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Title: Steam tug Daniel Adamson
Post by: Peter Mugridge on Jan 01, 2016, 12:57 PM
I must admit I had never heard of this one until ten seconds ago, but one look at the following tells me it will be of great interest on here...

http://www.railforums.co.uk/showthread.php?t=125000
Title: Re: Steam tug Daniel Adamson
Post by: June Ingram on Jan 01, 2016, 03:55 PM
Thanks, Peter !  Definitely of interest !
Title: Re: Steam tug Daniel Adamson
Post by: Bruce Nicholls on Jan 02, 2016, 10:20 AM
Last time I saw her, probably 20 years ago at Ellesmere Port, she was very derelict. Good to see that there are people who have the enthusiasm to save her. Thanks for posting Peter.
Title: Re: Steam tug Daniel Adamson
Post by: Clydebuilt1971 on Mar 15, 2019, 10:11 AM
Thought I would resurrect this thread!!

I was working on an Animal Medicine plant at Speke, Merseyside Monday - Wednesday this week and was staying in a nice little town nearby called Frodsham.

Enroute from the site to the hotel you cross the River Weaver via the Sutton Swing Bridge and there was the Daniel Adamson berthed!

The sun was out so I took to opportunity to stop and take some photos. She looks amazing and is such a credit to the drive and determination of all who were involved in first saving her from certain scrapping through a knock back from the Heritage Lottery Fund to finally having her fully restored to operational condition.

One of the trustees - Dan Cross - is a tugman on the Mersey - when I messaged him later that night to say how good the vessel was looking he offered me a tour which unfortunately due to existing commitments I couldn't accept :(

Although the vessel was not Clydebuilt  - being built by Cammell Laird in 1903 and originally named Ralph Brocklebank - she has pumps by Drysdale, Dawson, Downie and Lamont - her reversing engine is by Brown Brothers to name but a few famous Scottish names!!!

Photos of her below - more information on her history and what she has to offer present day here:

The Danny (https://www.thedanny.co.uk/unique-story)

Shelagh and I are heading down to Liverpool later this year and I can guarantee one port of call!!! :)

Gav
Title: Re: Steam tug Daniel Adamson
Post by: Thomas Hypher on Mar 23, 2019, 04:25 PM
Great she's still going strong! I remember reading about her in Ships Monthly years ago now. Great photos and information as usual Gav  :)
Title: Re: Steam tug Daniel Adamson
Post by: peter ward on Mar 24, 2019, 08:42 PM
Hi all, I work in Frodsham and have the pleasure of driving past the Daniel Adamson every day .She is a beautifully restored old tug and is available for hire for functions and private cruises up and down the river weaver, in the summer months she does gin cruises ( will have to try one of those !) .
Title: Re: Steam tug Daniel Adamson
Post by: peter ward on Mar 25, 2019, 01:21 PM
Stopped by the 'Danny' this morning and they gave me this brochure.
Title: Re: Steam tug Daniel Adamson
Post by: Rob Lightbody on Mar 25, 2019, 01:53 PM
That looks fabulous! I'd love to do that.
Title: Re: Steam tug Daniel Adamson
Post by: Rod on Mar 25, 2019, 07:37 PM
Just in case this hasn't been posted:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Adamson