Are All Ships Referred to in the Feminine?

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Why is a ship referred to with “she” in English? In school, we are taught to use “it” to refer to things, while “he” and “she” are used for male and female beings. However, English has also used “she” when referring to ships and boats, and even cars. The ship as “she” … Read more

Is It a Boat or a Ship?

Is It a Boat or a Ship?

Do you really know the difference between a ship and a boat? Have you ever wondered why sometimes a vessel is considered by some as a boat, while others call it a ship? It is because there is a thin line between these two, and it leads to confusion, especially for seafarers. … Read more

Funny Ship Names

Funny Ship Names

Owning a boat is fun, not just because you get to spend your days cruising the waters on your own terms, but also because you get to name another baby. Naming a boat was rich in history and superstition back then, but now, it can be a great way to show off … Read more

How the Sinking of the Titanic Changed Ocean Travel

How the Sinking of the Titanic Changed Ocean Travel

Almost everyone has heard about the ill-fated HMS Titanic that hit an iceberg and sank on April 14-15, 1912. During the time of the disaster, she was known as the world’s largest, most advanced cruise ship and “the safest ship ever built,” making the tragedy outrageously shocking for the whole world. With more … Read more

Why Are Boats Called a “She”?

Why Are Boats Called a She?

Grammar-wise, “she” is a pronoun used to refer to a woman or a female. But how come inanimate objects are referred to as a “she,” like boats and ships? Old sailors used to answer this question with a sexist joke: “Like a woman, a ship is unpredictable.” But there are a lot … Read more

Ships That Disappeared Without a Trace

Ships That Disappeared Without a Trace

It might seem a little twisted, but there’s always something fascinating about a mysterious disappearance. Because the ocean is so wide and so deep, it’s hard to discover where the vessels vanished, but it brings up interesting theories and speculations. People can never know the truth unless they find the missing ships, … Read more

History of the Presidential Yacht: The USS Sequoia

History of the Presidential Yacht: The USS Sequoia

Being a US President comes with exclusive perks: living in the White House, vacationing at Camp David, having ready access to Air Force One, and a presidential state car. But before, presidents had their own personal boat. Former US Presidents sailed in style aboard luxury yachts, mainly for recreational purposes. Some of … Read more

Interesting Facts About Steam Powered Ships

Interesting Facts About Steam Powered Ships

Check out those interesting facts about steam powered ships that dominated the seas especially during the Industrial Revolution era. Scottish inventor James Watt is renowned for his improvements in the steam power and steam engine technology. He invented and patented different types of steam engine that kicked off the Industrial Revolution. The … Read more

History of Cruise Ships

History of Cruise Ships

All of us are dreaming of luxury, and part of that luxury is to experience getting aboard a luxury ship. Check out some of the beloved cruise ships here in this article. Majesty of the Seas  The MS Majesty of the Seas is a cruise ship launched in 1992. Built in the shipyards in … Read more

Famous Pirate Ships

Famous Pirate Ships

Here is the list of ships of the history’s most (in)famous swashbucklers and bucaneers. The-Ark-Royal The Ark Royal was an English galleon ordered by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1586. It was first named as “Ark Raleigh” as it was customary to name the ship after its owner. However, she was later purchased … Read more

Famous War Ships

Famous War Ships

The following are the famous warships that sailed and ruled the seas from the 18th to 20th centuries. Essex-CV-9 When Essex CV-9 arrived, it marked the beginning of American dominance in naval air power during the Second World War. The lead ship of the Essex class, she was commissioned in December 1942. … Read more

Famous Historical Ships from Around the World

Top Most Famous Ships in History

There are many ships which have made the history books for many reasons, from wars to military to civilian. Ships being the symbol of a country’s power haven’t pretty much changed since the ancient times. Moreover, ships have been important means of transport for goods, passengers, expeditions and trade throughout centuries, ever … Read more