I find it mildly offensive to refer to ships as "she" rather than "it." As one example (
of many) see USS John S. McCain (DD-928). Does Wikipedia have a policy on ...
Mar 30, 2013 ... Why are ships called she? “A ship is called a she because there is always a great
deal of bustle around her; there is usually a gang of men ...
Jan 6, 2010 ... He however was quoted as saying that all his ships were a "she" ... The exact
reason why boats are called she in English is lost to history.
Jan 1, 2014 ... Why—and based on what—do we use “she” with “ship” in the English language?
Why do we ... On a blog : Why is a ship called a SHE?
Mar 19, 2015 ... Ah, sweet mystery of life! Why is a ship called she? That question is right up there
with Why is the sky blue? Why is the grass green? Why have I ...
Why We Call a Ship a She. By Rear Admiral Francis D. Foley, U.S. Navy (Retired)
. Naval History, December 1998. A salty retired U.S. Navy flag officer shuns the ...
Mar 21, 2002 ... SHIPS should no longer be called "she", the industry's newspaper has decreed.
We always call a ship a "she" and not without a reason. For she displays a well-
shaped knee regardless of the season. She scorns the man whose heart is faint ...
Dec 2, 2010 ... A: As we've written on our blog, the personification of nonliving nouns (e.g., ships
or nations) as “she” has fallen out of common usage. It's now ...
why are boats a "she"? ... Although women were considered to bring bad luck at
sea, mariners always use the pronoun "she" when referring to their ships.