In the field of Anglo-German relations, the agreement was of considerable importance. The United Kingdom expressed the hope, as Craigie Ribbentrop said, that it «should facilitate other agreements in a broader framework and that there have been no other considerations.» [3] In addition, the United Kingdom considered that it had turned out to be a «reference» to measure Germany`s intentions vis-à-vis the United Kingdom. [53] Hitler saw it as the beginning of an Anglo-German alliance and was very angry when it did not happen. [54] Due to the length of time required to build warships and the short duration of the agreement, its effects were limited. German and British naval experts estimated that the earliest year germany reached the 35% limit was 1942. [47] In practice, the lack of shipbuilding, design problems, a shortage of skilled labour and a shortage of foreign exchange to buy the necessary raw materials slowed the reconstruction of the German navy. A shortage of steel and non-ferrous metals, due to the fact that the navy was in third place in terms of German rearmament priorities, meant that the navy (as the German navy had been renamed in 1935) was still far from the 35% limit when Hitler denounced the agreement in 1939. [48] The Anglo-German Naval Agreement (AGNA) of 18 June 1935 was a maritime agreement between Great Britain and Germany that regulated the size of the navy with regard to the Royal Navy. By asking the Navy to divide its tonnage by 35% by class of warships, the Germans were forced to build a symmetrical shipbuilding programme of the «balanced fleet» that reflects the priorities of the United Kingdom. [25] Given that Royal Navy leaders believed that the «balanced fleet» would be the easiest German fleet to defeat and that a German guerrilla fleet was the most dangerous, the agreement brought considerable strategic benefits to the United Kingdom.

[49] Especially since the Royal Navy did not build «pocket boatmen,» Chatfield appreciated the end of the armoured ship building. [49] The Anglo-German Naval Agreement established a report that the total tonnage of the Navy should be 35% of the Royal Navy`s total tonnage. [1] On July 12, 1935, he was registered in the League of Nations Treaty Series. [2] The agreement was denounced by Adolf Hitler on April 28, 1939.