Q-ship


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AcronymDefinition
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.
(Q-Ship), set up in 1992 with operations started in 1994, has a fleet of tankers transporting crude oils, oil products, LPG, metals and iron ore.
(HOSC), a 50-50 JV of Q-Ship and QNNTC, has provided QP with three standby safety vessels since early 2002 and four newly-built anchor handling and tug supply vessels since mid-2002.
(HOSC), a 50-50 JV of Q-Ship and QNNTC, has provide QP with three newly-built standby safety vessels since the first quarter of 2002 and four newly-built anchor handling and tug supply vessels since mid-2002 (see Vol.
(Q-Ship), established in 1992 with operations started in 1994, has three vessels to transport metals and iron ore.
Publicly traded and capitalised at QR1 bn ($274m), of which half is paid up, Q-Ship is to play a major role.
Mystery ships, or Q-ships, were Britain's response to the threat of German submarines.