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Q-ships

by Carson I. A. Ritchie

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Published by Terence Dalton in Lavenham, Suffolk .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Britain
    • Subjects:
    • Great Britain. Royal Navy -- History.,
    • World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval operations, British.,
    • Q-ships -- Great Britain -- History.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes index.

      Statementby Carson I.A. Ritchie.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsD581 .R53 1985
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxix, 216 p. :
      Number of Pages216
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2419263M
      ISBN 100861380118
      LC Control Number87102280
      OCLC/WorldCa13860440

        I have a video of the film, also Lt. Cdr. Autens book and the brochure produced by 'New Era' who made the film 'Q Ships' Research by the American . This is an authoritative and readable account of all aspects of Q ships (ships disguised as merchantmen but actually armed), commerce raiders and the convoys which kept Britain alive in WWII. It also has a broad brush look at specific facets of naval history to the middle of the twentieth century. The Nazi invasion of Russia in gave birth to.

      The Q-ship was designed to take advantage of these tactics. Various non-descript merchant ships were armed with guns under the cover of deck cargo, side panels in the ship's hull, etc. and were sent into areas where u-boats were known to patrol or had been sighted. At first, the Q-ships had some success, but when the German's became. Q Ships in Fiction. Cmdr. Edward Beach's classic book "Run Silent Run Deep" describes an encounter with a Japanese Q-ship. "Of all things, to be taken in by a Q-ship!" I don't recall if that scene is part of the movie version. , 9 November .

      Purple Heart; Q. Q-ships during World War II; R. Radio Intelligence Appreciations Concerning German U-Boat Activity in the Far East; Radio Proximty (VT) Fuzes; Ready Seapower: A History of the US Seventh Fleet by Edward J. Marolda [pdf] Recollections of Capture by the Germans, Imprisonment, and Escape of Lieutenant Edouard Victor Isaacs, U.S.N. This book covers the initial operations of the American Q-ships Atik and Asterion, pre-World War I era merchantmen originally named Carolyn and USS author, who was supply officer on Asterion, describes how the idea for these mystery ships came into being, their secret staffing and fitting out, and their first mission (and for Atik the last) beginning in March


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Written shortly after the war and based on interviews with many of the protagonists, Q-Ships and Their Story sometimes feels a little dated by today's standards. There's also a fair bit of nautical jargon to negotiate. There are a few OCR errors too but not enough to /5(). This is an authoritative and readable account of all aspects of Q Ships (ships disguised as merchantmen but actually armed), commerce raiders and the convoys which kept Britain alive in WWII.

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Navy officer Beyer reconstructs the events of the confrontations of the U.S. warships USS Asterion and USS Atik (Disguised as merchant marines in an ill-fated attempt to counter German submarine warfare) with the German navy during World War II.

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