Warships After Washington: The Development of the Five Major Fleets, 1922-1930 by John Jordan
Warships After Washington: The Development of the Five Major Fleets, 1922-1930
Author: John Jordan
Title: Warships After Washington: The Development of the Five Major Fleets, 1922-1930
ISBN10: 1591149738
ISBN13: 978-1591149736
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
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Publisher: Naval Institute Press (February 15, 2012)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1341 kb
Size epub: 1843 kb
Rating: 3.9 ✪
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Category: History
Subcategory: Military
The Washington Treaty of 1922, a watershed event designed to head off a potentially dangerous arms race between the major naval powers, agreed to legally binding limits on the numbers and sizes of principal warship types, effectively banning the construction of new battleships for a decade.

Warships After Washington is unique in its coverage of the political and strategic background of the treaty with analysis of exactly how the navies of Britain, the USA , Japan, France, and Italy responded. For the first time, warship enthusiasts and historians can understand fully the rationale behind much of inter-war naval procurement.