Destroyer

The destroyer HMCS Iroquois leaving port in Hamburg.

A destroyer is a fast, small, and maneuverable warship. Destroyers escort larger warships.[1] Destroyers were first used in the late 1800s to defend against torpedo boats. Destroyers were used extensively during World War I and World War II. Today, most naval warships are destroyers. Only three nations use cruisers. Modern destroyers use cruise missiles, automated turrets, and torpedos. Some can launch nuclear missiles. Modern destroyers usually support carrier groups and amphibious landings.[2][3]

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References

  1. "The US Navy Destroyers". Retrieved 2017-03-15.
  2. "Destroyers". Retrieved 2017-03-15.
  3. "US NAVY - DESTROYERS". Retrieved 2017-03-15.
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Afrikaans: Torpedojaer
العربية: مدمرة
български: Разрушител
bosanski: Razarač
brezhoneg: Lestr-distruj
català: Destructor
čeština: Torpédoborec
dansk: Destroyer
Deutsch: Zerstörer
eesti: Hävitaja
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English: Destroyer
español: Destructor
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euskara: Destruktore
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Nederlands: Torpedobootjager
日本語: 駆逐艦
norsk: Jager
norsk nynorsk: Jagar
occitan: Destroièr
polski: Niszczyciel
português: Contratorpedeiro
Scots: Destroyer
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slovenčina: Torpédoborec
slovenščina: Rušilec
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