Britain's new polar ship, RRS Sir David Attenborough, has left her Merseyside construction yard. Sirens and accompanying tugboats marked the Attenborough's departure from builder Cammell Laird's wet dock at Birkenhead. Four years in the making, the £200m vessel is about to venture out on a series of sea trials.
UK's new £200m polar research ship has officially been named the “Sir David Attenborough” after the famous BBC broadcaster and naturalist. A bottle of champagne was smashed against the hull of the vessel by the Duchess of Cambridge.