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 ...
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 ...
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?
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 ...
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.
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?
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.