Sir David Attenborough icebreaker

This is the Sir David Attenborough icebreaker moored in the docks in Liverpool. It was built in Cammell Lairds shipbuilding yard (the place is massive) in Birkenhead next to Monks Ferry (where I used to work)!

Video of the Sir David Attenborough Icebreaker

Moored right next to the Liverbuildings the Sir David Attenborough icebreaker makes for an impressive sight.

Costing £200m it’s a research ship operated by the British Antarctic Survey. As much as the public need to realised David Attenborough is just a TV host, it’s probably a better name than the original Boaty McBoatface – which if anything proves how far we’ve fallen from our leading mindset in the UK. The ship has over 20 crew and can carry 60 scientists. It’s also got a helipad and several cranes.

Sir David Attenborough icebreaker moored in Liverpool

And the command deck and superstructure of the Sir David Attenborough icebreaker is also pretty impressive. While we were there they also ran a fire drill asking the crew to muster due to a fire.

Superstructure of the Sir David Attenborough icebreaker

Another video of the Sir David Attenborough icebreaker

Sir David Attenborough icebreaker by Princes Dock Liverpool

Another video of the Sir David Attenborough icebreaker by Princes Dock Liverpool.

Sir David Attenborough icebreaker on the River Mersey