destroyer escort


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destroyer escort

n.
A warship, usually smaller than a destroyer, used in antisubmarine action.

destroyer escort

n
(Military) a lightly armed warship smaller than a destroyer, designed to escort fleets or convoys

destroy′er es`cort


n.
a warship somewhat smaller than a destroyer, designed esp. for antisubmarine action.
[1940–45]
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Noun1.destroyer escort - warship smaller than a destroyerdestroyer escort - warship smaller than a destroyer; designed to escort fleets or convoys
combat ship, war vessel, warship - a government ship that is available for waging war
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His stamp is based on a circa 1920 photograph and depicts the crest of the destroyer escort, USS McCloy (DE-1038), commissioned in 1963.
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WITH Jock Brown prowling the Job Centres, Kenny Dalglish pondering the parking arrangements in Kerrydale Street, and Fergus McCann considering a destroyer escort when he ships his gold to Bermuda in the spring, Celtic get back to basic business on Saturday.
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When the destroyer escort was well clear, the River Afton received a signal ordering the convoy to scatter and proceed independently to the nearest Russian port.
Navy from 1942 to 1945 aboard the USS Amick destroyer escort.
Fleming her son's posthumous Medal of Honor, and the following September the Navy commissioned a destroyer escort named in the deceased pilot's honor.
Worth says of the American diesel-driven Cannon-class destroyer escorts that they "rolled as badly as the Evarts type," an earlier class of destroyer escort that he reports was prone to "lurid" rolls.
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WITH Jock Brown prowling the Job Centres, Kenny Dalglish pondering the parking arrangements in Kerrydale Street, and Fergus considering a destroyer escort when he ships his gold to Bermuda in the spring, Celtic get back to basic business.
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