Q Ship vs U-Boat

Q Ship vs U-Boat

Q ships came in all shapes and sizes Â? coastal steamer, trawler, barque, yacht or schooner Â? but all had to look harmless in order to lure their opponents to the surface and encourage them to attack. Armaments differed according to ship size; steamers commonly had 4in guns mounted amidships and in the bow, trawlers 3-pdrs and sailing ships 12-pdrs. Those who served on Q ships had to accept that their U-boat opponents would be able to strike first. Q ship captains… (more)