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Old 06-12-2015, 02:57 PM
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Default All boats and ships are called SHE.

...or should be called SHE anyhow...

How dare anybody call a vessel "it"!

This bearded old salty sea dog on the Delta ought be ashamed for calling his boat an IT. My grandfather would be shocked if he heard this guy saying IT if he were alive today, bless his soul.

See timer mark 1:45 for details.

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are you serious???-
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"All boats and ships are called SHE."

Not true.
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thats like saying all men are called Caitlyn, or uh, women...never mind
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All vessels should be referred to as a "she".

The first thing we notice is the bow, but what we really care about is a screw in the stern. If you don't get a screw in the stern, then it must be a blow boat.
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Ski Doo's are usually named after guy's like Richard.
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According to Yarns of the Sea, Legends, Myths, and Superstitions: Although women were considered to bring bad luck at sea, mariners always use the pronoun "she" when referring to their ships. Whether its proper name is masculine, or whether it is a man o'war, a battleship, or a nuclear submarine, a ship is always referred to as "she."

This old tradition is thought to stem from the fact that in the Romance languages, the word for "ship" is always in the feminine. For this reason, Mediterranean sailors always referred to their ship as "she", and the practice was adopted over the centuries by their English-speaking counterparts.

One source suggests that a ship "was nearer and dearer to the sailor than anyone except his mother." What better reason to call his ship "she
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Being a captain for Carnival Cruise Lines, we all call our ships "she." Calling a ship an "it" just doesn't go together...
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Originally Posted by dk2429 View Post
Being a captain for Carnival Cruise Lines, we all call our ships "she." Calling a ship an "it" just doesn't go together...
Cruise ship captain? You must have some storis to tell.
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I thought it was because they were expensive, finicky, and hard to start cold.

Homesite said his boat was a he.
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Nope!
German warships are named for men.
Andrea Doria was named for an admiral.
Titanic - Greek mythological gods.
American warships
JFK, Reagan, ect.

This is right off the cuff.
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Originally Posted by twentynine View Post
Nope!
German warships are named for men.
Andrea Doria was named for an admiral.
Titanic - Greek mythological gods.
American warships
JFK, Reagan, ect.

This is right off the cuff.
Whether its proper name is masculine, or whether it is a man o'war, a battleship, or a nuclear submarine, a ship is always referred to as "she."

"What happened to the Titanic captain"? "I hit an iceberg and sank her."
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Originally Posted by ol guide View Post
thats like saying all men are called Caitlyn, or uh, women...never mind
You know for a fact, that somewhere, right now, there are a few boat owners in this country that are scraping off the name Caitlin or Caitlin Rose, off their boat

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Originally Posted by debugger View Post
Whether its proper name is masculine, or whether it is a man o'war, a battleship, or a nuclear submarine, a ship is always referred to as "she."

"What happened to the Titanic captain"? "I hit an iceberg and sank her."
^^this
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15 years into THT and we are having this discussion......just saying
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Definitely not true. I learned from my dad at an early age that they are called son of a bitch when they don't start.
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Originally Posted by twentynine View Post
Nope!
German warships are named for men.
Andrea Doria was named for an admiral.
Titanic - Greek mythological gods.
American warships
JFK, Reagan, ect.

This is right off the cuff.
However, in English-speaking nations including America, ships and boats are always regarded as female even with those with male names.

A vessel is like a mother's womb. Life she contains within depends upon her
for safety.

The Delta King is the identical twin SISTER riverboat of the Delta Queen.
The forlorn King is sitting in Sacramento on the river bank with HER engines
removed and had been converted into a hotel.
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Originally Posted by jrolin1 View Post
Definitely not true. I learned from my dad at an early age that they are called son of a bitch when they don't start.
But since they are female, calling them a BITCH or a rotten MOTHER seems more proper.
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here you go.
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[QUOTE=jrolin1;7948733]Definitely not true. I learned from my dad at an early age that they are called son of a bitch when they don't start.[/QUOTE
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