Harry’s love of sailing continues with his motor yacht My Lady Molly. But both the yacht and Harry nearly came to grief in 1911 when, during a voyage from Erith to Cowes, the vessel ran into a storm. Not only was the yacht swamped with water but the engine caught fire. It was eventually driven ashore at Shoreham. Thankfully, both yacht and owner survived intact.
Later, during the Great War of 1914-1918, Harry’s brother Dick accompanied the boat, modified with armour plate and Maxim gun, to the Suez Canal and Bitter Lakes where it was used for minesweeping duties.
See also: 1907: Sussex Motor Yacht Club