Talk:Able seaman (rank)

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Split[edit]

This page and Able Seaman (occupation) were split from Able Seaman. Haus42 15:14, 19 March 2007 (UTC)

France[edit]

AFAIK the Matelot de Seconde Classe would be the ordinary seaman and the Able Seaman would be the Matelot de première classe but I'm absolutely not sure. Chris CII 10:42, 14 February 2007 (UTC)

"Able-bodied"[edit]

I've removed the reference to "AB" standing for "able-bodied", as this is incorrect. See Able Seaman (occupation)#Able-bodied Seaman. Should we duplicate the section from the civilian article here? Tevildo (talk) 16:54, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: not moved as there is consensus for the current titles. A cursory glance at the other discussions mentioned here also suggests that there has generally either been consensus for the all capital form or no consensus in the previous discussion as well Dpmuk (talk) 11:25, 6 January 2011 (UTC)


Able Seaman (rank)Able seaman (rank) — Most style guides, including Wikipedia's, say that military ranks are capitalized only when they precede a person's name, or are used as a substitute for a particular person's name. When a rank is discussed in general, it is lower case. Indefatigable (talk) 23:40, 29 December 2010 (UTC)

Pdfpdf (talk) 02:58, 30 December 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose - I agree; I read the previous discussions and it makes sense to me to not use mixed case for these article titles. Kirk (talk) 05:44, 30 December 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose + speedy close per previous. Rank, when discussed AS a rank, should be capitalized. if you are talking about a group of admirals/generals/colonels, then they can be lowercase. — BQZip01 — talk 16:06, 30 December 2010 (UTC)
  • Support; seems logical to me. Powers T 19:51, 1 January 2011 (UTC)
    • Perhaps, but there are many, many things in this world that aren't logical. Would you care to expand? (Who knows, I may change my POV.) Thanks in advance, Pdfpdf (talk) 02:26, 4 January 2011 (UTC)
      • Well, if I were to write a sentence, I would write something like "An able seaman is a sailor in the United States Navy," or "I began looking for an able seaman to whom I could delegate the order." Thus, it fits our naming conventions to use the uncapitalized form in the title. Powers T 21:01, 4 January 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose per previous discussions. – ukexpat (talk) 23:31, 3 January 2011 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.