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Q ship vs U-boat, 1914-18

Author: David Greentree
Publisher: Oxford : Osprey Publishing, 2014.
Series: Duel, 57
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"World War I saw the dawn of widespread submarine warfare. With imperial German U-boats preying on the merchant ships supplying the British war effort, a new breed of Royal Navy warship entered service. .. Q ship service was dangerous and required unique training in the arts of deception. The U-boats became wary and took fewer risks, and tactics evolved rapidly in the battle for superiority. Detailing the vessels,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Greentree
ISBN: 9781782002840 1782002847
OCLC Number: 864790010
Description: 80 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm.
Contents: Chronology --
Design and development --
The strategic situation --
Technical specificAtions --
The combatants --
Combat --
Statistics and analysis --
Aftermath.
Series Title: Duel, 57
Other Titles: Q ship versus U-boat, 1914-18
Responsibility: David Greentree.

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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.  Read more...

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This edition by David Greentree covers the development and deployment of q-ships as well as how the tactics changed as the war progressed. It also covers the German side of things and how they Read more...

 
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