convoy escort

Related to convoy escort: military convoy

convoy escort

1. A naval ship(s) or aircraft in company with a convoy and responsible for its protection.
2. An escort to protect a convoy of vehicles from being scattered, destroyed, or captured. See also escort.
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Smiths Dock also designed the Flower-class corvette an anti-submarine convoy escort.
Army exercise tasks involved check point defence and humanitarian convoy escort in the back drop of threat from armed groups.
by PTI Russian arms supplier Rosoboronexport's CEO Alexander Mikheev said India has more than 300 helicopters belonging to the Mi-8 and Mi-17 family, which are deployed in troop and arms transport, fire support, convoy escort, patrol, and search-and-rescue (SAR) missions.
As a ship's carpenter, he had worked on the Liverpool docks, patching up convoy escort vessels, then he was drafted to North Wales to work on these two secret weapons.
Padilla assured the public that ground units have been providing convoy escort, patrols, clearing and security operations, and joint checkpoint operations in cooperation with the Philippine National Police.
The Dutch sailors were on minesweeper and convoy escort duties guarding Britain's vital Atlantic lifeline into Liverpool and 116 of them married local girls meaning Dutch names are still common in the town.
In addition to their traffic posts and convoy escort duties, the platoon was also tasked with the responsibility for escorting visiting dignitaries, including President Franklin D.
THE historic warship HMS Whimbrel, believed to be the only surviving Royal Navy convoy escort to see action during the World War II struggle against Germany''s U-boats, is at immediate risk of a disgraceful and shameful end in a foreign scrapyard.
A coat of dull-gray paint, combined with new weapons that included depth charges and additional three-inch guns, fitted Campbell for convoy escort work.
But he had actually volunteered to serve on a Norwegian corvette as part of an Arctic Convoy Escort, and sailed on the Tunsberg Castle on convoy JW 62 to Murmansk in Russia.