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PREFERRED TERM
DESTROYER  
BROADER CONCEPT
SCOPE NOTE
  • a medium-sized warship built around steam or gas turbine propulsion and carrying a range of weaponry. Vessels of this type have varied considerably across the 20th century, being originally designed as specialised fast craft with a heavy torpedo armament. In recent years, the term has come to denote a generalised warship designed around a long-range (area defence) anti-aircraft missile system, and carrying a helicopter for anti-submarine operations.Warships of this type have traditionally tended to operate as part of larger formations rather than independently, being similar to Frigates in this respect.
ATTRIBUTION NAME
  • RCAHMS
LICENSE
IDENTIFIER
  • http://purl.org/heritagedata/schemes/3/concepts/501870
DATE ISSUED
  • 7/17/13
PUBLISHER
URI
http://purl.org/heritagedata/schemes/3/concepts/501870
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