Convoy Definition - MilitaryDictionary.org

convoy

Term Source: JP 3-02.1 (Amphibious Embarkation and Debarkation) ?

1.) A number of merchant ships and/or naval auxiliaries usually escorted by warships and/or aircraft--or a single merchant ship or naval auxiliary under surface escort--assembled and organized for the purpose of passage together.

2.) A group of vehicles organized for the purpose of control and orderly movement with or without escort protection that moves over the same route at the same time and under one commander.

In the United States, military vocabulary is standardized by the Department of Defence. These terms are used by the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps.

Term Classification: operations

Source:

Department of Defence, Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

Term sourced from JP 3-02.1: Amphibious Embarkation and Debarkation, updated November 2014

This term is marked as active and was last updated in 2015


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