An US navy slang for a destroyer; often shortened to can.


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NET WEIGHT

Weight of the goods alone without any immediate wrappings, e.g., the weight of the contents of a tin can without the weight of the can.

DESTROYER LEADER

A large destroyer suitable for commanding a flotilla of destroyers or other small warships; a type of flotilla leader.

DESTROYER

A very fast unarmoured warship distinguished by raised forecastles and forward bridge.

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