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A destroyer is a smaller warship that uses its speed to protect larger and less maneuverable vessels in a fleet against smaller attackers. It was a light ship originally developed for protection and later, after the widespread impact of the submersible warship, otherwise known as the Submarine. The Destroyer was smaller than a Battleship, though it had enhanced antisubmarine and antiaircraft capabilities, which also made it less effective in ship-to-ship combat, since it was designed to focus on the other two targets.
Since no more battleships remain on the waters today, the Destroyer is the heaviest surface combatant on the seas today.