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Hello, Pendright, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

Please sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your username and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and ask your question there. Again, welcome! Cuprum17 (talk) 23:04, 16 October 2011 (UTC)

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Redirects[edit]

Thanks for asking me about redirects. You can read more about what that all means at WP:Redirect. However the specific thing that prompted me to undo a minor change you'd made to Farragut State Park was this: the article on David Farragut is actually titled David Farragut with no middle name or initial. As it happens, clicking on David G. Farragut gets you to the right place, but only because some editor created a "redirect" forwarding the browser on to the official title of the article. I removed the middle initial to avoid the redirect and link straight to the article.

Looking over current Wikipedia policy, however, I discovered that I would actually be the one considered in the wrong here. You can read at WP:NOTBROKEN that the current consensus is redirects aren't a big deal, and editors are discouraged from making these cosmetic changes. So if you have a compelling reason to want to refer to Admiral Farragut as "David G. Farragut" that's totally fine. On the other hand, if it doesn't matter one way or the other I continue to see value in linking to exact article names.

Hope that helped, and I certainly learned something new today too. -McGhiever (talk) 22:48, 1 April 2012 (UTC)

A clipper ship for you[edit]

Portrait of an American Clipper Ship.jpeg Ahoy, Pendright! If you have an interest in the days of Merchant Sail, here's lots of material to put wind in your sails. You'll enjoy the freedom of the seas on this topic, as most folks are writing on naval vessels. You can contact me at my talk page. Fair winds and following seas! Djembayz (talk) 22:42, 31 May 2012 (UTC)

Welcome to WikiProject Ships[edit]

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Hello Pendright, and welcome to WikiProject Ships!

Please see the navigation sidebar on our main project page for information about our project guidelines, resources, and pending tasks. You can post any questions at the project talk page. Thank you for joining - we look forward to working with you! Djembayz (talk) 23:40, 31 May 2012 (UTC)

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Peer review, GOCE[edit]

Your peer review page was in the wrong place, I've created it for you at Wikipedia:Peer review/USS Mahan (DD-364)/archive1 and added it to the Military History Project's (MILHIST) "todo" list at Template:WPMILHIST Announcements. I was surprised to see you didn't get immediate help at the talk pages for the SHIPS project ... you may want to make future requests on the talk page for MILHIST, at WT:MILHIST. Sorry we're slow getting you started, but you should see some very helpful feedback appear at your peer review within 2 weeks or so (people tend to do them in the order they show up). Also, I see you want to participate in the Guild of Copyeditors; our next copyediting drive starts July 1, I hope you'll join us. WT:GOCE is the talk page where you can ask for help with Guild matters. - Dank (push to talk) 11:52, 12 June 2012 (UTC)

General info about how to improve the quality of your articles[edit]

Ahoy, Pendright! Here's how I learned about writing articles for Wikipedia.

I'm writing out these links for your reference in case you need them, as it took me a long time to discover them. You don't need to learn how to do everything here at one time. You'll find that many (and possibly most) people pick out a few things to do and specialize.

If you need help, the easiest thing to do is ask someone, or search the Help contents.

The Bookshelf for Wikipedians has videos that are good for beginners, and tips for more advanced users.

(If your specialty is writing style and copyediting, by all means feel free to skim over what's written below, and simply plow ahead. You'll find plenty of choppy, opinionated articles with potential to develop into beautifully crafted, neutral prose worthy of Encyclopædia Britannica, awaiting your copyediting and addition of reliable sources.)

Then, someone at a Wikipedia Meetup told me, "Hey, did you spot that little link above the edit box that says "Cite" and click on the icons it brings up? That's way easier."

Djembayz (talk) 02:13, 21 June 2012 (UTC)

Hi Pendright. I thought I'd drop by and offer some advice on the article you've been working on. Since it's a ship that saw action in World War II, Jurgen Rohwer's Chronology of the War at Sea 1939-1945 is a must-have source. It tends to have details that are not included in others. And since this was an American ship, Robert Cressman's The Official Chronology of the US Navy in World War II is an equally invaluable resource. And Ted Roscoe's United States Destroyer Operations in World War II should be useful as well. All of these books have previews on Google Books (which can be a very useful way to track down books that mention the ship - I use it quite extensively), so you should be able to pick up some details from them. Keep up the good work! Parsecboy (talk) 23:46, 27 June 2012 (UTC)
Thanks, I'm glad I've been able to help you out. I'll keep that you've got Roscoe in mind if I ever need it for an article, thanks. Oh, and something else that occurred to me: you can get good information on the characteristics and construction data for most ships in Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships, and the volumes that cover WWI and WWII ships are scanned into Google Books (though you can only access a partial preview). Best of luck with Mahan. Parsecboy (talk) 01:50, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

USS Mahan on the ways and nearing launch ...[edit]

Ahoy Pendright! You're quite close to launch with USS Mahan. Formatted the references so you can cut and paste them in, just add page numbers where it says [in process]. I could try a little copyediting for you, but won't get to this for a couple days (tomorrow is a photo - meetup) ... Will check back in then. Over and out, Djembayz (talk) 23:06, 27 July 2012 (UTC)

Ahoy again. I've done some minor copyediting, and I'd say you're good to go for references. A simple way to do references would be like this:

<ref> Brown, David (1990). Warship Losses in World War Two. Arms and Armour. p. 396 </ref>

You add the author-title information, and the page numbers, inbetween the tags <ref> and </ref>

Let me know how this goes. Djembayz (talk) 00:39, 4 August 2012 (UTC)
Good to hear from you again! I'll take a look at it, may not get to this for a day or two. Djembayz (talk) 01:06, 12 November 2012 (UTC)

Mahan for Good Article?[edit]

I think that you've got a solid basis for a Good Article here if you want to invest some more time and effort in the article. The biggest problem that I see is that very little of the ship's specifications in the infobox are cited or described which is a necessity for meeting the GA criteria. You can get by with just citing the data in the infobox, but I strongly prefer a short descriptive paragraph (with cites) as I think that conveys the information to the reader better. Here's an example of one from one of my own destroyer articles:

Gallant displaced 1,350 long tons (1,370 t) at standard load and 1,883 long tons (1,913 t) at deep load. The ship had an overall length of 323 feet (98.5 m), a beam of 33 feet (10.1 m) and a draught of 12 feet 5 inches (3.8 m). She was powered by Parsons geared steam turbines, driving two shafts, which developed a total of 34,000 shaft horsepower (25,000 kW) and gave a maximum speed of 36 knots (67 km/h; 41 mph). Steam for the turbines was provided by three Admiralty 3-drum water-tube boilers. Gallant carried a maximum of 470 long tons (480 t) of fuel oil that gave her a range of 5,530 nautical miles (10,240 km; 6,360 mi) at 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph). The ship's complement was 137 officers and men in peacetime,<ref name=w78>Whitley, pp. 107–08</ref> but in increased to 146 in wartime.<ref>English, p. 89</ref>

The ship mounted four 45-calibre 4.7-inch (120 mm) Mark IX guns in single mounts. For anti-aircraft defence Gallant had two quadruple Mark I mounts for the 0.5 inch Vickers Mark III machine gun. She was fitted with two above-water quadruple torpedo tube mounts for 21-inch (533 mm) torpedoes.[1] One rail and two depth charge throwers were fitted; 20 depth charges were originally carried, but this increased to 35 shortly after the war began.<ref>English, p. 141</ref>

Feel free to copy-paste it to your own article if you like it; just be sure to put in Mahan's data and the appropriate cites. The whole thing is at HMS Gallant if you're curious how it all fits together. You can discuss any weapon or electronics upgrades in either a separate section in the description or integrate it into the main service section, in chronological order. I'd also recommend mentioning all refits and overhauls as I like to give the reader a sense of how often a ship was available.

The other issue that I see is that you rely very heavily on DANFS for your ship's operational career and hardly use any other sources for her wartime service. DANFS is absolutely essential for USN peacetime activities unless you've got a book written about your ship to use as a source, but it's not that great for wartime stuff. DANFS tells you what battles she participated in and I strongly recommend getting books that cover those battles from the naval side of things and seeing what you can discover about Mahan's part in those battles. The problem with writing destroyer articles is that they're nowhere near as well covered by the history books as are the larger ships and sourcing may be a problem. The best sources that I've found are Rohwer, used in my article in Gallant, which can be used to document the ship's presence in any battle, and books published on her class, if any. I don't think that I've seen any on the Mahans, but I have seen ones on the Gearings/Sumners and a couple of other US wartime classes.

If you have any questions about this whole process, I'm happy to help. Just give me a yell on my talk page. BTW, I did upgrade the assessment of the article once you cited the bit about the battle stars.--Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 00:03, 15 January 2013 (UTC)

Mahan comments[edit]

  • Move all of the commissioning and construction details out of the lede; I often put them at the beginning of a renamed "Construction and service" section. Remember that the lede is supposed to be a summary of the entire article. So say that she was built in the 1930 and initially served in the Atlantic Fleet before transferring to the Pacific. It's usually a good idea to give a list of battles or campaigns in which she participated in the lede rather than the current list of duties/assignments, but keep it at the broadest level rather than provide details. I'd also say that Mahan was disabled by the kamikaze attack and then abandoned and scuttled by American forces.
  • Most of the first para of the Design section is better suited for the class article, IMO.
  • The second para could be moved to the general characteristics section, but I don't feel strongly either way.
  • and gave the maximum speed of would read better as "that gave the ship her maximum speed of"
  • carried the maximum of "a" maximum of
  • Not "the" range, "a" range and "a" complement, not "the" complement. What's up with these?
  • Link fire control system. No need to show the abbreviation if you're not going to use it later. Same for the torpedo FCS.
  • No hyphen here five-5"/38 caliber guns You need also to link caliber and to call them dual-purpose guns, with the appropriate link.
  • water cooled should be hyphenated because it's a compound adjective.
  • Don't care what other ships of the class received, only what Mahan was refitted with. If her exact AA outfit isn't known then say so while providing the general info.

More later (if you still want it!).--Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 02:54, 14 April 2013 (UTC)

USS Mahan[edit]

Ahoy, Pendright! You've been chipping, painting, and swabbing the decks on that article, by golly. Give me a little time to check out a few of those books and see if there's anything I can add for you ... We have a WikiSalon evening coming up next week here in DC. Perhaps one of our local Wikimedia DC folks can pitch in on a shakedown cruise to prove up that your article is shipshape! Djembayz (talk) 23:23, 17 September 2013 (UTC)

Mahan-class destroyer[edit]


I left some notes on the talk page of the article about some additional improvements that would be helpful. Folklore1 (talk) 18:07, 4 October 2013 (UTC)

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Your GA nomination of Mahan-class destroyer[edit]

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USS Mahan (DD-364)[edit]


Re: Mahan-class destroyer[edit]

Hi! Thanks for the message. There's absolutely no rush, take your time and enjoy your vacation. Cheers!--Tomobe03 (talk) 00:25, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

Mahan-class destroyer GA comments[edit]

Hi! I copied your post to the GA review page and responded there. Cheers--Tomobe03 (talk) 11:59, 13 December 2013 (UTC)

Hi again. Congratulations on successful nomination of the Mahan-class destroyer article. Keep up the good work, and I'd like to urge you to contribute more in GA department - both improving articles and reviewing other nominations. Cheers--Tomobe03 (talk) 01:37, 15 December 2013 (UTC)
Well, you certainly managed to apply criteria as listed in WP:GACR in your nomination, and I have no doubt you would be able to apply the criteria to a review. MOS could be a sticking point though since one has to bear in mind usual formatting issues which crop up in such articles. As far as prose review is concerned, it's a matter of common sense - if the reader is left with questions rather than answers there's something missing. I don't mean to pressure you into reviewing, but I thought to nudge you into direction of considering such a move. Cheerrs--Tomobe03 (talk) 10:37, 17 December 2013 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Mahan-class destroyer[edit]

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Thanks for the attaboy[edit]

I really appreciate getting an attaboy from a veteran of the Mahan. I've been a lifelong USN enthusiast and plan to retire in a couple of years and do more Wiki editing. Do you know who is coordinating the destroyer articles? I'd like to take some of the bare-bones articles and make them more useful. I do have Friedman's book, but don't really have the inclination to write long articles. RobDuch (talk) 23:30, 31 December 2013 (UTC)

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FAC for Mahan-class destroyer?[edit]

Mahan-class destroyer now has 3 supports at A-class, and will probably be promoted within a day or two. If you'd like to move on to FAC so that this fine article can get its day on Wikipedia's Main Page, I can help with that. - Dank (push to talk) 14:35, 25 May 2014 (UTC)

I accept your kind offer of help. Thanks! Pendright (talk) 16:44, 25 May 2014 (UTC)
Okay, I'll have a look after it gets promoted. - Dank (push to talk) 16:51, 25 May 2014 (UTC)

It's promoted. Next: there are a few things Rupert mentioned that I didn't respond to, let me know (here or on my talk page) when you're finished, and let me know if you need help:

    • I found and fixed a few instances of where ship names weren't in italics, please check if I missed any;
      • Checked the text and did not find any names of ships without italics. I added italics to a couple of names in the Ships in class table. Pendright (talk) 20:06, 26 May 2014 (UTC)
    • I tweaked a few myself, but where possible, if you mention an action at a location, I think the convention is to include the link to the battle/campaign article rather than the location, for instance Battle of Balikpapan (1945) rather than just Balikpapan;
      • Your point is well taken regarding battles vs. locations.Pendright (talk) 20:06, 26 May 2014 (UTC)
    • "steaming independently, when an Australian troopship rammed her" - do we know the name of the troopship? If possible, please add it here;
      • H.M.A.S. Duntroon - added to Perkins section Pendright (talk) 20:06, 26 May 2014 (UTC)
    • "A court of inquiry found the captain, the navigator, and the officer of the deck at fault for the collision" - were these Perkins' crew, or the troopship's? [I guessed "troopship" and added that - Dank]
      • Good question: Roscoe, the source, does not say. Jurgen Rohwer records the event but is silent on details. A reading of the envent by Roscoe could lead one to assume he is referring to the troopship. I hesitate making this assumption. Perhaps the statement should be deleted. I removed Dank's guess it was the troopship. Pendright (talk) 20:06, 26 May 2014 (UTC)
    • "File:Photograph of the wreckage of the USS Downes, hit by bombs during the attack on Pearl Harbor - NARA - 306547.jpg": if possible, this image should cropped to reduce the effect of the whitespace. If you are not sure how to do this, please let me know and I will have a crack;
      • I could use some help in cropping the Downes photo. Pendright (talk) 20:06, 26 May 2014 (UTC)
    • wording: "Late in November, the ship was bound from Milne Bay to Buna, steaming independently, when an Australian troopship rammed her." For me, the word rammed makes it sound intentional, so I'd suggest rewording slightly. For instance, perhaps this might work: "Late in November, the ship was bound from Milne Bay to Buna, steaming independently, when she collided with an Australian troopship." Either that or "when an Australian troopship accidentally rammed her";
    • "when rammed by an Australian troopship" (as above, probably use "collided with", or similar).
      • Substituted collided for rammed - Pendright (talk) 20:06, 26 May 2014 (UTC)
End of AustralianRupert's comments. - Dank (push to talk) 22:35, 25 May 2014 (UTC)
I'm on it! I'll let you know if I need any help. Thanks! Pendright (talk) 23:51, 25 May 2014 (UTC)

If you're ready, I'll create the nomination page at FAC. They'll want a brief nomination statement from you ... the one you posted at the A-class review would be fine. If the image hasn't been cropped yet, we can do that later. If you like, it might help to mention your wartime service. - Dank (push to talk) 02:42, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

Other than Rupert’s response, I’m ready. Regarding my wartime service, to what extent should I expound on it? As you know, I’m an old novice and likely to need a bit more handholding. Thank you! Pendright (talk) 16:50, 28 May 2014 (UTC)
I've taken the liberty of cropping that photo and adding it to the article - I had meant to do it back when I reviewed the list at ACR but lost track of it. Best of luck at FAC, Pendright! Parsecboy (talk) 15:49, 28 May 2014 (UTC)
Great! Thank you for your support. Pendright (talk) 16:50, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

Have a look at the new FAC page. I quoted you from your userpage and the A-class review, and did a little copyediting. Make any changes you like, and sign it. Anchors aweigh! - Dank (push to talk) 17:26, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

One more thing ... some bozo (it might have been me) started a discussion at WT:FAC concerning our WP:SEASON guideline, so it might help, in cases where you can find out the month, to replace "spring" and "summer" by the actual month that things happened. If your sources don't give the month, don't worry about it for now. I'm tying up the article at the moment but I'll be done with copyediting soon. - Dank (push to talk) 18:42, 28 May 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for doing all the heavy lifting! Pendright (talk) 21:51, 28 May 2014 (UTC)
Sure thing. Btw, some of my copyediting today doesn't really "improve" the article much, I'm just trying to anticipate where the flak may come from at FAC. - Dank (push to talk) 21:59, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

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Invitation to take part in an interview in The Bugle[edit]

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Wikipedia:Today's featured article/January 16, 2015[edit]

Hi again Pendright. Good news! A summary of a Featured Article you nominated will appear on the Main Page soon. I had to squeeze the text down to about 1200 characters; was there anything I left out you'd like to see put back in? - Dank (push to talk) 16:26, 5 January 2015 (UTC)

Nope! Thank you. Pendright (talk) 00:12, 6 January 2015 (UTC)

Precious[edit]

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Thank you, experienced member of the US Navy, for quality articles on their fleet such as Mahan-class destroyer and USS Mahan (DD-364), for precise and efficient copy-editing ("grammar and punctuation" and "fine tune"), and for taking the time to thank for help, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

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A year ago, you were recipient no. 1094 of Precious, a prize of QAI! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:31, 16 January 2016 (UTC)

Two years! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:52, 16 January 2017 (UTC)

Salute[edit]

From one Navy vet to another, congratulations on your writeup in The Signpost. And a salute to your WWII service aboard USS Mahan. — Brianhe (talk) 23:24, 22 January 2015 (UTC)

Excellent interview[edit]

Hello - What a fascinating story about how you got involved with Wikipedia! It is very inspiring and I am so pleased that you are a fellow Wikipedian. KConWiki (talk) 02:30, 23 January 2015 (UTC)

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2014 Year In Review Awards[edit]

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Email[edit]

Hi George! The ed17 here as part of my job. I sent you an email last week at the address I used last January. Did you receive it? Thank you! :-) Ed Erhart (WMF) (talk) 18:50, 24 August 2015 (UTC)

  • No! New address: (Redacted) Pendright (talk) 19:50, 24 August 2015 (UTC)
    • Sounds good! I hid the email above so you won't get spam, and you'll have a message in a moment. :-) Ed Erhart (WMF) (talk) 01:11, 25 August 2015 (UTC)

Careful please![edit]

Hi. With this edit you deleted part of the previous requester's signature. I've fixed it. --Stfg (talk) 20:45, 27 August 2015 (UTC)

Sorry - thank you! Pendright (talk) 21:04, 27 August 2015 (UTC)

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Cadet Nurse Corps[edit]


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DYK for Cadet Nurse Corps[edit]

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SPARS Comment[edit]

Your pictures have been added to the article SPARS with help by User:Illegitimate Barrister. He has helped me several times in the past with problem downloads. You may wish to rearrange pictures in the article to suit yourself as he wasn't sure where you needed them to display. Article is certainly including much more than when you started on it. Thank you for your interest in the article. Cuprum17 (talk) 15:58, 22 April 2016 (UTC)

Award time![edit]

I have assessed the SPARS article, which you have essentially rewritten, as a B-class article. The article result is a testament to your perseverance and determination to totally rewrite an article that is now well organized and well referenced. For your efforts, I award you the Coast Guard Star. Cuprum17 (talk) 00:45, 23 April 2016 (UTC)

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SPARS[edit]

Hello Pendright:

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Kind regards,

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SPARS GA nom[edit]

G'day Pendright, in relation to the GA nom for SPARs, there is a typo in the code you are trying to use. The correct code is {{subst:GAN|subtopic=Warfare}} Hope this helps. Regards, AustralianRupert (talk) 12:47, 25 May 2016 (UTC)

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Congratulations![edit]

...on your successful GA SPARS article. Are you going for an A Class on it? Thanks again for improving the article, it is something that can now educate about the SPAR program rather than just a few random facts that the original article included. Cuprum17 (talk) 17:20, 21 July 2016 (UTC)

USS Tucker (DD-374)[edit]


This is a nice, neatly written article. I just have two concerns:

1) The last sentence of the section USS Tucker (DD-374)#Design is ungrammatical, but I couldn't figure out how to fix it.

2) I notice that you have used the day-month-year date format. I know that date format is the left to the preference of the writer of an article, but according to MOS:TIES,

an article on a topic that has strong ties to a particular English-speaking nation should use the English of that nation.

Since the USS Tucker was a United States ship, you might consider changing the dates to the US date format, month-day-year. If you wish, I'd be glad to make the changes.  – Corinne (talk) 07:51, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

Hello, Pendright -- I saw you fixed the ungrammatical sentence I had pointed out. Now, it is a grammatically correct sentence, but I'm wondering if it could be improved a bit. This sentence is, of course, additional information about – almost an example of – the "new generation of land-based propulsion machinery" mentioned in the previous sentence. Here is the sentence as it is worded now:
  • The boiler pressure was increased to 600 PSI (pounds per square inch), the high-pressure turbines had double reduction gears, and the machinery ran faster and more efficiently than previous destroyer designs.
The way it is worded now, it seems to describe a process, with three parts, or steps: X, Y, and Z. However, the third part is actually the result of the first two parts: Because of X and Y, Z. What do you think of something like this? --
With boiler pressure increased to 600 PSI (pounds per square inch) and double reduction gears in the high-pressure turbines, the machinery ran faster and more efficiently than in previous destroyers.  – Corinne (talk) 15:34, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
I suppose this will work as well, but it strikes me the reader is better served when the turbines are mentioned before the reduction gears. I say this because one could delete reduction gears from the sentence without really hurting it. Reduction gears are a component of the turbines, not the other way around. In any case, I’ve had my say, so now you can make the call. Thanks for discussing the matter with me
As for your second concern, this format is generally used for US military articles (especially ships) that I’ve come across. I’m aware of your MOS reference, but I believe Wikipedia's Manual of Style for dates and numbers has equal or greater weight. I prefer the format used in the article and will probably continue to use it. For my parrt, I don't see it as much of an issue. Thanks, though! Pendright (talk) 21:09, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
That's fine; the date format can stay as it is. I want to assure you I have no sense of ownership over the wording in the article. I'm happy to work with you to come up with the most accurate and well worded sentence. After reading your comment, I understand it a bit better. Before I attempt another wording, may I ask you whether the increase in boiler pressure capacity is a direct result of the double reduction gears and the high pressure turbines? If so, I will try to show this relationship.  – Corinne (talk) 00:34, 30 July 2016 (UTC)
Ownership is not my hang-up, it’s having served aboard two Navy destroyers. One was the same class as Tucker, but that was a very long time ago. The Tucker machinery worked like this: the high-pressure boilers produced the steam power; this energy was fed to and rotated the turbines, propelling the ship along its way. The double reduction gears (within the turbines) made it possible for smaller turbines (like Tucker) to run faster and be more efficient. In hindsight, had I thought a little more about the sentence we would not be having this exchange. Sorry! Pendright (talk) 04:43, 30 July 2016 (UTC)
You might consider using your own wording, "made it possible for smaller turbines (like those in USS Tucker) to run faster and be more efficient". Regarding the rest of the sentence, there are different ways to word it; a lot depends upon what you want to emphasize or highlight, which probably should be what, exactly, was new (in the "new generation of land-based propulsion machinery"). How about this?
  • Boiler pressures capable of reaching 600 PSI (pounds per square inch) powered high-pressure turbines with double reduction gears, making it possible for smaller turbines (like those in USS Tucker) to run faster and more efficiently than previous destroyer designs.
If you don't want to mention "smaller turbines", then perhaps:
  • Boiler pressures capable of reaching 600 PSI (pounds per square inch) powered high-pressure turbines with double reduction gears, making it possible for the ship's turbines to run faster and more efficiently than previous destroyer designs.  – Corinne (talk) 19:28, 30 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Both are well done, thank you. I prefer the second one. May I assume you’ll make the change? Thank you for going that extra mile. I hope our paths cross again. Pendright (talk) 00:02, 31 July 2016 (UTC)

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Your GA nomination of USS Tucker (DD-374)[edit]

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Pendright, I hope you are well but I notice you haven't edited for nearly a month and there has been no activity on the USS Tucker article. I have placed the GA review for USS Tucker on hold for another week but if there is no progress I will have to close it. Should you renominate it for a GA again after attending to the issues I noted in the review, I will be happy to review it for you. Cheers. Zawed (talk) 04:39, 4 September 2016 (UTC)
Just returned from vacation and will begin working on your recommendations. Thanks for the review. Pendright (talk) 23:54, 5 September 2016 (UTC)

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...on your Good Article Good article - USS Tucker (DD-374)... Cuprum17 (talk) 21:53, 23 September 2016 (UTC)

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February 2017[edit]

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March Madness 2017[edit]

G'day all, please be advised that throughout March 2017 the Military history Wikiproject is running its March Madness drive. This is a backlog drive that is focused on several key areas:

  • tagging and assessing articles that fall within the project's scope
  • updating the project's currently listed A-class articles to ensure their ongoing compliance with the listed criteria
  • creating articles that are listed as "requested" on the project's various task force pages or other lists of missing articles.

As with past Milhist drives, there are points awarded for working on articles in the targeted areas, with barnstars being awarded at the end for different levels of achievement.

The drive is open to all Wikipedians, not just members of the Military history project, although only work on articles that fall (broadly) within the military history scope will be considered eligible. More information can be found here for those that are interested, and members can sign up as participants at that page also.

The drive starts at 00:01 UTC on 1 March and runs until 23:59 UTC on 31 March 2017, so please sign up now.

For the Milhist co-ordinators. Regards, AustralianRupert (talk) & MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 07:24, 26 February 2017 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXXXI, March 2017[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXXXII, April 2017[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXXXIII, May 2017[edit]

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While I visited your user page...[edit]

While I visited your user page to re-familiarize myself with you I did the math and you have to be at least 92 years old. I recalled you being a Navy veteran of World War II, but after the math, it really struck home. Thank you for your service to our country, and I mean that from the very bottom of my heart. I would love to know more about your rank or rating and the timeframe you served on USS Mahan and USS Cone. Hope you have a good Memorial Day weekend. Cuprum17 (talk) 18:02, 28 May 2017 (UTC)

Your arithmetic is right on; I was born in 1925. I went aboard Mahan in April 1944 at the Mare Island Shipyard in Vallejo, California. Soon after, we steamed to Pearl Harbor. From Pearl, Mahan operated n the South Pacific in a variety of assignments. In October 1944, Mahan participated in the landing at Leyte – the first effort of the war to regain control of the Philippine Islands. Operating there until December 1944, when some Japanese Kamikazes did Mahan in. It took us two months to get back stateside, arriving in San Pedro, California, in early February 1945. We received a $100.00 for loss of personal items along with a new seabag. A month of leave and it was off to Norfolk, Virginia, and pre-commissioning school in preparation for duty aboard Cone. In early August we were shipped to the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Cone was put into commission in August 1945; about the time the Japanese threw in the towel. Anyway, the shakedown cruise was to the Cribinean for a couple of months. Then, we returned to the Brooklyn Navy. Right after Christmas 1945, we sailed to England, and spent the next few months cruising the English Channel; visiting such places as Portsmouth, the homeport of the British Navy. By March 1946, I had accumulated enough points to get out. I was shipped to New York and then to Great Lakes. They sewed the Ruptured Duck on my uniform in April 1946 and my infamous Navy career was history. As for my rate, I was a lowly Firemen 2nd Class, earning my keep below deck firing the steam boilers. You probably got far more then you bargained for, but thanks for asking. Thanks too for your kind words and for your long service. I hope Memorial Day weekend was a pleasant one.Pendright (talk) 20:29, 29 May 2017 (UTC)
Hey, I can relate to a fellow snipe... I ended my Coast Guard career as a Chief Machinery Technician in 2007 when I turned 60 and had to retire but I started my CG career as a Storekeeper Third Class in the Petty Officer Direct Program of the Coast Guard Reserve in 1989. I got a direct rating as a third class because I had a college degree in accounting that I got on the GI Bill after I got out of the Army in 1968. A Machinery Technician (MK) is the Coast Guard combined ratings of the Navy's Engineman (Motor Machinist Mate to you War II vets) and Machinist Mate ratings. I lateraled ratings from Storekeeper Second Class to Machinery Technician Second Class in 1994. I had to do all the practical factors and pass all the tests up to and including Second Class in order to advance further. I got all this done by 1997 and passed the tests for MK1 in 1999. I made Chief in 2003 while serving on active duty during the Iraq War. My first military service was during the Vietnam War with the Army where I served as Specialist Five (kind of like a sergeant but without the responsibilities) photo laboratory technician. I worked in a military intelligence detachment that processed aerial photography and then did photo interpretation of the photos to support the troops deployed in the field. I served 26 months in Vietnam.
Thanks for trading stories with me...and I salute your service aboard the Mahan, it sounds like you saw more action than I did. Cuprum17 (talk) 21:42, 29 May 2017 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXXXIV, June 2017[edit]

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United States Marine Corps Women's Reserve[edit]


Hello, Pendright – I have completed the copy-edit you requested at Wikipedia:WikiProject Guild of Copy Editors/Requests. I hope you find it satisfactory. A few items:

1) I left two "clarification needed" tags. You'll see my hidden notes right after the tags in edit mode. If you need help wording it so that it is clear, just explain it to me and I'll work on it, or suggest alternatives. After you've resolved the issue, you can remove both the tag and the comment.

2) I changed a bulleted list of the women in the highest administrative positions to sentence form because it is my understanding from Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Embedded lists#Prose versus lists, second paragraph, that lists are deprecated and prose is preferred. If you really prefer the list, I'll be glad to change it back.

3) In the material near the end, quotes from women in the WR, I fixed one or two spelling errors (typos?) and changed hyphens to spaced en-dashes. If these are quotes, fixing the punctuation is not generally a problem, but if the words were misspelled in the original source, perhaps they should be changed back and the word "sic" in single square brackets: [sic] placed after each misspelled word. I'll let you decide what you want to do here.

4) For stand-alone quotes, I changed the formatting from a bulleted item to a block quote using the "quote" template. I think it looks much better, and it's what we usually use. Well, that's all. Nice article! Best regards,  – Corinne (talk) 02:13, 30 June 2017 (UTC)

Thank you for the competent copy-edit of the MCWR article. I’ve resolved the clarification issues, agree with your changes and the spelling errors were mine. Thanks again! Pendright (talk) 05:49, 1 July 2017 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXXXV, July 2017[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXXXVI, August 2017[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXXXVII, September 2017[edit]

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2017 Military history WikiProject Coordinator election[edit]

Greetings from the Military history WikiProject! Elections for the Military history WikiProject Coordinators are currently underway. As a member of the WikiProject you are cordially invited to take part by casting your vote(s) for the candidates on the election page. This year's election will conclude at 23:59 UTC 29 September. Thank you for your time. For the current tranche of Coordinators, AustralianRupert (talk) 10:39, 21 September 2017 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXXXVIII, October 2017[edit]

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