Tuesday, 25 April 2017

US Navy numbered more battleships than Royal British Navy according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1923

An item reported that as a result of the Washington Naval Conference (1) England already on 31 December 1933 had stricken 16 battleships and cruisers. Just the Lion was to follow this fate. A result was that with the remaining 23 capital ships the British battle fleet counted 3 dreadnoughts fewer than the American battle fleet.

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.