British Lion

From Historical Hastings Wiki

Launched from adjacent to Breeds Place[1] by means of a capstan, this yacht was purchased by Messrs. Payne and Bumstead circa 1848[2]. When the French King and Queen were resident at the Royal Victoria Hotel in 1849, the vessel was placed at their disposal and was reportedly used almost daily[3]

References[edit]

  1. Whiteman's guide to Hastings, St. Leonards, and the neighbourhood – Spencer Whiteman (6th ed) pg.26 Google Books
  2. Brett Manuscript Histories Vol. 3 Chap. 40
  3. Brett Manuscript Histories Vol. 3 Chap. 41