- "Ships by name"-category covers 20,000 ships
One year after the 10,000th ship, the 20,000th subcategory for an individual ship is created: Category:Variatie (ship, 1949).
Commons provides consistently named categories with basic information on vessels, many of which don't have Wikipedia articles yet. Several "by" subcategories of Category:Ships allow to find vessels (and images of vessels) with different criteria.
Participants aim to identify ships by name (20,000 by now), year of completion (97%), flag, type/function, IMO or ENI, country of construction (58%), etc. The 20,000 categories include ca. 100,000 images in their main category. 33% of these images are used at Wikipedia.
See: Category:Ships by name, Category:Unidentified ships, New ships
Tropical Depression Seventeen-W
- Over 15 million files uploaded
Wikimedia Commons now has over 15 million files as of December 4, 2012. 17W Aug 14 1996 0124Z.png is a file depicting Tropical Depression Seventeen-W on August 14, 1996 is a candidate to be the 15,000,000th file.
The actual file is often difficult to identify due to the fact that many files are loaded at almost the same time, and that a number need to be deleted to maintain the integrity of the repository. This image was created by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in the United States.