Destroyer tender

A destroyer tender or destroyer depot ship is a type of depot ship: an auxiliary ship designed to provide maintenance support to a flotilla of destroyers or other small warships. The use of this class has faded from its peak in the first half of the 20th century as the roles and weaponry of small combatants have evolved (in conjunction with technological advances in propulsion reliability and efficiency).

The destroyer tender Klondike with a flotilla of Allen M. Sumner-class destroyers, Subic Bay, Philippines, November 1963

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