destroyer escort


: a warship similar to but smaller than a destroyer

Examples of destroyer escort in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bullitt did manage to commandeer an American cruiser and destroyer escorts to convey 650 tons of French and Belgian gold reserves abroad from Bordeaux. Sam Roberts, Foreign Affairs, 2 June 2015 Stickleback had just finished a simulated torpedo attack on the destroyer escort USS Silverstein when the sub lost all power and began an uncontrolled dive. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 4 July 2023 The destroyer escort was located in the Philippine Sea in waters more than four miles deep. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 28 June 2022 The destroyer escort could make 24 knots and had a crew of 224. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 28 June 2022 Explorers located the remains of a U.S. Navy destroyer escort sunk in a major World War II battle off the coast of the Philippines. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 28 June 2022 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, 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, 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, 30 Mar. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1924, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of destroyer escort was in 1924

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“Destroyer escort.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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