WARSHIPS AFTER WASHINGTON The Development of the Five Major Fleets 1922-1930


John Jordan, editor of the prestigious naval annual “Warship”, has compressed shrewd and incisive analysis and a superb commentary into this book which deftly combines text, drawings and tables. The adoption in 1922 of the Washington Treaty by Britain, the United States, Japan, France and Italy, then the world’s five major naval powers was a watershed. This Treaty limited each signatory nation’s total tonnage of certain categories of warship and the displacement of some individual types of ship.

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