Definition of Destroyer escort

1. Noun. Warship smaller than a destroyer; designed to escort fleets or convoys.

Generic synonyms: Combat Ship, War Vessel, Warship



Definition of Destroyer escort

1. Noun. (US military nautical historical) a type of warship, lighter in armor and armament, and slower than a destroyer, originally used for convoy escort during World War II. This light destroyer variant is considered a frigate. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Literary usage of Destroyer escort

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1. The Victory at Sea by William Sowden Sims, Burton Jesse Hendrick (1920)
"The Justicia, though most people still think that she was torpedoed because she was unescorted, was, in fact, protected by a destroyer escort of ..."

2. Adventure Guide to the Champlain & Hudson River Valleys by Patricia Foulke, Robert Foulke (2003)
"This destroyer escort, one of only three remaining with original armament from World ... Tours of the ship are often guided by destroyer escort veterans. ..."

3. Black Americans in Defense of Our Nation: Female Participation & Involvement by DIANE Publishing Company (1990)
"A destroyer escort was later named in his honor. Miller was not the only black messman who became a hero during World War II and had a naval destroyer ..."

4. The American Journal of International Law by American Society of International Law (1916)
"(3) When a destroyer escort is accompanying a transport, troops should not open fire on a submarine, as it may prevent a destroyer from ramming her, ..."

5. General Kenney Reports: A Personal History of the Pacific War by George C. Kenney (1997)
"In a whirlwind low-level attack, a destroyer, a destroyer escort, two large freighters of between 8000 and 9000 tons, ..."

6. American Neutrality in the 20th Century: The Impossible Dream by John N. Petrie (1996)
"When the crisis began a (Soviet) scientific research/intelligence ship and a RIGA destroyer escort were on patrol in the Tsushima Strait, and these two ..."

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