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 ...
Feb 1, 2014 ... Dr Pieter van der Merwe, naval historian at the National Maritime Museum,
answers eight-year-old Charlotte's question.
The exact reason why boats are called she in English is lost to history. While
explanations abound, most appear to be of the folk variety, assumed or invented
Jul 28, 2007 ... Why are boats considered as females - trivia question /questions ... A ship is
called a "she" because there is always a great deal of bustle ...
Jan 6, 2010 ... The exact reason why boats are called she in English is lost to history. While
explanations abound, most appear to be of the folk variety, ...
Mar 19, 2015 ... Another plausible theory is that boats are called “she” because they are
traditionally given female names, typically the name of an important ...
1) She never shows her bottom, 2) She always heads for the boy's. ... It's
interesting that a boat got to be called a 'she', since it used to be ...
Sep 17, 2010 ... Pronoun question: referring to inanimate objects as 'he' or 'she' 8 answers ..... The
reason why cars and alike are called "She" is because ships ...
Feb 14, 2011 ... Just try calling one of their ships a "boat", and see what different shades ... Ships
are usually called she on the grounds that they have definite ...
Mar 21, 2002 ... SHIPS should no longer be called "she", the industry's newspaper has decreed.