Warships After Washington: The Development of the Five Major Fleets, 1922-1930 (Paperback)

Warships After Washington: The Development of the Five Major Fleets, 1922-1930 By John Jordan Cover Image
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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.

About the Author


John Jordan is the editor of the Warship annual and a lifelong student of French naval history on which he has written extensively.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781591145837
ISBN-10: 159114583X
Publisher: US Naval Institute Press
Publication Date: August 1st, 2015
Pages: 352
Language: English