| This is a documentation subpage for Template: HMS (see that page for the template itself).
It contains usage information, categories, and other content that is not part of the original template page.
This template is intended to simplify the wikicode needed for properly italicizing the name of a sailing ship or starship, such as:
[[HMS Bounty|HMS ''Bounty'']]
The template allows for up to three variables:
- Ship's name
- Disambiguation (if any)
- Textual postfix (if any)
The simplest use is with the ship's name, such as:
Use of the single variable version should be avoided if a name has been given to more than one ship, unless the object is to direct the user to a disambiguation page. An example of this would be: