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Name: GUIDING STAR
Launched:
Completed: 1866
Builder: Readhead Softley & Co, South Shields
Yard Number: 7
Dimensions: 269grt, 134nrt, 147.4 x 23.2 x 12.1ft
Engines: L2cyl (39 & 39 x 60ins), 120hp
Engines By: Readhead Softley & Co, South Shields
Propulsion: Paddle
Construction: Wood
Reg Number: 55078
History:
1866 Hannah Strong, Birkenhead
1867 Registered at Liverpool
1884 Robert Strong, Liverpool
No later history known
Comments: Tug of this name wrecked on Whitesands Beach, Pembroke in 1885