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Boaty McBoatface undergoes preparations last year in Birkenhead, England. By the assessment of the British Antarctic Survey, Boaty discharged its duties on its inaugural voyage surpassingly well. Christopher Furlong/Getty Images hide caption

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The name Boaty McBoatface is attached to three submersibles like this one, according to the BBC, instead of a large research vessel. Department for Business, Innovation & Skills hide caption

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After a spirited Internet response chose "Boaty McBoatface" as the name for a research ship, Britain's science minister said a more suitable name was needed. Department for Business, Innovation & Skills hide caption

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