Naval Warfare Movies

Q Ships

Director: Geoffrey Barkas, Michael Barringer
Starring: J.P. Kennedy, Roy Travers, Johnny Butt, Philip Hewland

Published: 1928
Country: Germany
Length: 78 min.
Keywords: WWI, Feature

This is the VHS release (see more).


The stars of this action feature are Q ships - warships disguised as merchant vessels - and the World War I U-boats they attempted to lure and destroy. As a subplot, the U-boat captain struggles with the conflict between his duty to country and his own moral code.


Also called Blockade. Originally filmed as a silent, sound and dialog were added in a 1932 revision. This feature uses actual World War I footage.

Available for purchase from German Video