Tuesday, 25 April 2017

French navy wanted to use complete tonnage as allowed by Washington Naval Treaty according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1923

An item reported that the new French Fleet Law demanded the maximum tonnage which was permitted by the Washington Naval Conference (2) namely 177.000 tons for battleships and 61.000 tons for aircraft carriers, a large number of submarines but none cruisers. The half of the surface units would be continuous crewed and 3/5 of the submarines.

1. Result of the Washington Naval Conference between November 1921-February 1922 was the Washington Naval Treaty signed by USA, England, Japan, Italy and France to limit the building of battleships, battle cruisers and aircraft carriers and to limit the possession of such capital ships by stopping completion of breaking up already existing.