Charles Arkcoll II

From Historical Hastings

On the 11th of October 1901, the new Hastings lifeboat, the Charles Arkcoll II, took over from the 20-year old Charles Arkcoll. She was an open rowing boat with sails, but no engine, and 35 feet long, with a beam of eight feet six inches.

She was skippered by Coxwain John Plummer and subcoxwain Charles Moon.

The cost for her was paid from the remainder of the £2,000 gift from Charles Arkcoll. Her normal crew was 13. She was replaced by the engine-driven Cyril and Lilian Bishop in April 1931, having been launched 25 times, saving 28 lives.[1]

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