Talk:Battle of the Barents Sea
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In or On a ship?
Here in Britain, I have always experienced the term "on" a ship used when referring to where people and equipment are stationed.
So, for example, I would say "Xelous is on HMS Sheffield". Not "Xelous is in HMS Sheffield".
I wonder where does this "in" inflection come from, and do we feel it should be in or on, so that the article can be left or corrected as needed?
- Xelous - 22nd June 2007.
- Good point. There were three instances in the text of people being "in" a ship; I have changed this to "on board". There's nothing offensively bad about "in", but "on" seems better. Perhaps the original author was trying to avoid having to say "on Onslow", which is the first instance. -Ashley Pomeroy (talk) 14:55, 24 August 2008 (UTC)
There was an in-line reference to Find a Grave that was inappropriate where placed at best. It was placed after information on a subjects retirement. Find a Grave is not considered a reliable source. Otr500 (talk) 10:29, 17 February 2011 (UTC)
Ok, so I replaced the Atlantic Ocean campaignbox with a new Arctic Ocean one, because this battle did not take place in the Atlantic. If there's a problem with this, feel free to revert and discuss. Howicus (talk) 23:24, 27 July 2013 (UTC)