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Category:Lapwing class minesweepers

English: The Lapwing-class minesweeper, often called the Bird-class, was an early "AM-type" oceangoing minesweeper of the United States Navy. Forty-eight ships of the class were commissioned during the First World War, and served well into the 1950s. A number were refitted to serve as salvage vessels, seaplane tenders and submarine rescue vessels.