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USS Longspur was a Firecrest-class coastal minesweeper launched in 1935. It was commissioned on April 1, 1941 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on August 12, 1944. During its activity, the ship had the main missions within the 15th Naval District, removing the mines located in the minefields in the water so that other ships could pass safely. On September 16, 1944 the ship was struck from the Naval Register and delivered to the War Shipping Administration the following year on July 12.