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Helo,
I have problems with a text that I'm just now reading:

"One ship through at 0120 hours, the S.S. West Corona, Greek owned, Liberian flag; she'd called in her position from out to the west, headed south towards Seattle."

What I'm not well understood is:

- "She", ¿what does mean exactly? . Maybe that the ship is female?
- "She'd called in her position ..." Is "she" making a call for give "her" position?
- "... from out to the west". From where exactly?

Thanks for this site. It's very interesting ... and amusing.

jo
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All ships and boats are traditionally called 'she'. This is about the only instance of using gender for an object that I can think of in English.

The radio operator on the ship (she) contacted them to give their position.
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Yes, in English you refer to a ship by "she", not "it".
Well, the ship didn't call herselfEmotion: smile, someone onboard made the call, but since the call was received from the ship, you can safely say that "she" called in her position.
From somewhere to the West.