The Danny

The Danny © John Eyres Photography

Do you have a passion for our maritime history? Then you will love The Danny….at over 120 years old, she is a remarkable survivor from the steam age and a most unusual vessel. A small but incredibly powerful canal tug, she was built to tow long strings of barges laden with goods from the inland towns of Cheshire and the Potteries to the great seaport of Liverpool. She made her appearance on the Mersey at a time when old-fashioned sailing ships still jostled for space on the Liverpool waterfront with the great steamships and ocean liners of the Edwardian era.

She was launched as the Ralph Brocklebank in 1903, then in 1936 she was spruced up and renamed Daniel Adamson after the Manchester Ship Canal’s founding father and first MSCC chairman. She was used as the Directors Launch, hence her beautiful Art Deco lounges, and has entertained the great and the good including numerous foreign Kings and the Sultan of Zanzibar!

Want to find out more about this beautiful little steamer? Then why not join them on a cruise? All of the crew love sharing her story.. for more information on various departure points and the crusing timetable visit the website.


Cheshire & Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom

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