Lillie Lightship is a special and much-loved lightship, based at Dem Der Rocks to warn shipping of potential hazard. The Star Fleet have the contract to provide her with with fuel to keep her light shining.
She appeared for the first time in a small role in Sunshine, although she had more important roles in later episodes, particularly the episode, Regatta (also known as 4th July), in which she was hit by a blinded tramp steamer that made a hole in her side and stopped her lights. She was saved by Grampus, and repairs at Lucky's Yard allowed her to view the annual regatta. In the second episode, Pirate, she was muffled by the pirates. Lillie's light failed for the second time in the episode, Bigg Freeze, which meant that the Star Fleet needed to find another source to guide Hercules into the estuary with the ocean liner, S.S. Vienna. Hercules appears to have a special place in his heart for Lillie. Lillie is a friendly and cheerful lightship and has a good friendship with the Star Tugs. She is polite to the Z-Stacks but does not particularly like them. All the Star Tugs value her opinion and put high priority on her well-being.
She has a loud foghorn, which is middle-pitched.
Lillie's livery consists of a red hull, a white superstructure, and a red lighthouse. Her name is painted on the sides of her hull in red, inside white rectangles.
- After Tugs' production ended, Lillie Lightship's model was purchased by the Star Tugs Company, an organisation which aimed to restore and preserve the models.
- In The Race and Run Aground, Lillie Lightship lacks her name on her hull.
- It is currently unknown if Lillie Lightship's other face masks still remain in existence.
- Lillie is the most recurring female character in the series.