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Brilliant Star

www.sloopphyllis.com

This is the story behind the 1907 Humber sloop that was to help fight two wars and join the search for the Loch Ness monster.

Phyllis 1907. Loa 68ft, Beam16ft.4, Draft 7ft.4, Official Number 124785. Yard Number 60. Sail Number 26148.

Updated: April 2016

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Site created May 2009

By Kath Jones & Alan Gardiner.

If anyone has any memories of working for James Barraclough or have a story about working on Phyllis or any of the Barraclough barges we would like to hear from you.
 
If you have any comments or questions on the content of the site or would like to add something to it regarding any of the sloops we would also like to hear from you.

 

Interesting Links

Humber Keel & Sloop Preservation Society.

National Historic Ships Reg.

Thames Barges

Goole Waterways Museum.
Dutch Barge Association.
In The Boat Shed.
Humber Packet Boats.
Leicester Trader.
Humber Yawl Club.
Brilliant Star

Rodney Clapson

Richlow Books

Sailing Barge Research

West Country Keels

Waterways of the Humber
By Christine Richardson.

Barges and Docks

Sheffield Ships.

 Sloop "Amy Howson"

 Sloop "Spider T.

 Keel "Comrade".

 Keel "Daybreak".

 Keel "Southcliffe".

 Keel "Hope".

 Keel "Eden".

Articles

The Barton Regatta

Leeboards Explained

Telling The Differance

 

This photograph of the painting of "Brilliant" was taken and sent to me by John Dorman, relative of the Eastwood family. The artist is unknown.

The Humber sloop "Brilliant Star" demonstrates the transition from wood to steel as the 19th century drew to a close and the advantages of iron and later steel vessels became apparent to the builders and the merchants. The deck and cargo hold layout as well as the sailing rig is identical to the early wooden coasting sloops and shows that although built of steel the basic shape and layout of the new "iron" ships were a continuation from the wooden carvel built sloops that had been tried and tested. The vessel is a significant piece of shipbuilding history that is worthy of documentation and further investigation before she is lost for ever, her condition at present is far from favourable and her future is undetermined.

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