Research ship almost dubbed Boaty McBoatface likened to US wrestler Hulk Hogan

Research ship almost dubbed Boaty McBoatface likened to US wrestler Hulk Hogan

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A NEW research ship which was almost dubbed Boaty McBoatface bears a striking resemblance to legendary wrestler Hulk Hogan.

The 10,400-tonne polar research ship, which was eventually named the RRS Sir David Attenborough, was pictured on its cradle making it look like the American hero.

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The RSS Sir David Attenborough was launched last week in Merseyside[/caption]


US wrestler Hulk Hogan has been compared to the ship due to his red and white outfits[/caption]

Twitter user Richard Innes posted an image of the ship, which gained thousands of likes and retweets.

Last Thursday, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were joined by nature broadcaster Sir David, 93, for the launch at Cammell Laird shipyard on Merseyside.

As crowds cheered and hundreds of local schoolchildren watched on, a bottle of champagne was smashed against the hull of the £200million ship.

Initially suggested as a joke by a voter, the name Boaty McBoatface became the runaway winner in an poll, with 124,000 votes – 90,000 more than the runner-up.

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The £200million ship weighs a whopping 10,400 tonnes[/caption]

Prince William, Kate Middleton and Sir David Attenborough waved to fans at the ship’s launch

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