Ships are female in order to be the counterpoint of the male sailors. .... Why,
because a ship is considered "nurturing" or "beautiful" does it have to be female?
According to Yarns of the Sea, Legends, Myths, and Superstitions: Although
women were considered to bring bad luck at sea, mariners always use the
Mar 30, 2013 ... Figureheads on the prows of ships were often depictions of such female
namesakes, denoting the name of the ship for a largely illiterate ...
Jul 19, 2016 ... One plausible theory is that boats are traditionally given female ... female figure to
their ships, actual women were considered very bad luck at ...
Prince Henry of Portugal, explorer, king, and expedition financier commented that
he referred to all his ships as "she" because "like a woman, they take much ...
Feb 14, 2011 ... While talking about ships and countries, is it a good practice to use the .... In
ancient days of old ships usually always bore female names.
Interestingly, although male captains and sailors historically attributed the spirit of
a benevolent female figure to their ships, actual women were considered very ...
Jan 6, 2010 ... The exact reason why boats are called she in English is lost to history. ... female
figure to their ships, actual women were considered very bad ...
Apr 12, 2008 ... Although women were considered to bring bad luck at sea, mariners always use
the pronoun "she" when referring to their ships. Whether its ...
Although the sailors considered an actual woman aboard the ship to be unlucky,
they believed the female figurehead was a comforting presence with the power ...