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Q-shipDecoy Ship (US DoD)
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Q-ships were heavily armed merchant ships, with concealed weaponry, usually carrying a cargo of balsa wood or cork to aid buoyancy if they were torpedoed.
26, 2000, Q-Ship in late 2002 received one of two 37,000 dwt tankers from Shina Shipbuilding Co.
Q-Ship currently has a deep-sea fleet of seven vessels with an aggregate tonnage of 711,153 tons.
Publicly traded and capitalised at QR1 bn ($274m), of which half is paid up, Q-Ship is to play a major role.
Q-ships were heavily armed merchant ships with concealed weaponry, designed to lure submarines into making attacks on the surface.