Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/We never run a ship ashore

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SMS Kaiser Wilhelm II[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 6 Mar 2014 at 22:40:42 (UTC)

OriginalSMS Kaiser Wilhelm II, a pre-dreadnought battleship that served a coastal defense rôle in the early phases of WWI, before manpower shortages moved the focus to staffing the more modern ship designs.
Reason
Current Featured Article candiate, I don't think I need to defend a decision to help out feature article image work. =)
Articles in which this image appears
SMS Kaiser Wilhelm II, Kaiser Friedrich III-class battleship
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Vehicles/Water
Creator
Hugo Graf (1844-1914) [Scan by commons:User:Mr.Nostalgic, restoration by Adam Cuerden.]
  • Support as nominator --Adam Cuerden (talk) 22:40, 24 February 2014 (UTC)
  • Support - Dramatic. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:59, 25 February 2014 (UTC)
  • Support — Arguably the best in this series so far. Good work re border. Sca (talk) 16:48, 25 February 2014 (UTC)
    • Thanks! It's a little finicky, but I'm developing some techniques for it that help. Adam Cuerden (talk) 17:18, 25 February 2014 (UTC)
This looks much better than the bordered version used on Ger. Wiki. [1] Sca (talk) 18:44, 25 February 2014 (UTC)

Promoted File:S.M. Linienschiff Kaiser Wilhelm II - restoration, borderless.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 23:35, 6 March 2014 (UTC)