2 DECEMBER 1899, Page 29


[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—In your article on "Horses at Sea" in the Spectator of November 25th you have made a mistake as to the width of the stalls on the troopships ; they are only 2 ft. Gin, wide and 6 ft. long. In the experience I have had I would give a horse at least 3 ft. 6 in. by 8 ft. Gin, whenever possible. And another thing, which is most important, I would never, if I could help it, ship horses or cattle unless on ships with bilge keels. As for the fittings, they could be very easily and cheaply made practically part of the ship, but I cannot go into particulars, as it would be in the nature of an advertise- ment.—I am, Sir, cio., HENRY WOOD.

Atlantic Transport Company, Limited, 108 Fenchurch Street, E.C., November 29th.