In naval terminology, a destroyer is a fast, maneuverable, long-endurance warship intended to escort larger vessels in a fleet , convoy or battle group and defend them against powerful short range attackers. They were originally developed in the late 19th century by Fernando Villaamil for the Spanish Navy   as a defense against torpedo boats , and by the time of the Russo-Japanese War in , these "torpedo boat destroyers" TBDs were "large, swift, and powerfully armed torpedo boats designed to destroy other torpedo boats". Before World War II , destroyers were light vessels with little endurance for unattended ocean operations; typically a number of destroyers and a single destroyer tender operated together. After the war, the advent of the guided missile allowed destroyers to take on the surface combatant roles previously filled by battleships and cruisers.
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Watch the trailer. Four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities take fate into their own hands and conspire to forge a future on their own terms. One of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time, Marie Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontline of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless. The son of a Baptist preacher unwillingly participates in a church-supported gay conversion program after being forcibly outed to his parents. In , U. Senator Gary Hart 's presidential campaign is derailed when he's caught in a scandalous love affair. A man struggles with the tragic memories of his past to make sense of his present, but soon realizes that time isn't the enemy he thinks it is. Once two overzealous cops get suspended from the force, they must delve into the criminal underworld to get their proper compensation.