Courageous class aircraft carrier (nom) by Sturmvogel 66. The Courageous class was the first multi-ship class of aircraft carriers to serve with the Royal Navy. Originally meant to be battlecruisers for the First World War, after a period laid up they were converted to aircraft carriers. The first converted was Furious, followed by her sister ships Courageous and Glorious. Courageous and Glorious were sunk during the Second World War, whilst Furious was sold for scrap.
Andromeda (nom) by Keilana. Andromeda is one of the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd-century astronomer Ptolemy, and is one of the 88 modern constellations. Located north of the celestial equator, it is named for the princess in the Greek legend of Perseus who was chained to a rock to be eaten by the sea monster Cetus. In Chinese astronomy, the stars that make up Andromeda were members of four different constellations having astrological and mythological significance; a constellation related to Andromeda also exists in Hindu mythology.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (nom) by Pyrrhus16. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is an audiobook and soundtrack album for the 1982 blockbuster film of the same name directed by Steven Spielberg. Narrated by pop singer Michael Jackson, the album was produced by Quincy Jones and distributed by MCA Records. The audiobook was released in November 1982, but court action by the pop star's record label (Epic Records) forced the album to be withdrawn. During its limited release, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial reached number 82 on the UK Albums Chart.
Ruma Maida (nom) by Crisco 1492. Ruma Maida is a 2009 Indonesian film detailing a woman's struggle to save a historic house from a developer and the life of the house's original owner, entwined with several subplots. It uses colours and shooting styles to indicate different time periods. Novelist Ayu Utami wrote the screenplay, her first such work. Asked to write a story about Indonesian nationalism, Utami said she gave the characters different ethnic, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds to show the nation's pluralism.
Shangani Patrol (nom) by Cliftonian. The Shangani Patrol of 34 soldiers, led by Allan Wilson, was ambushed and massacred during the First Matabele War on 4 December 1893 by more than 3,000 Matabele warriors. The patrol, isolated from reinforcements by the rising Shangani River, held out for several hours and killed more than 300 attackers before their defeat. The massacre raised much consternation in Britain, and the patrol was elevated to national hero status.
Western Jackdaw (nom) by Casliber and Cwmhiraeth. The Western Jackdaw (Corvus monedula) is a passerine bird in the crow family. Measuring 34–39 centimetres (13–15 in) in length, the black-plumaged bird is found across Europe, western Asia and North Africa. Its simple nests, made of sticks and built in cavities in trees, cliffs, or buildings, hold an average of five pale blue or blue-green eggs. The monogamous Jackdaw lives in small groups and has a complex social structure.
Colin Hannah (nom) by Ian Rose. Air Marshal Hannah (1914–1978) began his aviation career in the 1930s as a pilot. After serving as the Royal Australian Air Force's Deputy Director of Armament, he saw action in World War II and the Malayan Emergency before rising through the ranks and becoming Chief of the Air Staff, the most senior appointment in the RAAF. Knighted in 1971, the following year he began a controversial term as Governor of Queensland.
A Child of Our Time (nom) by Brianboulton. British composer Michael Tippett's secular oratorio A Child of Our Time was composed between 1939 and 1941 and first performed on 19 March 1944. Inspired by events related to Kristallnacht, the oratorio carries a strongly pacifist message of ultimate understanding and reconciliation and features themes of shadow and light. It was well-received at its first performance and has since found acceptance worldwide.
Percheron (nom) by Dana boomer. The Percheron, a popular draft horse breed originating from the former Perche province of France, was originally bred for war but is now used for draft and food. The well-muscled horses are usually gray or black and known for their intelligence and willingness to work. They have been cross-bred with several light horse breeds for different tasks.
Hugh de Neville (nom) by Ealdgyth. De Neville (d. 1234) was an English sheriff and Chief Forester under the kings Richard I, John, and Henry III. Loyal to Richard, he was initially very friendly with John, to the point he was declared one of the king's "evil councillors" in the Magna Carta. De Neville later deserted John after the French invasion of England in 1216, but returned to service under Henry.
Delisted featured articles
Two featured articles were delisted:
Katie Holmes (review). Delisted on the basis of poor prose, missing information, and other problems throughout the article.
Transhumanism (review). Featured article review began January 5, 2012 and delisted because of multiple problems that remained unfixed on May 29, 2012.
List of Louisiana state parks (nom) by Michael miceli. The US state of Louisiana has 22 state parks, in a system that was established in 1934 and is currently under the purview of the Office of State Parks. The parks are selected on the criteria that they must be natural areas of unique or exceptional scenic value; many also have historic or scientific importance.
List of municipalities in Florida (nom), by Mgreason. There are 283 cities, 108 towns and 19 villages in the US state of Florida, a total of 410 incorporated municipalities distributed across 67 counties. As of the 2010 US Census, more than 10 million Floridians, 55% of the state's total population of 18,801,310, resided in incorporated municipalities, the remainder in unincorporated areas.
List of 1990s UK Albums Chart number ones (nom), by A Thousand Doors. The UK Albums Chart is a weekly record chart based on album sales from Sunday to Saturday in the UK; in the 1990s, a total of 216 albums reached number one. The most successful artist of the decade was British band Simply Red, who topped the UK Albums Chart for 19 weeks with four different albums.
Kimmeridge, Dorset (nom; related article), by Diliff. The British village of Kimmeridge, population 110, is located on the Isle of Purbeck on the English Channel. The new featured picture gives a panoramic view of the village and nearby hills.
Abbotsbury, Dorset (nom; related article), by Diliff. The British village of Abbotsbury, population 505, is located under a steep limestone hill. The village, which contains many old stone cottages, is the gateway to the Jurassic Coast, a popular tourist attraction.
Blue-and-yellow Macaw (nom, related article), created by Luc Viatour and nominated by Crisco 1492. Though some commented that "the plumage looks tatty" and "the wings and some of the body are out of focus", those voting support did not agree, saying: "Defects in plumage and motion blur on the wings are outweighed by excellent pose and isolation from background."