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USS Flamingo was a Bird-Class 1 coastal minesweeper laid down in 1940 and commissioned on June 6, 1941 that served in the US Navy for 4 years until December 10, 1945. During its activity, the ship had the main missions removing the mines located in the minefields in the water so that other ships could pass safely. It served in the 4th Naval District and it was reclassified as IX-180 on July 17, 1944. Two years later, on January 8, 1946, the ship was struck from the Naval Register.