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.
Mar 21, 2002 ... SHIPS should no longer be called "she", the industry's newspaper has decreed.
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?
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.
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 ...
Mar 19, 2015 ... 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 chosen this subject?
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 ...
Feb 14, 2011 ... While talking about ships and countries, is it a good practice to use the .... Ships
are usually called she on the grounds that they have definite ...