Naval Strength of Major Powers (1939-41)

 

3/9/1939
  Germany Italy Japan France U.K. U.S.A. U.S.S.R.
Battleships - 4 10 7 12 15 3
Battlecruisers 5 - - 2 3 - -
Aircraft Carriers - - 6 1 7 5 -
Heavy Cruisers 2 7 18 7 15 18 -
Light Cruisers 6 12 17 12 49 18 2
Destroyers 22 59 113 70 184 181 47
Submarines 57 105 53 78 58 99 75

 

7/12/1941
  Japan U.S.A. U.S.A.
(Pacific)
Allied
(Pacific)
Battleships 10 17 9 1
Battlecruisers - - - 1
Aircraft Carriers 10 7 3 -
Heavy Cruisers 18 18 13 1
Light Cruisers 18 18 11 11
Destroyers 113 171 84 16
Submarines 63 112 51 18

 

Notes:

(1) 1939 - Battlecruisers for Germany includes 3 Pocket Battleships.

(2) 1941 - U.S.A. (Pacific) includes Pacific and Asiatic Fleets, Allied includes U.K. and Netherlands Navies in Pacific waters.

Source: 1939 - Winston Churchill, The Second World War, 1941 - Polmar & Allen, World War II: The Encyclopedia of the War Years.