In February of 1922, the world’s leading countries signed a treaty in Washington to limit naval armament. Eight years later, the treaty was extended in London. According to these treaties, the signing countries could start building new battleships no earlier than 1935. This period of naval history is known as the “battleship-building holiday.”
However, work on ship projects didn’t stop. In 1928, the U.S. Secretary of the Navy raised the issue of designing new battleships. By the time the “battleship-building holiday” ended, the U.S.A. had reviewed 38 projects, each designated with a Roman numeral and a letter. In 1937, a single project was selected, according to which the construction of battleships North Carolina and Washington would later start, while the other projects were archived.
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