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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 ...

www.glossophilia.org/?p=1411

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 ...

www.quora.com/Why-is-a-ship-is-called-she-in-English

It's a mix of logic, tradition, and romance. A ship or boat is a vessel. It holds air, so the water can't come in. Women, at the time that this nomenclature was developed, ...

www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/feb/01/ask-grown-up-boats-called-she

Feb 1, 2014 ... Dr Pieter van der Merwe: 'One suggestion relates to the idea of goddesses and mother figures looking after a ship.' Illustration: Philip ...

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1388373/Lloyds-List-sinks-the-tradition-of-calling-ships-she.html

Mar 21, 2002 ... SHIPS should no longer be called "she", the industry's newspaper has decreed.

www.boatsafe.com/kids/kidsquesshe.htm

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.

www.warsailors.com/freefleet/shippoem.html

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 ...

www.grammarphobia.com/blog/2010/12/ships.html

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 ...

ell.stackexchange.com/questions/15178/using-she-pronoun-to-refer-to-a-ship

Jan 1, 2014 ... 1. Why—and based on what—do we use “she” with “ship” in the English language? Why do we consider a ship female when we know that it is not alive? ... poem, Why is a ship a "she"? On a blog : Why is a ship called a SHE?

goatlocker.org/resources/nav/shipshe.htm

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 ...