Lapwing-class minesweeper

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USS Lapwing (AM-1) and other ships of the squadron anchored in the Hudson River, off New York City
USS Lapwing (AM-1) and other ships of the squadron anchored in the Hudson River, off New York City
Class overview
Operators:  United States Navy
Succeeded by: Raven-class minesweeper
Built: 1917–1919
In commission: 1918–1953
Completed: 48
General characteristics
Type: Minesweeper
Displacement: 840 long tons (853 t)
Length: 187 ft 10 in (57.25 m)
Beam: 35 ft 5 in (10.80 m)
Draft: 15 ft (4.6 m)
Propulsion: Reciprocating engine
Speed: 14 knots (16 mph; 26 km/h)
Complement: 75
Armament: 2 × 3 in (76 mm)/50 caliber guns

The Lapwing-class minesweeper, often called the Bird class, was an early "AM-type" oceangoing minesweeper of the United States Navy. Forty-eight ships of the class were commissioned during World War I, and served well into the 1950s. A number were refitted to serve as salvage vessels, seaplane tenders and submarine rescue vessels.

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