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April 22, 1930.

Treaty between the United States of America and other Powers for the limitation and reduction of naval armament. Signed at London, April 22, 1930; ratification advised by the Senate, July 21, 1930; raiified by the President, July 22, 1930; ratifications deposited at London, October 27, 1930; proclaimed, January 1, 1931.

Treaty with associ

ated Powers for limita

armament.

Preamble.

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF
AMERICA.

A PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS a Treaty for the limitation and reduction of naval tion, etc., of naval armament was concluded and signed at London on April 22, 1930, by the respective plenipotentiaries of the President of the United States of America, the President of the French Republic, His Majesty the King of Great Britain, Ireland and the British Dominions beyond the Seas, Emperor of India, His Majesty the King of Italy and His Majesty the Emperor of Japan, the original of which Treaty, being in the French and English languages, is word for word as follows:

Contracting Powers.

Plenipotentiaries.

Le Président des Etats-Unis d'Amérique, le Président de la République Française, Sa Majesté le Roi de Grande-Bretagne, d'Irlande et des Territoires Britanniques au delà des Mers, Empereur des Indes, Sa Majesté le Roi d'Italie et Sa Majesté l'Empereur du Japon,

Soucieux de prévenir les dangers et de réduire les charges inhérents à une rivalité d'armements,

Désireux de faire progresser l'œuvre commencée par la Conférence Navale de Washington et de faciliter la réalisation progressive d'une limitation et d'une réduction générales des armements,

Ont résolu de conclure un Traité pour la limitation et la réduction des armements navals, et ont à cet effet désigné pour leurs Plénipotentiaires:

Le Président des États-Unis d'Amérique:

Henry L. Stimson, Secrétaire d'État;

Charles G. Dawes, Ambassadeur près la Cour de St. James;

The President of the United States of America, the President of the French Republic, His Majesty the King of Great Britain, Ireland and the British Dominions beyond the Seas, Emperor of India, His Majesty the King of Italy, and His Majesty the Emperor of Japan,

Desiring to prevent the dangers and reduce the burdens inherent in competitive armaments, and

Desiring to carry forward the work begun by the Washington Naval Conference and to facilitate the progressive realization of general limitation and reduction of armaments,

Have resolved to conclude a Treaty for the limitation and reduction of naval armament, and have accordingly appointed as their Plenipotentiaries:

The President of the United States of America:

Henry L. Stimson, Secretary of State;

Charles G. Dawes, Ambassador to the Court of St. James;

Charles Francis Adams, Secré-
taire pour la Marine;

Joseph T. Robinson, Sénator
de l'État d'Arkansas;
David A. Reed, Sénator de
l'Etat de Pennsylvanie;
Hugh Gibson, Ambassadeur en
Belgique;

Dwight W. Morrow, Ambas-
sadeur au Mexique;

Le Président de la République
Française:

M. André Tardieu, Député,
Président du Conseil des
Ministres Ministre de l'In-
térieur;

M. Aristide Briand, Député,
Ministre des Affaires Etran-
gères;

M. Jacques-Louis Dumesnil,
Député, Ministre de la
Marine;

M. François Piétri, Député,
Ministre des Colonies;

M. Aimé-Joseph de Fleuriau,
Ambassadeur de la Républi-
que Française près la Cour
de St. James;

Sa Majesté le Roi de GrandeBretagne, d'Irlande et des Territoires Britanniques au delà des Mers, Empereur des Indes:

pour la Grande-Bretagne et

l'Irlande du Nord et toutes les parties de l'Empire Britannique qui ne sont pas individuellement Membres de la Société des Nations: Le Très-Honorable James Ramsay MacDonald, M.P., Premier Lord de Sa Trésorerie et Premier Ministre; Le Très-Honorable Arthur Henderson, M. P., Son Principal Secrétaire d'État pour les Affaires Etrangères;

Le Très-Honorable Albert Victor Alexander, M.P., Premier Lord de Son Amirauté;

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Charles Francis Adams, Secre-Plenipotentiariestary of the Navy;

Joseph T. Robinson, Senator from the State of Arkansas; David A. Reed, Senator from the State of Pennsylvania; Hugh Gibson, Ambassador to Belgium;

Dwight W. Morrow, Ambassador to Mexico;

The President of the French
Republic:

Mr. André Tardieu, Deputy,
President of the Council of
Ministers, Minister of the
Interior;

Mr. Aristide Briand, Deputy,
Minister for Foreign Affairs;

Mr. Jacques-Louis Dumesnil, Deputy, Minister of Marine;

Mr. François Piétri, Deputy,
Minister of the Colonies;

Mr. Aimé-Joseph de Fleuriau,
Ambassador of the French
Republic at the Court of St.
James;

His Majesty the King of Great Britain, Ireland and the British Dominions beyond the Seas, Emperor of India:

for Great Britain and Northern Ireland and all parts of the British Empire which are not separate Members of the League of Nations:

The Right Honourable James Ramsay MacDonald, M.P., First Lord of His Treasury and Prime Minister;

The Right Honourable Arthur Henderson, M.P., His Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs;

The Right Honourable Albert Victor Alexander, M. P., First Lord of His Admiralty;

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The Right Honourable William Wedgwood Benn, D.S.O., D.F.C., M.P., His Principal Secretary of of State for India;

for the Dominion of Canada:

Colonel The Honourable James Layton Ralston, C. M. G., D. S. O., K. C., a Member of His Privy Council for Canada, His Minister for National Defence;

The Honourable Philippe Roy, a Member of His Privy Council for Canada, His Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary in France for the Dominion of Canada;

for the Commonwealth of Australia:

The Honourable James Edward Fenton, His Minister for Trade and Customs;

for the Dominion of New Zealand:

Thomas Mason Wilford, Esquire, K.C., High Commissioner for the Dominion of New Zealand in London; for the Union of South Africa:

Charles Theodore te Water, Esquire, High Commissioner for the Union of South Africa in London;

for the Irish Free State: Timothy Aloysius Smiddy, Esquire, High Commissioner for the Irish Free State in London;

for India:

Sir Atul Chandra Chatterjee, K.C.I.E., High Commissioner for India in London;

His Majesty the King of Italy: The Honourable Dino Grandi, Deputy, His Minister Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs;

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LES Hautes Parties Contractantes conviennent de ne pas exercer, de 1931 à 1936 inclusivement, leur droit de mettre sur cale des bâtiments de ligne de remplacement, prévu au Chapitre II, Partie 3 du Traité pour la Limitation des Armements navals, signé entre elles à Washington le 6 février 1922 et désigné dans le présent Traité sous le nom de Traité de Washington.

Cette disposition n'affecte pas l'application de la clause relative au remplacement des bâtiments perdus ou détruits accidentellement, énoncée au Chapitre II, Partie 3, Section I, paragraphe (c) dudit Traité.

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Admiral of Division The Hon- Plenipotentiariesourable Giuseppe Sirianni, Senator of the Kingdom, His Minister Secretary of State for Marine;

Mr. Antonio Chiaramonte-Bordonaro, His Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary at the Court of St. James;

Admiral The Honourable Baron Afredo Acton, Senator of the Kingdom;

His Majesty the Emperor of
Japan:

Mr. Reijiro Wakatsuki, Mem-
ber of the House of Peers;
Admiral Takeshi Takarabe,
Minister for the Navy;
Mr. Tsuneo Matsudaira, His
Ambassador Extraordinary
and Plenipotentiary at the
Court of St. James;

Mr. Matsuzo Nagaï, His Am-
bassador Extraordinary and
Plenipotentiary to His
Majesty the King of the
Belgians;

Who, having communicated to one another their full powers, found in good and due form, have agreed as follows:

PART I.

ARTICLE 1.

Capital ship replace-
Mutual suspension,

ment tonnage.

during 1931-1936.

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 Vol. 43, p. 1669. II, Part 3 of the Treaty for the Limitation of Naval Armament signed between them at Washington on the 6th February, 1922, and referred to in the present Treaty as the Washington Treaty.

dentally lost or de

This provision is without prej- Replacements of acciudice to the disposition relating stroyed ships. to the replacement of ships accidentally lost or destroyed contained in Chapter II, Part 3, Vol. 43, p. 1670. Section I, paragraph (c) of the said Treaty.

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(a) Subject to the provisions of sub-paragraph (b), the above ships, unless converted to target use exclusively in accordance with Chapter II, Part 2, paragraph II (c) of the Washington Treaty, shall be scrapped in the following manner:

One of the ships to be scrapped by the United States, and two of those to be scrapped by the United Kingdom shall be rendered unfit for warlike service, in accordance with Chapter II, Part 2, paragraph III(b) of the Washington Treaty, within twelve months from the coming into force of the present Treaty. These ships shall be finally scrapped, in accordance with paragraph II (a) or (b) of the said Part 2, within twenty-four months from the said coming into force. In the case of the second of the ships to be scrapped by the United States, and of the third and fourth of the ships to be scrapped by the United Kingdom, the said periods shall be eighteen

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