Boaty McBoatface is the lead boat of the Autosub Long Range-class of autonomous underwater vehicles used for scientific research that will be carried on the research vessel RRS Sir David Attenborough owned...
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RRS Boaty McBoatface is a proposed name for the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC )?s state-of-the-art polar research vessel currently under construction for the British Antarctic Survey, which is scheduled to begin in 2019. Upon the submission of the entry by British radio presenter James Hand to NERC ?s ?Name Our Ship? online contest in March 2016, the irreverent proposal quickly drew a massive backing on the social media and ultimately emerged as the people?s choice for the name of the vessel, as well as inspiring a variety of similar-sounding names.