Thursday, 13 April 2017

Much support for building smaller battleships by France according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1921

An item referred to the Moniteur de la Flotte dated 20 November 1920 which magazine supported the request for fast relative small battleships with a minimum number of heavy guns needed for an efficient gunfire. Smaller battleships were more controllable, a smaller target for torpedoes and gunfire and cheaper than the latest giant battleships.