Warships After London
The End of the Treaty Era in the Five Major Fleets, 1930–1936
Imprint: Seaforth Publishing
320 Pages, 6 x 9.25 in, 120 black and white illustrations
- Digital download
- September 2020
- Available in digital formats at the links below.
Warships After London examines warship developments in the five major navies during the period 1930–1936. Long-term plans were disrupted, and new construction had to be reviewed in the light of the new treaty regulations. The imposition of new quantitative limits for cruisers, destroyers and submarines led to new, often smaller designs, and a need to balance unit size against overall numbers within each of the categories.
As ships produced under these restrictions were the newest available when war broke out in 1939, this book is a major contribution to understanding the nature of the navies involved. Its value is enhanced by well-chosen photographs and by the author’s specially-prepared line drawings showing the overall layout, armament, protection and propulsion of the ships laid down during the period.
Warships After London is a fitting sequel to the author’s acclaimed Warships After Washington, first published by Seaforth in 2011.