Chief Engineer

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Daniel Adamson Preservation Society Published: February 26, 2018
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Practical Experience
Hands On
General & Helping
Suitable for under 18s


The Daniel Adamson 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. It will be sailing up the Weaver and the Manchester Ship Canal from the National Waterways Museum throughout the summer.


  • Must be fully knowledgeable of all machinery and electrical systems on board and know how to rectify any faults that may occur
  • To direct all engine room and boiler room personnel in their duties
  • Be responsible for manoeuvring the engines as instructed by the bridge
  • Be capable of training and assessing operatives in their appropriate roles in the engine and boiler room


  • Fully conversant with the Boiler, Machinery and Electrical systems of the vessel and their operation
  • Good Communication skills
  • Be comfortable leading and volunteering within a group

Training and Support:

Daniel Adamson Preservation Society will provide opportunities for training including:

  • Induction to Organisation
  • Organisation Health and Safety Course
  • Fire Course
  • First Aid Course
  • Competency based Training and Assessment of skills required

Benefits to the Volunteer:

  • Develop new and existing skills
  • Share skills with others and to help them develop and to preserve those skills for future generations
  • Educate others in the working and history of a unique working museum
  • Meet new people


Volunteers will be able to participate for a few or as many sessions as they wish, although it is hoped that volunteers will wish to participate on an ongoing basis.

Only registered members can apply for opportunities.

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