I cannot figure out how to add a ship

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My husband served on the USS Gettysburg during the Persian Gulf War. This is the ship (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Gettysburg_(CG-64))

However, I don't see it listed on this page: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:United_States_Navy_Ships%2C_Persian_Gulf_War

I am trying to follow the directions here:
It says: To create a new Ship sub category, add the following line to the category you are working on, replacing <item> with actual value:

How do I add to the category? I believe the main category is https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:United_States_Navy_Ships%2C_Persian_Gulf_War, but I don't see how to add a subcategory to it. I have hit all the "edits" on the page and none of them contain ship names. What am I missing? 

WikiTree profile: David Taylor
in WikiTree Help by Alicia Taylor G2G6 Mach 4 (43.6k points)
retagged by Ellen Smith

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You can add it by going to the profile, typing in [[Category:USS Gettysburg (CG-64), United States Navy, Persian Gulf War]] and saving the profile. You will get a red banner, but save it anyway. THen look at the profile and it will have a red link. Click that and add a parent category [[Category: United States Navy Ships, Persian Gulf War]] and save it. 

by Natalie Trott G2G6 Pilot (703k points)
selected by Alicia Taylor
Thank you! So creating categories on things like this is just like creating profile categories. It's just been a while and I completely forgot how to do it! Are there badges for the Persian Gulf War like there is for the Civil War?
I don't think so, at least not yet.

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