So, today I read (thanks, h/t Cat Penfold!) that the Brits are crowdsourcing a name for their new £200 million polar research ship.

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Passing on the option of naming the boat after famous explorers or scientists, more than 16,000 people (so far) have voted to christen the vessel …

RRS Boaty McBoatface.

The state-of-the-art research ship is being built in Merseyside and will launch in 2019. Read more from the Mirror UK here…

 

posted by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee, h/t Cat Penfold

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