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SAM -- -- Surface to Air Missile

SECNAV -- -- Secretary Of The Navy

SCPO -- -- Senior Chief Petty Officer

SCP -- -- Ship's Control Panel

SGWLC -- -- Pronounced “squiggle,” stands for Steam Generator Water Level Control System.

SINS -- -- Ship’s Inertial Navigation System. Monitors the submarine’s position using gyroscopes.

SLBM -- -- Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile

SLCM -- -- Submarine Launched Cruise Missile

SLOT -- -- Submarine-Launched One-Way Transmitter

SNAPS -- -- British navigation and plotting tables known as Smith Navigation and Plotting System

SOBC -- -- Submarine Officers Basic Course

SONAR -- -- Sound Navigation and Ranging

SOSUS -- -- Sound Surveillance System. A NATO early warning system in the Atlantic during the Cold War that used sonar.

SPCP -- -- Steam Plant Control Panel

SS -- -- Sub that uses diesel power on the surface and electricity when submerged.

SSA -- -- Auxilliary submarine[md]sub that is part of the fleet but usually has a non-combative role, such as training.

SSC -- -- Coastal sub, designed specifically for coastal defense.

SSBN -- -- A nuclear-powered sub armed with strategic ballistic missiles.

SSGN -- -- A Nuclear-powered submarine armed with cruise[md]that is nuclear-guided[md]missiles.

SSM -- -- Midget submarine

SSN -- -- Nuclear-powered attack submarine.

SSK -- -- Sub that uses diesel power on the surface and electricity when submerged, of the hunter-killer variety.

SSTG -- -- Ship Service Turbine Generator

SUB -- -- Submarine

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