Keble Chatterton is unquestionably one of the most important and vivid nautical authors of the past century using both first hand accounts from the people that were there at the time and having the opportunity to access to official documents Chatterton recorded the maritime history of Britain at its most momentous point of change, from sail to steam, from the advent of the submarine to the carrier
Q-SHIPS AND THEIR STORY
Based on interviews with many of the protagonists this is the story of the Q-Ship, also known as Q-Boats, decoy vessels, special service ships, or mystery ships. They were heavily armed merchant ships with concealed weaponry, designed to lure submarines into making surface attacks. This gave Q-Ships the chance to open fire and sink them.