East Germans have an additional size number representing Body Build.
If you have determined your chest size and height per the above tables, but consider yourself more
"broad shouldered", "built" or "scrawny", or otherwise just find your uniforms not quite fitting right,
you can find similarly sized uniforms, without jumping up or down to the next size number. Say, you
determine your chest or waist size to be "52", but you wouldn't mind your jacket or pants to be
slightly more loose, without purchasing a 56 instead. Per the below chart, you could try a 52-1 or
52-2. Note what each Additional Code means below:
On 10 April 1898 the first Navy Bill was passed by the Reichstag. It authorised the maintenance of a fleet of 19 battleships, 8 armoured cruisers, 12 large cruisers and 30 light cruisers to be constructed by 1 April 1904. Existing ships were counted in the total, but the bill provided for ships to be replaced every 25 years on an indefinite basis. Five million marks annually was allocated to run the navy, with a total budget of 408 million marks for shipbuilding. This would bring the German fleet to a strength where it could contemplate challenging France or Russia, but would remain clearly inferior to the world's largest fleet, the Royal Navy.