The story of the Daniel Adamson, the UK’s only remaining
Steam Tug-Tender and what will the oldest operational, Mersey built ship in
existence is a fascinating story that needed telling.
Built as the Ralph Brocklebank in 1903 for passenger and
towage duties on the River Mersey and Manchester Ship Canal, this
fascinating vessel was sold in 1922 for further use on the Manchester Ship
Canal and by 1936 had been totally re-fitted with sumptuous Art-Deco
saloons, common with the liners of the 1920’s and 30’s and became the Daniel
Adamson, named in honour on the Manchester Ship Canal Co’s first Chairman.
Life as the MSCCo Directors Launch or the "Royal Yacht of the Ship Canal"
The vessel was eventually withdrawn from service in 1984
and a period as an exhibit at a Museum eventually ended in 2004 following
extensive vandalism which resulted in the decision by the Canal Co to scrap
her. Thankfully this fate was averted at the eleventh hour and this
publication traces the fascinating story from 1903 right through to 2010.
Over 50 pages in full color. £8 Per copy including UK
Postage & Packing.
All Proceeds go straight towards the restoration of the vessel.