Why Are Ships Called "She"?

8 January 2019, 15:14

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Why do we refer to ships as a "she" and not a "he"?

Answer

Name: David from Maida Vale

Answer: It is based on the old concept of maritime authority or law of water.

Figureheads on ships were all usually women too, and when a figurehead was put on a ship it became a woman.

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