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capitalization: modes of transportation

Capitalize the names of types of aircraft, the names of makes of cars and other modes of transportation, and the names of individual ships, locomotives, spacecraft, etc.:

  • the Cessna-7
  • a Boeing 747
  • the Bricklin
  • HMCS Donnacona
  • Mariner IV

Note: In Department of National Defence documents, the names of ships and submarines are written entirely in upper case and are not italicized, e.g. HMCS DONNACONA.

See ITALICS: MODES OF TRANSPORTATION for further information about the italicization of names.