Neil Marsden

    It is with great sadness and a heavy heart we have to report the passing of one of our longest serving volunteers, and former Trustee of DAPS, Neil Marsden. Neil died peacefully at Arrow Park Hospital on the afternoon of Sunday 10th January following a short battle with cancer. Ronnie, Neil’s wife and […]

Season’s Greetings

Dear readers Sorry for the lack of updates on the website, we are between new designs and logo’s and hope to have this rolled out in the New Year. We have however been updating our Facebook and Twitter feeds almost weekly and from them you will now see the boiler is now back in the […]

We need volunteers

Liverpool’s newest tourist attraction is looking for volunteers. Fancy helping to plan events on Liverpool’s docks, or helping to prepare afternoon teas for tourists? Then a role could be waiting for you with The Daniel Adamson Preservation Trust, which will be hoping to launch its new historic steam ship in Liverpool in March 2016. The […]

Let restoration begin!

We are delighted to report that at approx. 19:00 Hrs Friday 22nd May, after earlier in the afternoon entering Cammell Lairds famous #4 Dry-Dock (The Alabama Dock) the Daniel Adamson was all secure on the blocks, shores in place and all dried out. Our Naval architect, John Pope, who will be superintending the whole re-build […]

Daniel Adamson arrives at Cammell Laird Shipyard, Birkenhead

Today, Friday 8th May at approximately 14:00 hrs the 1903 Birkenhead built steam Tug-Tender “Daniel Adamson” arrived at Cammell Laird shipyard to begin her multi million pound re-fit thanks to funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Following some delays including strong winds, the Daniel Adamson under the care of tugs & work-boats of Carmet Tug […]

Finally on the move to Cammell Lairds

After some considerable delay centred around the registration of the vessel which in turn, was preventing Permission To Start (PtS) to be issued by the Heritage Lottery Fund we are delighted to announce that PtS has this week, been issued. We are thankful to HLF and their team along with John Hulmes, our Lawyer at […]

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 […]