Talk:HMS Queen Elizabeth (1913)

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Move back to HMS Queen Elizabeth (1913)[edit]

Back at Wikipedia:Naming conventions (ships) and Wikipedia talk:Naming conventions (ships), I have suggested to move back to launch dates for older (e.g. pre-1945) British ships, as the pennant numbers are not necessarily unique, and certainly not well known. Since there was no opposition, I've modified the policy accordingly. It's now been up for 5 days. I would like to move the QE's back to a consistent disambig by launch date, in particular to comply with WP:COMMONNAME. Is there any strong opposition? --Stephan Schulz 02:58, 14 September 2007 (UTC)

None, so I have done it. I've fixed all the double redirects (very few) and several simple ones. --Stephan Schulz 04:49, 15 September 2007 (UTC)

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BetacommandBot (talk) 23:42, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

Lead image[edit]

The cutline for the image in the infobox likely is incorrect, as is the description:

Queen Elizabeth in 1941 grounded in Alexandria Harbour after being mined by Italian frogmen

The photo's source contains no such description. The image appears to be one of the ship sometime before her second reconstruction in 1937-41, in which she was modernized and the tripod mast was replaced by a tower bridge, among other modifications. Perhaps it precedes her first reconstruction also. Kablammo (talk) 13:32, 21 August 2009 (UTC)

It's definitely before the second rebuilding, and the ship is definitely not sunk. The ship isn't drawing any deeper than in this photo from June '43. Another giveaway are the tents on the upper decks; the ship next astern has tenting covering the forward turret; that's not a wartime configuration. Parsecboy (talk) 14:22, 21 August 2009 (UTC)
d'uh - this is obviously before the reconstruction, as the 6-inch casemates are still there... Rcbutcher (talk) 14:37, 21 August 2009 (UTC)
The bulges were added and the funnels trunked in the 1926 reconstruction, so the photograph was taken sometime between then and 1937. Maritimequest dates the image to the 1930s.[1]. I will change the caption. Kablammo (talk) 21:07, 21 August 2009 (UTC)
State of the ship aside, that looks to be Gibraltar anyway. --Simon Harley (talk | library | book reviews) 02:30, 22 August 2009 (UTC)