Why is a ship 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 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
She shows her topsides, hides her bottom and, when coming into port,
always heads for the buoys...