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The bathtub aboard the battleship Iowa[edit]

Original - When USS Iowa (BB-61) was selected to ferry President Franklin D. Roosevelt to the Cairo Conference and the Tehran Conference she was outfitted with a bathtub for Roosevelt's convenience. Roosevelt, who had been crippled in 1921, would have been unable to make effective use of a shower facility.
Reason
When USS Iowa (BB-61) was selected to ferry President Franklin D. Roosevelt to the Cairo Conference and the Tehran Conference she was outfitted with a bathtub for Roosevelt's convenience. Roosevelt, who had been crippled in 1921, would have been unable to make effective use of a shower facility.
Articles this image appears in
USS Iowa (BB-61)
Creator
PH1 Jeff Hilton
  • Support as nominator --TomStar81 (Talk) 22:54, 10 September 2008 (UTC)
  • Oppose Quite noisy. SpencerT♦C 00:11, 11 September 2008 (UTC)
  • Support. Interesting picture, and although I'm not too familiar with this process it appears to meet all the criteria to me. Joe (Talk) 00:19, 11 September 2008 (UTC)
  • Support. Haha I didn't know FDR used a rubber ducky in the tub! I also like the boat. Intothewoods29 (talk) 00:47, 11 September 2008 (UTC)
  • Oppose for being noisy (as Spencer points out) but mainly because it's trivia and silly. Kind of funny, yes, but not enough to bowl me over. Fletcher (talk) 02:59, 11 September 2008 (UTC)
    • How exactly is this trivia and silly? Its not ment to be funny, its meant to be different, and while I do see some humor in the tub toys I nominated this as a serious FPC, not a humourous one. TomStar81 (Talk) 03:00, 11 September 2008 (UTC)
      • Because I don't think Roosevelt's bathing facilities are of any notable historical importance. And a bathtub on a Navy ship may be one of a kind, but it's still just a bathtub. It would be something to point out on a tour of the ship, but I don't see why it should be a FP here. Further, if you intend it seriously, the tub toys kind of ruin the mood, because it shows it was staged to look cutesy. I respect that you appreciate its uniqueness, not its cutesey-ness; this is just the way I react to it. Fletcher (talk) 03:33, 11 September 2008 (UTC)
  • Oppose - noisy, not particularly enc for article. If there was an article Personal hygiene on the open waters, it might be a little more encyclopedic. ;) — BRIAN0918 • 2008-09-12 14:15Z
I think it has some enc...this bathtub is the only one ever installed on a United States Navy warship. SpencerT♦C 19:56, 12 September 2008 (UTC)
  • Oppose The photo has EV due to its novelty value, but it's an entirely unremarkable photo otherwise and I don't think that it meets the featured picture criteria. It's caption at WikiCommons needs to be corrected by the way - the conference was at Tehran, not Casablanca. Nick Dowling (talk) 08:21, 13 September 2008 (UTC)
  • Comment So why is this not in the Roosevelt article? Papa Lima Whiskey (talk) 16:43, 16 September 2008 (UTC)

Not promoted MER-C 05:17, 17 September 2008 (UTC)