guided-missile ship

guided-missile ship

[′gīd·əd ¦mis·əl ′ship]
(naval architecture)
A warship equipped with guided-missile launchers, and sometimes with a gun battery, long-range sonar, and antisubmarine warfare weapons. Also known as missile ship.
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The main form of employment of guided-missile ships was the task force (operativnoye soedinenie, in Russian), as well as the above-noted direct-tracking ship or small tactical groups of ships with the same job (KNS or GKNS, respectively, in Russian).
It is no secret that the officers of the surface community who served on the guided-missile ships counted on surviving a battle against a U.