noun Date: 1919 an armed ship disguised as a merchant or fishing ship to decoy enemy submarines into gun range

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  • Q ship — Q ship, (in World War I) a merchant ship fitted with concealed guns and manned by a naval crew disguised as ordinary seamen, designed to decoy and destroy enemy submarines …   Useful english dictionary

  • Q-ship — Mystery Ship redirects here. For the 1917 film serial, see The Mystery Ship. Q ships, also known as Q boats, Decoy Vessels, Special Service Ships, or Mystery Ships, were heavily armed merchant ships with concealed weaponry, designed to lure… …   Wikipedia

  • q-ship — n. an armed and disguised merchant ship used as a decoy or to destroy submarines. Etymology: Q = query * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Usage: usually capitalized Q : q boat * * * /kyooh ship /. n. an armed combat ship disguised as a merchant vessel to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Q-ship — Les Q ships (navires Q) étaient des petits navires marchands dissimulant des armes lourdes destinés à attirer les sous marins ennemis en surface, puisqu une torpille ne se justifiait pas pour une si petite cible, afin de les couler. Ils furent… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Q-ship — laivas jaukas statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Karinis laivas, užmaskuotas taip, kad atrodytų kaip nekarinis laivas, su ginkluote ir kita kovos ar specialiąją įranga, kurią būtų galima greitai panaudoti. atitikmenys: angl. decoy ship; Q ship… …   NATO terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • Q-ship — /kyooh ship /. n. an armed combat ship disguised as a merchant vessel to attract submarines within attack range. Also called Q boat. [1915 20; Q a naval classification] * * * …   Universalium

  • Q-ship — noun a merchant ship with concealed weapons, used in an attempt to destroy submarines. Origin First World War: from Q as a non explicit symbol of the type of vessel + ship …   English new terms dictionary

  • Q-ship — /ˈkju ʃɪp/ (say kyooh ship) noun (in World War I) a naval vessel disguised as a merchant ship or fishing boat in order to lure enemy submarines within range of its guns. Also, Q boat /ˈkju boʊt/ (say kyooh boht) …   Australian English dictionary

  • Q-ship — U Boot Fallen sind auch als Q Boats, Decoy Vessels, Special Service Ships oder Mystery Ships bekannt. Sie wurden hauptsächlich im Ersten Weltkrieg von seiten Großbritanniens benutzt. Bei U Boot Fallen handelt es sich um Schiffe, die als… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Q-ship — decoy ship …   Military dictionary

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