Royal Research Vessel name poll

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  1. 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.

    https://nameourship.nerc.ac.uk?id=dshNxHzh
     
  2. 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. Topically, and in connection with Antarctic working temperatures, might I suggest "RRS Prime Minister and former Pensions Secretary?"
     
  5. RRS Tom Crean would get My vote.
     
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  6. There's a Crean Division in Phase 1 at HMS Raleigh, let's not be greedy ;)
     
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  7. 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.
     
  8. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Thread merge.
     
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  9. RRS Mayday Mayday. Cause a bit of consternation with the coast radio stations when passing routine traffic..:rolleyes:
     
  10. RRS "Used to be done by the Navy"
     
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  11. 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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  12. "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

    Cock.
     
  13. 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.
     
  14. Should be fun on VHF voice circuits.

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  15. I'd like to see the cap tally :)
     
  16. Hows about RRS John Franklin.
     
  17. RRS King Taters, as in "it's 'kin taters out there"
     
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