Talk:HMNZS Achilles (70)

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Flag[edit]

I have changed the flag shown to the White Ensign. No offence meant. During WWII, the White Ensign was flown by all Empire navies - only the Canadians used their own jack (which was only flown in port. Discussions within Wiki favour the use of historically correct ensigns. Folks at 137 21:58, 3 November 2006 (UTC)

Merger?[edit]

Isn't it normal practice to have only one article per ship, regardless of service in more than one navy? That being the case, this should be merged/redirected into INS Delhi (1948), since that is the name under which it spent most of its career (as it was not decommissioned until 1978). Grant | Talk 06:48, 29 April 2008 (UTC)

No, its often the case that we will have two articles if there has notable service in more than one navy. Hence ARA General Belgrano and USS Phoenix (CL-46) for example. If anything the merge should be the other way around as well, as our guidelines call for the name under which her most notable actions took place if there is a desire to keep it at one article. The River Plate actions and her Second World War service were the ship's most notable, internationally renowned actions. But it's common practice for ship articles to be split if an editor feels two decent full articles will result. The Delhi article could use some expansion but I don't think a merge is necessary. Benea (talk) 08:05, 29 April 2008 (UTC)

Wrong honor and awards[edit]

In honor and awards, battles fought before the ship was built are also listed. Will the creator of the article pl remove them?Kalpak (talk) 12:09, 6 November 2010 (UTC)kalpak

RN ships "inherit" the honours and awards of the earlier ships of the same name. GraemeLeggett (talk) 12:18, 6 November 2010 (UTC)

Race with Graf Spee?[edit]

I have made a note several years ago that one of the Battle of River Plate cruisers, probably HMS Achilles, was on joint manoeuvres with the Kreigsmarine at Kiel and on the return met at Wilhelmshaven the launched but not completed Admiral Graf Spee probably in 1934. They may even have had some sort of friendly race?

One possibiity is that came from an old website including the name Jack Harker in the title - http://www.rnzncomms.net.nz but which has long since ceased to exist online.

I am wondering if anybody can confirm if something like this actually happened? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Wayo231 (talkcontribs) 22:21, 9 January 2013 (UTC)