Royal Research Vessel name poll

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  1. memorialstovalour

    memorialstovalour Midshipman

    We have today submitted a suggestion for the naming of the NERC new polar vessel: Robert Edward Dudley Ryder VC. Our submission has been accepted for the voting process. Not only awarded the Victoria Cross, he was also awarded a Polar Medal. We ask for your help to get this voted in, link below.
  2. dapperdunn

    dapperdunn War Hero

    All very laudable, but I liked RRS BOAT MARLEY AND THE WHALERS :D
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  3. Ageing_Gracefully

    Ageing_Gracefully War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    How about RRS Recruit McGregor after the latest star of the TV show Royal Navy School!?
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  4. Wightsparker

    Wightsparker War Hero

    Topically, and in connection with Antarctic working temperatures, might I suggest "RRS Prime Minister and former Pensions Secretary?"

    SARKING War Hero

    RRS Tom Crean would get My vote.
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  6. WreckerL

    WreckerL War Hero

    There's a Crean Division in Phase 1 at HMS Raleigh, let's not be greedy ;)
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  8. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    To be fair RRS Boaty McBoatface is certainly better than some of the ridiculous names chosen for warships in the past. They tend to reveal a great deal about how out of touch some naming committees have been previously. My guess is some officious individual will choose a name 'more befitting' which will totally invalidate the unofficial poll. That said, the article is in the Mail, so it carries the caveat that the truth must not get in the way of a story.

    Some other names in the article were were RRS Pingu and RRS Usain Boat.
  9. dapperdunn

    dapperdunn War Hero

  10. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Thread merge.
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    SARKING War Hero

    RRS Mayday Mayday. Cause a bit of consternation with the coast radio stations when passing routine traffic..:rolleyes:
  12. dapperdunn

    dapperdunn War Hero

  13. RRS "Used to be done by the Navy"
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  14. Branch-Hopper

    Branch-Hopper Badgeman

    Frankly, that is just ignorant.
    We all know that's a ship, not a boat.

    But, I agree "Shipy McShipface" does not have quite the same ring.
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  15. JockJack

    JockJack Badgeman

    "I fear that #BoatyMcBoatface is the UK's own Donald Trump moment. People shouldn't be allowed to vote for things - we're idiots"

    — Greg Jenner (@greg_jenner) March 20, 2016

  16. Subsunk

    Subsunk Badgeman Book Reviewer

    We're still in the early stages of the grief cycle as far as that show goes. It's less fun than finding blood on your toilet paper.
  17. BillyNoMates

    BillyNoMates War Hero

    Should be fun on VHF voice circuits.

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  18. I'd like to see the cap tally :)
  19. barny006

    barny006 Badgeman

    Hows about RRS John Franklin.
  20. WreckerL

    WreckerL War Hero

    RRS King Taters, as in "it's 'kin taters out there"
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