Talk:Ottoman ship Mahmudiye
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This page is linked to a myriad of pages, and each has a caption containing this stub, I believe that was done by Flavuis_Belisarius who has been banned as a sockpuppet of Shuppiluliuma who was in turn banned because of a Turkish bias that got him in trouble. I jingoism drove Suppiluliuma to scatter this image and preposterous claim all over Wikipedia.
The stub, and reproduction in captions, make the uncited claim that Mahmudiye was the largest warship for many years, and yet I can easily locate, on cited pages, many warships, French, British, American, and Spanish that were larger in the era she was about, based on guns, length, height, width, or all four, and probably in displacement. I'm removing the claim that she was the "largest warship" and "one of the few heavy first rates completed" until and unless citation is given. 18.104.22.168 (talk) 16:01, 11 July 2010 (UTC)