Q-ships (Topical Term)
- Decoy ships
- Mystery ships
- Broader heading: Warships
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.