In naval terminology, a destroyer refers to a fast and maneuverable yet long-endurance warship that is to escort larger vessels in a fleet, convoy, or battle group and defend them against smaller, powerful, short-range attackers. The name is derived from their original name, which was "Torpedo boat destroyer" back in 1892.


Peace Walker Incident

Main article: Peace Walker Incident

The Militaires Sans Frontières owned at least three destroyers, which they used to aid Big Boss in his infiltration of a U.S.-owned missile base in Nicaragua to halt the Peace Walker tests.

World Marshal Incidents

See also: Raid at World Marshal, Ambush in Africa, Abkhazian Coup, Investigation in Guadalajara, Raid in Denver, and Operation Tecumseh
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A destroyer was present at the port of an an African country attacked by Desperado Enforcement LLC. in 2018.

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