Royal Navy Building Programmes (1922-45)

 

  CV CVL CVE BB M CA CL DD DE/FF SS SL K PB MS/ML
1922       2               1    
1923                   1        
1924           5   2            
1925           4                
1926           3       6        
1927           1   9   6 2      
1928               9   4 4      
1929             1 5   3 4      
1930             3 9   3 4      
1931             3 9   3 2     2
1932             3 9   3 2     2
1933             3 9   3 3   1 2
1934 1           4 9   3 2   2 2
1935             3 16   3 1   2 3
1936 2     2     7 18   8 2   1 3
1937 2     3     7 15   7 3   3 4
1938 1 1         7     3       3
1939 1           8 48 56 24 2 116   36
1940       1 1     32 57 44 18 25   50
1941         1   5 40 19 52 9 3   17
1942 2 15         1 40 16 36   14   10
1943   4           13 50 16   17   24
1944-45               7            
                             
RAN               3 12         36
RCN               8 60     112   76
Lend-Lease     38         50 107 9 10 22   37

 

Notes:

(1) Ship hull classifications:

CV - Fleet Carrier, CVL - Light Carrier, CVE - Escort Carrier, BB - Battleship, M - Monitor, CA - Heavy Cruiser, CL - Light Cruiser, DD - Destroyer, DE/FF - Destroyer Escort/Frigate, SS - Submarine, SL - Sloop, K - Corvette, PB - Patrol Boat, MS/ML - Minesweeper/Minelayer.

(2) Numbers include only ships ordered and eventually completed.

(3) 1940 includes War Emergency Programme (6 CL, 16 DD, 26 DE, 24 SS, 60 K, 16 MS).

(4) An additional 8 DD, 4 SS and 4 K building for foreign navies were taken over.

(5) Ships not completed until after the war include 2 CV, 13 CVL, 1 BB, 4 CL, 51 DD, 19 SS, 4 SL, 20 FF and 2 MS.

Source: Conway's All The World's Fighting Ships 1922-1946.