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The following discussion is an archived discussion of a requested move. 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 move request was no consensus. @harej 20:50, 31 October 2009 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. 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.
I didn't have the opportunity to reply to PMAnderson's comment before the "no consensus" close. So, there's nothing wrong with the phrase "patrol boat" if you are discussing only Motor Torpedo Boats or patrol yachts. However, when discussing a modern corvettes or frigates (as opposed to the sail versions of either), you are dealing with types that most people would class as ships and not boats.
As for the other pair cited in support, those are great names. But, please note, that "mine warfare vessels" refers to minelayers, minehunters, and mine countermeasures vessels, in addition to minesweepers. Similarly, "amphibious warfare vessels" refers to everything from the aforementioned landing boat to amphibious assault ships (which resemble WWII aircraft carriers in appearance and displacement). — Bellhalla (talk) 11:48, 1 November 2009 (UTC)
I agree that patrol vessel is a superior name to patrol boat. Geo Swan (talk) 08:37, 1 March 2012 (UTC)