Saturday, 15 April 2017

US Congress asked for approving building battleships according to the Dutch newspaper Het nieuws van den dag voor Nederlandsch-Indië dated 21 November 1911


An item dated Washington, USA 17th that a proposal would be sent to the Congress asking for approval for the building of 2-30.000 ton battleships to be armed with 10-36cm guns and a large coal bunker capacity.(1)

1. The Nevada-class consisting of the Nevada and the Oklahoma, succeeded by the New York-class and succeeded by the Pennsylvania-class, a displacement of 27.900 (standard)-28.900 (full load) tons with a main armament of 2x2&2-2-35m6cm/14’ /45 cal guns?