Boaty McBoatface has arrived in Greenwich

Boaty McBoatface has arrived in Greenwich

The RRS Sir David Attenborough and it’s accompanying submarine has arrived in Greenwich

The boat is the UK’s newest state of the art polar research vessel and has arrived for a three-day ‘Ice Worlds’ event, a festival of polar science and exploration at the National Maritime Museum.

The RRS Sir David Attenborough, which a public vote wanted to name Boaty McBoatface, passed through the Thames Barrier at Woolwich before being secured in Greenwich.  The submarine which accompanies the ship was named Boaty McBoatface, much to public delight.

The ship will be spending the next few days in Greenwich open to the public as part of the Ice Worlds event, but also to mark the start of the COP26 climate conference, in Glasgow next week.

The ship is named after the TV naturalist and BBC presenter Sir David.

Picture: Tim Courtnell