On 26 September 2019, the UK’s new state-of-the-art polar reseach ship will be officially named.
To mark this occasion, our friends at Pobjoy Mint have created this wonderful coin depicting this exciting new vessel – the Royal Research Ship Sir David Attenborough.
You can buy this coin from Pobjoy Mint directly or through all good coin stockists. Royalties received are re-invested back into the British Antarctic Territory.
When it comes into service, the RRS Sir David Attenborough will operate year-round. She will spend the northern summer supporting Arctic research cruises and the austral summer in Antarctica carrying out research programmes and transporting people and supplies to BAS research stations. With her ability to spend up to 60 days at sea unsupported, and an ice-strengthened hull designed to break through ice up to 1m thick, the RRS Sir David Attenborough will undertake extensive voyages with significantly greater geographic coverage than her predecessors.