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General comments and suggestions[edit]

Feel free to leave a comment here. Haus42 20:55, 12 March 2007 (UTC)

"This Month in Nautical History" suggestions[edit]

Feel free to edit the page, or leave a comment here. Haus42 03:48, 10 March 2007 (UTC)

Category box suggestions[edit]

Feel free to edit the page, or leave a comment here. Haus42 03:48, 10 March 2007 (UTC)

Quote suggestions[edit]

Feel free to leave a comment here. Haus42 03:48, 10 March 2007 (UTC)

"Picture of the Day" suggestions[edit]

Feel free to edit the page, or leave a comment here. Haus42 03:48, 10 March 2007 (UTC)

MV Juno (Iùno in Scottish Gaelic) arriving at Gourock on the Dunoon service
What about this image of Caledonian MacBrayne ferry MV Juno? The subject is well framed, the scenery in the background is very attractive and it's quite high quality. In addition, it doesn't have any obstructions in the way of the vessel, and it's quite clear that it's moving by the bow wave. Bob talk 10:50, 1 April 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for the suggestion! I set MV Juno up as the April 2nd selected picture. If you want to tweak it, please feel free to do so. Cheers. Haus42 12:48, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

Article of the day comments and suggestions[edit]

Here are links to the articles of the day. Haus42 17:23, 11 March 2007 (UTC)

Nautical Portal Article of the Day
January 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
February 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 (29) (30)
March 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
April 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
May 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
June 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
July 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
August 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
September 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
October 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
November 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
December     1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

Picture of the day comments and suggestions[edit]

Here are links to the pictures of the day. Haus42 17:23, 11 March 2007 (UTC)

Nautical Portal Picture of the Day
January 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
February 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 (29) (30)
March 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
April 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
May 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
June 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
July 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
August 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
September 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
October 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
November 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
December     1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

Pictures of the Day from July 1 to December 24 are currently duplicates. If you feel like adding your own picture(s), July would be a good place to start. Haus42 20:57, 12 March 2007 (UTC)

Good luck for your project[edit]

Hello,

We have a similar portal in french Portail:Maritime with a project Projet:Maritime and a Bistro du port for discussion about the portal and the project. You have the same in Brezhoneg, Deutsch, Italiano, and Polski.

Good luck. CaptainHaddock 09:39, 20 March 2007 (UTC)

Can List of world's largest wooden ships[edit]

be part of your project?--Filll 17:46, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

General Nautical Parent Project?[edit]

I notice there is no broad parent project. There seem to be areas that are falling through the cracks, like say, Sailing which is really just outside several projects, doesn't fall under Ships except for a limited portion of the historical aspects and the tall ships still afloat, "small craft" in general which are on the margins of Maritime Trades as so many are now purely recreational (at least in the eyes of those who don't know - yeah I'm not biased), Historical Novels like the Aubrey-Maturin series series and the Hornblower Series which are, I'm sure, very important to the Novels Project or their authors which I'm sure are just as important to the Biographies Project. Most of these areas have little coverage or very few editors and need information and badly need sources. A few, like Sailing, appear to have gotten out of control and could probably stand a few new editors to at least comment on how things might be brought back into focus as an Encyclopedia. Any interest in a Nautical Project, as a general parent project but with a primary intent of covering all those areas that the current active projects don't? Certainly not intended to step on the toes of those who are working hard on talking about military vessels, merchant shipping topics, or other things that are clearly within existing projects.--Doug.(talk contribs) 13:41, 2 September 2007 (UTC)

Could also be Water Transport Project.--Doug.(talk contribs) 02:44, 5 September 2007 (UTC)
I'd encourage you to give it a shot if working on it interests you. When I first started contributing on maritime subjects I made a conscious decision to focus more on depth than breadth. That said, the structure of watery subjects is quite bad, and I'm sure there are big gains to be gotten from improving it. Cheers. HausTalk 18:19, 25 September 2007 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done - I've proposed this project at Wikipedia:WikiProject_Council/Proposals#Nautical_Project, comments desired, at that site please.--Doug.(talk contribs) 21:49, 10 October 2007 (UTC)

Featured Article[edit]

I hate to be picky but what does the Featured ARticle for today have to do with the Nautical Portal? 65.24.55.197 04:02, 15 October 2007 (UTC)

Today is George Hennard's birthday. George Hennard no longer points to a biography of Hennard, but rather to a description of the Luby's Massacre. That's the why. If anyone wants to a) point today's redirect to another page, or even better, b) get consensus on fixing the Hennard article, I think that'd be a wonderful thing. Cheers. HausTalk 18:24, 15 October 2007 (UTC)
So what? Just because some idiot has messed up elsewhere, you have to mess things up some more here? Congratulations for proving once again what a bunch of twats there are on Wikipedia. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 77.101.226.44 (talk) 17:24, 7 January 2009 (UTC)

Spud barge[edit]

As a non-native speaker I stumbled into the term "spud barge" when I was reading about former US LSM landing ships being converted for civilian use. When searching the net one can find a huge number of spud barges offered for sale but no definition of this type of craft or vessel. Is there someone who can explain this term to me (and may be write an article here?)? Thank you, --KuK (talk) 17:12, 8 November 2008 (UTC)

I'm not an expert on river vessels, but I think I understand what a spud barge is. First, it's a barge that work in shallow water. Now, instead of mooring with anchors or lines, a spud barge drops heavy poles or pipes which sink into the riverbed and hold it in place. Cheers. HausTalk 18:10, 8 November 2008 (UTC)
Thank you for your answer. As far as I could find out additionally spud barges are mainly used for drilling purposes, i.e. to carry drilling gear etc. --KuK (talk) 13:21, 15 November 2008 (UTC)

Tonnage Deadweight All Told[edit]

i stumbled into the term "Tonnage Deadweight All Told" and i was wondering what it is, especially compared to DWT, and "twd" which seems to be quite often used?--ThurnerRupert (talk) 12:05, 11 November 2008 (UTC)

Emigrant ship[edit]

Can anyone write an article about Emigrant ships? --93.196.50.165 (talk) 21:40, 25 December 2008 (UTC)

New article: Marine steam engine[edit]

There is a new article on Marine steam engines by User:Gatoclass. Where ship articles link "steam engine", the link should go there, not to the main article Steam engine. The article also has some usefull redirects to sections, namely Walking beam and Side-lever. -- Petri Krohn (talk) 12:37, 22 April 2009 (UTC)

Biggest ship sunk by a German raider in WW II[edit]

In the article of HMHS Gloucester Castle the text says, that “the Gloucester Castle had the largest loss of life of any ship sunk by German surface raiders during the war.

Have you heard about passenger steamer SS Britannia (built in 1926 by Alexander Stephens and Sons for the Anchor Line), which was sunk by German raider Thor west of Dakar on March 25, 1941? 127 passengers and 122 crew members were killed in this incident. I just want you to know. There is no article about this ship on the English-language Wikipedia, but for the German-language version I have been writing one in 2009. Maybe someone is interested enough to create an English version.

Best regards and greetings from Germany, OfficeBoy (talk) 22:20, 10 April 2010 (UTC)

Copied to WT:SHIPS. HausTalk 00:28, 11 April 2010 (UTC)

Something wrong?[edit]

Really odd that a portal should have categories like:-

  • Design 1037 ships of the United States Navy
  • Ships built in New Jersey
  • 1918 ships
  • Transport ships of the United States Army
  • Ships sunk by Japanese submarines
  • World War II shipwrecks in the Indian Ocean
  • Wreck diving sites
  • Bali
  • Maritime incidents in 1942
  • Merchant marine (−) (±)

strongly suggest that the article of the day or whatever has some links/categories - that should not be working SatuSuro 10:13, 11 January 2013 (UTC)

Yes, this portal has been set up to transclude an entire article each day, adding whatever categories that day's articles happen to be in. Not good. The easiest fix is to remove the "article of the day" box; next easiest is to replace that with a {{Random portal component}}; hardest would be to edit the 365 articles so that their categories don't get included in the portal. -- John of Reading (talk) 10:34, 11 January 2013 (UTC)

Nautical article of the day header date illegible[edit]

The blue link on dark blue ground is illegible and either or both the colours should be changed. • • • Peter (Southwood) (talk): 14:15, 25 September 2013 (UTC)