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February 02, 2009

Why is a Ship called 'She'?

I bet that is something you always wanted to know. Mausi's found the answer in a shop window in San Francisco:

A ship is called a 'she' because
there is always a great deal of bustle around her;
there is usually a gang of men about, she has a waist and stays;
it takes a lot of paint to keep her good looking;
it is not the initial expense that breaks you, it is the upkeep;
she can be all decked out;
it takes an experienced man to handle her correctly;
and without a man at the helm, she is absolutely uncontrollable: she shows her topsides, hides her bottom and, when coming into port, always heads for the buoys...

Posted by Mausi at February 2, 2009 02:45 PM

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