The Danny


Daniel Adamson

A brief history:

'The Danny' is the nickname for the Daniel Adamsom Steamship that was built in Cammell Laird Shipyard, Birkenhead in 1903 and originally named the Ralph Brocklebank. She is a small but extremely powerfull tugboat designed to tow barges along canals throughout Cheshire and Merseyside.

In 1936 her name was changed to the Daniel Adamson after a complete refit converting her into a cruise ship.

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In 1984 she was withdrawn from service and ended up at Ellesmere Port Boat Museum. Over the following years she was subject of vandalism and in 2004 earmarked for scrapping at Garston, Merseyside.

She was saved by Mersey tug skipper, Dan Cross and purchased by him for £1. Dan formed the Daniel Adamson Preservation Society (DAPS) and with the help of many volunteers and funding of £3.8m from the Heritage Lottery Fund restored 'The Danny' to what she is today.

For more information about the history and fascinating journey to the present day then please visit:.

The Danny website


The Danny is presently moored in Sutton Weaver near to the swing bridge on the A56


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Christmas 2018

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