From: La Salle, Colorado
London Treaty Possibilities:
GB and the USA work to iron out their differences on the 'Yardstick' (that failed the Geneva Conference in 1927) and are mostly successful in accomplishing this. GB wants more CL tonnage while the US wants more CA tonnage. Japan comes in from a position of strength having already built up their CA category. A few tweaks occur through the discussions and a Treaty is passed:
1. CA Tonnage raised for GB/USA to 175,000 instead of the historical 155,000. Japan gets 122,500 instead of 108,400. The Fleets are allowed to build, respectively, USA/GB 2 CA and Japan 1.5 CA.
2. CL Tonnage is raised from 147,000 to 160,000 for USA/GB. Japan goes from 100,450 to 112,000. Figure 2-3 cruisers added to the cap of each Fleet.
3. Just as in Washington with the Aircraft Carrier being considered 'experimental' and each Fleet getting to build/convert two BB/BC the Big Three agree that each Navy can build two experimental CLV hybrid Cruiser-Carriers not to exceed 12,000 T each.