In naval terminology, a destroyer is a fast an maneuverable yet lang-endurance warship intendit tae escort lairger vessels in a fleet, convoy or battle group an defend them against smawer, pouerfu, short-range attackers. Destroyers, oreeginally cried Torpedo boat destroyers in 1892, evolved in response tae the threat posed bi torpedo boats tae caipital ships. Growin frae earlier developments, the first offeecial designation o "torpedo boat destroyer" (TBD) as a recognised class o warship wis given tae the HMS Havock an HMS Hornet when commissioned bi the Ryal Navy in 1894.
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- Lyon p. 8
- Lyon p. 53
- Evans & Peattie