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About my Wiki activities[edit]

I formally registered as a Wikipedian in April 2006, but had used, enjoyed, admired and occasionally edited Wiki as an unregistered user for a year or two prior to that.

I have a wide range of interests, but my primary interest is probably history, and history articles are what I spend most of my time on. I am also a regular contributor to DYK, where my primary activities these days are reviewing submissions and contributing to DYK discussions.

For a long time I eschewed article awards like GA, A-class and FA, as I considered them to be largely a waste of everyone's time. Also, I feel that FA standards have dropped a great deal in the four years I have been a contributor to Wikipedia. Recently however, it occurred to me that Good Articles perform a function in that they inform our readership of articles that are considered to be better quality. So I have decided to submit some of my articles to that process. I received my first (and so far only) GA award in July 2010. Although some of my articles might well pass FAC these days, I have my doubts that I will ever submit one because none of them quite pass my own standard of "best possible quality", for a variety of reasons.

Inactivity statement[edit]

In the event that I become inactive for a period of six months or more without explanation, I hereby give permission for any user in good standing to work on or complete any articles in my sandbox and to move them to mainspace, or to utilize their content in the content of other articles. Gatoclass (talk) 06:24, 31 August 2011 (UTC)


My contributions
Pages I have made substantial contributions to[edit]
Pages I have wasted considerable energy on[edit]

Articles created (314 total)[edit]

(Not including articles created from splits).

Australian composers (5)[edit]

Roy Agnew, Raymond Hanson, Dulcie Holland, Frank Hutchens, William G. James.

Other biography (3)[edit]

Odd Bull,[1] Frank McEncroe, Alban C. Stimers.

Frank Freeman-related (12)[edit]

Frank Freeman, Brooklyn Savings Bank (building), Brooklyn Union Gas Company Headquarters, Brooklyn Waterworks, Bushwick Democratic Club House, Crescent Athletic Club House, Eagle Warehouse & Storage Company, Germania Club House, Herman Behr Mansion, Hotel Margaret, Thomas Jefferson Association Building, Villa Maria.

Other architecture (2)[edit]

Harriman Historic District,[2] Palazzo Filangeri-Cutò.

Technology (2)[edit]

Creusot steam hammer, Marine steam engine.

Shipbuilders (4)[edit]

John Roach, Edward P. Morse, T. J. Southard, Henry Wimshurst.

Shipbuilding firms (12)[edit]

Atlantic Marine, Birely, Hillman & Streaker, Delaware River Iron Ship Building and Engine Works, John Roach & Sons, Merchant Shipbuilding Corporation, Neafie & Levy, Reaney, Son & Archbold, Skinner & Eddy, Stabilimento Tecnico Triestino,[3] Western Pipe and Steel Company, William H. Webb, Zidell Companies.

Marine engineering and related firms (10)[edit]

Allaire Iron Works, Chester Pipe and Tube Company, Chester Rolling Mill, Combination Steel and Iron Company, Morse Dry Dock and Repair Company, Etna Iron Works, Howell Works, Joshua Hendy Iron Works, Morgan Iron Works, Standard Steel Casting Company.

Commercial vessels (21)[edit]

Archimedes, Baltic, Bristol, Chauncey Vibbard, City of Peking, City of Tokio, Clara Clarita, Commonwealth, Fairsky, [1] SS Governor Cobb, Henry Eckford, Pacific, Pan Kraft, Providence, Savannah, Tuff-E-Nuff, Yankee,[1] Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois.

Skinner & Eddy freighters (15)[edit]

Edenton, West Cressey, West Elcajon, West Elcasco, West Eldara, West Gotomska, West Haven, West Hobomac, West Hosokie, West Humhaw, West Lashaway, West Loquassuck, West Mahomet, West Maximus, Western Front.

Pawtuxet-class cutters (7)[edit]

Pawtuxet-class cutter, USRC Ashuelot, USRC Kankakee, USRC Kewanee, USRC Levi Woodbury, USRC Pawtuxet, USRC Wayanda.

Ship class articles (20)[edit]

Achelous class repair ship, Amphitrite class monitor, Arthur Middleton class attack transport, Bayfield class attack transport, Casco class monitor, Crescent City class attack transport, Design 1013 ship, Doyen class attack transport, Frederick Funston class attack transport, Gilliam class attack transport,[1] Harris class attack transport, Heywood class attack transport, McCawley class attack transport, Ormsby class attack transport, Pennsylvania class steamship, President Jackson class attack transport, Stratford class transport, Sumter class attack transport, Unadilla-class gunboat, Windsor class attack transport.

Bayfield class attack transports (24 of 34)[edit]

USS Clay (APA-39)USS Alpine (APA-92)USS Hampton (APA-115)USS Grafton (APA-109)[1]USS Barnstable (APA-93)USS Hanover (APA-116)USS Callaway (APA-35)USS Cecil (APA-96)USS Henrico (APA-45)USS Goshen (APA-108)USS Goodhue (APA-107)USS Knox (APA-46)USS Hansford (APA-106)USS Burleigh (APA-95)USS Leon (APA-48)USS Custer (APA-40)USS Dade (APA-99)USS Mendocino (APA-100)USS Elmore (APA-42)USS Fayette (APA-43)USS Montour (APA-101)USS Fremont (APA-44)USS Hamblen (APA-114)USS Westmoreland (APA-104).

Haskell class attack transports (27 of 117)[edit]

USS Menard (APA-201)USS Menifee (APA-202)USS Meriwether (APA-203)USS Sarasota (APA-204)USS Sibley (APA-206)USS Tazewell (APA-209)USS Telfair (APA-210)USS Montrose (APA-212)USS Mountrail (APA-213)USS Natrona (APA-214)USS Navarro (APA-215)USS Noble (APA-218) USS Okaloosa (APA-219)USS Okanogan (APA-220)USS Oneida (APA-221)USS Bingham (APA-225)USS Rawlins (APA-226)USS Renville (APA-227)USS Rockwall (APA-230)USS San Saba (APA-232)USS Sevier (APA-233)USS Bollinger (APA-234)USS Bottineau (APA-235)USS Bronx (APA-236)USS Bexar (APA-237)USS Dane (APA-238)USS Glynn (APA-239).

Gilliam class attack transports (24 of 32)[edit]

USS Appling (APA-58)USS Banner (APA-60)USS Bladen (APA-63)USS Bracken (APA-64)USS Briscoe (APA-65)USS Brule (APA-66)USS Carlisle (APA-69)USS Carteret (APA-70)USS Clarendon (APA-72)USS Cleburne (APA-73)USS Colusa (APA-74)USS Cortland (APA-75)USS Crenshaw (APA-76)USS Crittenden (APA-77)USS Cullman (APA-78)USS Dawson (APA-79)USS Elkhart (APA-80)USS Fallon (APA-81)USS Fergus (APA-82)USS Fillmore (APA-83)USS Garrard (APA-84)USS Gasconade (APA-85)USS Geneva (APA-86)USS Niagara (APA-87)

Windsor class attack transports (8 of 9)[edit]

USS Leedstown (APA-56)USS Adair (APA-91)USS Dauphin (APA-97)USS Dutchess (APA-98)USS Queens (APA-103)USS Shelby (APA-105)USS Griggs (APA-110)USS Grundy (APA-111).

Harris class attack transports (7 of 8)[edit]

USS Harris (APA-2)USS Leonard Wood (APA-12)USS Joseph T. Dickman (APA-13)USS Hunter Liggett (APA-14)USS Henry T. Allen (APA-15)USS J. Franklin Bell (APA-16)USS American Legion (APA-17).[4]

Sumter class attack transports (3 of 4)[edit]

USS Warren (APA-53)USS Wayne (APA-54)USS Baxter (APA-94).

Crescent City class attack transports (3 of 4)[edit]

USS Crescent City (APA-21)USS Charles Carroll (APA-28)USS Calvert (APA-32).

Ormsby class attack transports (complete set of 3)[edit]

USS Ormsby (APA-49)USS Pierce (APA-50)USS Sheridan (APA-51)

Frederick Funston class attack transports (2 of 2)[edit]

USS Frederick Funston (APA-89)USS James O'Hara (APA-90).

McCawley class attack transports (2 of 2)[edit]

USS McCawley (APA-4)USS Barnett (APA-5).

President Jackson class (3 of 7)[edit]

USS Thomas Stone (APA-29)USS President Polk (AP-103)USS President Monroe (AP-104).

Heywood class attack transport (1 of 4)[edit]

USS William P. Biddle (APA-8)

Arthur Middleton class (1 of 3)[edit]

USS George Clymer (APA-27)

Doyen class attack transport (1 of 2)[edit]

USS Doyen (APA-1)

General John Pope class transports (9 of 11)[edit]

General John PopeGeneral A. E. AndersonGeneral W. A. MannGeneral Henry W. ButnerGeneral William MitchellGeneral W. H. GordonGeneral W. P. RichardsonGeneral William WeigelGeneral J. C. Breckinridge.

Unique United States Navy transports (24)[edit]

USS William Ward Burrows (AP-6)USS Samaritan (AH-10)[4]USS Wakefield (AP-21)USS Mount Vernon (AP-22)USS Kent (AP-28)USS U. S. Grant (AP-29)USS Chateau Thierry (AP-31)USS St. Mihiel (AP-32)USS Republic (AP-33)USS John L. Clem (AP-36)USS Thomas H. Barry (AP-45)USS Lafayette (AP-53)USS Hermitage (AP-54)USS Monticello (AP-61)USS Lejeune (AP-74)USS Thurston (AP-77)USS George F. Elliott (AP-105)USNS David C. Shanks (T-AP-180)USNS Fred C. Ainsworth (T-AP-181)USNS George W. Goethals (T-AP-182)USNS Henry Gibbins (T-AP-183)USNS Aiken Victory (T-AP-188) • ‎USNS Lt. Raymond O. Beaudoin (T-AP-189), USS Supply (1873).

Owasco class cutters (complete set of 13)[edit]

USCGC Owasco (WHEC-39)USCGC Winnebago (WHEC-40)USCGC Chautauqua (WHEC-41)USCGC Sebago (WHEC-42)USCGC Iroquois (WHEC-43)USCGC Wachusett (WHEC-44)USCGC Escanaba (WHEC-64)USCGC Winona (WHEC-65)USCGC Klamath (WHEC-66)USCGC Minnetonka (WHEC-67)USCGC Androscoggin (WHEC-68)USCGC Mendota (WHEC-69)USCGC Pontchartrain (WHEC-70).

Other USCG cutters (4)[edit]

USCGC Seneca (1908)USCGC Ossipee (WPR-50)USCGC Tallapoosa (WPG-52)USCGC Cobb (WPG-181).

First ten USRC cutters (complete set of 10 plus one covering article makes 11)[edit]

USRC VigilantUSRC ActiveUSRC General GreenUSRC MassachusettsUSRC ScammelUSRC ArgusUSRC VirginiaUSRC DiligenceUSRC South CarolinaUSRC Eagle.

Miscellaneous ships (6)[edit]
Created from splits (3)[edit]

Stubs created (26)[edit]

Maritime (7)[edit]
Maritime disasters (6)[edit]
Biographies (3)[edit]
Books & publishing companies (5)[edit]
Other (5)[edit]


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My awards
For your excellent job of keeping the Next Update rolling during the busy Christmas season, I hereby award you a one of a kind Christmas barnstar! Thank you for all that you do! Royalbroil 16:22, 25 December 2007 (UTC)
Dyk25.png The 25 DYK Medal
Congratulations, Gatoclass! Here's a medal for you in appreciation of your hardwork in creating 25+ articles for DYK. Your helpful comments at the DYK Suggestions page are also very much appreciated. Thank you. Keep up the good work! --PFHLai (talk) 16:58, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

Dyk50.png The 50 DYK Medal   
Excellent job! Congratulations on 50 DYKs! You have now reviewed and reported on more ships than some South American admirals. Congratulations on 50 DYKs! and a personal thank you for keeping the DYK update running... Admiral Gatoclass. Victuallers (talk) 18:37, 22 February 2008 (UTC)

Dyk100.png The 100 DYK Medal  
I hereby bestow this recognition on the occasion of reaching the coveted century mark, the triple-digit mark of achievement in the realm of DYK. Particular notice is given of all the fine quality handicraft you have done on all things nautical, especially regarding ships and shipbuilding. Who knew there were enough different boats to write so many articles? It is only fitting that the 100 mark was reached with a DYK triple consisting of two ships and a boat builder. Please accept this award as a token of recognition for your worthy accomplishment. Congratulations on the honor! Alansohn (talk) 05:03, 13 January 2009 (UTC)

DYK Medal.svg The DYK Medal
Awarded to Gatoclass for tireless updating and maintenance of DYK. Blnguyen (bananabucket) 01:52, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

Working Man's Barnstar.png The Working Man's Barnstar
Wow, it's basically just you and BorgQueen doing all the updating at DYK. It's largely a thankless job, and I hope this will give you incentive to continue your fabulous work there. I'm an Editorofthewiki[citation needed] 20:21, 25 June 2008 (UTC)

Barnstar of Diligence.png The Barnstar of Diligence
Congratulations, Gatoclass! You've just become the second person ever to have made 2000+ edits at Template:Did you know/Next update. That's more than 10% of all edits made on the template since it was created in 2006. This Barnstar of Diligence is awarded to you on this special occasion in appreciation of your fine contributions to Wikipedia, particularly your hard work at DYK. Happy editing! PFHLai (talk) 03:56, 10 July 2008 (UTC)

P.S. You have also taken over the top spot for making the most edits at Template talk:Did you know since 03/03/2007. You can check your stats here. Cheers! --PFHLai (talk) 03:56, 10 July 2008 (UTC)

Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
For your dedicated work featuring articles in DYK, I hereby award you this barnstar! just a little insignificant 02:09, 16 June 2009 (UTC)

Patina Barnstar with Helm.png WikiProject Ships Barnstar
You sir, are a veritible DYK and article writing machine! Thanks for all of your hard work to fill in the gaps on Wikipedia's coverage of attack transports. Our project is all the better for having you aboard! Kralizec! (talk) 20:28, 3 March 2008 (UTC)

Barnstar-stone2-noback.png The Epic Barnstar
Awarded to Gatoclass for his superlative ability to make a case and courageously defend other users in the face of strong opposition, by PHG, March 24, 2008.

Tireless Contributor Barnstar.gif The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
Well, it's pretty obvious. <3 Tinkleheimer TALK!! 10:31, 6 August 2008 (UTC)

Antiflame-barnstar.png The Anti-Flame Barnstar
For keeping your cool under heavy fire in multiple locations and somehow meeting WP:ABF with WP:CIVIL, you've earned my sincere admiration and respect (and the star!) Paxse (talk) 18:05, 20 May 2009 (UTC)

A Barnstar!
Thanks and kudos for your frequent contributions to the DYK process and other things you do for Wikipedia. Just cos your so reliable doesn't mean we don't see the effort you put in...people do notice! - Victuallers (talk) 20:11, 25 March 2010 (UTC))

Team Barnstar.png The Teamwork Barnstar
Thank you, Gatoclass, for all your hard work on April Fools' Day DYK in 2010.Storye book (talk) 09:32, 2 April 2010 (UTC)

Tireless Contributor Barnstar.gif The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
For your work in processing DYK over a very long time YellowMonkey (vote in the Southern Stars and White Ferns supermodel photo poll) 04:49, 6 May 2010 (UTC)

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User:Gatoclass has been identified as an Awesome Wikipedian,
and therefore, I've officially declared today as Gatoclass's day!
For being such a beautiful person and great Wikipedian,
enjoy being the Star of the day, dear Gatoclass!

00:02, 5 June 2010 (UTC)

A record of your Day will always be kept here.

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Gatoclass has been identified as an Awesome Wikipedian,
so I've officially declared today as Gatoclass's Day!
For being a great person and awesome Wikipedian,
enjoy being the star of the day, Gatoclass!

Signed, Neutralhomer

A record of your Day will always be kept here.

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By order of the Military history WikiProject coordinators, for your good work helping with the WikiProject's Peer and A-Class reviews for the period Oct–Dec 2010, I hereby award you this Military history WikiProject Reviewers' award. AustralianRupert (talk) 05:54, 5 January 2011 (UTC)

Keep track of upcoming reviews. Just copy and paste {{WPMILHIST Review alerts}} to your user space

Mandarax Barnstar of Excellence.gif The Mandarax Barnstar of Excellence
Gatoclass, I am pleased to award this MBE to you in recognition of your heroically assuming responsibility in order to keep DYK going during the Dark Days. This award is also in appreciation of all of the other outstanding work you've done on the DYK project. MANdARAX  XAЯAbИAM 23:29, 18 August 2014 (UTC)


  1. ^ a b c d e Actually, I didn't physically create this page since it already existed, but the original content was entirely penned by yours truly.
  2. ^ Co-authored by myself and Daniel Case.
  3. ^ Expanded from stub.
  4. ^ a b This article was totally recreated, albeit from PD sources rather than original content.
  5. ^ a b Originally created from content at List of wars and disasters by death toll.