Last week of public opening 5th-8th March

Please be advised, the Daniel Adamson will be open for its last four day session from Thursday 5th to Sunday 8th March inclusive. Opening times will be 11-3 and free entry still applies. This is your last chance to see the Adamson up close and personal before she is prepared for her tow to the […]

Media Release – Lottery Funding

News Release                     Embargoed until 00.01hours on Thursday 12 February 2015                                                    £3.8m Heritage Lottery Fund grant to restore historic Steam Tug-Tender The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) have today awarded £3.8million to restore and open to the public the historic North West vessel the Daniel Adamson, the last-surviving Steam Tug-Tender in the UK.   Coming over […]

How we rescued the Danny back in 2004….the film!

Nearly eleven years ago now a group of maritime & museum professionals along with a few former crew and enthusiasts got together and managed to save the 1903 SS “Daniel Adamson” from being scrapped. Once the vessel was purchased for £1 and paperwork and surveys to enable her to be towed were completed, a condition […]

Daniel Adamson on the web

Over the years several archive films have appeared with great shots of the Danny on them and also several organisations have been along to film the ship and the Society. Here are a selection: Firstly the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich look at the role of tugs: http://vimeo.com/47301900 Secondly BBC Webwise came to learn about the […]

10,000th Visitor aboard Sunday 25th January

We are constantly taken aback at the level of interest and support shown towards the Daniel Adamson which we must remember, is still very much a “work in progress” since she arrived and opened to the public in Liverpool’s Albert dock back in June last year. We undertook to recruit and train new volunteers and […]

New home, New Trustees & New Application for Daniel Adamson

A £3.6m Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant application to restore Merseyside’s most historic Ship still afloat to full working order has been submitted after two years of intense preparation. The application on behalf of the 111-year-old SS Daniel Adamson, the UK’s last steam-powered tug tender, was made by the Daniel Adamson Preservation Society (DAPS) and […]

Media Release – Liverpool – 4th November 2014

“New home, New Trustees & New Application for Daniel Adamson” A £3.6m Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant application to restore Merseyside’s most historic Ship still afloat to full working order has been submitted after two years of intense preparation. The application on behalf of the 111-year-old SS Daniel Adamson, the UK’s last steam-powered tug tender, […]

Daniel Adamson moves to Albert Dock

At 07:30 on Tuesday May 27, DANIEL ADAMSON left her berth in Sandon Dock under tow of Sviter’s ASHGARTH commanded by Captain Brian Radford. She was taken to a position off Canning River Entrance and passed to the care of Carmet Tug Company’s AUDREY and VIGOUR which moved her into Canning Half Tide Basin and […]

Daniel Adamson Fundraising Dinner – Friday September 5th, 2014 at Former White Star HQ

Interest in the “Daniel Adamson” will increase dramatically this year while she is on public display in Albert Dock during the Summer. Coupled with this, there has been huge public interest in our venue for the evening, 30 James Street. As the former HQ of the White Star Line and indeed where the ill fated […]

Circulating Pumps Reinstalled

With the work on the engines nearly complete all the other equipment is being re-installed back to its original position in the engine room, this is the tale of two pumps. We have two circulating pumps, one for each engine, that pump sea water through the condensers to cool the used steam so it returns […]