Naval Limitation Treaties of the 1920s and 1930s

By Tony DiGiulian
Updated 11 June 2006


South Dakota (BB-49) Class Battleship
Painting by Rose Stokes, 1922
As were many capital ships around the world, the South Dakota class of six battleships was cancelled as a result of the Washington Naval Limitation Treaty of 1922
U.S. Naval Historical Center photograph # NH 63502-KN

The following Links are to copies of the Naval Limitation Treaties and Agreements signed during the 1920s and 1930s.

Washington Naval Limitation Treaty of 1922

London Conference of 1930

Anglo/German Agreement of 1935

London Conference of 1936

Documents from Sunken Treaties:  Naval Arms Control Between the Wars, Goldman, Emily O., Pennsylvania State University Press, 1994.  Additional information and documents from Australasian Legal Information Institute at


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