destroyer escort

noun

Definition of destroyer escort 

: a warship similar to but smaller than a destroyer

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Most learned basic seamanship aboard the 240-foot USS Bluejacket, a wooden mock-up of a 1940’s destroyer escort that was anchored for more than two decades on a parade field at the corner of General Rees Avenue and Glenridge Way. Stephen Hudak, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Statue of female sailor at Blue Jacket Park honors Navy legacy, women who served at sea," 14 Apr. 2018 As part of Cold War-era spy games, the USS McMorris, a destroyer escort, had been shadowing two Soviet recovery ships there. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Apollo 8 and the 50/50 bet that won the Space Race for America," 12 Dec. 2017

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1924, in the meaning defined above

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