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Corvette: In modern use, a multipurpose warship intended principally for coastal use, although more like a small destroyer for patrol work than a fast attack craft; corvettes may be capable of ocean escort duty but typically have less endurance [e]

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  • Littoral (military) [r]: In a military context, waterways where relatively light shore-based weapons are potential threats, and in water shallow enough to change the "blue ocean" techniques for submarine warfare. [e]
  • Ocean escort [r]: A warship with weapons and sensors to defend itself and ships near it, sturdy enough to operate in ocean conditions, but with only enough speed to escort merchant and military support ships, and usually not built to full warship standards of battle damage survivability [e]

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