Saturday, 8 April 2017

Japanese navy building more smaller ships according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1923

An item reported that as a result of the Washington Naval Conference part of the Japanese naval budget was no longer necessary for capital ships and was now mainly to be used for building smaller ships.(1)

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.