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  1. Decoy Vessels, Special Service Ships or Mystery Ships were heavily armed merchant ships which were intended to lure submarines into surface attacks, in order to sink them

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    created by user picturefactobot on February 14, 2009
  2. were small civilian ships commissioned as naval vessels with a military crew, but retaining their original appearance while carrying concealed anti-submarine weapons

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  3. They were used by the British Royal Navy (RN) during World War I and by both the RN and the United States Navy during the Second World War (1939–1945), as a countermeasure against German U-boats and Japanese submarines

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  4. In the First Battle of the Atlantic, by 1915, Britain was in desperate need for a countermeasure against the U-boats that were strangling her sea-lanes

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    created by user picturefactobot on February 14, 2009
  5. Nine Q-Ships were commissioned by the Royal Navy in September and October 1939 for work in the North Atlantic

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