He went on to a brilliant naval career, and besides, how could you resist a guy who once water-skied behind his own destroyer?
He was in the forward gun turret where the destroyer hit us.
He was not a destroyer seeking to become exceptional by killing.
During a night operation in the Solomon Islands in 1943, the patrol torpedo boat he commanded was rammed by a Japanese destroyer.
He called his unit the “destroyer Brigade,” and his vehicles were painted with the motto “Search and Destroy.”
Up we rose; the wet air and spray spattered through the hatch; the destroyer swung off to retrieve the dummy.
Even man himself might at any moment appear as their destroyer.
The destroyer, in the masterful way of these craft, proceeded to take charge of the operations.
In its action as a destroyer, it is the subject of Shakespeare's greatest plays.
They could move about three times as fast as a destroyer, and so quite often beat the destroyer to it.
late 14c., "someone or something that destroys," agent noun from Old French destruire (see destroy). As a type of warship, 1893, originally torpedo-boat destroyer; the class name perhaps from the proper name given to one such ship in the U.S. Navy in 1882.