By Donald J. Lisio
In the course of global warfare I, British naval supremacy enabled it to impose monetary blockades and interdiction of yankee impartial delivery. the us replied via construction "a army moment to none," one so robust that groovy Britain couldn't back effectively problem America's important monetary pursuits. This booklet unearths that after the USA provided to replacement naval equality for its rising naval supremacy, the British, still, used the ensuing significant foreign arms-control meetings of the Twenties to make sure its persisted naval dominance.
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Quoted in Buckley, Washington Conference, p. 72. H. F. Oliver, “Memorandum by the Naval Staff: Admiralty Memorandum for the Cabinet and the CID, United States Proposals for the Reduction of Armaments,” November 21, 1921, 285-B, ADM 116/3445, PRO. Oliver was the Second Sea Lord. For Chatﬁeld’s observations, see December 2, 1921, ADM 116/2149, PRO in ROSK, 7/60, ROSKCC. , 1942), pp. 195–197. 27 Equally objectionable to the Admiralty was Hughes’ assumption that the 10:10:6 capital ship ratio could easily be extended to auxiliary warships – “light” cruisers, destroyers, and submarines – a notion which the Admiralty claimed was “the weakest part of the U.
This assumption, they believed, mandated not only the building of all of the ships in the 1916 naval construction plan, but additional ones, including seven aircraft carriers, and the creation of important modern naval bases along the West Coast of the United States as well as in Hawaii, the Philippines, and Guam. These bases were crucial to enable the ﬂeet to re-supply and to repair ships which would otherwise be required to return thousands of miles back to the United States. 2 The General Board’s assumptions were not politically popular.
Like other British leaders, he was upset over the refusal of the United States to cancel England’s huge war debt, but he prevented his irritation from interfering with his mission of ending the expensive naval arms race and improving Anglo-American relations. 31 Lord Arthur Lee of Fareham, the current First Lord of the Admiralty, was equally anxious for agreement and to improve relations with the United States and, not surprisingly, as the Conference proceeded, his relationship with Beatty became increasingly strained – primarily over the ten-year holiday – a strain which eventually developed into a strong mutual antipathy.
British Naval Supremacy and Anglo-American Antagonisms, 1914-1930 by Donald J. Lisio