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 http://www.austlii.edu.au/.