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HMS Hood, 1924
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This user has helped promote 23 good articles on Wikipedia.
This user has been a major contributor to 37 articles featured in the Did you know... section on the Main Page.
This user received a Four Award for working on German torpedo boat Albatros.
2 of this user's featured articles have appeared on Today's featured article.

Greetings, reader! I edit here, mostly improving ship-related articles, and occasionally reverting vandalism.

I registered my account in November 2017, and did something many Wiki-noobs do: attempt to write an article. Needless to say, my first draft was an unreferenced, promotional copyright violation. Thanks to some help from fellow editors at AfC who did not immediately CSD my draft and block me as a spammer, I managed to add references, and attribute the text to the site I had taken it from.

Next, I found out about vandal-fighting. I thought it was fun, and after a couple weeks I was racking up ~100 edits per day with Huggle. After a couple months, though, I found that I would be more efficient if I were an administrator. So I went over to WP:RFA, took a look, and found out that I wasn't going to become one anytime soon. One of the unofficial "prerequisites" was to have done some content creation, so I went around, trying to figure out what I could write about. I ended up on WP:Requested articles, and I translated two stubs from the French Wikipedia (I speak French).

Around that time, I was invited to Wikiproject Military History (or MILHIST) and I enthusiastically joined. I found that a lot of articles about French submarines were missing, so I created two during an article writing contest at MILHIST, along with a requested article from German. I continued writing articles sporadically, until October 2018 when I started mass creating articles about French submarines, mostly C class. I wrote over 40 pages, some of which attained B-class. Around that time, I also started nominating my articles for DYK. Some time later, I discovered, a website that gives very detailed information about the careers of British submarines during World War II. I found that it was a great way to produce Good Articles, so I wrote a dozen GAs on British S-class submarines, as well as a German U-boat.

In January 2019, the article I translated from German in April 2018, German torpedo boat Albatros, passed MILHIST A-class review, thanks to a ton of help from Sturmvogel 66, one of the greatest content creators there. At the end of April 2019, the article passed FAC on my second attempt, thanks again to a lot of help from Sturm. I nominated another article I had worked up to GA status, 1974 White House helicopter incident, for A-class review in December 2019; it passed in February 2020, and I then nominated it for FA. It was promoted in March, then appeared on the Main Page on 8 May 2020, getting 100,161 views.

Nowdays, I continue occasionally writing a GA or two, and sometimes I revert vandalism. When bored, I will review AfC submissions and patrol new pages. Occasionally, I also do gnomish work too, fixing grammar, adding refs and stuff like that. I do appreciate constructive feedback, especially if I make a mistake, so you are most welcome to visit my talk page.

I have also met two vandals in real life, and hit the MediaWiki rate limit three times without using AWB, Huggle, or mass rollback.

Articles created
A-class articles
'Did you know?'s
  • ... that the French submarine Fulton (pictured) was named after Robert Fulton, the American inventor of the first commercially successful steamboat?
  • ... that Aigrette, the first diesel-engine submarine to be launched, had a hydrogen leak and explosion in its battery?
  • ... that the French submarine X was the first submarine to use twin shafts?
  • ... that the French submarine Regnault, built to fight in the First World War, was named after an 19th-century chemist?
  • ... that the Soviet Union seized the Romanian destroyer Regina Maria and commissioned it into their navy despite Romania having switched sides to join the Allies?
  • ... that after the French-built Japanese submarine No. 14 was requisitioned by France and commissioned into its navy as Armide, the Japanese built their own No. 14 to the same design?
Morse in 1939
Morse in 1939
Sposobny in the Sea of Japan, 1982
Sposobny in 1982
  • ... that the Soviet destroyer Sposobny (pictured) was designed to survive a nuclear explosion?
  • ... that when HMS Safari attacked barges at Ras Ali, Libya, the torpedo passed underneath, damaging a mole and killing five men?
  • ... that a Sportsman sank twelve Axis ships during World War II?
  • ... that the British submarine HMS P222 was ordered to escort an Allied convoy to Malta on the surface, with the intent that it would be spotted by enemy aircraft?
HMS Sickle
HMS Sickle
  • ... that after sailors from HMS Sickle (pictured) boarded a small enemy ship, they brought 1,000 oranges and lemons from the ship's cargo back to their submarine?
  • ... that HMS Saracen was sunk during her 13th patrol shortly after midnight of a Friday the 13th?
  • ... that the British submarine HMS Syrtis twice towed X-class midget submarines, and on both occasions the submarines sank while under tow?
HMS Simoom
HMS Simoom
  • ... that all 15 torpedoes fired by HMS Simoom (pictured) during her career missed their targets, but 3 hit and sank a destroyer instead?
  • ... that HMS Stonehenge disappeared with all hands in the Indian Ocean in 1944, and her exact location is still unknown?
  • ... that the British submarine HMS Stratagem sank only one ship in its 13-month-long career—only three days before it was itself sunk?
  • ... that HMS Splendid attacked a heavy German merchant ship, but instead sank an Italian destroyer?
  • ... that in 1974, a United States Army private first class stole a helicopter and landed it on the White House lawn?
  • ... that British submarine HMS Sceptre towed an X-class midget submarine tasked with attacking German battleships off Norway?
  • ... that in 1941, two German POWs escaped from their British prison camp and stole a plane from an RAF base to try to reach the continent?
Current projects

Third group S-class submarines[edit]

German torpedo boats of World War II[edit]

The Userpage Barnstar
Great userpage. Chetsford (talk) 08:02, 25 January 2018 (UTC)
Military history service award
On behalf of the Milhist coordinators, you are hereby awarded these stripes for your efforts during the April 2018 MILHIST Backlog Drive. Thank you for your contributions. AustralianRupert (talk) 09:04, 4 May 2018 (UTC)
The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
You keep beating me at reverting vandalism! Keep up the good work! MusicalKnight (talk) 19:32, 4 May 2018 (UTC)
Special Edition New Page Patroller's Barnstar
For completing over 50 reviews during the 2018 June Backlog Drive, please accept this Special Edition Barnstar. Thank you for helping New Page Patrol and keep up the good work. Cheers! — Insertcleverphrasehere (or here) 19:00, 2 July 2018 (UTC)
The Original Barnstar
Thanks a lot for searching for the publication information of a newspaper article used in the Delaware Public Library article. While my search for the article’s publication information will continue, I’m grateful for the thoroughness of your search and your help in ruling out as a possible source. Spirit of Eagle (talk) 01:24, 5 September 2018 (UTC)

The New Page Patroller's Barnstar

Thanks for your recent work reviewing redirects, dab pages, and articles. — Insertcleverphrasehere (or here) 02:33, 25 September 2018 (UTC)
The Writer's Barnstar
On behalf of the Wikiproject Military History coordinators, I hereby award you the Writer's Barnstar for placing second in the October 2018 Military History Article Writing Contest with 92 points from 34 articles. Congratulations, Kges1901 (talk) 22:31, 2 November 2018 (UTC)

At full speed

Thank you for quality articles about German torpedo boats and French submarines, such as German torpedo boat Albatros and French submarine Perle (1935), for fighting vandalism, patrolling new pages and gnomish work, for thoughtful suggestions for 11/11, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:54, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
You beat me to it twice! @Boothsift 02:40, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
2018 Military History Newcomer of the Year
As voted by your peers within the Military history WikiProject, I hereby award you the WikiProject Barnstar for being nominated for the 2018 Military History Newcomer of the Year Award. Congratulations, and thank you for your efforts in 2018. Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 01:27, 31 December 2018 (UTC)
The 25 DYK Creation and Expansion Medal
Congratulation on having more than 25 articles featured at Did you know. Your contributions to Wikipedia are appreciated. Damien Linnane (talk) 07:12, 28 January 2019 (UTC)
The Writer's Barnstar
For placing second in the January 2019 Military history WikiProject Contest with 56 points from 9 entries, I am delighted to present you with The Writer's Barnstar. Well done! Cheers, Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 00:44, 9 February 2019 (UTC)
The Writer's Barnstar
On behalf of the Wikiproject Military History coordinators, I hereby award you the Writer's Barnstar for placing second in the February 2019 Military History Article Writing Contest with 91 points from 10 articles. Congratulations, Kges1901 (talk) 11:42, 5 March 2019 (UTC)
Military history reviewers' award
On behalf of the Military History Project, I am proud to present the The Milhist reviewing award (2 stripes) for January to March 2019 reviews. Peacemaker67 (talk) via MilHistBot (talk) 00:31, 3 April 2019 (UTC)

Keep track of upcoming reviews. Just copy and paste {{WPMILHIST Review alerts}} to your user space

Four Award
Congratulations! You have been awarded the Four Award for your work from beginning to end on German torpedo boat Albatros. Gog the Mild (talk) 16:54, 2 May 2019 (UTC)
The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
Thank your for anti-vandalism work, especially tonight. -- LuK3 (Talk) 02:37, 4 February 2020 (UTC)
The Featured Article Medal
By the authority vested in me by myself it gives me great pleasure to present you with this award in recognition of your gracing Wikipedia with a second well written and well researched Featured Article. I hope that there will be many more to come. Gog the Mild (talk) 19:30, 28 March 2020 (UTC)
I'm very pleased to present the Imperial Triple Crown Jewels to L293D, for work on "Did you know?" and the good and featured article processes! — Bilorv (talk) 23:51, 30 March 2020 (UTC)
Military history service award
For scoring 35 points in the WikiProject Military history 2020 edit-a-thon March Madness, I am pleased to award you this token of appreciation from the Project. Thank you, and well done. Gog the Mild (talk) 10:59, 2 April 2020 (UTC)