Tuesday, November 3, 2020
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Maritime News

Britain’s New Polar Research Ship ‘Sir David Attenborough’ Heads for Open Seas

NEW BRIGHTON, England, Nov 3 (Reuters) – Britain’s new polar ship, the Sir David Attenborough, headed for the open seas on Tuesday to start trials after a storm delay, before...

November 3, 2020
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Monday, July 16, 2018
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Polar Research Vessel RRS Sir David Attenborough (aka ‘Boaty’) Launched in the UK

The 10,000-tonne hull of the RRS Sir David Attenborough was launched into the River Mersey on Saturday, marking a major milestone in the build of the UK’s new state-of-the-art polar...

July 16, 2018
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Monday, March 13, 2017
Maritime News

‘Boaty McBoatface’ AUV to Hit the Water on First Research Mission

The UK National Oceanography Centre’s new Autosub Long Range, bearing the name ‘Boaty McBoatface’, is getting ready to hit the water on its first Antarctic mission to study some of...

March 13, 2017
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Monday, October 17, 2016
Maritime News

Keel Laid for Polar Research Ship Formerly Known As ‘Boaty McBoatface’

Construction has started on the UK’s new state-of-the-art polar research ship that earlier this year served as the inspiration for the now-famous Boaty McBoatface internet meme. The ship, which will actually...

October 17, 2016
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Tuesday, May 10, 2016
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Rolls-Royce Wins Tender to Design Internet-Famous UK Polar Research Vessel

Rolls-Royce has won the tender to design and equip the UK’s new $300 million polar research vessel RRS Boaty McBoatface RRS Sir David Attenborough, said to be one of the...

May 10, 2016
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Friday, May 6, 2016
Maritime News

Boaty McBoatface Given Real Name (But Will Still Forever Be Known as Boaty McBoatface)

LONDON, May 6 (Reuters) – A new 200 million pound ($290 million) polar research ship is to be named after veteran BBC naturalist David Attenborough but the government promised on...

May 6, 2016
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Monday, April 18, 2016
News

‘Boaty McBoatface’ Wins Online Contest to Name the UK’s New Research Vessel by a Landslide

The internet has overwhelmingly voted to name the UK’s new $300 million polar research vessel RRS Boaty McBoatface. The UK National Environment Research Council (NERC) “Name Our Ship” contest closed...

April 18, 2016
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Friday, April 1, 2016
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Maritime News

Guy Behind ‘Boaty McBoatface’ Asked to Name Royal Caribbean Ship

The guy behind the hilarious idea to name the UK’s new $300 million Antarctic research RRS Boaty McBoatface may have just landed himself a job with one of the world’s largest cruise companies. Cruise giant Royal Caribbean...

April 1, 2016
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Monday, March 21, 2016
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The Internet Wants to Name the UK’s New £200 Million Polar Research Ship, RRS Boaty McBoatface

Once launched in 2019, it will be one of the most sophisticated polar research vessels ever built. A $300 million state-of-the-art newbuild capable of carrying out the most advanced floating research...

March 21, 2016
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