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Why is a Ship Called She?

1. Admiral Nimitz once said, "Because she costs a lot in paint and powder to be eye pleasing and ready to go out."

2. "Like a woman, she flaunts her topsides, hides her bottom, and there is always a bustle of men around her."


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