Q-ship


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Q-ship

(kyo͞o′shĭp′)
n.
A decoy ship, especially an armed ship disguised as a merchant ship to entice submarines to surface so that they may be attacked with gunfire.

[Q, naval classification.]

Q-ship

n
(Nautical Terms) a merchant ship with concealed guns, used to decoy enemy ships into the range of its weapons
[named from q(uery)]
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In early 1917 he received a DSO for his part in the attack on a German submarine after the Q-ship HMS Farnborough had allowed itself to be torpedoed to set a trap.
The Q-ship was attacked by a German U-boat, UC29, and struck by a torpedo at close range.
Publicly traded and capitalised at about $275m, of which half is paid up, Q-Ship is owned 16% by QNNTC, 15% by QP and 7% by Qatar Steel Co.
HOSC), a 50-50 JV of Q-Ship and QNNTC, has provided QP with three standby safety vessels since early 2002 and four newly-built anchor handling and tug supply vessels since mid-2002.
HOSC), a 50-50 JV of Q-Ship and QNNTC, has provide QP with three newly-built standby safety vessels since the first quarter of 2002 and four newly-built anchor handling and tug supply vessels since mid-2002 (see Vol.