Boaty McBoatface, a yellow submarine set to leave for Antarctica

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The yellow submarine named Boaty McBoatface is set to leave for Antarctica this week on its first mission.

The yellow submarine named Boaty McBoatface is set to leave for Antarctica this week on its first mission.

Its name is the result of a public poll to name a ship. That backfired when voters chose a joke name.

The British Science Ministry ignored the poll and instead used the name for an accompanying sub.

READ MORE: 'BOATY MCBOATFACE' PASSED OVER FOR VESSEL NAME

But as one Twitter user notes, Boaty Mcboatface is not a boat and it doesn't have a face.
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