On January 10th of 1919 The Allies told the Hochseeflotte that they could choose the ships they Keep as long as they did not have more then 2 x15in Gun Battle Ships up to 109,000 Tons of Capital ships . 66,000tons of Crusers , and 24,000 tons of TB or DD.
The ships they could take had to be finished by 1,1,1919
Useing this site for the ships and weights .http://www.german-navy.de/hochseeflotte/index.html
The German Hochseeflotte knows that the rest of the Fleet will go to the allies as war prizes .
And they will not be able to replace
these ships for 20 years .
You are an admiral in the German Navy and asked by the government for your input on the ships to keep and why .