Default unit names are controlled by \db\unitnames.csv.
To create or edit the unit list for any country, just open unitnames.csv and scroll down to the location of your nation's TAG. Then replace the last term in the line with the ship name you'd like to use.
Transport names denote an entire flotilla rather than a single ship, so the convention is to use the name of a lead ship for the flotilla:
- TEX;14;'Yellow Stone' Flotilla
- TEX;14;'Laura' Flotilla
- TEX;14;'Cayuga' Flotilla
Because of the way the game parses the file, be sure to always use single quotes ( ' ) rather than double ones ( " ).
The format for the unit names file in Victoria is:
- TAG;4;(Predreadnought) Battleship
- TAG;5;Cruiser (CL)
- TAG;9;Man of War
- TAG;10;Heavy Cruiser (CA)
- TAG;14;Steamer Transport
- TAG;15;Clipper Transport
To move a set of names to a new tag or ship class, just CTRL+H and global replace the old tag or number with the new one.
To switch sets of names, CTRL+H replace one set of tags or numbers with a placeholder value (eg, @@@). Then CTRL+H replace the second set of tags or numbers with the first set's. Finally, replace the first set's placeholder.
Victoria: Revolutions unitname.csv
- TAG;0;Regular Infantry
- TAG;4;PreDreadnought battleships (PDN)
- TAG;5;Advanced battleships (BB1)
- TAG;6;Modern battleships (BB2)
- TAG;7;Battlecruisers (BC1)
- TAG;8;Advanced or modern battlecruisers (BC2)
- TAG;9;Advanced (Heavy) Cruisers (CA1)
- TAG;10;Modern (Heavy) Cruisers (CA2)
- TAG;11;Protected Cruisers (PC)
- TAG;12;Light Cruisers (CL)
- TAG;13;Experimental Aircraft Carriers (CV1)
- TAG;14;Converted Hulk Aircraft Carriers (CV2)
- TAG;15;Purpose Built Aircraft Carriers (CV3)
- TAG;16;Dreadnought battleships (DN)
- TAG;17;Monitor-style all-iron coastal gunboats.
- TAG;18;Ironclad wooden steamers
- TAG;19;Men O'War
- TAG;21;Commerce Raiders
- TAG;23;Steamer Flotillas
- TAG;24;Clipper Flotillas
These prefixes wouldn't've been in use for the early classes of ships. Prior to the ACW era, it was common for all fleets to differentiate between classes. A USS would be a United States ship of the line; a frigate would be a USF, US SlpW (sloop of war), US Bg (brig), or US Schr (schooner.) Commerce raiders would be Gbt (gunboats), ScSlp (screw sloops), SwSlp (sidewheel sloops), etc.
- ALD (Aldjazair) — none
- ARG (Argentina) — ARA (Navy of the Argentine Republic)
- AST (Australia) — HMAS (His Majesty's Australian Ship)
- AUS (Austria) — SMS (His Majesty's Ship)
- BEL (Belgium) — none
- BRU (Brunei) — KDB (Royal Brunei Ship)
- BRZ (Brazil) — By type: eg, NAe (aircraft carrier), F (frigate)
- BUL (Bulgaria) — none
- BUR (Burma) — BSYY or UBS (Union of Burma Ship)
- CAL (1836 California) — presumably, ARC (Navy of the Republic of California)
- CAL (1846 California) — presumably, CRS (California Republic Ship)
- CAN (Canada) — HMCS (His Majesty's Canadian Ship)
- CHI (China) — CNS (Chinese Navy Ship)
- CHI (Republic of China) — ROCS (Republic of China Ship)
- CHL (Chile) — none
- CLM (Colombia) — ARC (Navy of the Republic of Columbia)
- CSA (CSA) — CSS (Confederate States Ship)
- CUB (Cuba) — none
- CYP (Cyprus) — none
- DAN (Denmark) — KDM (Royal Danish Navy) or HDMS (His Danish Majesty's Ship)
- ECU (Ecuador) — BAE (Ship of the Navy of Ecuador)
- EGY (Egypt) — none
- ENG (United Kingdom) — HMS (His Majesty's Ship) or HMSm (His Majesty's Submarine)
- EST (Estonia) — none
- FIN (Finland) — none
- FRA (France) — none
- GEO (Georgia) — none
- GER (German Empire) — SMS (His Majesty's Ship) or SM U### (His Majesty's Submarine #)
- GER (Nazi Germany & German Republic) — none
- GRE (Greece) — BP or VP (Royal Ship)
- HOL (Netherlands) — HrMs (His Majesty's) or HNLMS (His Netherlands Majesty's Ship)
- IND (British India) — HMIS (His Majesty's Indian Ship)
- IND (India) — INS (Indian Naval Ship)
- ION (Ionian Islands) — presumably, HMIIS (His Majesty's Ionian Islands Ship)
- IRE (Ireland) — LÉ or LE (Irish Ship)
- ITA (Kingdom of Italy) — RN (Royal Ship) or RSmg (Royal Submarine)
- ITA (Republic of Italy) — none
- KOR (Korea) — ROKS (Republic of Korea Ship)
- LIT (Lithuania) — LKL (Lithuanian Military Ship)
- LIV (Latvia) — none
- MEX (Mexico) — ARM (Navy of the Mexican Republic)
- NIP (Japan) — none
- NOR (Norway) — KNM (Royal Norse Navy) or HNoMS (His Norwegian Majesty's Ship)
- NWZ (New Zealand) — HMNZS (His Majesty's New Zealand Ship)
- OMA (Oman) — SNV (Sultanate Naval Vessel)
- PER (Persia) — none
- PEU (Peru) — BAP (Peruvian Navy Ship)
- POL (Poland) — ORP (Ship of the Polish Republic)
- POR (Portugal) — NRP (Ship of the Republic of Portugal)
- PRU (Prussia) — presumably, SMS (His Majesty's Ship)
- QUE (Quebec) — NCSM (His Majesty's Canadian Ship)
- ROM (Romania) — NMS (His Majesty's Ship)
- RUS (Russia) — none
- SAF (South Africa) — HMSAS (His Majesty's South African Ship)
- SAR (Sardinia-Piedmont) — presumably, RN (Royal Ship) or RSmg (Royal Submarine)
- SIA (Siam) — HTMS (His Thai Majesty's Ship)
- SIC (Two Sicilies) — presumably, RN (Royal Ship) or RSmg (Royal Submarine)
- SPA (Spain) — none
- SWE (Sweden) — HMS (His Majesty's Ship)
- TEX (Texas) — presumably, RTS (Republic of Texas Ship)
- TUR (Ottoman Empire) — none
- URU (Uruguay) — ROU (Oriental Republic of Uruguay)
- USA (USA) — USS (United States Ship)
- VNZ (Venezuela) — FNV (Naval Force of Venezuela)
- U12 (U.S.S.R.) — none
- U22 (Turkey) — TCG (Turkish Republic Ship)
- U24 (Philippines) — BRP (Ship of the Republic of the Philippines)
- U31 (Communist China) — none
- U35 (Victoria) — HMVS (His Majesty's Victorian Ship)
- U43 (Tonga) — VOEA (His Majesty's Vessel)
- U44 (Fiji) — RFNS (Republic of Fiji Naval Ship)
- U69 (Lanka) — SLNS (Sri Lankan Naval Ship)
- U88 (Iceland) — VS (Patrol Ship) or ICGS (Icelandic Coast Guard Ship)
- Using a plaintext editor like Notepad is usually less buggy than spreadsheet programs such as Excel, which sometimes add extra formatting and characters to the file.
- PDNs were larger versions of the all-steel cruisers, many along the lines of the British Majestic class.
- BB1s were historically the Standard treaty battleships, which owing to the limitations of the Washington Naval Treaty mostly involved retrofitting the earlier dreadnoughts. The principal changes were completion of the conversion to oil-burning vessels, readjustment of the armor to protect strongly against plunging fire but weakly in unessential areas of the ship.
- BB2 were the early WWII-era ships: Panamax-sized, fast, massively-armed but only moderately armored.
- BC1s were the light, fast dreadnoughts championed by Admiral Fisher & discredited at Jutland.
- BC2s were the more heavily-armored refits and new designs leading up to WWII, such as the German pocket battleships.
- CA1s were the treaty-era heavy cruisers such as the Northampton class.
- CA2s were the WWII-era heavy cruisers, which focused more upon AA capability
- PCs were a steamer specially-fitted to protect the machinery, like the Esmeralda.
- CLs were all-steel mastless screw steamers, like the HMS Mercury.
- CV1s were converted cruisers, flying small aircraft as patrols.
- CV2s were more fully converted cruisers or merchant ships, like the HMS Ark Royal.
- Purpose-built carriers were as indicated. An example was Imperial Japanese Navy's Hosho.
- DNs followed the lines of the HMS Dreadnought: only big guns were placed & the screws were powered by a steam turbine engine.
- Such as La Gloire
- Men o'War, including the 1st & 3rd rate ships of the line, were purpose-built sail warships.
- Frigates, including schooners of war, brigs, sloops of war, & proper frigates, were smaller sail warships, often converted from commercial vessels.
- Commerce raiders were the first generation of unarmored wooden paddlewheel & sidewheel steamers, also often converted from commercial vessels.