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Parts of ships

Tag historic=ship can be used for anchors or other parts of historic ships?

Modern or ancient frigate

Light frigate, circa 1675–1680 The "Forbin", an Horizon-class frigate of the French Navy

How to tag theses frigates ?

--Pyrog (talk) 20:20, 30 November 2017 (UTC)


The rendering support for (historic) ships tagged according to the recommendations in the wiki is quite poor.

  • In a river: None of the featured layers on show the ships. Examples:
  • In the sea, Mapnik is the only layer where ships appear (but in a quite ugly colour). Example:
  • Surrounded by natural=water: this seems to be the only case where all the layers actually show the ships. Example:
    • RMS Queen Mary (In december 2017, she is rendered because she have the tag building=yes --Pyrog (talk) 14:16, 13 December 2017 (UTC))

--Erik Lundin (talk) 23:33, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

The ships in Gothenburg are now rendered (with a colour like unmapped ground), maybe after the last update to openstreetmap-carto?. --Erik Lundin (talk) 10:12, 29 March 2015 (UTC) (Seem to render only historic=citywalls --Pyrog (talk) 14:16, 13 December 2017 (UTC))

They are visible on Historic place map as an overlay.
Historic=ship rendered mapnik with overlay.png Historic=ship rendered mapnik.png

They also rendered on some layers on ground :

Historic=ship rendered mapnik black-white.png

Historic=ship rendered Hike & bike map.png

Historic=ship rendered OSM french style.png

But some could use:

See usage on TagInfo --Pyrog (talk) 20:51, 30 November 2017 (UTC)

Commissioning and decommissioning date

I suggest to use start_date=* and end_date=*.
end_date=* could be the sunk date for a wreck and decommissing date for a ship.
See also Talk:Tag:historic=wreck --Pyrog (talk) 14:34, 13 December 2017 (UTC)