destroyer escort

noun

Definition of destroyer escort

: a warship similar to but smaller than a destroyer

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Recent Examples on the Web Scott, an electrician’s mate on the destroyer escort USS Maloy, served in the U.S. Navy, as did Gene Elmore, another of the honorees, who was a B-24 bomber pilot. John Wilkens, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Four WWII vets honored with plaque on Mount Soledad," 10 Apr. 2021 Crowd pleasers include the HMCS Yukon, a 366-foot-long Canadian destroyer escort, and the Ruby E, a 156-foot-long Coast Guard cutter. Sarah Sekula, USA TODAY, "Cool ways to get out on the water this spring: Bioluminescent kayak tours in Florida, fliteboarding in Hawaii," 29 Mar. 2021 The USS Stickleback was one of the few exceptions: During a training exercise conducted in May 1958, the submarine suffered a collision with the destroyer escort USS Silverstein and sank 11,000 feet down to the ocean floor. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian Magazine, "Wreck of Cold War-Era Submarine Found Off the Coast of Oahu," 30 Mar. 2020 The USS Slater, docked on the Albany waterfront, is the only World War II-era destroyer escort still afloat and the only one in existence with its original battle armament. courant.com, "Community News For The South Windsor Edition," 8 Nov. 2019 The Friends of the SW Library will hold a Booked for Lunch on Nov. 19 in the Friends Room of the library, featuring a book about the USS Slater WW11 destroyer escort ship. courant.com, "Community News For The South Windsor Edition," 11 Oct. 2019 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, "The Greatest Leap, part 2: The 50/50 bet that won the Space Race for America," 17 July 2019 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, "The Greatest Leap, part 2: The 50/50 bet that won the Space Race for America," 17 July 2019 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, "The Greatest Leap, part 2: The 50/50 bet that won the Space Race for America," 17 July 2019

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First Known Use of destroyer escort

1924, in the meaning defined above

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20 Apr 2021

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“Destroyer escort.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/destroyer%20escort. Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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