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Tag: RRS Sir David Attenborough

  • Wednesday, July 11th 2018 - 06:55 UTC

    Britain's new polar research ship scheduled to hit the water next Saturday

    RRS Attenborough represents the largest commercial ship built in UK in three decades. The hull should make quite a sight as her steelwork floats into the Mersey (Pic Cammell Laird and BAS )

    The assembled hull of Britain's new polar research vessel, RRS Sir David Attenborough is now standing on the slipway of the Cammell Laird yard in Birkenhead, awaiting launch day. Weather and tide permitting, she should slide into the River Mersey on Saturday, July 14th.

  • Saturday, May 7th 2016 - 08:25 UTC

    UK's state of the art polar research ship to be named Sir David Attenborough

    The decision to name the ship after Sir David Attenborough comes only days before Sir David’s 90th birthday and is in recognition of his legacy in British broadcasting

    The United Kingdom's £200 million state-of-the-art polar research ship is to be named after world renowned naturalist and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough, the Science Minister Jo Johnson confirmed on Friday. Following a call for suggestions that sparked global interest, Royal Research Ship Sir David Attenborough has been selected as a name that captures the ship’s scientific mission and celebrates the broadcaster’s contribution to natural science.