Fleets of Major World Powers, Jan 1939

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  Britain and
Commonwealth
Germany France Italy USA Japan
Battleships 12 2 5 4 15 9
Battlecruisers 3 2 1 0 0 0
Pocket Battleships 0 3 0 0 0 0
Cruisers 62 6 18 21 32 39
Aircraft Carriers 7 0 1 0 5 5
Seaplane Carriers 2 0 1 0 0 3
Destroyers 159 17 58 48 209 84
Torpedo Boats 11 16 13 69 0 38
Submarines 54 57 76 104 87 58
Monitors and Coast Defense Ships 3 0 0 1 0 1
Minelayers 1 0 1 0 8 10
Sloops and Escort Vessels 38 8 25 32 0 0
Gunboats and Patrol Vessels 27 0 10 2 20 10
Minesweepers 38 29 8 39 0 12

Source: Paul Collier, The Second World War






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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Anonymous says:
3 Mar 2015 03:28:15 PM

Hi,

sorry folks, the list of the strengths of major fleets isn´t correct at all.
Please do research it one more time.
Just three examples:
In January 1939 France had two battlecruisers, Germany had no battleship (those two were not even fitting out), the USA had one seaplane carrier - and if I would try harder I would find a lot more mistakes.
So your source is not correct.

Best,
Klaus

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