Its correct designation was Royal Mail Ship (RMS) Titanic; this applied only to liners belonging to shipping companies which had contracts to carry the mails; non-mail carrying ships would bear the designation showing their method of propulsion such as SS - steam ship or MV - motor vessel.
What does M/V stand for?
M/V stands for Motor Vessel
This definition appears very frequently and is found in the following Acronym Finder categories:
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- Science, medicine, engineering, etc.
- Business, finance, etc.
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We have 24 other meanings of M/V in our Acronym Attic
- Messmore Test-Analyze-Teach Literacy Program
- Mission/Tactical Data Distribution System
- Mobile/Transportable Ground-Based Command, Control, Communications, and Information System
- Myelopathy/Tropical Spastic Paraparesis Complex
- Monitor Unit
- Mobile/Unit Conduct of Fire Trainer
- Mass/Volume Ratio (angiology)
- Merchant Vessel
- Motor Vehicles
Samples in periodicals archive:
Mr Hughes and his wife Jean, have spent the past nine years building the 33ft ketch-rigged motor vessel in the back garden of their Cullercoats home.
For several years there has been an exclusion zone from White Rock to Castray Esplanade for private and charter motor vessels and private yachts to keep them well clear of the leading racing yacht, with a wide berth on either side and with no vessels allowed in horn of the race leader.
The lifeboat was launched to the aid of the 21ft motor vessel which had mechanical problems and was near South stack lighthouse.
Next day I was aboard the Motor Vessel King Alfred being hauled by a tug out of Cardiff, bound for Baltimore, USA, to load grain for Bremen, in British-occupied Germany.
A long-time resident of Worcester and Miami Beach, FL, she and Bart found great joy in living an exciting life on the ocean aboard the motor vessel "Stony", boating from the Maine coast to the Bahamas and the Florida Keys.
The versatility inherent to a carrier strike group allowed for quick coordination with naval and Coast Guard assets from Turkey and India to successfully prevent a pirate attack against the motor vessel Full City," said Rear Adm.