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Ranking on strength
Is entirely subjective. However, by no stretch of imagination does the spanish navy rank above the PLAN or Indian Navy, whether in number of capital ships (and thereby strength), number of personnel or total tonnage. A provisional ranking would look like USN>> RuN=RN=MN(Fr) > JMSDF=IN=PLAN. GN, SpN, ROKN and MM(Italy) all come later. I'm deleting the part about rankings from the article. If someone wants to add something like that please put in some data to back it up instead of personal opinion. Madmonk11 (talk) 08:21, 13 November 2010 (UTC)
The spanish navy ( Armada Espanola ) is the 6th on the world... It's difficuly to make a ranking of navies but I believe the position of the spanish Armada would be someting between 5th and 7th place
What does armada mean in English? Can anyone tell me?
I believe the Armada is in 5th place but wikipedia isnt the place to debate naval power. It doesnt equal Italys navy though which is on par with France and the UK. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 22:15, 17 September 2007 (UTC)
Armada means "armed". The official name of the Spanish Navy is "Armada Española" for tradition, but the correct translation is "Marina española". This name (Marina Española) was used for long time before "Armada Española". In spanish, "Navy" means "marina" not armada. You can see old pictures with this name (Marina) in the aircrafts of the Spanish Navy. Actually the aircraft of the Navies of Spain, Chile, Argentina, Colombia and others americans countries used the word "Armada".
Inside of the Spanish Armada is the Spanish Marine Corps, in spanish: "Infantería de Marina" (Navy Infantry). The word "armada" is used in others names: Fuerzas Armadas Españolas (Spanish armed forces) and as adjetive: Armed Police (policia armada); Armed assault (Asalto armado) etc..
Title in Spanish
The title should be in English - Spanish navy.--Shtove 20:08, 6 May 2007 (UTC)
- I did that change because other countries' navies articles do use their autochtonous names such as the Marina Militare. If I was in an error for the change, please revert it to the original name. Cheers, --Maurice27 22:28, 6 May 2007 (UTC)
- As far as I know, it should be the English title. Maybe there's a different rule for this type of article. Ask an admin - it it's to be changed back, I think their help is needed anyway.--Shtove 14:46, 7 May 2007 (UTC)
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What's in a name?
Skirmish at WP
I deleted this:
- "During the Civil War, about half of the Spanish Navy had remained loyal to the Republican government and the other half joined the rebellion of Franco's Nationalists. Government forces had more destroyers (All except one, them Mussolini sold 4 old destroyers to the Nationalist), but Franco had seized both newest heavy cruisers Canarias and Baleares, armed with eight 203 mm (8 in) guns each. The two navies had skirmished throughout the war without major losses."
- "The Battle of the Ebro ended disastrously for the Republicans later that year."
- Spain is no longer a kingdom - like most Western countries they have some form of democracy, see this page. Also, the 'royal' in Royal Navy does not signify any particular governmental system - it is a holdover from when England had a monarchy. Andyo2000 (talk) 03:16, 23 May 2009 (UTC)
- What's that nonsense? Spanish is a kingdom as much as the UK or Japan. Ever heard the term Constitutional Monarchy? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 13:02, 5 August 2009 (UTC)
- Spain is no longer a kingdom? You must be joking, in fact the official name of Spain is Kingdom of Spain.--22.214.171.124 (talk) 17:55, 14 October 2009 (UTC)
The article starts out calling it the Spanish Navy but changes to Armada. If you do that, proper prose is to write Spanish Navy (Armada), but this is never done. Nitpicking, some may say but this is an encyclopediaBamler2 (talk) 06:15, 1 April 2013 (UTC)