SS Brilliant Star

Kerrysue
1st March 2010, 10:50
Clutching at straws here! does anyone have any information or pictures of the above deep sea tug from the late 1800's. One of my ancstors was the ships captain and I would like to know more if anyone can help please?

ray1buck1
1st March 2010, 11:15
If this is the one your after there is a picture, a paddle tug at http://www.tynetugs.co.uk/brilliantstar1876.htmlDependant on what your you require the Crew agreements should be in the NUM canada http://www.mun.ca/mha/holdings/viewcombinedcrews.php?Official_No=76388

There are also a few in the TNA Kew
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/searchresults.asp?SearchInit=0&txtsearchterm=76388&txtrestriction=BT+99&hdnsorttype=Reference&j=1

Ray

eriskay
1st March 2010, 11:38
J. Readhead, Shipbuilders of South Shields, Tyneside, built a tug (308 tons) in 1876 for R. Strong & others, their yard No. 120, Official Number 76388. She was broken up in 1906. I wonder if this could be what you are looking for ?

davidships
9th April 2010, 01:15
http://www.tynetugs.co.uk/brilliantstar1876.html will reach the page