Artist's impression of the new polar research ship
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'Boaty McBoatface' ship to be named Attenborough

The UK's new state-of-the-art polar research ship will be named after Sir David Attenborough, even though the runaway winner in a public competition to name it had been "Boaty McBoatface".

That name will now be the inspiration for naming one of its submarines, as Sarah Campbell reports.

  • 06 May 2016
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