNN - Royal Netherlands Navy
- RP - Ranking points
- RSC - Resources
- RNG - Random Number Generation
- SCAMP - Skilled Carrier-based Aircraft Maintenance Personnel
- SE - Support Expedition
- SF - Striking Force Fleet
- SFCF - Striking Force Fleet Command Facility
- SLO - Skilled Lookouts
- SSLO - "Super Skilled Lookouts "
- SONAR - SOund Navigation And Ranging
- SPB - Sea Plane Bomber
- SPF - Sea Plane Fighter
- SPR - Sea Plane Recon
- SS - Submarine
- SSV - Aicraft Carrying Submarine
- STF - Surface Task Force
- TCI - Torpedo Cut In
- TCF/TE - Transport Combined Fleet / Transport Escort
- TP - "Transport Points"
- TSSL - Torpedo Squadron Skilled Lookouts
- TTK - "Teitoku", Japaneses for "Admiral"
- USN - United States Navy
- USS - United States Ship
- VA - Voice Actress, same as CV
- WG/WG42 - WG42 (Wurfgerät 42)
Abbreviations, Specific terms & Trivia
Alongside acronyms, you may encounter some abbreviations, specific terms, and trivia, some being Japanese terms or names, more practical names referring to specific in-game features, or even real-life Trivia.
- Big Seven - Refers to the firsts 7 battleships built to carry the biggest naval guns (>40 cm) allowed by the Washington Naval Treaty, namely, the Nagato-class, Nelson-class, and Colorado-class.
- Blow torches - Instant Construction Material
- BRS nicknames :
- Bucket - Instant Repair Material
- Bulldozer - Construction Corps
- BURNING LOVE - Notable line from Kongou
- C2 - Studio/Dojin circle behind Kancolle
- Chuuha - "very damaged", orange damaged
- Debuff - A mechanic that weaken some event bosses.
- Dev mat - Development materials
- Flamethrower - Instant Construction Material
- Green T - Crossing the T (Advantage) Engagement
- Hole Punch - Reinforcement Expansion
- KancoDex - Library (Kancolle's Pokedex)
- Kancolle - Kantai Collection
- KanDex - Library (Kancolle's Pokedex)
- Kanmusu - kantai musume, ship-girl
- Nuke - Anti-installation setup using a tank, a DLC, and artillery, doing "nuclear-like" damages to installations (up to 9999 damages).
- Poi? (っぽい？) - Catchphrase of Yuudachi, meaning "maybe", referring to Ironbottom Sound.
- Red T - Crossing the T (Disadvantage) Engagement.
- Rensouhou-chan (連装砲ちゃん) - A Danbo-like robot which appears with some ships like Shimakaze. Amatsukaze having a more formal character, calls hers Rensouhou-kun instead.
- Rosa - Japanese AA rockets : 12cm 30-tube Rocket Launcher & 12cm 30-tube Rocket Launcher Kai Ni
- Screw - Improvement Materials
- Secretary - The flagship of the First fleet, the girl in the main menu.
- Shirei-kan - "Commander"
- Spoon - The Vanguard Formation, named after its shape.
- Tags - Ship Locking in events.
- Taiha - "heavily damaged", red damaged
- Tanaka - Kensuke Tanaka, creator and original programmer of Kancolle.
- Tank - Ka-Mi Tank , not to be confused with "Landing tanks" (see Landing Craft).
- Teitoku - "Admiral"
- Tenryuu Kindergarten - A common theme where Tenryuu and a destroyers' escort is regularly used in expeditions to optimize resources consumption. The official 4-Koma also shows Tenryuu as being good at taking care of children (destroyers).
- Torches - Instant Construction Material
- Touch - General name used for Special Attacks.
- Yasen - "night battle"
- ！すでのな - One of Inazuma's lines written "backward", in traditional Japanese format. Also appears as a wall scroll in the furniture page.
- 2-4-11 - Naka. 2-4-11 refers to the fuel-ammo-steel combination received from her scrap (if scrapping with her default equipment).
- ABKM - Abukuma
- Beaver - Yukikaze's nickname based on her appearance. Japanese call her 'Hamster'.
- Bisckuit - Bismarck
- CdC - Conte di Cavour
- Cranes - Shoukaku-class, both being named after cranes.
- Dragons - Souryuu, Hiryuu, and Unryuu, all three being named after dragons.
- Ducks - Akizuki-class
- Furei - I-201
- Fuumi - I-203
- Goto - Gotland
- Goya - I-58
- Hachi - I-8
- Hitomi - I-13
- Horny - Hornet, sometime Horny Maru
- Iku - I-19
- Imuya - I-168
- Iyo - I-14
- Kamo - Akitsushima
- KTKM - Kitakami. Wordplay from Japanese netslang KTKR which is read as "kita kore", literally "it's here", sort of like "woohoo I got it" or "I've been waiting for this!".
- Lebe - Z1
- Leberecht Maass - Z1
- Maass - Z1
- Max Schultz - Z3
- Melon-chan - Yuubari's nickname due to her uniform color scheme and general resemblance to a melon as well as the City of Yuubari, on the namesake Yuubari River, which is well known for its melons.
- Mito - Kaiboukan No.30
- Nagamon - Nagato's name "長門" 2nd kanji, "門", can be pronounced as mon. This name contrasts Nagato's seriousness with the silly and cute things she is usually depicted doing.
- Nagamutsu - Fusion of Nagato and Mutsu names, designating the class or both of them.
- Nimu - I-26
- Potatoes - Every characters drawn by Shibafu (しばふ), referring to the simple "potatoes-like" shape of their face.
- Pudding - Prinz Eugen, due to her name pronouciation in Japanese
- Ro - Ro-500
- Shioi - I-401
- Shion - I-400
- Sodak - South Dakota
- Strawberry - Harusame, referring to her hair color.
- Whales - Refer to Submarine Tenders having the kanji "鯨" meaning whale in their name.
- Yamasushi - Fusion of Yamato and Musashi names, designating the class or both of them.
- YKKZ - Yukikaze
- YMKZ - Yamakaze
- Yona - I-47
- Yotsu - Kaiboukan No.4
- Yuu - U-511
- Zekamashi (ぜかまし) - Shimakaze's name read backward (in traditional Japanese, characters are read right-to-left). Found on one of the Rensouhou-chan's lifebuoys.
See here  for more informal ships nicknames.