Sir David Attenborough research ship named
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'Boaty McBoatface' ship named after Sir David Attenborough

The UK's new polar research shop has been officially named after broadcaster Sir David Attenborough.

The Duchess of Cambridge smashed a bottle of Champagne against the ship at a ceremony in Birkenhead.

An online poll had suggested the ship be named 'Boaty McBoatface' - but one of its robotic submarines has been given this moniker instead.

  • 26 Sep 2019
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