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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,[1] 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 gien tae the HMS Havock an HMS Hornet when commissioned bi the Ryal Navy in 1894.[2][3]

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  1. Lyon p. 8
  2. Lyon p. 53
  3. Evans & Peattie
  • Evans, David C. Kaigun: Strategy, Tactics, and Technology in the Imperial Japanese Navy, 1887–1941, Mark R. Peattie. Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland ISBN 0-87021-192-7
  • Lyon, David, The First Destroyers. Chatham Publishing, 1 & 2 Faulkner's Alley, Cowcross St. London, Great Britain; 1996. ISBN 1-55750-271-4.