Battlefleets and diplomacy

Naval disarmament between the two world wars. This article by Arthur Davidson Baker III is from Warship International, N° 3, 1989. https://www.dropbox.com/s/i74938f9yrffy4a/IMG_20170522_0001.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/g6u2c9jz1ktew7o/IMG_20170522_0002.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/3e31om78z1oh2u5/IMG_20170522_0003.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/ztq3t4499rahrre/IMG_20170522_0004.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/d0c04dilnov7bwv/IMG_20170522_0005.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/nzng5m0i390bvwn/IMG_20170522_0006.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/dd5d5s872x7m89c/IMG_20170522_0007.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/977pnxa6wotjhxx/IMG_20170522_0008.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/vbe0yyvn1mv0jyk/IMG_20170522_0009.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/rmxuubb27hmxlje/IMG_20170522_0010.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/1cnm0xyjb8yj736/IMG_20170522_0011.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/kbidpwnoxcuezr6/IMG_20170522_0012.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/msslmzvssf88vls/IMG_20170522_0013.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/rqt76eoylf5b0pl/IMG_20170522_0014.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/j2lwxrd1rggzqet/IMG_20170522_0015.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/1o3zt04k9zpcnf4/IMG_20170522_0016.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/qeweldb966ymzr6/IMG_20170522_0017.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/7yshbn59wocn1nf/IMG_20170522_0018.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/9o9s9kbwd92cd50/IMG_20170522_0019.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/xbxf05whs1skvfp/IMG_20170522_0020.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/x8w2x71z3tptit5/IMG_20170522_0021.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/4nf7te2ei91cla7/IMG_20170522_0022.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/hku1rmhvmd31sic/IMG_20170522_0023.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/e7z0hd28i92jkqn/IMG_20170522_0024.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/uitmd8vg57aowq5/IMG_20170522_0025.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/zs71cu5n46asrum/IMG_20170522_0026.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/bvieyzg3n7pdyml/IMG_20170522_0027.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/glul35d6hlx04uw/IMG_20170522_0028.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/szgtn11upucump4/IMG_20170522_0029.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/so1nxlzfwqt05xy/IMG_20170522_0030.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/j10wq5mmbpe5fvk/IMG_20170522_0031.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/f6tk0jea5qxg14i/IMG_20170522_0032.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/06achy0lwbnbecw/IMG_20170522_0033.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/68jwxotflkgca3h/IMG_20170522_0034.jpg?dl=0Continue reading Battlefleets and diplomacy

The USN Cherrytrees – The Lexington class Part 3/3

Author's note: Before we move on to the 3rd and final chapter I need to make a slight correction and an addition to the first two parts. Correction: Further research reveals that the numbered designs mentioned in Part 1's Bumpy road chapter are indeed starting with design No. 101, which was one of the prelimiary … Continue reading The USN Cherrytrees – The Lexington class Part 3/3

The USN Cherrytrees – The Lexington class Part 2/3

Near-Final designs In it’s original form Design 150 had a 5”/127mm belt and eight 14”/356mm guns (nothing special so far) but could make an astinishing 35 knots with it’s 218.000 SHP and at the same time had a range of an excellent 12.000 nautical miles. The plans of the 32.000 ton ship were put to … Continue reading The USN Cherrytrees – The Lexington class Part 2/3

The USN Cherrytrees – The Lexington class Part 1/3

The Washington Naval Treaty of February 1922 defined the basics of warship construction and design for the next 20 years. Moreover it rearranged and then conserved the relative strength of the world power navies. In addition it prevented a new armsrace just after the conclusion of the Great War. This also meant that the five … Continue reading The USN Cherrytrees – The Lexington class Part 1/3

Montana class genesis

Montana class general overview Last and final battleship class designed for the United States Navy with design process starting in paralel to the BB-61 Iowa class after the escalator clauses of the 2nd London Treaty were triggered in 1938-39. Originally the concept started it's life as an enlarged BB-57 South Dakota type ship and was … Continue reading Montana class genesis

Nelson class as hybrid BB/CV, USN 1925 estimate

During the post Washington discussion about the best way to use the allowed tonnage, the idea of hybrid (BB or CV/CL + aircraft carrier) warship was actively discussed. This sketch derives from a USN's Office of Naval Intelligence report, stating the the then building HMS Nelson and HMS Rodney would had been hybrid designs, with … Continue reading Nelson class as hybrid BB/CV, USN 1925 estimate