Correct Method to Annotate the Name of a Ship

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    What is the correct way to annotate the name of a boat or ship in a slug line, description or dialogue? Should the name be bolded, in italics, in quotation marks or underlined? I've seen it done all of those ways, to include underlining in a description and then italicized in dialogue.

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    • #3
      Whatever looks OK is the right way. I did it this way--

      EXT. USS SPANGLER - ARCTIC WATERS - DAY

      The gunboat USS SPANGLER navigates around towering icebergs
      on her way toward the North Polar Icecap. The year is 1900,
      the Spangler is small by today's standards and equipped with
      one 3-inch forward deck gun.

      -Derek
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      • #4
        As above...

        EXT. USS SPANGLER - ARCTIC WATERS - DAY

        or simply...

        EXT. USS SPANGLER - DAY

        in you know from the description where the vessel is...

        Then use...

        INT. USS SPANGLER (ENGINE ROOM) - DAY
        INT. USS SPANGLER (COMMAND BRIDGE) - DAY
        INT. USS SPANGLER (CREW'S QUARTERS) - DAY

        For designation where onboard.

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        • #5
          Thanks for the responses so far. I was also looking for the correct way to write the ship or boat's name:

          The Monkey Business appears on the horizon.

          Should the name Monkey Business be in all caps all the time, italicized, underlined, in quotation marks or written as it is here?

          Or, does it matter if you are consistent?

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          • #6
            Try this:

            US Navy Style Guide

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