Lifebelts for the Navy

From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia

Lifebelts for the Navy is a letter written by Arthur Conan Doyle published in the Evening Standard on 7 october 1914.

Lifebelts for the Navy

Evening Standard (7 october 1914, p. 8)

Sir, — Your naval correspondent, Commander Jane, took me to task in your columns recently for so unreasonable a demand as that our sailors should be provided with some means of escape from certain death when their ships founder.

I had suggested an inflatable rubber belt. He will be interested to hear that an inflatable rubber collar has actually been adopted, and is, as I understand, now being served out to every sailor.

Arthur Conan Doyle.
Windlesham, Crowborough.