...and I came across some commentary regarding the 2nd London Naval Treaty. I had never reflected upon a few of the finer points. The eye opening piece to me was that quantity numbers were removed on all classes, and while everyone was thinking of 35,000 ton vessels, the lower end of the limits were 17,500 and 10" guns. Fascinating that no one ever picked this up, at least to the point of a legend or two being drawn up. Yes, dock/slip limitations would be a challenge, and yes, if you are building something why not go to the max. And of course, the true issue was that hostilities broke out sooner than the building plans accounted for.