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Synonyms for destroyer

something that causes total loss or severe impairment, as of one's health, fortune, honor, or hopes

Synonyms for destroyer

a small fast lightly armored but heavily armed warship

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3, 1944 by the Japanese destroyer, where 191 crew members were killed and 168 were rescued.
INS Kochi is one of the country's most potent warships and the second ship of the Kolkata-class stealth guided-missile destroyers built for the Indian Navy.
Author John Wukovits, a military historian and author of nine books, including One Square Mile of Hell: The Battle for Tarawa and Hell from the Heavens: The Epic Story of the USS Laffey and World War II's Greatest Kamikaze Attack, now draws overdue attention to the heroism, dedication, and courage of the young destroyer sailors.
The Zumwalt is equipped with weaponry hidden behind flat surfaces, and is designed to make it more difficult to spot on radar than conventional destroyers.
Arleigh Burke-class destroyers are capable, multi-mission ships and can conduct a variety of operations, from peacetime presence and crisis management to sea control and power projection, all in support of the United States military strategy.
Also in June, Sayyari underlined the Iranian experts' capabilities to design and build different vessels, including destroyers, and said, "We can design destroyers from point zero and the designing of Damavand destroyer was fully indigenized and our Jamaran destroyer has the capability to carry helicopters and torpedoes.
Sayyari continued that chaff has been installed on all destroyers and missile launchers, including Damavand Destroyer.
It also reported that another Izumo-class destroyer is being built and is expected to put into service in 2017.
Even as the torpedo issue was being sorted out, the navy was hit by the delay in project 15A for the construction of three Kolkata class destroyers.
The only thing between the powerful Japanese force and Leyte was RADM Clifton Sprague and his small group, code-named Taffy 3, of six escort carriers, three destroyers, and tour destroyer escorts, none with guns greater than five-inch.
GLASGOW, Scotland, Ramadan 6, 1433, Jul 25, 2012, SPA -- The fifth Type 45 destroyer built by BAE Systems for the British navy has set sail for first stage sea trials, UPI reported.
Seoul, March 24 (Saba) - South Korea's Navy launched on Thursday its third destroyer equipped with the high-tech Aegis radar and weapons control system, officials said, amid high tensions with North Korea following two military attacks last year.
While Iran persists in calling the vessels "destroyers," it acknowledges they displace only 1,420 tons, which equates to a corvette in the US Navy, the ship class two levels below a destroyer.
Craig Yehle, BowTech's lead designer, said the Destroyer was designed to be quiet, accurate, forgiving and easy to draw.
Of special note is the development of the torpedo as both an offensive and defensive naval weapon and hallmark of destroyer armaments.