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
Jul 28, 2007 ... I am certain I read somewhere that both cars and boats are considered female as
they are generally MASTERED and controlled by men ,,,,,,,
Feb 1, 2014 ... Linked to this is the common practice of giving ships female figureheads and
names, often after deities or members of a shipowner's family.
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 ...
Interestingly, although male captains and sailors historically attributed the spirit of
a benevolent female figure to their ships, actual women were considered very ...
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 ...
Mar 16, 2015 ... One theory is that the habit carried over from men's habit of calling ships "she"
and naming ships after women, most often goddesses in ancient ...
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 ...
Though the exact roots of the tradition of calling a ship a "she" are lost to history,
theories range from the practice of crafting female figureheads for a ship's prow ...