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In naval terminology, a destroyer is a fast, maneuverable, long-endurance warship intended to escort larger vessels in a fleet , convoy or battle group and defend them against powerful short range attackers. They were originally developed in the late 19th century by Fernando Villaamil for the Spanish Navy   as a defense against torpedo boats , and by the time of the Russo-Japanese War in , these "torpedo boat destroyers" TBDs were "large, swift, and powerfully armed torpedo boats designed to destroy other torpedo boats". Before World War II , destroyers were light vessels with little endurance for unattended ocean operations; typically a number of destroyers and a single destroyer tender operated together. After the war, the advent of the guided missile allowed destroyers to take on the surface combatant roles previously filled by battleships and cruisers. This resulted in larger and more powerful guided missile destroyers more capable of independent operation. At the start of the 21st century, destroyers are the global standard for surface combatant ships, with only two nations United States and Russia officially operating the heavier class cruisers , with no battleships or true battlecruisers remaining. The Chinese Type destroyer has been described as a cruiser in some US Navy reports due to its size and armament.
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Destroyer , fast naval vessel that has served a variety of functions since the late 19th century, mainly in defense of surface fleets and convoys. The term destroyer was first used for the ton vessels built in the s to protect battleships from torpedo boats. These torpedo-boat destroyers, as they were called, then became super torpedo boats themselves, so that by World War I they were commonly deployed ahead of the battle fleet to scout for the enemy fleet, beat back its destroyers with cannon fire, and then launch torpedoes against its battleships and cruisers. As the submarine became the principal torpedo-launching vessel, destroyers were equipped with hydrophones and depth charges to protect merchant-ship convoys and battle fleets against submarine attack. In World War II , with the addition of radar and antiaircraft guns, this escort role was expanded to include air defense.
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