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Ross

I believe the answer is:

destroyer

'warship' is the definition.
(destroyer is a kind of warship)

'see dry rot crippled' is the wordplay.
'crippled' is an anagram indicator.
'see'+'dry'+'rot'='seedryrot'
'seedryrot' with letters rearranged gives 'DESTROYER'.

(Other definitions for destroyer that I've seen before include "Apollyon's", "Saboteur", "Type of warship", "Wrecker", "heavily armed warship".)

I've seen this clue in The Sun.
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