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USS Heath Hen was a Bird-Class 2 coastal minesweeper launched in 1936. It was commissioned on January 20, 1941 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until March 16, 1945. During its activity, the ship had a complement of 16 men on board and the main missions within the 5th Naval District, removing the mines located in the minefields in the water so that other ships could pass safely. On May 10, 1948 the ship was sold and its fate remained uncertain.