Lifebelts for the Navy
From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia
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