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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 ...

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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 ...

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Oct 6, 2017 ... Ships being referred to as female is a long maritime tradition. ... the Latin word " tabula", also feminine, yet we don't think of a table as a "she".

www.quora.com/Why-is-a-ship-called-she-in-English

It's a mix of logic, tradition, and romance. A ship or boat is a vessel. It holds air, so the water can't come in. Women, at the time that this nomenclature ...

www.boatsafe.com/kids/kidsquesshe.htm

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.

www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/feb/01/ask-grown-up-boats-called-she

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 ...

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Ships are frequently or even usually female, but not always. In particular, in the ... The interviewer persistently referred to the vessel as "she". The pilot just as ...

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1388373/Lloyds-List-sinks-the-tradition-of-calling-ships-she.html

Mar 21, 2002 ... SHIPS should no longer be called "she", the industry's newspaper has decreed.

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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 ...