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USS Kingbird was a Bird-Class 2 coastal minesweeper launched in 1939. It was commissioned on July 24, 1941 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on July 28, 1944. During its activity, the ship had the main missions within the 1st Naval District, removing the mines located in the minefields in the water so that other ships could pass safely. On June 7, 1946 the ship was delivered to the War Shipping Administration.