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USS Humming Bird was a Bird-Class 1 coastal minesweeper laid down in 1936 and launched the same year. It was commissioned on June 12, 1941 and served in the US Navy for 4 years until February 18, 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 was reclassified as Small Boat C-13548 on June 12, 1944. One year later, in 1945, the ship was struck from the Naval Register.