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convoy

a group of merchant ships with an escort of warships

Convoy

 

(1) A military subunit (unit) or team designated to guard and escort transports, prisoners, arrestees, and the like and in the prerevolutionary Russian Army also designed to guard the headquarters of large units and commands. In the Russian guards there existed what was called the Personal Convoy of His Majesty (created in 1828). In the early 20th century this unit consisted of four troops of Kuban’ and Terek cossacks.

(2) A detachment of military transports and merchant vessels and the warships protecting them, organized during sea crossings. During World War II (1939–45) special convoy ships (escort destroyers, frigates, corvettes, and convoy aircraft carriers) were built to guard transport ships.

convoy

[′kän‚vȯi]
(ordnance)
An accompanying and protective force on sea or land, such as a fleet or troops.
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