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The selected photo needs credits of the source, and I wouldn't mind seeing another pic in the intro. There doesn't seem to be any readily available links for History of the United States Navy, which is a major part of the navy. A topics box should be created to solve that. Other than that, top notch. Joe I 00:19, 23 December 2006 (UTC)


USS Wisconsin just cleared FAR with numerous improvements to the article's structure and composition. It may be worth comparing your version of the article with the now current version of the article to see if any major differences between the two versions warrents updating the version used here as a Featured Article. TomStar81 (Talk) 18:43, 12 January 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads up and for discussing changes that need to be made to the portal. I have made the changes to reflect the new article.--WilsBadKarma (Talk/Contribs) 05:11, 17 January 2007 (UTC)

Naval Air Stations[edit]

The info in the articles "List of United States Navy air stations" and "Naval Air Station" are duplicative. Somebody should staighten them out. I don't know how. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 05:40, 16 February 2007 (UTC).

U.S. Navy historical bios[edit]

I'm having a hard time finding bio information on some of the senior U.S. Navy officers involved in the Guadalcanal campaign and Solomon Islands campaign. The Navy historical site only has biographies for "two-star" admirals and above. However, many of the significant Navy officers in these campaigns retired at O-6 or O-7. Is there a resource, either publication or website, that lists the bios of all U.S. Navy officers of the rank O-6 and above during World War II? Cla68 03:52, 21 February 2007 (UTC)

Cost of Ship[edit]

I'd like to add a line in the "ship info-box" on procurement cost, anyone know who can change that? Publicus 19:54, 5 March 2007 (UTC)

Bring it up over at WP:SHIPS, they should be able to handle it. TomStar81 (Talk) 03:49, 26 June 2007 (UTC)

Selected picture nomination[edit]

I don't know how often Portal:United States Navy/Nominate/Selected picture gets seen, but I added a photo there that I thought would fit well. If someone can find an appropriate article for it, then it could possibly be nominated for WP:FP too. howcheng {chat} 07:10, 20 May 2007 (UTC)

Flag of the United States Navy[edit]

Flag of the United States Navy is currently missing an image because Image:Navy flag.gif is about be deleted for sourcing issues. I looked online in vain for a large version of this flag to replace the image. Someone should find a substitute for this image ASAP. -N 20:56, 4 July 2007 (UTC)

New article - General Board of the United States Navy[edit]

I've written a new article, General Board of the United States Navy. A lot of articles reference it, but I'm having trouble tracking them all down. Also, I'm having trouble finding sources for the article. Any help you guys can give would be appreciated. Raul654 (talk) 19:51, 24 July 2008 (UTC)

Help wanted: Tex Settle[edit]

I'm collecting sources for the biography of USN VADM Thomas G. W. Settle (better known as balloonist Tex Settle) and while there are tons of resources on his stunts of 1930s, and some on his command of USS Portland (CA-33) in WW2, little is known on his post-WW2 years - not even a reliable year of death. Please help with RS on the latter! NVO (talk) 07:14, 19 April 2009 (UTC)

Thomas ap Catesby Jones[edit]

How could he fight for the confederacy when he died 1858?-- (talk) 21:43, 24 May 2009 (UTC)

Help for categorization[edit]


Can anybody help to categorize this image properly on Wiki Commons? Thanks in advance. --High Contrast (talk) 15:17, 24 July 2009 (UTC)

Naming convention[edit]

I have added this to the Wikiproject: Ships page as well. According to the U.S. Navy Style Guide ship names should be referenced as (the 2011 All Hands Owners + Operators Manual also reflects this):

ship names - For first reference always include USS, the ship's name and the hull number: USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).

Exceptions: Do not use "USS" for ships before 1909; or if she is not yet in commission; or she has been decommissioned and you are referring to the ship in her present state.

There is no hyphen in the hull number. In All Hands text, the ship name is in italics. On second reference, use only the ship's name. Do not use "the" in front of a ship's name: "USS San Jose," not "the USS San Jose."

The referencing of battalions (NMCBs for example) appears to be incorrect as well. Acording to the Style Guide:

battalion - Use numerals in unit names, and do not hyphenate: NMCB 4, not NMCB FOUR

This obviously means that nearly every page is incorrectly titled not to mention any references to the ship(s) within the page itself. Has this been discussed before? What actions should be taken? Evan.oltmanns (talk) 14:07, 29 January 2011 (UTC)

New article[edit]

Michael J. Connor, Commander, Naval Submarine Force now has a wikipage I created a few hours ago. Feel free to contribute please.EzPz (talk) 10:01, 15 June 2013 (UTC)