Conway’s All the World’s Fighting Ships: 1922-1946 is the third in the series by Conway, taking us from the end of the First World War to the end of the Second World War. Over this period, the Washington Treaty came into play, limiting capital ships. A rapid rearmament towards the middle and end of the ’30s also occurred. Conway’s is the most complete reference on ships from the end of the First World War until the end of the Second World War. Vessels in service with all navies over the time period are covered.
Better than the Janes publications, Conway’s draws on many sources to provide information on all vessels in service in the time period from Great Britain (including Empire Forces), USA, Germany, the Soviet Union, Japan, France, Italy, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Belgium, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Yugoslavia, Romania, Bulgaria, Persia, Siam, China, Manchukuo, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Venezuela, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Chile, Peru, Albania, Austria, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Eire, Iceland and Iraq. What a great list.