Second Vinson Act


Second Vinson Act

The Second Vinson Act was an Act of Congress, passed in May 1938, which mandated a 20% increase in strength of the United States Navy.Rogers: Fastest Battleships] The act was sponsored by Carl Vinson, a Democratic Congressman from Georgia who was Chairman of the House Naval Affairs and Armed Services Committee.Vinson: Congressional biography] . It updated the provisions of the Vinson-Trammell Act of 1934 and the Naval Act (1936), which had authorized the construction of the first American battleships in 17 years, based on the provisions of the London Naval Treaty of 1930. It was followed by the Third Vinson Act of 1940.

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* [http://web.mst.edu/~rogersda/american&military_history/World's%20Fastest%20Battleships.pdf Fastest Battleships]
* [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=V000105 Carl Vinson: Congressional Biography]


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