From April 4 to May 3
COMPLETE TEXT OF THE NAVAL TREATY OF 1930
The full text of the London Naval Treaty was made public by the State Department recently, as follows: TREATY BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES, FRANCE, THE BRITISH EMPIRE, ITALY, AND JAPAN FOR THE LIMITATION AND REDUCTION OF NAVAL ARMAMENT SIGNED AT LONDON, APRIL 22, 1930.
The high contracting parties agree not to exercise their rights to lay down the keels of capital ship replacement tonnage during the years 1931-1936, inclusive, as provided in Chapter II, Part 3, of the Treaty for the Limitation of Naval Armament signed between them at Washington on the sixth of February, 1922, and referred to in the present treaty as the Washington treaty.
This provision is without prejudice to the disposition relating to the replacement of ships accidentally lost or destroyed contained in Chapter II, Part 3, Section I, Paragraph (c) of the said treaty.
France and Italy may, however, build the replacement tonnage which they were entitled to lay down in 1927 and 1929 in accordance with the provisions of the said treaty.