Q - Ships

Home ] Up ] Battleships ] Cruisers ] Aircraft Carriers ] Destroyers Before 1918 ] Destroyers ] Submarines ] Frigates ] Torpedo Boats ] Royal Navy Corvettes ] Cruiser - Minelayers ] Naval Sloops ] [ Q - Ships ] Minesweepers ] Auxiliaries & Tankers ] Monitors ] Royal Yachts ] Patrol Craft ] Naval Diving ] Modern Royal Navy ] Naval Trawlers ] Depot Ships ] Assault Ships ] Ship of the Line ] R.N Gunboats ] Other Photographs ] Motor Torpedo Boats ] Dummy Capital Ships ]

History of the Q - Ships, Submarine Decoy Ships.  First Used in the First World War.

 Q ships were designed to mimic the lines of merchantmen in the hopes of tricking U-boats into launching ill-advised attacks.

4in Gun of HMS Hyderabad masked.

Specially Constructed Decoy Vessel.  (other names were Nicobar, Coral and SSS 966).  Used as a depot ship in North Russia, 1919.

A reproduction of this original photo / photo-postcard size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  ? Walker Archive. Order Code PHX394

HMS Hyderabad - 4in Gun Unmasked

A reproduction of this original photo / photo-postcard size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  ? Walker Archive. Order Code PHX425

HMS Hyderabad - For'd Gun Masked

A reproduction of this original photo / photo-postcard size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  ? Walker Archive. Order Code PHX424

 

Crew and gun of HMS Hyderabad.

A reproduction of this original photo / photo-postcard size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  ? Walker Archive. Order Code PHX393

HMS Hyderabad - Bomb Throwers Closed.

A reproduction of this original photo / photo-postcard size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  ? Walker Archive. Order Code PHX426

HMS Hyderabad - Bomb Throwers Open

A reproduction of this original photo / photo-postcard size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  ? Walker Archive. Order Code PHX427

HMS Privet  (Q-19).

A reproduction of this original photo / photo-postcard size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  ? Walker Archive. Order Code PHX079

Q ship

A reproduction of this original photo / photo-postcard size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  ? Walker Archive. Order Code PHX080

HMS Bradford City, using the false name of Ballistan Saros. Tonnage 3683tons, Began service in October 1915 and Torpedoed in the Irish sea 16th August 1917.