The Naval Armament Program of 1922 was an initiative by the Elder Council to build up a naval force for the Free Lands, which could stand the test of foreign powers, thus launching the SDF-Navy, propelling it from an underequipped force of outdated police boats to a modern naval force.


The last vessels of the Program were comissioned in 1937.

The Program


The SDF-Navy of that time was equipped with a multitude of new vessels, most of which were laid down and launched on yards in the Free Lands, using the most modern available technologies and techniques to build and equip these vessels. This provided not only valuable experience, but also marked the first forays of the shipbuilding industry into arms exports.

The plan was comprised as follows:

The program ran out in 1937, after 15 years.





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