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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. At the same time, destroyers also used their torpedoes and guns against other surface ships, notably in the pitched naval battles between U. Many destroyers carry submarine-hunting helicopters, and some U. Modern destroyers displace about 8, tons, are capable of speeds of more than 30 knots, and carry crews of about Article Media.
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.
It stars Nicole Kidman , Toby Kebbell , Tatiana Maslany , Scoot McNairy , Bradley Whitford , and Sebastian Stan , and follows a former undercover police officer who takes revenge against members of a gang, years after her case was blown. LAPD detective Erin Bell arrives on the scene of a John Doe murder and informs the responding officers that she knows the identity of the murderer. Using a contact at the FBI , she confirms that the bill is from a bank robbery committed by a California gang sixteen years prior that she and her former partner, FBI agent Chris, were embedded in as undercover officers. She tells her superiors that she believes the bill to be proof that the gang's leader, Silas, is once again active. Erin works her way through the remaining members of the gang in order to find Silas. She begins with Toby, who was in prison but is now gravely ill and living with his mother on compassionate release. She gives him a handjob in exchange for the location of Arturo, a member of the gang atoning for his past crimes by offering pro bono legal services to immigrants.