I was reading the Wikipedia's page on RMS Titanic and just noticed numerous references to the ship by possessive her.
Why don't they simply use "its" for Titanic?
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In English, especially in a poetic description, ships are referred to as "she". This may be--no, it must be--because the owners of the ships, yachts, and ferries as well, compare their beauty and elegance with those of women.
It Is because she (ship, country, and vehicle) carry people the same way mothers do, so both are compared the same way.
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