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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.]
(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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This is when the Q-boat crew would quickly remove the panels that concealed the armaments and open fire on the U-boat.
For some reason, perhaps suspecting the Centurion might be a Q-boat, Schwieger torpedoed without warning.
Formerly the USCGC Dallas, the AFP's second frigate was named after the late Commodore Ramon Alcaraz, a World War II hero who commanded the Q-boat
Abra, which shot down three Japanese aircraft.