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Maedin\talk 21:29, 27 March 2009 (UTC)

C.C.Fox, Shipping BrokersEdit

Thanks for your helpful addition to Fox family of Falmouth. I wonder if G.C.Fox is sufficiently notable to deserve a Wikipedia article in its own right! The article does not currently mention the Fox family's involvement in the development of the docks and the Falmouth Hotel. Is it possible to identify the founders of the Fishing company with Howard and George Henry Fox, sons of Alfred & Sarah Fox and Robert, son of Barclay Fox? Vernon White . . . Talk 08:30, 19 October 2010 (UTC)

Hello Vernon. Yes, I suspect that there is a good G C Fox story to be told (not that I know very much about it)!

The subscribers to the Falmouth Fishery Company Ltd in 4/1882 were (as I transcribed from TNA file BT 31/14703/16640):

James Whitelock Treviol (accountant) Henry Herbert Cox (merchant) William Henry Lean (shipbuilder) William Henry Williams (accountant) Robert Gloyne (accountant) William Rowe (steam tug owner) Howard, George & Robert Fox (merchants) Richard Sherris (harbourmaster) and other minor players that I did not note.

It was only 18 months later that the company resolved to acquire G C Fox's towing business, and doubled their authorised capital form the original £5000 to be able to do so. Interestingly, by 1888 the only significant shareholders were the Fox family and Henry Cox.

I suppose that the fishery part of the business declined and in 1893 the company's name was changed to The Falmouth Towage Company Ltd.

In 1901 the Directors were: William Henry Williams (now described as shipchandler) Robert Fox (merchant) George Henry Fox (merchant) Edward "Iperise" (accountant)[that looks like a mis-transcription]

In 1921 the company was voluntarily wound up. The towage business seems to have seems then to have been carried on in a small way by Robert Barclay Fox in his own name, until the formation of a new Falmouth Towage Company Ltd in 1931.

David Davidships (talk) 23:02, 19 October 2010 (UTC)

I have copied our conversation into a file called User:Vernon39/G C Fox (Shipping Brokers) and hope at some time to organise it, with additional material , into an article. Please feel free to edit this new page. Vernon White . . . Talk 08:26, 22 October 2010 (UTC)

Re: ISO 3166-1 mapEdit

Given that I'm British and actually have a good friend in Gibraltar, I should've spotted that! The original author's name is Júlio Reis, which sounds Iberian and might therefore explain the omission. I think the best bet would be to ask for assistance at Wikipedia:Graphic Lab. Regards, —WFC— 17:30, 28 February 2011 (UTC)

Yes, I sgree. Do you mind doing that - I think that you are more experienced in knowing how and who to approach. Davidships (talk) 18:35, 28 February 2011 (UTC)

MTB102Edit

Sorry about changing your edit. You were right, of course! :-) Amandajm (talk) 15:30, 19 June 2012 (UTC)

No probs Davidships (talk) 10:36, 20 June 2012 (UTC)

Empire ByronEdit

The source was Lloyd's Register. Now clarified in the article and ref'd. Mjroots (talk) 15:25, 27 June 2012 (UTC)

Official NumbersEdit

ONs were a sort of forerunner to IMO numbers. It wasn't just the UK and USA that used them though, other countries also had ONs, such as Italy, Denmark and Sweden to name a few. Do you have access to Gale News Vault (via library website)? You might be able to research the history a bit via that. Mjroots (talk) 18:12, 27 June 2012 (UTC)

I'm not sure that ONs are still in use. Nowadays, a ship is identified by its IMO Number, as has been the case since the late 1960s. A ship may change name many times, but the IMO Number will always remain the same. The only other constant which could stand comparison is the builder's yard number. Mjroots (talk) 05:01, 28 June 2012 (UTC)
OK, I stand corrected re ONs. IMO Numbers only apply to vessels over a certain size, don't they? Mjroots (talk) 09:47, 28 June 2012 (UTC)

Thank you for your guidance on information regarding ships IMO numbers, Way Numbers and Yard Numbers. I shall attend to my articles in order to correct them as and when time permits. Harvey Milligan 17:26, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

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Ralph Jones WoodfordEdit

Nice work, any reason you're still using AfC? You should be able to create articles directly now, FYI. Have a great week!

Also, you'll probably want to go add categories to that article now.... again, thanks! --j⚛e deckertalk 15:47, 28 June 2013 (UTC)

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Dabbing shipsEdit

Generally, where ships need dabbing, the year of launch is used. Other methods are available, such as Pennant Number, ship type, rig, etc. Mjroots (talk) 18:10, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

Thames BargesEdit

Hi Davidships. I am in the middle of creating 2 articles about Thames Barges 'The Cambria' and 'Edith May' ! Do you have any advise for me ? DavidAnstiss (talk) 22:05, 2 December 2013 (UTC)

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SS TelefonEdit

Many thanks for your improvements to SS Telefon et al. It looks a lot better now. -Arb. (talk) 13:07, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School House ColoursEdit

If I understand your edit summary correctly, you aren't able to find all of the colours you need for all of the houses. If that's the case, you can enter the hexidecimal codes for colours rather than the names; here is an HTML colour chart which gives you hundreds of possible colour options.

For medium violet red     , for example, you would format the template this way: {{colorbox|#C71585}} - be sure to add the hash (#) before the six-character hex code. Radiopathy •talk• 02:32, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

I emailed the school, and they sent me the house colours, if you'd care to do the honours:

Davies / Red Edlmann / Dark Green Lester / Purple Staff / Yellow Townsend / Dark Blue William / Light Blue
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John Anthony WalkerEdit

Whoops, I have reverted myself. Regards, GiantSnowman 08:06, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

Costa Concordia media kitEdit

Hi David - judging from your interests and edits, you may find the latest Costa Concordia media kit helpful. You get it here from the popup. Its not the kind of stuff I write well, but I'd think you would. Thanks for your help with the parbuckling article. user:JMOprof ©¿©¬ 19:33, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

Tug DiomedeEdit

Re this edit, and the one made to the Zeebrugge Raid article. I've no problem with the edits, but do you have a reference for the claim made in the edit summary? Please add the appropriate entry to the List of shipwrecks in October 1918. I've requested that the image be renamed at Commons. Mjroots (talk) 22:15, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

Chain_boat_navigationEdit

Hello Davidships,

I am the author of the German article series about 'Kettenschifffahrt'. I have seen your talk at the discussion of the article. If you are interested in primary literature you can look at [1]. Here many free texts are listed and linked. At the bottom also English and French texts are listed.

Kind regards --Salino01 (talk) 21:36, 28 April 2015 (UTC)

Sailing ship categoriesEdit

I've started a discussion at WT:SHIPS, but messed the ping up so you won't have got a notification (unless you have the WP watchlisted). Your comments are solicited. Mjroots (talk) 09:09, 17 June 2015 (UTC)

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Hooghly (1819 ship)Edit

Hi Davidships, I have created the article Hooghly (1819 ship). Can you please aadd any information you may add to the article. Thank you Newm30 (talk) 23:28, 9 February 2016 (UTC)

Titanic IIEdit

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Bad grammarEdit

@Davidships: This edit of yours shows a poor grasp of English grammar. In your edit summary you should have used "who" not "whom". Jodosma (talk) 20:31, 4 June 2016 (UTC)

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A barnstar for you!Edit

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I just wanted to thank you for your contribution to Wikipedia Talk:WikiProject Ships#Proposal to rename article ARA Suboficial Castillo (A-6) to USS Takelma (ATF-113). I appreciate your input. KNHaw (talk) 17:56, 20 February 2017 (UTC)

ACX CrystalEdit

You named a reference in this edit, but did not supply it! Mjroots (talk) 16:30, 17 June 2017 (UTC)

Ref name=JT1706 is the one. Mjroots (talk) 17:42, 17 June 2017 (UTC)
Seems a clear copyvio to me. Tagged at Commons and removed from article. Mjroots (talk) 04:54, 18 June 2017 (UTC)

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"British shipbuilding"Edit

Hi David, I think there's a problem with that template/include, because on Chrome mobile it isn't appearing. It just looks like an empty section. Dan100 (Talk) 19:07, 3 January 2018 (UTC)

Would like your input in a discussionEdit

Hi,

I would appreciate it if you could give your input regarding https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:List_of_naval_ship_classes_in_service#Split_this_article_into_multiple_articles Thanks in advance Dragnadh (talk) 01:59, 6 January 2018 (UTC)

British shipbuilders templateEdit

Hello David
I saw your note at WP:SHIPs about this (and I've replied over there); do you still have the problem of your template edit (regarding H&W) not showing on the page? It seems to be all right for me. I've found sometimes template edits take a while to come through, I don't know why. It may just be that. Anyway, my regards, Xyl 54 (talk) 23:15, 6 January 2018 (UTC)

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"Coastguard cruiser"Edit

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KruppEdit

Sorry about that! Mjroots (talk) 19:51, 5 August 2018 (UTC)

No probs - it may have been 1928 for Haida but I haven't yet found a confirmed launch date. Davidships (talk) 20:00, 5 August 2018 (UTC)

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About the Suez CanalEdit

So I went to the article about the Suez Canal and noticed how it lacks info about its depth in the infobox. So I went to the infobox template's page (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Infobox_canal) to see which parameters corresponds to depth/"air draft" of the canal and accordingly there were only two parameters that are supposed to that data, and so I added them. Yes, their names as they appear on the infobox of the finalized article are highly confusing, I agree. But there are no other parameters that can represent that data, the infobox itself is the only infobox there is on Wikipedia to represent canals, so I've decided to leave them be, since otherwise we have no way to mention the depth and the "air draft" on the infobox at all.
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Catherine CarrollEdit

Thanks for diving in over the Lackawanna Railroad Fulton. I noticed in passing that this [2]Catherine Carroll, built 1921] was built for Carroll towing, makes me think that the Fulton was sold by Lackawanna Railroad to Tug Fulton Corp who then sold it to Carroll, or not? Hope you approved of my work on Dick Fulton Broichmore (talk) 10:13, 22 August 2018 (UTC)

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Thanks @Cwmhiraeth:, and apologies for slow reply. This was written following a question raised here. In the light of that discussion, I wonder whether you think that the Captain Hayward article still stands up. I have added mention of the event to the South Eastern Railway, UK and Folkestone Harbour articles. Davidships (talk) 22:52, 8 December 2018 (UTC)
I really have no opinion on that matter, you will have to go with the sources available and discuss anomalies with others who know about the subject. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:27, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
Thanks Davidships (talk) 13:59, 9 December 2018 (UTC)

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June 2019Edit

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Assumption of good faith doesn't sit well with your accusation of WP:LINKSPAM, which is entirely inappropriate. Nevertheless, I agree that the self-published Chinese-language ferryhistory website is not acceptable. So far as the The History of Hongkong and Yaumati Ferry Company Limited publication is concerned, although borderline under WP:RS, it is a valuable link, especially with the paucity of other available 3rd party on-subject sources, and of sufficient standing to be cited by the HK Government's Marine Department[3]. Note that almost the whole article lacks references (and the fleet table mostly copied from the unreferenced zh:油蔴地小輪), so I am trying to improve it a little. Davidships (talk) 11:44, 27 June 2019 (UTC)
level 1 warning is an AGF level warning. If neutral faith or deemed as vandalism, you should at WP:AIV instead. There is way many unsourced Hong Kong article, but adding those wordpress did not help either. Matthew hk (talk) 11:47, 27 June 2019 (UTC)
@Matthew hk: This is incomprehensible to me. Now I discover that I have a "Level 1 Warning", whatever that is. And apparently I am now a vandal as well as a spammer. It cannot be about the mere adding of an unacceptable self-published link, since I have already said that I agree with you (now highlighted above). You say "adding those wordpress" - there was only one. And I still have no idea which aspect of "Spam is the inappropriate addition of content to Wikipedia with the intention of promoting or publicizing an outside organization, individual or idea", I have committed. Oh well. Davidships (talk) 20:46, 27 June 2019 (UTC)
Whatever, it would no longer AGF if you knew wikipedia is not accepting wordpress if you have read WP:extlink. So, please don't do that again. Matthew hk (talk) 09:33, 28 June 2019 (UTC)

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The stated full name in the Klaus Fuchs article is wrong. Fuchs' full name was Klaus Emil Julius Fuchs, not Emil Julius Klaus Fuchs. In Germany, just like in quite a few other countries, middle names are often given to remember or honor relatives, in many cases to honor grandparents or parents. Klaus' father was Emil Fuchs, and Klaus was given the middle names Emil and Julius. In the German culture, persons with middle names then usually don't use their middle names for signatures on contracts or official papers (forms/applications), book title pages or scientific works (ie. for the indication of the authorship) etc., they usually just use their first names and their surnames. You will then find their full names only in German birth certificates and in German passports/IDs (if they are still German citizens). In official documents and on contracts, only the first Christian name (1st position) is legally relevant.

Emil had 4 children: Elisabeth, Gerhard, Klaus and Christel (the name is misspelled in the article, most likely, "Kristel" is a very rare spelling, as Christel derives from the German name Christine; the spelling Kristel got somewhat more common in the 1930s, but Christel was born in 1913; the name Kristel became a bit more common in the Netherlands during the 1970s, and decades later in Estonia and the Flamish part of Belgium; 1 of 100,000 children are given the name Kristel in Germany - extremely rare spelling nowadays, and a rather rare spelling in the early 1910s for sure; 2 of 10,000 are given the name Christel, nowadays - just to give you an idea).

The nephew of Klaus Fuchs, Klaus Fuchs-Kittowski, a computer scientist and science philosopher, issued conference proceedings under the title "Ethik in der Wissenschaft - die Verantwortung der Wissenschaftler" (= Ethics in Sciene - The responsibility of Scientists) in 2008, "in remembrance of Klaus Fuchs." The only topic: Klaus Fuchs. The conference was organized by The Leibniz Society of Sciences to Berlin e.V. (Founded 1700 as Brandenburg Society of Sciences), partially held in German and partially held in English. The papers, the participants (including his newphew) and the speeches all referred to the physicist Klaus Fuchs, since there was no physicist Emil Fuchs. A similar conference was held in 2011 (in Berlin as well). The table of contents of the 2008 conference displays that Klaus Fuchs (along with ethical and historical assessments related to his works/behavior) was the only topic.[1]

The father of Klaus Fuchs, Emil Fuchs, published his autobiography in 1957 (Leipzig), and referred to his 2 sons as Klaus and Gerhard.

The German National Library lists Klaus Fuchs with his middle names under "other names":
First name - Klaus

Middle names - Emil Julius

Surname - Fuchs.

The library's "name" entry (means without middle names or aliases) indicates "Klaus Fuchs", which is correct.[2]


Historian, author and journalist Dr. Ronald Friedmann published a Kurt Fuchs biography in 2006: "Klaus Fuchs. Der Mann der kein Spion war" (2006). He specializes in research about communists, as he is a member of the Historical Commission of the democratic socialist political party "Die Linke", which is - through its predecessor PDS - a direct descendent of the Marxist-Leninist ruling party of the former East Germany (GDR), the Socialist Unity Party of Germany (SED). As a member of the commission, he has direct access to the party's archives. Since Klaus Fuchs relocated to the GDR in 1959 - where he then worked as nuclear physicist, the party's archive has plenty of original material about Klaus Fuchs. The German Stasi Records Agency also holds documents about Klaus Fuchs, which were created by the Ministry of State Security (Stasi) and which can be viewed by historians. He lists his book publications in his CV on his homepage: [3]


Klaus is his first name/Christian name, NOT Emil. German historians (and generally scientists), authors of biographies and even his nephew refer to the well known physicist as Klaus Fuchs, not Emil Fuchs (his father), the name Klaus (along with the middle names Emil + Julius) Fuchs is well established in the German-speaking sphere. Whover came up with the wrong first name, got it utterly wrong. I don't see why the correct indication of the full name had to be reverted GeeGee (talk) 05:49, 16 May 2020 (UTC)

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