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USS Bunting was a Bird-Class 1 coastal minesweeper launched in 1935. It was commissioned on June 6, 1941 under Ens. Paul H. McBride’s command and served in the US Navy for 1 year until it sank on June 3, 1942. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 16 men on board and it had the main missions within the detachment of the 12th Naval District. After the decommissioning, USS Bunting was struck from the Naval Register on June 24, 1942.