The Battleship Holiday

The Battleship Holiday

Even as World War I was ending, the victorious great powers were already embarked on a potentially ruinous new naval arms race, competing to incorporate the wartime lessons and technology into ever-larger and costlier capital ships. This competition was curtailed by the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922, which effectively banned the construction of such ships for years to come, and mandated the scrapping of those under construction. This "holiday" was to have profound effects on design when battleship building was renewed in the 1930s, as later international agreements continued to restrict size and firepower. This book investigates the implications of these treaties on technical developments. An analysis of how well these modern ships stood the test of war concludes this intriguing and original contribution to the literature.

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Pages 192 pages
The Battleship Holiday
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Robert C. Stern
Categories: History
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Language: en
Pages:
Authors: United States. Congress
Categories: Law
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Language: en
Pages: 366
Authors: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations
Categories: Arms control
Type: BOOK - Published: 1930 - Publisher:

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Pages: 552
Authors: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations. Subcommittee on Commercial Relations with China
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