Talk:HMS Empire Battleaxe

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Requested move[edit]

The following is a closed discussion of the proposal. 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 proposal was move Anthony Appleyard (talk) 10:18, 21 May 2009 (UTC)
HMS Donovan (F161)HMS Empire Battleaxe — The majority of this ships' Naval service was under the name HMS Empire Battleaxe, not HMS DonovanMjroots (talk) 16:06, 13 May 2009 (UTC)

Survey[edit]

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  • Support per nom. Mjroots (talk) 16:06, 13 May 2009 (UTC)

Discussion[edit]

Any additional comments:

Wouldn't just "Empire Battleaxe" be more appropriate, since it would cover her career both with the Navy and in much of her commercial service? Gatoclass (talk) 03:09, 15 May 2009 (UTC)

Using just Empire Battleaxe is against the convention for naming ship articles. Doing so would imply that she was a sailing ship, like Empire Sandy. Her most notable service was as HMS Empire Battleaxe, which is why I've requested the move to that title. Mjroots (talk) 05:41, 15 May 2009 (UTC)
I think SS Empire Battleaxe would be best because it was the name under which she was known for 20 of her 26 years, including about half (one of the two paragraphs) of the notable wartime service (the other notable half under HMS Empire Battleaxe) — Bellhalla (talk) 12:56, 16 May 2009 (UTC)
Hmm, but from 1947 to 1966 she seems to have spent the entire time laid up. Hardly active commercial service, is it? Mjroots (talk) 17:07, 16 May 2009 (UTC)
Good point. But as long as it's under some form of Empire Battleaxe I have no problem with whatever name selected. — Bellhalla (talk) 14:49, 18 May 2009 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of the proposal. 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.