destroyer escort

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n destroyer escort warship smaller than a destroyer; designed to escort fleets or convoys
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Usage

In literature:

The water-planes were escorted across the North Sea by a light cruiser and destroyer force, together with submarines.
"The Mastery of the Air" by William J. Claxton
A convoy of vessels was standing out to sea framed in the smoke-blurs of the escorting destroyers.
"Okewood of the Secret Service" by Valentine Williams
There were ships all around us and I could count twenty plus destroyers for escort as there were still German subs operating.
"The Biography of a Rabbit" by Roy Benson
The escort of the convoys through the submarine zone imposed very heavy work upon the destroyers, sloops and other screening vessels.
"The Crisis of the Naval War" by John Rushworth Jellicoe
Two very efficient Japanese destroyers escorted her throughout the whole journey.
"Through Palestine with the 20th Machine Gun Squadron" by Unknown
In the harbour were some carabinieri, as well as our escorting destroyer.
"The Birth of Yugoslavia, Volume 2" by Henry Baerlein
He flew without map or compass, and soon out-distanced the French destroyer which had been appointed to escort him.
"The War in the Air; Vol. 1" by Walter Raleigh
Kelly towed him to the landing stage of the ship Rick had seen, a destroyer escort.
"The Wailing Octopus" by Harold Leland Goodwin
Under our lee the destroyer of our escort staggered through the hurtling masses that burst and curled and swept her fore and aft.
"Merchantmen-at-Arms" by David W. Bone
The other destroyer stood by to escort me in.
"Sea-Hounds" by Lewis R. Freeman
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In poetry:

The Judge himself is quite prepar'd,
Escorted by a sainted guard —
The day is nigh, this globe shall be destroy'd —
When God shall all the sons of men,
Before his righteous throne convene,
There to account for all they've here enjoy'd.
"To The Sons Of Brutus" by Rees Prichard

In news:

The destruction of six Japanese submarines in 12 days by the destroyer escort USS England (story, P. 8) was truly one of themost remarkable feats in the history of naval warfare.
Anastasia Jackson was diving on the Yukon, a sunken Canadian destroyer escort, with a dive instructor and three other classmates when she began having problems with her buoyancy, said San Diego lifeguard Lt Nick Lerma.
View full size National Archives The destroyer escort USS Bowers (DE 637) after being hit by a Japanese Nakajima Ki-43 Hayabusa (Peregrine Falcon) Army Type 1 Fighter, north of Ie Shima Island in 1945.
This isn't a sequel to the 1984 SciFi flick The Philadelphia Experiment, in which a Navy destroyer-escort vanishes through a time portal in Pennsylvania only to reappear in Nevada, 40 years later.
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