4 MARCH 1905, Page 15

Si:14—R may be of interest to Mr. F. T. Bullen

to know that a fine Spanish sailing ship, the 'Ama Begonakoa,' is already running on somewhat similar lines to those indicated by him in the Spectator last week. Doubtless the London agents, Messrs. Sofa and Aznar, would give Mr. Bullen or others interested some useful information as to the working of this vessel, since she was built in 1902; 215,000 for the cost and equipment (especially when it is to include a small armament of guns) would appear to be an underestimate, for, I take it, a vessel would have to be built on account of the difficulty of adapting an ordinary sailing vessel, however modern, to the purpose intended.—I am, Sir, &c.,