I find it mildly offensive to refer to ships as "she" rather than "it." As one ... Ships
are female in order to be the counterpoint of the male sailors. I'm not saying that ...
Connie asks: I am trying to find out why boats are always referred to as the
female gender.. When and why did this practice start? According to Yarns of the
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.
Aug 27, 2016 ... One plausible theory is that boats are traditionally given female ... or non-sexist
language have proposed that ships be referred to as it, like any ...
Mar 21, 2002 ... A spokesman for the Royal Navy said it would continue to refer to ships as female
. It traditionally chooses masculine or geographical names, ...
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 ... I am a Master Mariner and ships have always been referred to in the female
gender. In ancient days of old ships usually always bore female ...
Posts: 567. Images: 8. It's interesting that a boat got to be called a 'she', since it
used to be considered bad luck for a female to be onboard...lol ... Lloyd's List
decides to refer to vessels as 'it' - rather than 'she' from now on.
Dec 2, 2010 ... We can't say for certain why ships were traditionally referred to with feminine ...
female sex is conventionally attributed,” such as “a ship or boat.
Apr 12, 2008 ... "Why are Boats Referred to as "She"?" Although women were considered to bring
bad luck at sea, mariners always use the pronoun "she" ...