Talk:HMS Grenade (H86)

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Good article HMS Grenade (H86) has been listed as one of the Warfare good articles under the good article criteria. If you can improve it further, please do so. If it no longer meets these criteria, you can reassess it.
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March 2, 2011 Good article nominee Listed
Did You Know
A fact from this article appeared on Wikipedia's Main Page in the "Did you know?" column on February 25, 2011.
The text of the entry was: Did you know ... that the British destroyer HMS Grenade tied up to the French destroyer Bison on 3 May 1940 to rescue 36 survivors after the latter's forward magazine was bombed by a Junkers Ju 87 dive bomber and exploded?


This article variously refers to its subject (the ship) as "it" and "she". This should be made consistent, whichever one is chosen. --Piledhigheranddeeper (talk) 17:41, 25 February 2011 (UTC)

Good catch, done.--Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 19:08, 25 February 2011 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

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Reviewer: Thurgate (talk) 00:13, 1 March 2011 (UTC)

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1. sunk by German Junkers Ju 87 dive bombers as she evacuated. Could you mention how many men were lost/injured.

    • Unknown, not given in any source I have.

2. One rail and two depth charge throwers were fitted. Forgive me if this sounds dumb, but is the rail part of the depth charge or separate?

    • I've reworded it to make it a little clearer. See if it works for you.

3. Exclusive of government-furnished equipment like the armament. Suggest - Excluding government-furnished equipment like the armament,

    • Done.

4. the ship was briefly transferred to the Red Sea in October 1938. Suggest - the ship was then briefly transferred to the Red Sea in October 1938

    • Done.

5. German Stukas. Suggest - Changing it to German Junkers Ju 87 dive bombers, or you could provide a link to it.

    • Added the term to the link in the lede.

6. from her berth lest she sink there and drifted into the harbour channel. Suggest - from her berth in case she sink there and drifted into the harbour channel.

    • Reworded, see how you like it. Thanks for the review.--Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 22:14, 1 March 2011 (UTC)
      • Yer thats fine now. Thurgate (talk) 00:39, 2 March 2011 (UTC)

I've put the article on hold for seven days to allow you to address the issues I've brought up. Feel free to contact me on my talk page, or here with any concerns. Thurgate (talk) 00:13, 1 March 2011 (UTC)

Nice work Strum. Passed. Thurgate (talk) 00:39, 2 March 2011 (UTC)

Another HMS Grenade[edit]

I removed the "for other..." template as it pointed to HMS Grenade, which is circular. The only other one I know is the WW1 paddle minesweeper (the hired MacBrayne paddle steamer Grenadier, which doesn't yet have an article. Davidships (talk) 18:34, 21 February 2015 (UTC)