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" Why is she called a she ?", she asked...

... Old sailors used to answer this with a sexist joke: "Like a woman, a ship is unpredictable." 

 A more likely suggestion relates to the idea of goddesses and mother figures playing a protective role in looking after a ship and crew. Linked to this is the common practice of giving ships female figureheads and names, often after deities or members of a shipowner's family. 


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