Talk:USS Alabama (BB-60)

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I would invite one of the principal authors of this excellent article to address this topic[edit]

I would invite the principal authors to expand on the first paragraph of the Museum section, to-wit: To recognize the massive effort made by the people of Alabama to make this a reality. Veterans groups, civic groups, churches, Alabama school children gave nickles and dimes out of their lunch money. Hokeman 17:18, 6 March 2006 (UTC)

Scout1026 07:42, 29 November 2006 (UTC) Hey guys, I'm new here, and wanted to note the following small errors:

  • right under the first picture: SS Alabama = USS Alabama
  • "24 × 40 mm machine guns, 22 × 20 mm machine guns" = 40mm bofors were NOT machine guns, which typically is not assigned to anything larger than one inch (25mm). The 20mm are typically referred to as cannons, as well, not machine guns. I would recommend referring to other ship entries (South Dakota, Missouri, Iowa, etc.) and be consistent.

Tom I would be happy to send the editor of this page my copy of "War and Remambrance " mini series from 1988 The number 60 is clearly visible as the actor Hart Bochner climbs the ships' accommodation ladder . The plot line has the character played by Robert Mitchum as commander of the USS Iowa which was evidently not available for the film crew . The USS Alabama is mentioned in the credit crawl of episode 10 . Respectfully , J. Penna —Preceding unsigned comment added by Wb2ljt (talkcontribs) 13:22, 17 August 2009 (UTC)


This is an excellant article in many ways. I would like to ask that someone knowledgable provide citations throughout the article. If that were done, I should it would be ready for GA review. JBEvans 22:28, 14 April 2007 (UTC)

It is impossible to cite the tour information regarding the USS Alabama's interior. However, it is a fact that the engine room and 9 out of 10 5 inch turrets are not open to the public. Removing my statements regarding this does not change the fact. It is a disservice to the article to provide minutia but ignore or obfuscate the fact that major portions of the ship are no longer open to the public. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Southern Forester (talkcontribs) 22:36, 12 April 2009 (UTC)

New text added RE June 1944[edit]

Fnlayson, I think you misunderstand my edits. Let me explain:

  • The text added today by User:Spinneraj comes almost verbatim from the ship's updated DANFS page - which is fine, as that's PD, but means the standard DANFS comment & link (in References) covers the sourcing. The info at the angelfire link is not the source for the added text; hence my moving the angelfire link to External links.
  • I did not remove the link - I moved it into the {{DANFS}} template in References. This is standard procedure on USN ship articles, as it explicitly identifies the source of any USN PD text used.
  • I removed an improper sort key - "Alabama, USS (BB-60}" will not parse properly. The DEFAULTSORT keyword takes care of sorting for all categories, and was already in place as "Alabama (BB-60)".

When you reverted my edit, you removed the angelfire link altogether; duplicated the link, and reinserted an improper sort key. I hope this clarifies why I've reverted again; sorry if my edit summaries weren't clear. Maralia (talk) 02:52, 18 June 2008 (UTC)

I thought the page was still used as a reference. The well done quote is on that page, but using the page is better. The article really needs inline references/footnotes. Given that the Navy page is an official one, I think it should be listed in references and external links. But guidelines suggests not to do that. -Fnlayson (talk) 05:36, 18 June 2008 (UTC)

Under Siege[edit]

...well, that actually answered my long-standing question as to why, way back when when we visited Alabama, it was marked with #63! - The Bushranger One ping only 04:25, 6 December 2011 (UTC)