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italics: modes of transportation

Italicize the names given to individual ships, spacecraft, aircraft and trains but not abbreviations, articles, etc., preceding them:

  • HMCS Brunswicker
  • the Spirit of St. Louis
  • the spacecraft Challenger
  • the Rapido

Note: In Department of National Defence documents, names of ships are written entirely in upper case and are not italicized: