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Q-ships (Topical Term)

Preferred form: Q-ships
Used for/see from:
  • Decoy ships
  • Mystery ships
  • Q-boats
See also:

Work cat.: Richie, C.I.A. Q-ships, 1985: p. x ("The world has forgotten the vessels known as Q-ships, mystery ships, U-boat traps, decoys and Special Service vessels.")

Random House (an armed combat ship disguised as a merchant vessel to attract submarines within attack range)

Web. 3 (Q-boat ... used to decoy submarines; also called mystery ships)

LC data base, 3/15/91: Q-ships.

Campbell, G. My mystery ships, 1928.