Naturalist to attend Merseyside ceremony marking the start of work on the RSS Sir David Attenborough, but public’s choice will be given to attached submersible

Sir David Attenborough has hailed the start of construction of a polar research ship, which shot to fame amid calls to name it Boaty McBoatface, as a “marvellous occasion”.

It was eventually decided to name the ship after the naturalist and TV presenter, and he will lay the first block of the keel on Monday.

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Source: Guardian Environment