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Q Ships And Their Story

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Q Ships And Their Story

Author : Chatterton E. Keble (Edward Keble)
ISBN : 1113168072
Genre : History
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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

Sea Killers In Disguise

Author : Tony Bridgland
ISBN : STANFORD:36105028561418
Genre : History
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Disguised as harmless merchant ships, Q-ships could be transformed in moments into powerful warships and the lengths taken to insure their secrecy make an intriguing story.

The History Of Sailing Ships

Author : Edward Keble Chatterton
ISBN : 9783861953081
Genre : Transportation
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The famous and complete history of sailing ships from its beginning until the late 19th century. Probably the best and most detailed book about historical windjammers from all countries and continents. First published in 1909.

The European Powers In The First World War

Author : Spencer Tucker
ISBN : 081533351X
Genre : History
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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Q Ship Vs U Boat

Author : David Greentree
ISBN : 9781782002857
Genre : History
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Q ships came in all shapes and sizes ? coastal steamer, trawler, barque, yacht or schooner ? 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 kept ready a 'panic crew', which was trained to act out an elaborate evacuation to convince the U-boat commander that the ship was being abandoned by its crew. The Q ship captain would remain behind with a handful of other crewmen manning the guns, which remained hidden until the most opportune time to unmask and engage the U-boat. The Q ship concept had emerged early in the war when no other method seemed likely to counter the U-boat threat, and flourished until new technologies and tactics were developed, tested and implemented.

Sailing Ships And Their Story

Author : Edward Keble Chatterton
ISBN : STANFORD:36105041666723
Genre : Sailing ships
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